7,000,000,000 – The number of people who will depend on the ocean for their food in...
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
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,
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
'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
How using eco-friendly fuel can make your pint cost more
It may seem strange, that a natural fuel can have such a bizarre effect on a nation’s favourite drink – strangely enough, this is exactly what’s happening in Germany. The story begins in Bavaria – one of the most famous beer-loving regions in Germa
Run! Fire Next to Nuclear Reactor!
On Wednesday we reported that the world’s largest nuclear plant sat on top of an active geological fault line, the one that caused Monday’s earthquake. Well another day, another nuclear horror sto
MPs Call for Tougher Climate Change Bill
The government’s much publicised climate change bill has received stinging criticism from MPs. The cross party select committee on the environment, food and rural affairs have identified a number of major faults in the bill. The bill is, say the commi
Bottled Water Banned in San Francisco
Bottled water has been banned for San Francisco city workers under an order by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who claims it is too costly, increases pollution and is no better than tap water. According to the Mayor’s order “In San Francisco, for the pric
Endangered Monkey Business
Instead of the normal doom and gloom about global warming, carbon emissions, pollution and all the rest, some good news for a change. A large new colony of the endangered grey-shanked douc, a rare species of colobine monkey has been discovered in V