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The top ten articles that have held the most attention since 2010

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These ten articles have held our readers attention for 777 days (just over 2 years) of 24/7 reading with over 7,000 reads on average each since 2010.

1. University of Oxford college votes for vegan meals to help fight climate change

Jemma Collins: Wadham College at the University of Oxford has passed a motion to ban meat products and only serve vegan food for five nights a week on campus. Read more.

2. Pope Francis speaks out against fracking and environmental devastation

Ilaria Bertini: Pope Francis met delegates from South America this month to discuss the oil and gas drilling plans proposed by corporations in the region. He announced he will soon start to work on an encyclical on the environment. Read more.

3. 54-year-old message in a bottle predicted Arctic melt

Tom Revell: Researchers working on the edge of a glacier in the remote Canadian Arctic have found a 54-year-old message in a bottle, long hidden inside a formation of rocks, which predicted the effects climate change. Read more.

4. Festivals play a crucial role in switching on our environmental antennas

Francesca Baker: As Glastonbury 2013 gets underway, Francesca Baker reflects on how festivals can inspire a generation of environmentally-aware individuals. Read more.

5. Rising sea levels uncover Japanese war dead in Marshall Islands

Ilaria Bertini: High tides in the Marshall Islands have exposed the graves of 26 Japanese soldiers who died during the second world war. The country’s foreign minister noted that “even the dead are affected” by climate change. Read more.

6. Longitude Prize revived to offer £10m to solve greatest scientific challenges

Tom Revell: A 300-year-old competition that offered a cash reward to the innovator that solved the toughest scientific challenge of the day has been revived, now offering £10m for a solution to one of today’s biggest health or climate problems. Read more.

7. Supervolcanoes the biggest threat to the UK, Cabinet Office report warns

Tom Revell: The single biggest threat to the UK may not be terrorism, nuclear war, economic collapse or even climate change, but the eruption of an Icelandic supervolcano, according to a new report commissioned by the Cabinet Office. Read more.

8. Seven UK firms make it onto World’s Most Ethical Companies list

Emma Websdale: International thinktank the Ethisphere Institute has just revealed its annual rundown of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME), in which seven UK firms are included. Read more.

9.Top 10 reasons to invest in renewable energy projects

Contributor: Rebecca O’Connor, editor of renewable energy investment platform Trillion Fund, goes through 10 good reasons for investing directly in renewable energy projects. Read more.

10. Petition to ‘stop SeaWorld from imprisoning whales for profit’ passes 200,000 signatures

Alex Blackburne: A petition to make it illegal for Californian marine parks or zoos to use orca whales for entertainment purposes has gathered 200,000 signatures. Read more.

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