Deforestation, and in particular rainforest destruction is a contentious issue; a...
Carbon Credit Sales Reach One Billion Tons
It has been announced today that European Climate Exchange has now traded over a billion tons of carbon since its inception two years ago. The underlying market value of this volume of trade stands at 18.3 billion euros. The ECX is by far the larg
Witherspoon Won't Be Back
Catherine Witherspoon, the executive director of California’s air quality board, the body responsible for implementing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s much lauded green policy resigned yesterday throwing California’s environmental initiatives into turmoi
Greenpeace Hails Airport Victory
Luton Airport chiefs bowed to pressure from environmentalists today and shelved a controversial scheme to massively expand the airport. TBI, the company that operates the airport had planned to completely rebuild the runway and to build a new terminal.
Making a pile out of rubbish. How the British recycling industry is already worth £10 billion a year and will boom. more… They Tried t
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
1kg of beef produces more Greenhouse Gases than Driving for Three Hours and Leaving all the Lights On
Producing 1kg of beef emits more green houses gases than going for a three hour drive whilst leaving all the lights on at home, scientists reported today. The study, carried out by Akifumi Ogino at the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Scienc
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
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
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