Reports from the Associated Press suggest that the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey has...
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,
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
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
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
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, It's a Super Butterfly!
A butterfly in the South Pacific has just evolved its way out of extinction in just a year, displaying the fastest evolutionary change yet observed. The blue moon butterfly had been decimated by a parasite, but has now evolved a resistance to the bacteri
Lake Suddenly Vanishes in Chile
Geologists are investigating the disappearance of a two-hectare lake in Chile today. Located in the Magellanes region, 2,000km from the capital Santiago, all that is left is a huge crater with bits of ice that used to float on top. It is as if someone pul
We’ve all seen mother nature depicted in art, but it is not often that you see it made from sustainable materials. Andy Goldsworthy has taken this to the extreme by creating haunting sculptures made from materials such as branches, clay mixed with h
8,500 Square Miles of Pollution and Growing?
In the Gulf of Mexico every year a ‘Dead Zone’ appears; an expanse of ocean where the water is so oxygen depleted that it is impossible for marine life to survive. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year the ‘dead zone
Brazilian Fisherman Laugh as they Massacre 83 Dolphins
Brazilian fishermen have been caught on camera illegally killing dolphins and then laughing about it, according to Brazil’s environmental protection agency. The video showed the fishermen, who are not clearly identified, netting 83 river dolphins, whic