All posts by Megan Smith

Warka Water Towers


Ethiopia is located on the Horn of Africa and is home to a diverse mix of cultures with civilisations originating from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Ethiopia is a popular destination for tourists, yet, similar to many other African countries faces water shortages, a lack of access to clean water sources and […]

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Leatherback Turtles And Conservation Hotspots


Leatherback turtles are of great conservation importance as they represent reptiles that have existed on Earth for over 100 million years. They also provide ecosystem regulation through the consumption of jellyfish, keeping populations in check, and provide vital income for coastal communities by attracting ecotourists. They are the largest sea turtle species and also one […]

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Ecosia Green Search Engine Makes An Impact

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Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its income to rainforest restoration and aims to support the planting of one million new trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Income is generated from both Eco links and Eco Ads. This currently equates to around $2,700 per day. The search engine belongs to a German social […]

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Water Footprint Definition And Use

Water footprint definition Most people have heard about carbon footprints, but what about water footprints? They work in pretty much the same way; they reveal the level of water usage. This can be either direct or indirect. Direct water consumption includes tap water used for drinking or showering. Indirect water consumption is the water used to produce […]

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Kenyan Charity, Haller, Shows How Subsistence Living Can Work In Urban Slums

Unlike many of its rural areas, Kenya’s urban areas are a centre for opportunities. They are home to technology, education, industry and culture. It’s for this reason many people now move from their rural homes and set up in the city. This spontaneous growth of urban areas has led to the development of informal settlements […]

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Going Green In The Office

Going green in the office may appear to simply be the latest trend for many businesses but it can actually provide many benefits and rewards for those who implement them. Potentially the most appealing of these benefits being reduced costs. Going green also improves the office environment as well as gaining a positive public response. […]

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