Fishermen from Zanzibar have caught a Coelacanth, the ancient fish that has puzzled...
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
Eating your Carbon Footprint
We are used to being able to buy the fruit and vegetables we want, whenever we want. Whether it’s asparagus in July or apples in March, the supermarkets are bound to have them, shipped in from Peru or New Zealand or wherever. Obviously, shipping food su
Tinkering with nature or reducing carbon emissions?
Cows farting. Now there’s something you wouldn’t normally associate with climate change. However, methane a product of cattle flatulence, is a significant greenhouse gas. In fact, it is estimated that cattle produce 15% of the world’s green house gases,
'Nail in the Coffin' for Climate Change Sceptics
A study released yesterday has once and for all lain to rest the argument that recent rises in global temperature have been caused by increased solar activity. The new analysis, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society by Professor Michael Lockw
Whole Foods CEO, Not So Wholesome!
Reports from the Associated Press suggest that the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey has been involved in some pretty dirty tricks. In fact, under the pseudonym “rahodeb,” the Chief Executive wrote anonymous online attacks against a small rival just b
China Cracks Down on Polluters
China has halted industrial projects across eight regions after scores of factories failed environmental inspections despite a recent anti-pollution drive by the government. On Wednesday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao chaired a meeting of the cabinet that wa
McDonald's, Mc Eco-Friendly?
McDonald’s announced today that it plans to convert its UK fleet of 155 trucks to run on biofuel made from recycled vegetable fat from 900 restaurants. This will, they claim, save 1,650 tonnes of carbon per year. McDonald’s has launched a raft of appa
Wild Flowers of the Month
Enchanter’s Nightshade Thrives in moist shady woodland. Its minute white flowers and small round hairy fruits grow along thin, spiky stems. In classical mythology, Circe is said to have used it to turn Odysseus’ men into pigs!
Floods hit Britain. Yes, again.
Just weeks after some of the worst floods in living memory displaced thousands and caused over a £1 billion in damage, it’s happening again. Flash floods are occurring up and down England and Wales, with meteorologists predicting up to 10cm of rain over