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The progress at COP26

Tweet about this article: Despite Boris Johnson’s environmental faux-pas when stating that maybe “climate change couldn’t be fixed”, we can safely say that a number of hopeful projects have emerged from COP26. However, in accordance with the saying “only time will tell”, it is the upcoming months and years that will determine whether the UK […]

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Fixing the sewage crisis

In 2020, the Environment Agency recorded that raw sewage was discharged into rivers across England over 400,000 times. This came to a total of 3 million hours spent draining raw sewage into rivers in that year alone. The result of this is damage to both our environment and to us. Sewage in a water system […]

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Learning from Norway on recycling

In 2018, The European Environmental Bureau, in collaboration with the environmental consultancy firm Eunomia Research and Consulting. released a list of the top recycling countries in the world. While Wales made it to fourth place, after South Korea and before Switzerland, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland were absent from the Top 10, showing a need […]

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Giving nature legal rights

In 2009, the participants of the Eighth Forum on Indigenous Issue were told by Nicolas Lucas Ticum, a Maya priest from Guatemala and a researcher on the Calendrio Maya, that “The Earth does not belong to human beings. Human beings belong to the Earth”. Despite this phrase being stressed by the United Nations, many member […]

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How we protect the environment

There is currently more microplastic in the sea than stars in our galaxy, more rapid extinction rates than pre-human background and more climate change-related deaths. Yet, many leaders are still not taking the problem seriously. The UK has long failed to prioritise the environment, and was even once labelled the ‘Dirty Man of Europe’. With […]