Warm ice in Mount Everest’s glaciers makes them more sensitive to climate change – new research

Katie Miles, Aberystwyth University Often when the topic of glaciers and climate change is discussed,…

On the Need for a Global Ban on the Production, Distribution, and Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

The banning of disposable plastic water bottles is the most reasonable, sustainable, and conscientious plan for the future; and this ban should begin now.

Macro Photography of Bamboo Branch

Using bamboo for land restoration

Restoring soil and preserving it for the future is an important 21st century challenge, and bamboo could play a major role.

China dashes hopes of raising its climate ambition at UN climate summit

China decided against raising its climate ambition at the UN climate action summit in New York; instead, it did leant on nature-based solutions.

A Windfarm at Sunset

Changing Tack

A storm of our own design bears down upon us.
Now, the time has more than come for us to ask, not what the world can do for us, but what we can do for the world.

Clouds in the hills. Climate, Ecology, Unsustainable

From The Editor, August 2019

Three months in, and things are looking grim. Fires in the Arctic and Amazon, worsening of the climate problem, the Fall Armyworm invasion, and more.

How To Go Carbon Neutral

If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?

Philanthropy for An Equitable Society

A solution to global inequality, one that could likewise foster economic growth, is desperately needed. “Creative Philanthropy” could be the answer.

Using Recycled Paper Is Not Just About Saving Trees

Recycled paper can save the Earth, and in developed countries it’s very easy to purchase, yet not nearly enough people are making the switch.

Africa: Smiles Win The Day

Smiles Always Win The Day

People have lost family members to AIDS or horrific road accidents. Yet, in the face of all this hardship and heartache, Africans still manage to smile.

Capitalism and The Advent of Garbage

Could the end of capitalism pave the way from a reduction in our creation of garbage, towards a truly sustainable future?

Sunrise over Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Record-Breaking Day of Tree Planting

In global reforestation news, Ethiopia’s recent tree planting campaign breaks the record for the most trees planted in a single day.

Climate Change is Boosting Global Inequality

Climate change and anthropogenic warming have devastated the economies of warmer, poorer countries; while financially boosting colder, wealthier countries.

Food Security vs Legalizing Cannabis

Does the question of why cannabis should or shouldn’t be legalized create an unnecessary distraction from world hunger and the climate crisis?

Dozens of plastic water bottles tied together

Do You Know What Happens Every Time You Use A Plastic Water Bottle?

Disposable plastic water bottles are a seemingly insurmountable problem of waste and pollution. Here are some facts that everyone should know.

Will The European Union Transcend Its Migration Crisis or Fall Apart?

If the European Union does not cooperatively rise to the challenges posed by incoming migrants before climate change sends ever greater waves of refugees, it risks rending itself asunder, turning Europe back into a continent of warring nations.

Malawian Farmers Record Rain Levels

Malawi: Lead Farmers Filling the Gap to Combat Drought and the Fall Armyworm

With inconsistent weather patterns, and the recent rise of the Fall Armyworm, crop yields across the country have fallen alarmingly over the last three seasons. Now, the government of Malawi is equipping rural subsistence farmers with the skills and equipment to deal with such challenges.

Watering can showering a vegetable garden with water

Cooperative: Ideal for an Egalitarian Big Society

The cooperative combines the principles and practices of capitalism and socialism, aiming to draw the best from both with the goal of financial equality.

Close-up of zipper on a cotton sweatshirt

The Ethics of Using Cotton

In India, more than 100,000 people lack access to clean water, and yet a single pair of jeans can consume around 8,000 litres.

Fall Armyworm Hampers Malawi Farmers’ Recovery Efforts

Across large parts of Africa, recovery efforts from Cyclone Idai are being hampered by the increasing threat of the Fall Armyworm.

A bug's eye view of an organic wheat farm.

What Does Organic Mean Anyway?

We explore the agricultural usage of the term ‘organic’, and the difference between conventional and organic farming.

2019 Malawi Tripartite Elections: Mutharika Narrowly Retains Presidency

Malawian president Peter Mutharika was, on 21 May, narrowly re-elected for a second, and his final, five-year mandate.

Fuming Over Fumigation

When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.

Election Fever

We just had an election and we ended up with the same mediocre government we had before. They are not a government to guide us through the perils of our present times.

The Virginia creeper will just have to sustain us now

With last night’s defeat in Australia of the Labor Party to the Liberals against all odds, and the best of News Polls, and predictions, this contemplation of the Virginia creeper might just have to sustain us for the near future.

Why I Shoot Windows

For some reason I can’t precisely define, photographs of windows are evocative—sometimes calming, sometimes unsettling—but nearly always intriguing.

Lily: Acrylic on Canas

Lily

This portrait, translated from an old photograph into a painting by Varla Bishop, shows us an image of happiness in spite of poverty.

Eat Weird Plants To Protect The Earth’s Ecosystems

Of the roughly 400,000 plant species known to currently exist on Earth, roughly 30,000 are edible to humans. Of that 30,000, we have cultivated 7,000 at one time or another.

A Teenager’s Call to Enviromental Action

This Earth is our home, it gives us shelter, food, and nurtures us; yet we continue to destroy this planet day after day. This is not right.

Vanderful: An African Adventure for Education

The Vanderful team plans to bring education and adventure to West Africa, after it captured their hearts during time spent teaching and living in Namibia.

What does the future hold for Borneo’s Bajau Laut?

Visitors to Mabul Island in Borneo flock to witness some of the most diverse marine life remaining in the world. But whilst there, they are almost guaranteed to meet another mysterious community that call the sea home.

Uttarakhand; Sarmoli, The Mountain Life

Sarmoli is not a place you go to visit; Sarmoli is a place you go for an experience.

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

As the clock continues ticking toward the collective future of the human species on planet Earth, there are still some among us who are either skeptics or out-right deniers of climate change.

Cyclone Idai Devastates Southern Malawi

In what is being described as the deadliest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2019, as of March, Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai hit Southern Malawi with a rainstorm which caused severe flooding in 15 of 28 administrative districts.

The Benefits of Acting Now, Rather than Later

Climate change is essentially irreversible on human timescales; whatever changes are induced by our emission of CO2 into the atmosphere will persist for centuries, if not millenia.

An Open Letter to the U.S. Government

It may turn out to be too little, too late, or it may buy us the time we need to switch over to net zero emissions economies in time to spare the world exceptionally catastrophic climate change.

Tuberculosis Education in Malawi

Malawi is set to introduce Tuberculosis lessons in its primary schools in a bid to fight this highly-communicable and deadly disease.

Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

Due to the complex interaction between human activities and the ecosystem, humanity’s food system is facing severe threats.

From the Editor, May 2019

This first issue will barely scratch the surface, offering the briefest glimpse at the tip of an iceberg that reaches down to depressingly dark depths.