Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit are madness
I don't find myself agreeing with Jeremy Clarkson (well, Clarkson 2002) very often but transport minister Phillip Hammond really did get it wrong last night when he announced his intention to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph.
Volkswagen is lobbying against car efficiency laws in Europe
Back in 2007 when the
European Commission was trying to agree a law that would force car makers to
produce less-polluting cars, I saw first hand how car manufacturers tried every
trick in the book to stop it being passed.
Yesterday brought the news that yet another Cairn well off Greenland - the sixth so far - has come up dry. The Delta-1 well will be plugged and abandoned and Cairn now has to pin its hopes for this year's drilling season on two remaining wells.
Tom Wang, Communications Director of Greenpeace East Asia
My name is Tom Wang. Tom is my English name. I gave it to myself when
I was learning English from my British teacher. She couldn't pronounce
my Chinese name, Xiaojun. Xiaojun means "a soldier born at
Setting sun shines through nuclear protest flag with radioactive symbol
At the Labour Party Conference yesterday, EDF let slip they are gearing up their lobbying machine to ensure that a new £1bn nuclear 'subsidy-on-the-sly' adds to their profits, rather than going to help those struggling to pay their electricity bills.
I will never forget Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian mining town on Svalbard that I visited last year. Walking over green grass unheard of in the Arctic and passing by building complexes that could be the homes of hundreds of people. The feeling that those who lived there had just gone out on a day-trip and would be coming back soon.
Posted by Tamara Stark -
26 September 2011 at 2:51pm -
As you’ve heard, we’re now seeing a growing wave of clothing
companies committing to eliminate toxic chemicals from their production
processes. Four major clothing brands have recently come onboard and we’re
certain that more companies – and perhaps other industries – will soon stop
using hazardous chemicals that currently contaminate the world’s waterways and
Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs on the first day of the "tiger tour" in Indonesia.
The Sumatran tiger is a graceful and prestigious animal. It’s the
‘King of the Jungle’, a symbol of the richness of the forest, and an
inspiration in Indonesian culture. To survive in its forest home the
tiger has to run fast and have sharp eyes. But now, the Sumatran tiger’s
survival is threatened because that forest is being destroyed.