It had been thought that the long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi, named after...
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
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
Shell Enters Scramble for Arctic
Shell intends to start drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic Ocean, it was announced yesterday. Next month, the oil company will send a fleet of ships to the Beaufort Sea off the Alaskan coast to begin exploration. Shell believes that the area
Top 4 Travel Tips for a Green Summer
Summer is here and everyone’s off on holiday. Here are a few ways to reduce your carbon footprint without ruining your holiday. 1. Don’t go abroad. I know, the weather ain’t great, but Britain can be pretty spectacular. There a
A Rare Glimpse Inside China's Power Plants
Recent reports in the UK news suggest that China is currently building around two new power stations a week. This video provides a rare glimpse inside one of them. Is it so unique, or is it no different than Didcot power station? Why has it come to be a s
Friends of the Earth: "Yes! G4 World Trade Talks Collapsed."
Friends of the Earth welcomed the collapse of the G4 world trade negotiations in Potsdam, Germany on 21st June. The current proposals would have further impoverished the world’s poorest people and caused irreparable damage to the environment. Friend
Stop That F*****g Junk Mail by Going Green.
Do you like your junk mail? Probably not. After sorting through it, you have to throw it away or (hopefully) recycle it. Not only is it annoying, but it’s very environmentally unfriendly. Every year, 100 million trees are ground up
'Nail in the Coffin' for Climate Change Sceptics
A study released yesterday has once and for all lain to rest the argument that recent rises in global temperature have been caused by increased solar activity. The new analysis, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society by Professor Michael Lockw
Environmental Graffiti Goes Live!
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