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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
Green Cycle Company Bans Cycling
One of the UK’s largest transport specialists yesterday took the bizarre step of banning its employees from cycling.
Rhino's Sexual Dysfunction
As if poachers and deforestation weren’t enough to contend with, the incredibly rare Borneo rhino is facing extinction because of its own sexual dysfunction. The Borneo Rhino of which only 30 to 50 remain is a subspecies of the Sumatran Rhino, th
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
Lazy Brits Care About Environment But Do Nothing
You might think that a new survey showing that 86% of people claim that they worry about the environment is something to celebrate. Unfortunately, the poll, released today, goes on to show that most British people are just too lazy to do anything about i
UN’s Credibility Called Into Question
We have learnt over the weekend that the UN Commission on sustainable development: a body responsible for promoting economic progress and environmental protection is now to be chaired by Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe: once the most affluent c
"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
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
New Environmental Graffiti Widget!
What is a widget? A widget is an interactive object that functions on third party sites. You can get the code and paste it on your myspace, friendster, xanga, google homepage and keep track of this blog really easily. Here’s what it looks like: <