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Don't want your home fracked? This man thinks you're just being selfish

Posted by Lawrence Carter - 19 February 2014 at 11:21am - Comments
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Over the course of the last week the boss of fracking company Celtique Energie, Geoff Davies, has undergone a prolonged and very public meltdown. He has attacked locals who don’t want him to frack in their area, praised the rolling hills and woods of Sussex as perfect for hiding his fracking sites and confessed that his company has never even attempted to frack a gas or oil well before. 

Forget the oceans - here's ten reasons to make forests your Valentine

Posted by Richardg - 14 February 2014 at 5:21pm - Comments
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Have you read my colleague Willie's blog, inviting you to fall in love with fishes? Well I have - and as a forest campaigner, I'm not swayed by aquatic amore. This Valentine's day, forget coral sex - here are some land-based lotharios looking for your love.

Crazy weather and crazy politicians

Posted by Alex Harris - 14 February 2014 at 1:05pm - Comments
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Australian bush fires, NSW 2013

Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger.

That was the first time I had seen my new home, Sydney, for over two months. I couldn’t smell or feel the burning heat from the fires but I witnessed the fires and their destructive paths on the TV, the TV inside my Russian prison cell.

Top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean

Posted by Willie - 14 February 2014 at 11:02am - Comments
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It’s Valentine’s Day. To offer you a sugar-free, non-commercialised way of celebrating here are our top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean.

3 reasons why David Cameron must get rid of Owen Paterson

Posted by jossg - 11 February 2014 at 1:17pm - Comments
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David Cameron went from promising the “greenest government ever” to appointing a climate change denier, Owen Paterson, as environment secretary. With swathes of our country submerged under water after the most extreme flooding this country has had since at least 1766, enough is enough. Here are three reasons why David Cameron must get rid of him – and put somebody in charge who believes in taking an evidence-led approach.

1) Experts said we should increase flood budgets – but ministers cut them instead

Rain pain blame game: our top 5 scapegoats

Posted by Graham Thompson - 10 February 2014 at 3:29pm - Comments
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in ur base movin ur goalposts

Britain currently has the rare pleasure of weather really worth talking about, and the enticing possibility of blaming someone for it. It’s a wonder anyone’s talking about anything else.

Of course, in reality the floods were caused by the highest level of sustained rainfall for centuries, probably caused by spiralling global carbon emissions, according to the Met Office and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. But that would kind of make us all partly responsible, and no-one wants to scapegoat themselves, so let’s review our options for who we can pin the flooding on.

My friends are being sued for standing up to loggers. Will you stand with them?

Posted by Richardg - 6 February 2014 at 3:06pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal forests.

Shane Moffatt and Richard Brooks exposed the destructive logging practices of Resolute Forest Products. So Resolute sued them for $7 million. But Shane and Richard are fighting back - and they need our help.

Is Obama prepared to stand up for the Arctic?

Posted by Alex Harris - 3 February 2014 at 5:04pm - Comments
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Things are looking up for the Arctic. 

Only last week, Shell announced it has cancelled its plans to drill in Alaska this year. This came just days after a US court ruled that the leases granted to Shell to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off the Alaskan coast were invalid and had been granted unlawfully. Shell has now wasted over $6 billion trying to drill for oil in the Gulf of Alaska with no real results and investors are going to be wondering whether the Arctic oil dream is one worth chasing.

Blockers to the left of them, blockers to the right of them...

Posted by petespeller - 3 February 2014 at 1:16pm - Comments
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David Cameron has been pulling out all the stops to make sure fracking goes ahead in the UK. Tax breaks, bribes, compulsory purchases, you name it, he’s trying it. But there’s one thing that neither he nor the fracking companies expected, the check-mate move that could keep Britain frack-free.

Soya traders choose Amazon protection over greed - for now

Posted by Richardg - 31 January 2014 at 7:37pm - Comments
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A Blue-and-Gold Macaw in Brazil

Soya traders, companies, NGOs and the Brazilian government met today to debate the future of the soya moratorium - a seven-year-old scheme that stops the soya industry from carving up the Amazon. We managed to buy another year - but that's just twelve short months to find a permanent solution.

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