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There’s SNOW time to wait on climate reform

Scotland is snow-free for the 9th time in the last 300 years. Let’s say that again, Scotland is entirely, completely, snow-free for only the 9th time in the last 3 centuries. Another way to put that would be that Scotland is snow free for the 4th time in the last 6 years. We’ve ignored sign […]

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“Fighting the Beast”: the young people suing the government over climate change

Three young people are suing the UK government for failures to act on climate change. “We refuse to witness the violations by this UK government, and refuse to be complicit in the deaths of our human family,” the campaign Global Majority Vs UK Government stated in an Instagram video recorded during the first national lockdown, […]

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Snowpiercer season 2 review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The second season of Snowpiercer has reached its midway point and has, so far, been moderately good, though by no means exceptional. The dystopian train has been cruising through the first four episodes at a decent pace, and while it has been ripe with plot-twists and cliff-hangers, it still lacks the darker notes […]

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Students vote against motion to assess feasibility of banning beef sales on campus

Students at the University of Edinburgh have voted against a motion titled ‘Cease the sale of beef from Student’s Association cafés and restaurants.’ The motion, which had a small majority of 51 per cent in a council meeting on Thursday 30th January, lost when put to an online student ballot the following week. Nearly 6,000 […]

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How unsustainable habits impact communities in the Arctic Circle

There are no other inhabited environments as harsh, unforgiving and bitterly cold as that of the mysterious tundra of the Arctic circle. Winters are arduously long, with temperatures dropping to -50°C and below. Often, the nearest town or village can be up to 100 kilometres away, meaning access to food supply and emergency services is […]

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Climate change impacts krill migration patterns

The British Antarctic Survey have revealed that krill populations in the Southern Ocean are shifting towards the Antarctic pole due to climate change. Krill are a fundamental prey species that form a staple part of many marine animals’ diets’ including whales, penguins, seals and fish. These small crustaceans are likely the most abundant species on the […]

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The time for action is now: climate change is real and it is happening

Five monstrous hurricanes in one month hit the United States. Mexico had its strongest earthquake in a century. There were murderous mudslides in Sierra Leone and a total of 15 raging wildfires through California in one weekend. This summer brought heatwaves across Europe and monsoons in Bangladesh. Now, there is a predicted forecast for the […]

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Global warming causes rapid decline in butterfly populations

Butterflies: the ethereal beauties that enchant as they drift by on a warm summers day. Butterflies: the flapping beasts that charge at your face while you try to enjoy a picnic. Butterflies: which my dad used to call ‘flutterbies’, much to my childhood annoyance. Whatever you may feel about them, it is undeniable that butterflies […]