Plight of Rhinos a reminder that conservation is a serious matter Science 

Plight of Rhinos a reminder that conservation is a serious matter

There are currently five remaining species of rhino (White, Black, Greater, Sumatran & Javan), three are critically endangered (Black, Javan & Sumatran), one is vulnerable (Greater), one is near threatened (White). Three are located in Asia (Greater, Sumatran, Javan), the remaining two in Africa. Of those critically endangered, Javan rhinos (population ~60) are all located in one natural park and... Read More
The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology? Science 

The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology?

As Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in Houston, major flooding in urban centres can happen relatively unexpectedly. Storm surge and king tides are expected phenomena on the coast during bad weather events like the ones currently affecting the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. However, this isn’t something that is new, as flood myths have been a major part of many mythological... Read More
overpopulation Science 

Human Overpopulation, a dystopian future that isn’t entirely unrealistic

You may have heard it said that there are more people alive now than have ever existed previously on Earth. Although that may seem like a tall tale, our booming population has brought about several issues including resource shortages, increased industrialization and various pressures on environmental sectors. Whilst human overpopulation seems like it might be a problem that has been... Read More
deforestation News Science 

Deforestation continues to be an issue, but how bad could it be?

Deforestation is an issue that has been plaguing several of the world’s forests for decades as farmers clear land for agriculture, loggers look to make money off the trees and countries clear large swathes in order to accommodate additional development. Whilst some deforestation is called for, there has been an increase in illegal logging or poor development practices that have... Read More

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