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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
Global Warming Will Spark War
A number of recent studies have highlighted the danger that global warming could spark resource wars. One study, to be published in the August edition of Human Ecology, evaluated correlations between war and climate change between the years 1000AD and 19
Whole Foods, Empty Marks and Spencer?
Europe’s Biggest “Organic Supermarket” opened in London yesterday. At 80,000 square feet, 10,000 products and 500 staff, the High Street Kensington building is huge and – what’s more – it claims to revolutionise the way we buy food
Eco-friendly milk, bags of trouble?
From tomorrow Waitrose supermarket will begin selling milk in a new form of “environmentally friendly” packaging: the reusable jug and plastic milk bag are to be launched in the UK. Whilst the supermarket is heralding this as the start of a new form of
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
Even the Nazis Are Going Green!
I’ve come across what must either be a practical joke or the weirdest green group in existence: the Libertarian National Socialist Green Party. Yes, that’s right, Green Nazis… According to their website, they su
New Goldrush in Chile Causes Huge Environmental Damage
This extremely interesting video exposes the truth behind our jewelry. Much like the film “Blood Diamond” the cost of mining gold (like diamonds), is at the expense of the people and the environment. Agriculture in the valley, is dependent on
Costa Rica, Cleanest Nation in the World, Environmentally...
Costa Rica has pledged that it will offset all of its carbon emissions and go carbon neutral by the year 2030 – that is, before any other nation in the world. Costa Rica already has an excellent reputation in the sphere of green issues. It has prot
"Harrar!" For Ethiopia - Starbucks Backs Down
A little while ago you may remember that Starbucks was attempting to block an attempt by the Ethiopian government to trademark its best-known coffee beans, Sidamo and Harrar. In a typical case of David and Goliath, Starbucks has backed down, meaning that