Looking back at Blue & Green Tomorrow’s top articles of 2014 shows variety and sustainability across a range of areas, from vegan meals to supervolcanoes and rising sea levels to ice structures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vast ice structures discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet
Tom Revell: Far beneath the flat, tranquil surface of northern Greenland’s ice sheet, scientists have discovered vast ice structures as tall as skyscrapers and as wide as the island of Manhattan. Read more.
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