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Paypal founder launches futuristic battery, proves he's real life Iron Man

Posted by G.Thompson — 1 May 2015 at 3:17pm - Comments
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The car in front...

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.

How we made fish the ‘must-have’ prop of the election campaign

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 30 April 2015 at 11:26am - Comments
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Jules, the Skipper of Rising Tide

There’s something fishy going on.

“Don’t mention Arctic oil”: How Shell’s latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 29 April 2015 at 12:30pm - Comments

Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why.

The famous Viscount Monckton went to Rome to see the Pope...

Posted by Graham Thompson — 28 April 2015 at 12:23pm - Comments
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Just one more delegation today, Holy Father.

A crack unit of climate deniers, including the great James Delingpole (remember him?) and the possibly even greater Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has been sent to accompany Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, to the Vatican.

The best and worst bits: Greenpeace analysis of party manifestos

Posted by Daniel Jones — 24 April 2015 at 3:36pm - Comments
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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:

Greenpeace wins permission to take UK government to court over fish quotas

Posted by Ariana Densham — 24 April 2015 at 3:25pm - Comments
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Fishermen outside the High Court in 2013

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.

In pictures: The planet's future in our hands, go green on Earth Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2015 at 9:29am - Comments
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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.

The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Posted by Willie — 20 April 2015 at 10:23am - Comments
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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.

From Sussex to Spain, crossing borders to fight fracking

Posted by anonymous — 16 April 2015 at 4:30pm - Comments
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In this guest blog, Kathryn McWhirter from No Fracking in Balcombe Society, explains how communities across Europe are united behind a common cause -- keeping fracking firms at bay.

Previously Unseen Photos - Russian Authorities Seize Greenpeace Ship

Posted by daphne christelis — 15 April 2015 at 4:15pm - Comments
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Frank with hands up as Russian Security Services arrest the crew at gunpoint

The plan was to attach a Greenpeace pod to Gazprom's platform and launch a peaceful protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. However, heavily armed commandos flooded the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and the Arctic Thirty began their ordeal at the hands of Putin's regime.