Environmental Blog

From Silent Spring to Silent Crisis — How humanity is on the road to wiping out one million species

A new report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that we are well on our way to losing 25% or our plant and animal species and have already lost 47% of ecosystems. Read

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April 5, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

Protecting 30 percent to save all of the earth

Conservationists are calling for the inclusion of 30% of the earth into protected areas by 2030. This week a new study mapped out to do this for the world’s oceans. Read

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April 3, 2019 Saima Baig climatechange no responses

Countries with the largest CO2 emissions

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Highest air pollution in Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan in 2018

AirVisual and Greenpeace have jointly published the World Air Quality Report for 2018, ranking over 3000 cities based on their pollution levels. Out of the total 64% exceeded the WHO’s annual exposure guideline for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. In the Middle-East and Africa all (100%) of the […]

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World Water Day

  Water is such an extremely fundamental right that it seems strange that everyone doesn’t have access to it. It is SDG 6. Many countries are are water stressed and many people don’t have access to safe drinking water. #WorldWaterDay #WorldWaterDay2019 Read

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March 21, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

International Day of the Forests

It is the #InternationalDayOfForests. There are 3 trillion trees in the world with the potential of planting 1.5 trillion more. Forests provide habitats, medicine, livelihoods, regulate climate, water and soil and decrease pollution. Resilient forests mean resilient communities because they also regulate floods, decrease erosion and landslides.The better option is […]

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Increasing methane emissions are undermining the achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Increasing methane emissions are undermining the achievement of Paris Agreement goals. On the other hand 18 developing economies show a decrease in carbon emissions. Read  

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Pollution in the UK

While we have been seeing early onset of spring and and enjoying an unusually warm February, there are some worrying issues at hand too. On Tuesday, UK residents were warned to restrict outdoor activities because of an increase in pollution in many areas in the country. Our warm weather is […]

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Good news in biodiversity

A giant tortoise from the Galapagos, from a species last seen in 1906, has been found. Chelonoidis phantasticus or the Fernandina Giant tortoise was found on Fernandina island and is believed to be a 100 years old female. It is hoped that other individuals of the species will also be found. […]

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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig Climate change,Environment,extinction no responses

Climate Change claims its first victim: The Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct

The Bramble Cay melomys was a rodent that lived solely on a tiny sand island in the Torres Strait, near the coast of Papua New Guinea. It has not been seen since 2009 and in 2016 it was described as the first mammalian extinction caused by climate change. Now the […]

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