Climate Change: It Is In Our Hands

**In Collaboration** The climate crisis is significant news these days, with a big build-up recently centred around the speed that countries across the world are adopting plans and policies that will see them become carbon neutral. The general consensus is that we are not moving quickly enough and that if we continue at the speed that we are going, then […]

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3 Simple Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Your Impact On The Planet 100%

** In Collaboration**  Trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle is often a very daunting task. It seems like every single day we discover a new way that we’re damaging the environment without even realizing it. It’s not just about walking instead of taking the car (although that is a big help), it’s about the things that you buy, the places you go, and the food that you eat. A lot of people feel that they’re completely powerless to do anything to help the planet because there is always something else that they’re getting wrong, no matter how many lifestyle changes they make. The important thing to remember is that any positive change you make is a good thing regardless so you shouldn’t give up. If you are serious about reducing your impact on the environment, here are a few simple lifestyle changes that make a massive difference. Collecting Rainwater  Water consumption isn’t always talked about as much as it should be, although in the last few years, people have started to consider it more. Changes to the weather and attitudes to water use mean that the risk of water shortages in the next few decades is very real. But if we start reducing our water consumption now, we can avoid those shortages and ensure that there is enough water for everybody. One of the best and easiest ways to do that is by installing some water tanks outside to collect […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.

Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds.  I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]

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The Finblog on “documentaries to watch”

What is better than getting comfy on the couch, binging on delicious snacks, and watching some enlightening docos? Not much in my opinion! So if you’re looking for some new documentaries to watch, these are my current suggestions: Shark Water- Shark water uncovers the truth about shark conservation, and highlights so many of the illegal things happening to worldwide shark […]

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The Finblog on “The Psychology of Plants”

Indoor plants aren’t just visually pleasing (& great for Instagram pictures) – there’s a few psychological benefits hidden among their leaves too: Stress reduction Are you a fan of red-flowering geraniums? If you would describe yourself as a ‘stressed woman’, then your answer most certainly should be yes. A 2002 study(1) revealed that red-flowering geraniums may promote faster and more […]

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