Deforestation

War and the Effect on Wildlife

Human conflict throughout the world can often result in wars that cause large-scale economic and social disruption, as well as immense suffering and loss of human life. But the impact is not limited to the effect on human populations living in the war-zone. Its impact spreads broader, often impacting the natural environment and the wildlife …

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Fracking facility

The Environmental Consequences of Fracking

What is Fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly known, involves a complex labour and industry intensive operation whereby a toxic potion consisting of millions of litres of water, sand, and a range of chemicals – many of which are carcinogenic – are pumped into the ground at high pressure. This forces …

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Food waste

Food Waste

Of all the food that is produced around the world every year, a third is wasted. What this in effect means, is that 1.3 billion tonnes of food, valued at over one trillion US dollars, simply goes to waste each and every year. That would not seem so bad if it were not for the …

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Meat

Global Meat Production & Consumption

Global meat production and consumption has steadily increased over the last few decades, which has in turn negatively impacted the environment, the global economy, as well as human health. According to a study conducted by Worldwatch Institute as part of their Nourishing the Planet project, meat production has trebled over the last forty years, and …

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Turtle in plastic

Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is arguably one of the most challenging forms of pollution that we are faced with today, negatively impacting terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, and the organisms that live in these habitats. Discarded plastic not only looks unsightly; it kills. Wildlife often become entangled in plastic bags or other discarded plastic debris, which can …

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