• The End of Fracking in the UK

    Last week, the government suspended fracking operations in the UK indefinitely. This being the second time in ten years marks a possible dead-end for the many companies that have sought to cash in on the fossil-fuel technique over the past decade. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced the halt after...
  • Spotlight on: Sustainability Society

    In light of current anxiety with climate change, Impact News reporter Abi Kara-Fernandes focuses on the University of Nottingham’s Sustainability Society. As the concerns for the environment continue to grow, many people are working even harder to live sustainably. From cutting down on personal waste to boycotting certain brands,...
  • The Ethics of Extinction Rebellion

    Extinction Rebellion are prominently and currently known for disrupting ‘business as usual’ with non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience, which has been enacted in previous weeks in their International Rebellion to raise awareness of the current ‘climate emergency’ and shake the current political system. Within the strategy of Extinction Rebellion, as...
  • Ban Launched on Extinction Rebellion in London

    On Monday, the Met police launched a ban on two or more people linked to Extinction Rebellion gathering in London. Since Scotland Yard’s decision to impose a section 14 order arrests have accelerated to over 1,700. Professor David Mead, specialist in UK Human Rights Law at the University of...
  • Climate Strike Takes Nottingham

    Greta Thunberg, notorious Climate activist, inspired the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement calling for schoolchildren to strike in aid of Climate change. The Fridays For Future movement asks the question “Why spend a lot of effort to become educated when our governments are not listening to the educated?” The request...
  • Why the Primark Online Shopping Rumours are Actually a Blessing

    News broke out this week that Primark was finally launching online shopping as well as a click and collect service for its customers. Fans were excited and social media hit off with many claiming this was ‘what they’ve been waiting for’. Unfortunately, for these fans, the rumours seem to...
  • The Best Climate-Friendly Foods

    According to a study published by the University of Oxford, the production of food accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and plays a bigger part in global warming than the transport industry. While many of us have cut down on our use of plastics within supermarkets, whether...