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Goldsmiths prohibits beef from university coffee shops to deal with environment...

A university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate emergency. Goldsmiths, University of London, is also attempting to phase out single-use plastics and installing more panels to power its buildings in New Cross, as part of a move to become carbon neutral by 2025. Beef…

How to Handle Environment Modification As an University Student

Environmental protection needs your attention. With time ticking, we must reduce the destruction of our eco-systems that allow us to live and enjoy the place that we call home. We can’t sustain the long-term health of animals, humans and plants without taking action. Today, you have the opportunity to lead a new generation of green…

University green rankings at threat regardless of environment emergency situation

While young people call for urgent action on the climate emergency, universities are lagging behind, with two-thirds likely to fail their 2020 targets for the reduction of carbon emissions. And academic conferences are partly to blame. Air travel is estimated to be responsible for more than 2% of global human-induced emissions, and lecturers’ flights could…

Nigerians require to be careful of risk of environment modification– Stakeholders

By Gabriel Olawale Experts and scholars championing environmental sustainability in Nigeria have called on governments and Nigerians to be more proactive and conscious of the danger associated with climate change, even as they noted that the recurrent flooding in Lekki and Victoria Island areas of  Lagos is due to effects of climate change. Speaking at…

Tree planting ‘has astonishing capacity’ to take on environment crisis

Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas. As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide…

As a scholastic, should I stress over my conference carbon footprint?|Sophia...

The other day, as I boarded a budget airline plane to attend a conference in Spain, I was overcome with a feeling I’ve come to recognise: carbon-footprint guilt. As a PhD student, this would be my first international conference, an exciting chance to meet fellow researchers in my field – feminism and gender studies –…

School environment strikes anticipated to be biggest yet– as it took...

9.02am EDT 09:02 Closing summary We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting – here’s a summary of the afternoon’s events: • Hundreds of thousands of children and young people walked out of lessons around the world on Friday, with strikes in more than 1,400 cities in more than…

Most current worldwide school environment strikes anticipated to beat turnout record

Hundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons around the world on Friday as the school strike movement continues to snowball. Climate strikes are planned in more than 1,400 cities in more than 110 countries. Organisers say the number of young people taking part is set to top the 1.4…

Cambridge University accepts check out nonrenewable fuel source divestment strategy

The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has welcomed an “urgent change” by Cambridge University, after it agreed to provide fully costed plans setting out how it could divest multibillion-pound endowments from fossil fuel corporations. The university’s management accepted a motion, known as a grace, which urged Cambridge to “set out fully the advantages and…

Journal of an environment researcher: ‘I see a mess of damaged...

4 April, 1.35pm As the Twin Otter plane engines roar into action, the familiar sound triggers a tingle of excitement in my stomach: I’m out on fieldwork. We are the European Space Agency (ESA) land ice ground team. Our goal is to make measurements of the snow density and layering on the Greenland ice sheet.…

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