Wilmar has a history of deforestation, but it says those days are now behind it
If there's ever a time for bad puns, it's when the world's largest palm oil trader promises to protect forests. Wilmar International, responsible for almost half of the world's palm oil, will no longer sell oil from companies that are destroying the rainforest.
Over 2.5 million emails have been sent to Russian embassies around the world
received a reply from the Russian embassy in London in response to the
thousands of emails sent in support of the Arctic 30. It's a shame they didn't
respond to everyone personally, but any response is always welcome.
It's a short
letter from press secretary Artem Kozhin and a much longer Q&A-style
document which sets out the Russian government's position, but naturally it's
not one that I, or anyone else here, agrees with.
Here are the
main claims and allegations, and details on why they're unfounded.
What a month for the Big 6! Whether cuts to energy efficiency measures, a
green light for unabated coal burning, fracking tax breaks that lock in the
UK’s reliance on gas, or the multi-billion pound
windfall due to companies like EDF and Centrica from an unchanged carbon floor
price, the energy giants have won another round at the expense of ordinary
In my family I am known as the one who always sends emails about
campaigns and petitions. I suppose I am a campaigner so that is not a
newsflash! Luckily my loved ones are very obliging and lovely and do sign up to
almost everything I send them. However I know in my heart of hearts that really
my aunts and uncles would love a little more often to receive a personal
message from me, with an update on how I am and what I am up to, rather than a
petition to sign.
University of Aberdeen research is being used to justify Iceland's whaling programme.
always get a lot of breaks, it’s constantly twisted and misrepresented in the
media, and sometimes the best intentions end up being used in ways the
scientists themselves would never want them to be or condone. Who’d have thought,
for example, that UK universities could be used to defend commercial whaling?
Yet, that's exactlly what's happening right now.
Please write to West Sussex County Council and tell them to refuse permission for Celtique to explore for oil and gas in Wisborough Green. If hundreds of us raise our objections, the council will have to consider them - we hope they will see sense and turn down the application.