The massive oil slick threatening the US could in the words of Barak Obama be a “potentially unprecedented” environmental disaster. Have a look here for maps and graphics which show what caused the slick and also to see the massive extent of the slick.
Embedded water is the amount of water needed to make things. Its frightening how much water is needed to make some products and is something we all take for granted.
Water is finite (there is only so much of it) and clearly this is an unsustainable way of using a very precious resource. Read on to find out more and think about your water consumption. Before you order another steak just think it took over 25 baths full of water to produce!
After heavy rains washed away a railway line Machu Picchu will reopen. This means an extra $1,000,000 a day for the Peruvian economy. Year 11 read on to find out more about just how important this site is for Peru. Think carefully about the impact of the number of tourists on this ancient site.
Tourism is threatening the very existence of a tribe of people known as the Jarawa. As recently as 20 years ago this tribe would kill any outsiders that they come into contact with but recently they have been exposed to tourists and settlers due to the building of a new road. This is a fascinating article which raises some big questions about what should happen to this tribe. There are currently only 320 Jarawas left in the world. The tribe are found in the Andaman Islands have a look here to find out where that is or here to find out why tourists want to go there.
It’s not only Bahrain that suffers from extreme dust storms; China’s capital is currently covered in orange dust. These apocalyptic storms are caused by environmental damage. Read on to find out more or have a look here to examine what causes these massive dust storms.