The United Nations and project REDD*

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses the impact of the United Nation’s REDD programme and what it means for reforestation. *REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) The work of the United Nations REDD programme has been crucial for the growth and preservation of forestry within developing countries. Launched in 2008 this organisation is celebrating over ten…

If Yellowstone erupts…

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses the possibility of a super-volcano eruption and analyses the catastrophic impacts it would have on humanity. Located in the Western US, Yellowstone National Park spreads through the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, stretching over 3500 square miles. It was founded in 1872 making it the world’s oldest national park; welcoming over…

Identifying those lost to disaster

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses Britain’s Disaster Victim Identification Unit and the delivery of essential humanitarian aid. Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) is a relatively new field and is vital to a constructive international response in the wake of devastation. Those on a DVI task force are responsible for identifying victims of mass casualty incidents, man-made or natural….