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In pictures: First shipment of oil from Arctic offshore waters loaded

First offshore Arctic oil flowing on board a transport ship - probably not timed to coincide with the Ukraine crisisRussian state-owned utility Gazprom has loaded its first shipment of oil from the Prirazlomnoye platform - the first oil pumped from ice-ridden Arctic waters.The 70,000-ton shipment is heading for northwestern Europe on two purpose-built...
Posted by christine_ottery - 24 April, 2014 - 11:41 - Comments

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

If they don’t already, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to care about climate change.This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary, but admittedly, there are big names in it, and it is about climate change!
Posted by Andrew Davies - 23 April, 2014 - 15:39 - Comments

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales.
Posted by Junichi Sato - 18 April, 2014 - 22:13 - Comments
Caroline Lucas winning her seat in Parliament

Democracy in direct action

Here is the news. Caroline Lucas has been acquitted of all charges relating to participating in a peaceful protest against fracking in Balcombe. I am happy.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 18 April, 2014 - 20:44 - Comments

The cure for syphilis is… ...malaria

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were – Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 16 April, 2014 - 13:13 - Comments

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