pollution

All The Fires We Do Not See

One of our environment editors explores how the urgency of the current climate crisis is presented in the mainstream media. What do we read? But, more importantly, what do we not read?

Plastics and Us: How Pollutants in Our Oceans Affect Us

Chemicals compose everything, including items that we are entirely dependent on, such as plastics and antibiotics to name a couple. Nonetheless there remains a sense of chemophobia – the fear of chemicals that is ultimately driven by generalisations of a few unsafe compounds. Here lies the conflict between our reliance on particular items and the impact they have on our own vitality, and the health of the environment.