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British Airways have stopped selling tickets to SeaWorld

The End Captivity campaign by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has had another success. Through relentless campaigning and petitioning, the WDC have helped...
Effects of pollution on the human body

€3M funding for research on the impact of pollution

A share of around €3M has been awarded to the University of Surrey, by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), in order...
Shark fins

UK has exported over 50 tonnes of shark fins in 2 years

Over 50 tonnes of shark fins, worth hundreds of thousands of euros, has been exported out of the United Kingdom over the past two...
Coffee production

WWF to reduce pollution from coffee production

Coffee production is a great source of income for the people of Laos, however, it could be having an adverse effect on their health. Approximately...
China and the UK working together on investments

China and UK together on environmental investment

More than 150 delegates from 40 international banks, investment firms and international organisations gathered in Beijing. The gathering was at the First Plenary Meeting...
desert bat

Backpacks for bats: Monitoring bat behaviour

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have conducted a study using miniature satellites, in the form of 'backpacks' attached to bats. The study was designed...
Humans killed the cave bears

Cave bears became extinct as a result of human activity

New research suggest that human activity played a role in the demise of cave bears in Europe. Competition for food and habitat is just...

Hemp bioplastic could be an alternative for LEGO’s bricks

LEGO aim to make their bricks with an alternative material to plastic by 2030 and hemp bioplastic could offer a viable solution. In order to...
Micro-plastics in the snow

Micro-plastics in the snow: plastic crisis continues

It is a universally acknowledged fact that plastics are harmful when released into our atmosphere. Micro-plastics are present in our sea water, drinking water...
Tree in the amazon

The tree’s limitations of CO2 absorption

An international team of researchers have been investigating the absorption capacity of carbon dioxide in trees. However, the absorption capacity is severely limited by...

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