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Could Brexit farm nature back to health?

Could Brexit farm nature back to health?
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Under the current membership of the EU, farmers in the UK receive £3 billion a year in subsidies and income support under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Once Brexit comes into play and Article 50 is triggered CAP will be no more. Fortunately, the National Trust has come up with a holistic, post-Brexit solution proposing […]

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What use is gas if we have no water?

What use is gas if we have no water?
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Shortly, Dragon Class ships will deliver the first shipment of shale gas (fracked gas) from the USA to Grangemouth, Scotland. Alarm sirens should be sounding, for with it will likely bring fiery pressure for the Scottish Government to lift the moratorium on fracking and endanger arguably the most important resource of all; water. Fortunately, in […]

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Ivory trade: Back on the market?

Ivory trade: Back on the market?
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A ‘global ban on ivory trade’ has been a hot topic that has left the EU in defence mode. Why? Well, it is a misinterpretation over the EU’s opposition to moving the African Elephant to the highest legal protection under the Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). On closer inspection however, the problem […]

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The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?

The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?
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Much of the negativity surrounding the Rio Olympics warns of the Zika virus, the political and economic insecurities and the gang culture endemic to the city’s favelas. This op-ed, however, will focus on a largely ignored topic that poses an imminent and increasing risk to the world’s natural heritage: Wildlife trafficking. The protection of wildlife, […]

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