Green Answers

How Much Wildlife Has Been Lost in the Past 50 Years?

By Hannah Ritchie, Fiona Spooner and Max Roser There has been a large decline across tens of thousands of wildlife populations since 1970. Let's look at...

What Causes the Most CO2 Emissions in the World?

By Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, at a time when they need to be rapidly falling.  To effectively reduce...

Is Dairy Farming Cruel?

As with egg farming, many people choose to go vegan after learning about the cruelties of the dairy industry. Calls of "I couldn't live...

What Are Microplastics and Why Are They Harmful?

Microplastics are everywhere. Tiny plastic particles, smaller than 5mm in size, have been found in every habitat, in pretty much every creature, and disturbingly,...

What is Net Zero and Why is it Important?

Net zero is a term used to describe a state where the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by a country, business, organisation or...

Is Nuclear Energy Green or Renewable?

Nuclear energy is often considered a source of green energy. Certainly, politicians will include it in their green energy mix. As you might expect,...

Does Recycling Really Make a Difference?

Do you spend time at home separating your plastics from your paper, from your cans, from your bottles? All to help reduce plastic pollution,...

How Can We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Reducing our carbon footprint is essential to combat the climate emergency and preserve the natural world and its millions of species for future generations....

Is Palm Oil Bad For The Environment?

Palm oil comes from the fruit of oil palm trees and can be found in a wide range of everyday foods and products. It is...

Why Are Rainforests So Important?

By Gill Einhorn, Centre for Nature and Climate Rainforests are the world’s oldest and most biologically diverse terrestrial ecosystems. They are home to some of...

What is the Greenest Mode of Transport?

We must all play our part in reducing harmful CO2 emissions, and one of the easiest ways we can do this is through our...

Is Egg Farming Cruel?

For many vegetarians, the decision to go one step further and become vegan often comes with the realisation that both the egg and dairy...