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In pictures: Every drop matters, it's World Water Day!

When you put the kettle on for your morning coffee, spare a minute to think about World Water Day. Water is essential to life, yet nearly 750 million people are without access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 19 March, 2015 - 17:12 - Comments

The top five green policies that weren't in the budget

In 2009, George Osborne told us that if he became Chancellor "the treasury will become a green ally, not a foe." There appears to have been some confusion about what is expected of a 'green ally', so, to clarify things, here's what he should have done.
Posted by sgelmini - 18 March, 2015 - 11:36 - Comments
Illegal fishing for Patagonian toothfish in Antarctic waters

Illegal fishing coming to waters near you

Illegal fishing is a global problem. Between  €9 - €23 billion is lost every year to illegal fishing and often as a result of international organised crime. Previously, imports of illegal fishing products into the EU were estimated at €1.1 billion. It is often linked to environmental crimes which damage marine habitats and animals, not to mention food insecurity in developing countries, human, drugs and arms trafficking, as well as forced labour on board fishing vessels.Illegal fishing can happen anywhere and at anytime and last week there were two very interesting developments both at home and abroad. 
Posted by Ariana Densham - 17 March, 2015 - 13:32 - Comments

Owen Paterson accuses Greenpeace of witchcraft

Owen Paterson MP, former Environment Secretary, climate sceptic and committed scourge of the ‘Green Blob’, is in South Africa promoting GM crops. Greenpeace has seen a press release issued on his behalf by a GM lobbyist, in which the following passage appears – He castigated the fearmongering activities of Greenpeace, the anti-GMO activists… "Do...
Posted by Graham Thompson - 6 March, 2015 - 17:39 - Comments

Coal pollution limits worse than China - is that the best we can do?

New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China (notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. The new pollution limits for large industrial plants currently being discussed by the European Union are also several times weaker than...
Posted by Lawrence Carter - 5 March, 2015 - 08:38 - Comments

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