Environment

[27 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments ]
Wish You Weren’t Here

Tom Walker would rather live in Durham than Dubai..

The award for the most conspicuous display of vulgar affluence goes to the city of Dubai. This polluted metropolis, a speck on the edge of a vast desert is, by some way, the most sordid, phony, egotistical and pathetic place on earth, and one which shows no better the folly of man’s…

[18 Nov 2009 | 8 Comments ]
Operation Powercut

Operation Powercut: 20-22nd November, Market Square.

Non-plastic bags, wearing superfluous yet colourful wristbands, and skip-diving (or Freegan, where the person involved basically refuses to consume food not found in skips) are examples of vaguely environmentally friendly practices seen around Durham. In fact, come to think of it, skip-diving surely just revolves around a general resistance to spending money, but aside from this, it’s safe to say that many students are quite ecologically aware…

[12 Aug 2009 | 18 Comments ]

   David Richards investigates…

   The threat of global warming has slowly infiltrated our social consciousness over recent years. We are constantly bombarded with propaganda telling us about the impending doom that threatens our species if we do not act fast and mindlessly – after all, sober debate is not an option when we will soon be living in drowned cities and dusty fields. Look behind the hullabaloo however and a different story emerges; a story that must rank as one of the greatest cons of all time.
 
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[30 Nov 2007 | Comments Off ]

Patrick Murphy looks at the latest animal to join the ‘endangered’ list…

[13 Jun 2007 | Comments Off ]

DSU Environment Officer says Durham’s place in the P&P Green League is ‘misleading’. Karina Williams has the details…

[29 Apr 2007 | Comments Off ]

Durham’s S.L.A.G. sifted through college waste during a DSU Environment Week publicity stunt. Karina Williams reports…

[17 Mar 2007 | Comments Off ]

Al Gore’s documentary makes Adam Blampied realize that we need to save some trees…