• 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....
  • 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...