Emily Folk

Can the 'tiny house movement' last?

Emily Folk
| 3rd September 2018
Those living in tiny homes are seeking a simpler, more sustainable way of living. However, tiny homes can be expensive and not ideal for everyone. Due to the limitations, time will tell whether or not tiny homes are a fad, writes EMILY FOLK

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Geothermal power plant

Can geothermal become an affordable energy source?

Emily Folk
| 31st July 2018
Developing the potential for renewable energy is essential to benefit both the planet and our health,. One renewable source with untapped potential is geothermal - but a cost-effective way to utilise the energy must still be found, writes EMILY FOLK.

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Trump's attempt to repeal Obama-era conservation efforts

Emily Folk
| 29th June 2018
President Donald Trump has worked relentlessly to undo environmental and conservation policies from the Obama Administration. Trump will travel to the UK next month, with a mass demonstration planned to meet him. Environmentalists have plenty of reasons to attend. EMILY FOLK provides a run down

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Durdle Door, The Jurassic Coast, Dorset

How shorelines can adapt to climate change

Emily Folk
| 21st June 2018
Climate change has dramatically affected sea level, and as a result, our shorelines. Creating more living shorelines could decrease the effects of climate change by helping underwater plants to thrive, writes EMILY FOLK.

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Making the coffee industry sustainable

Emily Folk
| 22nd May 2018
Sustainability is increasingly important for implementation in businesses. One of the industries that has been unsustainable since its inception is coffee. However, some major coffee producers have been working to make a more sustainable business model, and the question is: will these efforts be enough to reduce CO2 emissions and decrease waste? EMILY FOLK reports

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Sunset years ... power plant and Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Joliet, Illinois. Photo: Greg Wass via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

The benefits for businesses of environmental consulting firms

Emily Folk
| 13th April 2018
Businesses need to comply with an increasing number of environmental compliance rules with a move toward sustainability across the world. These companies may want to consider hiring environmental consulting firms in order to follow these rules, as well as determine and implement their own environmental initiatives, writes EMILY FOLK.

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What would the earth look like if 50 percent was reserved for nature?

Emily Folk
| 3rd April 2018
Humans have been growing exponentially in population, taking up space that would otherwise have been inhabited by wildlife. The amount of land untouched by humans has decreased. EO Wilson proposed a concept where half of the earth is set aside as a nature reserve. This could be the answer to many problems, argues EMILY FOLK

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