• Can A Growing Population Be Sustainable?

    The United Nations observes World Population Day on the 11th of June. In 1989 this day was known as the Day of Five Billion. In the years since, our population has continued to grow to 7.8 billion today. Is it possible for a sustainable future with this continued growth?...
  • To Catch a Songbird: Why Finance Is Fuelling a Destructive Indonesian Trend

    Throughout the jungles of Indonesia, illicit acquisitions of wildlife are taking place. Songbirds of all shades and sizes are being taken from their habitats and forced to become pets who participate in rowdy competitions....
  • The Dawn of Deep-Sea Mining: How Financial Greed Could Spell More Trouble for Life on Earth

    It appears as though the oceans are set to become the next commercial frontiers. Conversations are being had about the impending practice of mass deep-sea mining and its lucrativeness, much to the distaste of environmentalists. In a world already bludgeoned by excessive human contact, people are questioning the ethics...
  • The Anti-Greta: Naomi Seibt 

    To be able to shoot to prominence, in the public eye, at a young age is not an easy thing to do. Yet Greta Thunberg is now a household name across the world, a fierce campaigner for action against climate change, the 17-year old has amassed a huge following. She was...
  • Frozen Ark

    How many animals can you fit in a freezer? Well, if you’re the Frozen Ark the answer is around 5000. Within the freezers of the Frozen Ark are ear clips, blood samples and organ tissues of Arabian Oryxes, Polynesian Tree Snails, Sacred Baboons, Yellow Seahorses, and many, many more...
  • Can Climate Change be Averted?

    Alice reports on the recent climate crisis panel hosted by Nottingham Labour Students and the Environmental and Social Justice Network....
  • Zero Waste at Portland Zero

    Much like the sun on the morning of Monday 2nd March, faces within the crowd beamed as they awaited the opening of ‘Portland Zero’, a zero waste shop in the University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union Building. Such an unveiling kicks of the sustainability week here at the University, the...