Lake Malawi Threatened

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Lake Malawi is home to a myriad of endemic fish species. It is a world renowned tourist destination largely due to its aquatic life which makes it a popular snorkelling and scuba diving site. So important is Lake Malawi to biodiversity conservation, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation declared it a world heritage site. The status of the lake as a heritage site and the biodiversity that it accommodates may be under threat. A long simmering dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over the sovereign claim over the lake is the source of the threat. The political intricacies of… read more

Paperless Society

Paperless society

We live in a world where paper has formed such an integral part of our lives that it may be hard to imagine a world without paper. The use of paper is so commonplace that most people have never considered the all important question, “do we need so much paper in the world”? One imagines that an attempt to curb the use of paper, especially in our places of work, would have very slow and unsatisfactory results. The truth of the matter is that no civilised government would attempt to outlaw the use of paper. That would be a ludicrous… read more

Alien Plants

Water hyacinth a major environmental problem

Travelling to different parts of the globe can be an exhilarating experience, so much that when our travels near an end we wish we could take every beautiful thing we have seen back home with us. People with an affinity to plants and vegetation may encounter a new species of plant they reckon would look good in their farm or garden and they obtain seeds of such plant not knowing that they may have sentenced their environment to a fierce attack. The invasion of an alien plant. Alien plants are plants that have found a way into an environment in… read more

Eco Conscious Travel

Alternative travel to flying

Air travel is one of the most common choices of travel across the world, especially when it comes to linking continents. Yet the aviation industry is one of the worst carbon polluters in the world.  http://www.atag.org/facts-and-figures.html So what other ways can you travel the world, whilst also being eco conscious? When it comes to intercontinental travel, the choice is an easy one. Instead of paying for budget airlines to fly you short distances, how about considering traditional land travel to lower your carbon emissions? There are great options to choose from train and bus travel to car-sharing and it is also a great… read more