The Importance of Tropical Forests: Why We Should Conserve Them and How They Affect the Rest of the World

Image Credit:Jami Dwyer Tropical forest constitutes the most diverse and complex biomes on Earth. Since Humboldt to the present day, the ecology of these biomes has been captivating and challenging scientists. The speciality of the ecology of these biomes reaches further than pure natural history; they are of key importance to the world: from timber, […]

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Oxford to go emissions-free under new council plans

Oxford City Council have announced that they will start efforts to ban all non-zero emissions vehicles from the roads of Oxford, making the city the world’s first emissions-free urban area. The plan involves a gradual ban on petrol and diesel cars and vans from roads in the city centre, starting with Cornmarket and Queen Street […]

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Should we be angry about the air we are forced to breathe?

Dangerously high levels of air pollution in the UK – often imperceptible as it very rarely resembles the smog of the 1950s – are proven to lead to many health complications and even death. Yet the current government has been regularly accused of intransigence over the issue, the Guardian going so far as to suggest […]

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Will Technology Alone Save the Environment?

One of the most popular pages on the internet’s premier discussion platform and troll dungeon, Reddit, is r/ShowerThoughts. Its premise is self-explanatory – it acts as a space where users can post thoughts which came to them in the shower. These range from the controversial springboards for debate (‘Basic survival skills should be part of […]

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City gears up for electric car initiatives with treasure hunt

An Oxford resident walked away from Oxford Castle £750 better off this Tuesday thanks to a competition organised by the Go Ultra Low campaign, designed to raise awareness of the benefits of switching to an electric vehicle. Morgane de Salvage, 29, tracked down the money – the amount drivers typically save on fuel every year […]

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Debate: Should global nuclear energy production increase?

Yes – Rachel Dunne  High profile disasters such as Fukushima and Chernobyl have led to the vilification of nuclear energy as a highly dangerous method of energy production undertaken at a country’s own peril. This reputation is undeserved. It seems increasingly likely that nuclear energy will be a crucial part of the international effort to […]

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