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A Big "@&*# You" to Gorilla Poachers
This week has produced some good news for gorilla lovers as two groups of gorillas triumphed over earlier attacks by poachers. In the first story, a pair of reintro
Friends of the Earth: "Yes! G4 World Trade Talks Collapsed."
Friends of the Earth welcomed the collapse of the G4 world trade negotiations in Potsdam, Germany on 21st June. The current proposals would have further impoverished the world’s poorest people and caused irreparable damage to the environment. Friend
Stop & Search I-Spy
As the Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow Airport warms up for a 24-hour mass demonstration this Sunday, organisers are anticipating trouble from the police.
BBC: it's not our job to save the planet
Plans to show a TV special on climate change have been scrapped by the BBC under fighting over impartiality. Senior BBC executives protested about the plans for “Planet Relief” which would devote a full day to programmes about the environment, claimin
Major Shift as US Moves to Cap Emissions
The United States is undergoing a radical political shift on the environment with the first approval of a bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions. The approval by a Senate subcommittee means the bill will be debated by the Environment and Public Works
Germany Wins War With Americans
Everything’s a competition, and this competition was no different. 20 teams from around the world competed last week for the title of ‘Best Solar-Powered Home’. The competition was the third Solar
Group Attempts to Stop the Wholesale Slaughter of Bad Omens in Italy
In popular media, especially the ever-popular Mafia movie genre, Italy is often stereotyped as a country engulfed in tradition and violence. Today, however, a group of citizens have banded together to fight a common instance of violence that is be
God Smiles on Stoners, Eases Drought in Kentucky
For those of you who remember hearing about how the drought affecting the Southeast United States was bad for marijuana production last summer– or maybe you just, ahem, noticed– there’s been so
The Spooky Side of Climate Change
By new contributor Richard Rhodes. Richard lives in Thailand with his wife and children and runs an eco-frame business. If you feel like writing for us, dro