The use of live animals in controlled laboratory tests is common place the world over. This debate aims to lay out the argument both for and against. Before you cast your vote, I ask you to put aside your initial persuasion, and weigh up the relative merits as outlined below.


It is a commonly accepted theory that increased levels of Co2 are causing an increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere via the ‘greenhouse effect.’ More and more scientists are arguing, however, that this is still just a theory - one that is being used by media, politicians and oth


Plastic bags should be banned. Plastic is non-bio-degradable and thus causes pollution; as it cannot be recycled, burning plastic diffuses harmful smoke. Plastic also emits some radiation. Plastic bags can prove to be a choke hazard for small animals and people. Plastic water bottles are also though


Labour has in several energy reviews that nuclear will have to be a significant part of our energy mix in the future. However any new nuclear power plants should be privately financed, which reduces the likelihood of their being many built as nuclear does not compete very well on price with fossil f


Zoos are premises for the captivity of animals, often in urban areas where many of the animals would not otherwise be found, with the intention of studying the animals and displaying them to the public at large. The predecessor of the zoo was the menagerie, which involved the captivity of birds typi


Can an ever increasing human population support the agricultural status quo and continue to dedicate massive resources toward the support of farm animals without significantly destroying what is left of the world’s wildlands? Also are the ethical arguments concerning global food distribution and a


The view that climate change was man made had been gaining ground for the last twenty years. Governments were sitting up and taking notice. Policies were being implemented to reduce CO2 emissions and there were big international conferences culminating in the conference at Copenhagen last December a


We have all been captivated by documentaries about various types of animals,
be they cute and furry or extraordinarily alien. Wildlife documentaries are
a large part of the landscape of documentary TV. The filming of the wildlife
is just seen as a challenge and is never question


In this day and age, people fly abroad at any given opportunity, but at the same time there are growing concerns about the effect this has on the environment. Should the prices of flights be taxed more heavily so prices rise and people fly less?


Are biofuels a better alternative to fossil fuels? Should their use be encouraged by government regulations and subsidy?


Non-renewable fuel such as coal and gas are used up at a rate much faster than they will ever be replaced naturally. This means we will at one point run out of non-renewable fuel to provide energy for our use. Wind farms have been touted by many as the solution to this dilemma. Would this work, and