A look at some of the world's scarcest resources Water – The source of life In some parts of the world access to freshwater is taken for granted, but it's actually a luxury. Freshwater only makes up 2.5% of the world's total volume, and more than half of that is ice. Agriculture uses 70% of what's actually usable. By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population is expected to suffer from water scarcity, which will affect all aspects of people's lives. … [Read more...] about Lithium extraction for e-mobility robs Chilean communities of water
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An RNLI spokesperson said: “In response to the recent media pieces about the lifesaving work we are doing overseas, we have been very encouraged to see a sharp increase in online donations, coupled with some very positive messages of support. But this is such a polarising issue, and we have also received some very negative responses, including people contacting our supporter care team requesting to withdraw or reduce their support for the charity. … [Read more...] about RNLI donations surge after Tory criticism of its work overseas
“With this advertising campaign, our biggest challenge is cutting through the noise on PPI and we have created a campaign that is designed to do just that,” said Emma Stranack, the FCA’s head of business and consumer communications. “We have undertaken extensive testing to ensure the creative idea was impactful and understood by our very broad target audience. The result is a suite of adverts that we are confident will help us achieve our campaign objectives.” … [Read more...] about Hasta la vista, PPI! Schwarzenegger fronts FCA’s £42m campaign
But photographer and naturalist Julian Hodgson spotted the unusual creature accompanied by several brown ant bodyguards while searching for barkflies in Monks Wood national nature reserve, an ancient woodland near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Specimens were identified by entomologists in Poland and at the Natural History Museum. … [Read more...] about Ants run secret farms on English oak trees, photographer discovers
"Transport Scotland invested over £2m between 2003 and 2010 (around £285,000 annually) introducing bilingual signs on roads leading to west coast ferry ports and through Gaelic speaking communities. This compares to £4.8bn invested through local authorities to deliver Scottish education in 2013-14." … [Read more...] about Why does Gaelic make people so angry?