By Faye Palmer, GLOBUS Correspondent What are dead zones? Dead zones are anoxic areas of water that cannot sustain biodiversity. They occur naturally, but there is increasing concern that anthropogenic activities are accelerating their growth. Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are primarily responsible for dead zone expansion as they cause eutrophication – they overload the water with nutrients. Due... Continue Reading →
By Safiya Hassan, GLOBUS Correspondent The word Sahel comes from the Arabic ساحل, meaning ‘coast’, and is an apt name for an area which borders the Sahara Desert to the north, jungles to the south and spans the entire width of the African continent, from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. This region and the... Continue Reading →
By Kira Bradley, GLOBUS Correspondent It is predicted that we are currently consuming 50% more resources than our earth can sustain (Watt, 2015). Yet, there are still many around the world deprived of their basic necessities, such as food and clean water. With such figures predicted to only worsen with the onset of the impacts... Continue Reading →
Using behavioral nudges (labeling) in order to shift UK consumer preferences away from ruminant-heavy diets By Joel Ramlill This piece is the first of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics' Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary Food production is a major factor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with just... Continue Reading →
Veganism is widely praised for its moral, environmental and sustainable principles - but, is it currently living up to these high expectations? GLOBUS Correspondent, Zafirah Kesington, questions how effective veganism truly is in its pursuit of a sustainable future.
GLOBUS Correspondent Aigerim Kossymova provides insight into financial speculation as she questions whether derivative markets are to blame for a global hunger.
by Anna Moore Quinoa has only very recently been widely available in supermarkets across the UK, but this Peruvian staple is now seen as one of today’s trendiest foods. The consequences of this may make you think twice about your healthy Instafamous salad. The quinoa trend first started in the United States in the 1980s.... Continue Reading →