Military excursions into low carbon fuels is not a case of military greenwashing but rather one of ‘weaponizing nature’, an approach perpetuating an interventionist US foreign policy linked to environmental change, write Patrick Bigger (Pentland Centre) and Ben Neimark (LEC)
Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects. Our new research suggests that the last 200 years of pollution have increased the carbon stored in soils across natural ecosystems in Britain. And this locking in of carbon in soils provides an offset for some of our carbon emissions. But the catch-22 is if we kick our polluting habits, this carbon is at risk of returning to our atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
Sustainable soils are everyone’s business and the connections go far beyond farming and food sectors. Yet soils are largely missing from the corporate sustainability agenda. On Global Soil’s Week, here are three reasons why I believe we as scientists should team-up with global corporations on the path to soil security...
World leaders and decision-makers need to take note of the dramatic changes taking place in the Arctic - written by Gail Whiteman (The Pentland Centre), Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey) and Konrad Steffen (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)
Stefan Stern talks about a recent webinar discussing the idea of the sustainable city.
Dr Lingxuan Liu talks looks at supplier development programmes in China.
Professor Gail Whiteman from the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business discusses Arctic ice melt and its impact on business.
Rapid changes in the Arctic are a warning sign that our social-ecological-economic system is out of whack, argue Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.
Gail Whiteman and Konrad Steffen outline three key reasons why melting in Greenland poses significant global economic risks.
What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic, explain Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.