Category: Environment

Sustainable Wildlife Conservation: The Challenges of Preserving Nature and Animal Species in Africa

Sustainable Wildlife Conservation: The Challenges of Preserving Nature and Animal Species in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria: The African continent is regarded by many as the cradle of wildlife, and rightly so. From the most beautiful sunsets to powerful rainstorms, the continent is surrounded by the perfect meld of bushvelds, rivers, unspoilt beaches, wet coastlands and an amazing array of forests and animal safaris. In fact, the most popular images...

How (and Why) to Stay Optimistic When it Feels Like the Environment is Falling Apart

How (and Why) to Stay Optimistic When it Feels Like the Environment is Falling Apart

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Dominic McAfee, Postdoctoral researcher, marine ecology, University of Adelaide; Sean Connell, Professor, Ecology, University of Adelaide, and Zoe Doubleday, Research Fellow, University of South Australia Humans love optimism. It’s a no-brainer – optimism makes us feel good and wanting more. This attraction has deep neurological...

Climate Change: A Climate Scientist Answers Questions From Teenagers

Climate Change: A Climate Scientist Answers Questions From Teenagers

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Chris Smith, Research Fellow in Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds. Pupils in 60 countries go on strike from school on March 15, 2019, to demand urgent action from the world’s leaders on climate change. Here, a scientist answers teenagers’ questions about climate change,...

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

By Amanda Carr. Back in the day (we’re talking just a decade or so ago), wearing an organic cotton t-shirt was THE green fashion statement. Maybe, if you were lucky, you would get your hands on something made from hemp. Add a beanie and your reputation as a nature-lover was made for life. Anyone remember...

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Several high-profile projects in recent years, such as Global Wind Atlas, seek to rank the wind power capacity of the world’s nations. It’s proven to be a tough thing to do, given how fast public policy can change and the frequency with which private and public investments move around in this fast-growing energy sector. Nevertheless,...