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What impact is climate change having on literature?

Literature has long been a way to explore societal concerns and challenges. We can see how previous generations perceived the environment in novels like Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens,…

The University of Edinburgh’s Blind Spots in Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Despite the University of Edinburgh placing highly in the QS World University academic ranking, its sustainability ranking fell from 4th place to 15th globally when it comes to sustainability. Whilst…

Why Action on climate change could be the key to reinvigorating the movement to eradicate poverty

The end of the 20th-century was a time of significant global change. Following the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the subsequent collapse of the USSR, the stark…

COP28 marked by controversies over burning of fossil fuels

COP28, the UN’s 28th annual climate change conference, is currently taking place in Dubai. More than 140 government leaders and heads of state are attending the conference, including King Charles…

Interrogating art and climate change

Within Edinburgh alone, there has been a collection of recent exhibitions focusing on the environment. The Talbot Rice Gallery has organised The Recent; The City Art Centre has presented Shifting…

Edinburgh to enforce Scotgov ban on pavement parking from next year

The Scottish government has announced a plan to ban pavement parking in Scotland, coming into effect next month. Edinburgh will become the first city in Scotland to enforce these laws,…

UK Government grants 27 new North Sea oil and gas licences

The UK Government has granted 27 new North Sea oil and gas licences. Environmental groups have criticised the decision, highlighting the detrimental impacts on the environment. Philip Evans, a campaigner…

Proactive or Performative: Does Wales’ recent plastic ban go far enough?

In the global battle against plastic pollution, Wales has taken a notable legislative stride with its recent ban on single-use plastics in takeaways and restaurants. The ban, which took effect…