Cotton- The Most Unsustainable Fibre?

By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When talking about fashion, which materials would you name as being the most sustainable? There’s a good chance that the answer to this question is ‘cotton’. Cotton seems to be the perfect fibre because it’s cheap, natural and plentiful. However, what most of us don’t realise is that the production... Continue Reading →

What the frack?

Explaining fracking - and why it's a cause for concern By Katy Greco, GLOBUS Correspondent Fracking. You’ve undoubtedly heard this term (and probably giggled) but what actually is it? Well, porous, low-permeability rocks (like sandstone and shale) act as a kind of chamber for natural gases, oil and other hydrocarbons that can be used for... Continue Reading →

Water: AN OVER EXPLOITED RESOURCE?

By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent Water is clearly an important resource. We need to drink freshwater to survive. We need freshwater for sanitation. We need freshwater for agriculture. All essential for life to continue, yet despite it being so important, water is continually over-exploited and polluted.  When thinking about water, you would be right to think that there is plenty... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Urban Planning

Integrating Urban Planning Studies into the Global Sustainable Development Paradigm By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lived in urban areas (Hanlon, 2007). Currently, the proportion is 55%, and is expected to increase to a massive 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018) as growth becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas.... Continue Reading →

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