When one is told about slaves carrying out back-breaking work in sugar plantations, it...
Tales From Two Thousand Trees
We’re back from Two Thousand Trees, sunburnt (despite some torrential rain) and muddy. The festival was as chilled out as they come. Relaxed, friendly, and with lots of sitting round what would have been campfires but for ‘health and safety’, singing an
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The Ampere Strikes Back – Gadgets Cause Climate Change
A report entitled The Ampere Strikes Back suggests that gadgets such as computers, CD players and flat-screen TVs are increasingly using larger amounts of electricity and are undermining the fight against climate change. A report entitled The Amper
The Heat is on Steorn's Orbo
Last year, Steorn, an Irish technology company made the claim that they developed a free energy technology. In August of 2006, Steorn placed an ad in the Economist to attract the world’s leading scientists to try and disprove their technology. Several tho
Glaciers More Deadly Than Ever, New Study Says
The threat of rising sea levels caused by melting ice is well recognised, but scientists are now revising their thinking on just how global warming will manifest itself.
'Bonkers' Scheme Threatens Natural Wonder
Plans for a chemical factory in Tanzania threaten to ruin one of the natural wonders of the world and could wipe out a spectacular and rare species of bird. India’s Tata Chemicals has been given permission to build both a soda ash factory and a coal powe
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!
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
Is it all about energy?
Energyforamerica.us claims it’s all about energy. In what is probably the cheeziest video, you will ever see, they actually make a few interesting points (among other things) about biofuels, whic