• Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year

    On the 11th of December 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year, becoming the award’s youngest ever winner. Greta was chosen ahead of a number of other nominees including Donald Trump, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ‘The Hong Kong Protestors’. Greta began her...
  • Decade of Exceptional Global Heat

    Scientists have confirmed that the 2010-2019 period has seen the highest average temperatures in history, making it the warmest decade on record. Such “exceptional” global heat around the world has been driven by greenhouse gas emissions, the WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) has stated. Scientists have described how greenhouse gas...
  • Venice Floods: Preventable or Not?

    Saira comments on the recent flooding happening in Venice....
  • Flooding Across the World: From Venice to Sheffield

    The recent floods at home and abroad have brought back the debate on climate change and its associated impact. Last week, Italy was to declare a state of emergency in Venice after severe floods saw an estimated 80% of the city, according to Unesco, under water. Italy’s Prime Minister,...
  • The Privileges Of Veganism

    In the last 20 years, veganism has become much more mainstream. Veganism is a lifestyle in which the use or consumption of animal products is prohibited. This includes the wearing of products like leather and wool, as well as the consumption of meat, eggs and any other animal byproduct....
  • 16ft Lungs to Raise Air Pollution Awareness

    Amid increasing concerns about air pollution, and the climate crisis as a whole, E.ON energy installed a 16ft statue of a pair of lungs on Smithy Row last week to raise awareness. Different coloured smoke represent the pollutants; nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and PM 2.5. The statues have been...
  • Cutting Dairy From Your Diet

    The first in a new series on plant-based diets in honour of World Vegan Month, Nina talks us through the benefits of going dairy-free, and gives some tips on how to do it yourself....