Environment

National parks opened up to fracking

National parks opened up to fracking

National parks and other areas of natural beauty could be opened up for fracking, it has been announced. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that these conservation areas along with urban commons and cities across the UK are to be opened up for fracking and other forms of oil and gas exploration, despite widespread opposition to[Read More...]

The oil find in Australia is failing to enrich the public

Blog: Australia’s “black gold” failing to enrich the public

Australia has recently been discovered to have been sitting on its very own reserves of black gold, or in other words: oil. Trillions of pounds worth of the stuff was found last year – 233 billion barrels to be exact – in a find that some predicted could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia. Australia is currently believed[Read More...]

Oil spills have had a particularly detrimental effect on wildlife

BP spills 755 gallons of oil in Lake Michigan

BP are accustomed to spilling things it seems. Only recently it has emerged that the multinational oil and gas corporation has dumped between 377 and 755 gallons of oil into Lake Michigan. Coast guard representatives said that the malfunction occurred at an Indiana refinery. A team of people were then sent to clean up the mess after oil spilled into[Read More...]

New hole appears in ozone layer – right above Britain

New hole appears in ozone layer – right above Britain

A new hole has appeared in the ozone layer, above Britain, new findings have revealed. After the recent smog reports in across the UK, Brits have now been warned to take extra care as ultraviolet (UV) levels have risen – increasing the risk of sunburn. Public Health England issued the warning after measurements of UV radiation at sites across the[Read More...]

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

Violent crime has often been attributed to many causes in the UK. However a number of studies have helped to highlight the link between the pollution in our water and increasing levels of violent crime. Excessive amounts of lead in the water and the air has been cited as one of the leading factors in crimes such as robbery, rape[Read More...]