"As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life - a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of striking back in unexpected ways. These extraordinary capacities of life have been ignored by the … Continue reading Chemical Pollutants: The Forgotten Killers
9 Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Consumption
For more than 50 years, the global production of plastic has increased exponentially. Plastic is a durable, primarily petroleum-based material, which has gradually replaced materials like glass and metal. In Western Europe and North America, approximately 100 kilograms of plastic is consumed each year per person, mostly in the form of packaging. According to the … Continue reading 9 Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Consumption
How does Ireland Stack up in the Fight against Global Climate Change?
This week saw the publication of a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ICPP) entitled “Global Warming of 1.5°C”, the most significant warning about the impact of climate change in 20 years. The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared … Continue reading How does Ireland Stack up in the Fight against Global Climate Change?
Pollution 101: Back to Basics
So Bec has finally succeeded in getting me to sit down and write a long overdue article for you all, I think I am still traumatised after writing up my PhD thesis last year. Basically I have spent the last five lovely (but intense) years in Devon England, researching chemical pollutants and their effects on … Continue reading Pollution 101: Back to Basics
The Professional Eco-Antagonist
Not everyone shares the same moral beliefs or perhaps are in the same positions to make the most sustainable choices. The simple steps we make towards adopting an Eco-friendly lifestyle won't change the world over night but it may inspire a few others in their choices and eventually those attitudes will propagate the system.
The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’
Have you ever heard of the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’?! No, neither had I until my local coffee retailer BaristaBike told me about it as I was getting a refill for my KeepCup. Following a bit of background reading I was enlightened to discover that the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ itself is a bit of … Continue reading The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’
Estuaries are river mouths that reach the sea. They are embayments that experience reduced salinities due to the influence of the flowing fresh river water into the area. The area usually has extensive mudflats or sand flats at low tide, with a build up of silt from the river. This silt is as a result … Continue reading Estuaries
Irish marine and coastal habitats intro
Ireland is on the edge of Europe, it is stationed on the Atlantic fringe and this makes it a pivotal location for climate research, as it is a location that can be used for both research on ocean climate change theories and hypothese testing along with solar-mediated (sun changes) hypothese trials. However, investigating how climate … Continue reading Irish marine and coastal habitats intro