Concerns about shipping in the Arctic

Concerns about shipping in the Arctic

Edward Struzik, Fellow, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Canada writes on The Conversation website about some of the major concerns about the increased interest in Arctic shipping now that climate change has made the region more vulnerable.   As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared … Continue reading

Fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment

Fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment

Plans to resume coal mining operations at a Unesco World Heritage Site in South Africa area raising many issues about sustainability.  Llewellyn Leonard, Professor Environmental Science at the University of South Africa discusses many of the issues in an article on The Conversation website.   Why there’s resistance to coal mining at a world heritage … Continue reading

Confronting the elephant in the room—the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability

Confronting the elephant in the room—the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies provides a good article on the phys.org website about sustainable development. What are your views?   Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth? In low-income countries, populations often depend on extractive industries such as fishing, agriculture and mining, but have lower per capita consumption rates … Continue reading