If there was a Guiness Book of Records for the most absurd rulings ever issued, the UK advertising watchdog's decision to ban a Greenpeace anti-fracking ad would surely be given pride of place in the 2015 edition.
Next year, the International Union of Geological Sciences will report on the outcome of one of the biggest scientific debates of our time: whether the Earth has entered a new geological epoch. For the last 10,000 years – a period that has seen the birth and flourishing of human civilisation – we have been living through the Holocene epoch. But there is an emerging consensus that this epoch may now be over, superseded by a new age: the Anthropocene. The age of humans.
Elon Musk, South African/Canadian/American/British entrepreneur extraordinaire, founder of PayPal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and SpaceX, shows exactly how capitalism can get on board with stopping climate change. The man isn’t just a wealth creator, he’s a world changer, and he’s not exactly losing money doing it. Apart from on Hyperloop, maybe, but give it time.
We’re into the final fortnight of the
General Election campaign and the parties are fighting day and night for your
votes. With all the manifestos now launched we’re starting to get a clear idea
of just what the parties stand for.
It’d be difficult to argue that the environment has been a key concern during
this campaign but these manifestos contain some interesting stuff on green
issues. We’ve pulled out some of the best and something worst offerings from
the main 7 political parties. In alphabetical order:
Yesterday the UK High Court gave the green light for a full judicial review into whether the UK fishing quota allocation system is unlawful under new European law.
The government has given out fishing quota in largely the same way since the mid-90s. About 95% of the fishing quota is awarded to the larger end of the fleet, most notably domestic and foreign controlled industrial fishing businesses – such as the vessel Cornelis Vrolijk - which we previously exposed. It's symbolic of just how broken the system is.
Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.
Every year, Earth Day is celebrated all over the planet on April 22nd. To mark the occasion we would like to share some positive photos with you. Our images from around the world illustrate people's efforts to live sustainably, take part in rallies, promote renewable energy and give a glimpse of the biodiversity we need to protect.
Here’s a prediction: the next UK government will do great
things for global marine protection.
At this stage in a general election campaign it’s sometimes
hard to find something that politicians wearing differently coloured rosettes
can agree on, but with an unprecedented bunch of manifesto commitments, there’s
a growing certainty that the next UK government will be an ocean champion.