Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants
Elazia - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: This thought-provoking essay on the topic of natural resources, specifically cobalt, the need to conserve them and the deplorable conditions in which young cobalt miners work is a pertinent matter in modern society. Elazia Y11 writes with detail and care, imploring the reader in her conclusion to think … Continue reading Natural Resource Extraction: Cobalt Mining
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ayushman has submitted this insightful essay to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Kelvin Science Prize essay competition. Ayushman uses numerical evidence to support his argument that increasing carbon stocks will still leave the UK facing an uphill battle to achieve carbon neutrality. CPD Using numerical evidence, what carbon … Continue reading Carbon stocks: a carbon neutral future for the UK?
Grace - Year 10 Student The following is my submission to the Hope for the Future Competition, a competition which challenges students to produce exciting pieces of artwork representing a climate emergency for a chance to showcase their work in UK Parliament. I also entered this artwork of the school into the Art of a … Continue reading A Zero Carbon School
Andrew Hsu - Year 7 Student (7EAC) Editor's Note: Andrew went well above and beyond what was required as part of his current work in geography looking at the provision of energy and the move towards a low-carbon future. Andrew has produced a generally accurate and very coherent, well-structured essay that also incorporates topics that … Continue reading Why swap to renewable resources?
GSAL Geography Department Open to all students in all year groups, this exciting competition challenges you to find creative solutions to Earth's problems. Taking inspiration from the official Earthshot Prize established by HRH Prince William in 2019, the brief is to create and communicate an original solution to a chosen Earth problem. Can you repair … Continue reading GSAL Earthshot Competition 2020
Mr Clements - Librarian All of these books are available in the Lawson Library at GSAL. Visit the Lawson Library homepage Search the Lawson Library catalogue Climate Change / Environment The young climate activist Greta Thunberg has just been voted Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. Climate change is one of the defining … Continue reading Mr Clements Reads… Climate Change and Environment