Hinkley gets the final go ahead

It has been a decision delayed since July but today the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point has finally been given the go ahead and looks set to set the tone for future energy sources in the UK: Hinkley Point approved The graph of projected energy use, shared in this article by BBC News from…

Babies in demand!

The threat of depopulation in Europe is finally making the headlines as MEDCs begin to realise that the European population is ageing and needs replenishing: Need for more babies in Europe

How mapping revealed the inequality of dementia care

You may have heard of the postcode lottery when it comes to schooling and healthcare. Recent investigations into dementia care reveal a startling inequality in patient care within the UK: Dementia care in UK

UK bees under threat from pesticides

Environmental impact of pesticides: Long-held suspicions about the negative impact of certain pesticides commonly used in commercial agriculture have been confirmed after the release of the findings a 2-decade study into the effect of neonicotinoids on bee populations. By mapping the correlation (link) between certain plant species, bee populations and the use of neonicotinoids pesticides, it is clear…

To frack or not to frack?

Fracking compensation: the proposal to give pay-outs to residents heightens the controversy: Fracking pay-outs proposed