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Sustainable Tourism In Nepal: Stay Responsible


Nepal is home to some of the world’s most iconic religious pilgrimages, thick jungles and, of course, its tallest mountain. Mount Everest became open for trekking to the world in the 1950s. Since then, a large part of Nepal’s tourism success can be attributed to trekkers taking on the fearsome mountain. However, as with all of […]

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GM Biotechnology: Frankenstein Or Sleeping Beauty?


GM biotechnology first appeared in 1983, producing an antibiotic-resistant tobacco plant. It emerged in the food industry in 1994 with the Flavr Savr tomato and has since become one of the most hotly debated issues in agriculture and green politics. It is both uniting and divisive, science and ideology, representing hope and despair. In truth, […]

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Sunscreen: Are We Killing Coral While Protecting Our Skin?


It may be the middle of winter for some of us, but on the other side of the world, summer reigns. For coastal areas, this inevitably involves a lot of time spent on the beach and a lot of time in the sun, which translates to a lot of sunscreen. A seemingly innocuous product, it […]

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UK To Impose New Energy Efficiency Regulation On Private Properties


In a bid to improve the standard of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), the government has announced a crack down on EPCs in privately-rented houses. Coming into effect on 1st April 2018, the new strategy will mean that the UK private property industry will be hit with an increased focus on energy efficiency. It aims to […]

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Corporations Getting The Most Out Of A Healthy Triple Bottom Line


There is a new concept in corporate culture that adds corporate social responsibility to the business mix. The Triple Bottom Line, also called the 3-Ps for People, Profit and Planet, brings together traditional accounting concepts with sustainability and corporate responsibility. The concept is best explained in a book called Triple Bottom Line by Andrew Savitz, […]

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Microsoft Builds A Server That Lies In The Ocean


Titled Project Natick, Microsoft successfully managed to submerge a prototype data center deep into the Pacific Ocean and still have functional internet back on land. Microsoft believes that because most of humanity lives close to the coast, it makes sense that data centers should be on their doorstep, as this would significantly reduce latency. In […]

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Could The Next U.S. President Undermine The Paris Climate Change Agreement?

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been campaigning hard to see which one of them will become the 45th President of the United States, a number of key milestones have been reached on the Paris climate change agreement. Firstly, four of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, the United […]

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Sustainable Fashion Trends In 2016


Fashion and sustainability are two words you don’t frequently hear together in the same sentence. However, things may be changing. It seems that fashion has finally got a conscience and sustainability is now making waves in the industry. From small unknown designers to large commercial outfits such as Levi’s and American Apparel, the fashion industry […]

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Sustainable Tourism – Antarctica On The Brink


When one thinks of Antarctica, images of a vast and untouched wilderness start to emerge. However, what many people underestimate is the sheer number of tourists that actually visit the White Continent each year and how they’re affecting the landscape. Whilst it’s true that most of Antarctica is untouched, the Antarctic Peninsula is another story […]

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Are Modern Casinos Really An Ecological Gamble?


It’s one of the oldest past times on earth, but can we now say gambling has gone green? Whilst many US states severely regulate casinos to stay in bricks and mortar locations – for obvious political reasons – thanks to the internet, other parts of the world have seen a dramatic shift towards online gambling. […]

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