Human activities seriously damage rivers, streams, ponds and other waterbodies. Farming and sewage are the biggest sources of water pollution, mostly in the form of nutrients, which upset the delicate balance of the water chemistry and affect what is able to live and thrive there. We need to understand how and where pollution is entering our waterbodies to allow us to develop plans to manage and protect them.
This week the much-anticipated IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes was officially published, after a draft version was leaked in July. It lays out the harrowing fact that our planet is in crisis, and that we must act now if we have any chance of it recovering. In response to the official publication, Earthwatch’s Sustainability Inspiration Manager, Bex Craske, looks past the media headlines and sets out some key issues in this blog.
This week has seen temperatures soar to record breaking levels across many parts of Europe. Whilst the sunshine may be welcomed by some, the heatwave is a stark reminder of the impact the climate crisis is having on our lives.
In honour of Plastic Free July, we sat down with our in-house plastic expert, Debbie, to find out about the plastic challenges she faces and, more importantly, how she stays plastic clever!