Fort McMurray’s Fire: How Did it Begin?

Fort McMurray’s Wildfire: How Did it Begin?

In spring 2016, the Fort McMurray fire forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 residents in Alberta, Canada and consumed about 590,000 hectares. It temporarily shut down 40 per cent of Canada’s total oil sands output, though it did not damage production facilities. Burning questions, such as how the fire started and why it was so […]

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada economy news 2021  The Canadian economy contracted by 5.4 per cent in 2020 – worse than its neighbour, the United States, which saw a 3.7 per cent reduction. Its economic growth forecast for 2021 is 3.5 per cent, and the government has significant influence over which industries will benefit most from their recovery plan. […]

How to recycle your old mobile phone

mobile phone recycling

How do you dispose of your old mobile phones? This question is being asked more and more often nowadays, with new smartphone technologies being constantly introduced. As a result, mobile phones are replaced by more modern models, on average every two years. 1 Mobile phones that have been degraded are in turn resold or simply end up […]

Electronic Waste: A Danger To Our Environment

Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is a component of electronic equipment, which includes a vast array of devices, for example personal computers, tablets, DVD players, printers, office equipment and CD players. People often describe used e-waste as a “dead” material. However, it is usually just a short period of time before it starts to emit toxic gasses and […]

The Economic Effect of Deforestation

economic effect of deforestation

Environmental protection and economic growth do not always go hand in hand. When it comes to forests, immediate economic gains are often the priority. However, the negative economic effect of deforestation is also great and often ignored, especially in the long run. The economic drivers of deforestation Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land […]

Hope for the climate’s future? Reforestation examples around the world

reforestation examples

From Norway to Nepal, reforestation has become a global symbol of faith for the future. But we must ensure that our excitement about tree planting doesn’t draw away from the fact that it is actually only part of the solution to climate change, and not the whole solution. It is true that planting trees where […]

Deforestation Environmental Issues

deforestation environmental issues

Where there used to be vibrant forest, images of orangutans in charred ground have become commonplace1. The lungs of the world are burning, but what are the actual environmental issues surrounding deforestation? Firstly, the emotive phrase ‘lungs of the world’ is technically incorrect2. In fact, tropical forests do not contribute significant oxygen to the atmosphere. […]

Deforestation Solutions List

deforestation

The total global forest cover is just over 31%1. The Amazon, Central Africa, and South Asia are home to some of the world’s greatest forests. But as populations and resource demand rises, so has deforestation2. In general, deforestation is the act of cutting down trees and the effects are a risk to climate change and […]