Posted by darren -
2 August 2006 at 11:13am -
Intensive trawling during the winter and spring months coincides with relatively high levels of cetacean strandings
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and Greenpeace have released the results from the 2004-2005 winter surveys of cetaceans and pelagic (mid-water) trawls in the western approaches of the English Channel.
Posted by admin -
2 August 2006 at 8:00am -
John Sauven, campaign special projects director for Greenpeace UK, explains how Greenpeace worked with McDonald's to change the food industry's attitude towards Amazon soya.
"Huge chickens invaded fast food stores in London and started to ask customers if they knew they were eating soya from deforested areas of the Amazon. That was in April. The chickens were noisy Greenpeace activists... It took McDonald's only six hours between the first 'homo chickenacius' invasion of its restaurants and the phone call to Greenpeace to discuss the issue. Why? Because fast-food consumers started to be choked with McNuggets and McChickens. Ethical consumption's appeal is increasing."
OK, I've finished my yoga session, there's a whale pod on my I-pod and the valium's kicking in nicely. I think I may be ready to have another look at the Motor Show Survival Guide's take on 'Going Green'.
Posted by graham -
28 July 2006 at 8:00am -
Today I picked up a free copy of the British International Motor Show Survival Guide. How to survive the motor show. Many of you may be thinking this is typical macho petrolhead bullshit, but the motor show is a pretty hostile environment. It's extraordinarily hot, for a start, and it's not exactly a vegetarian's paradise.
Firstly, I'd like to respond to some of my critics. I really wanted to respond to John, who posted a comment on Day Two claiming that 'the total amount of contibution of greehouse gas emisions for the entire transport sector is about 2%', but some chap called Vincent got there before me.
After a sustained period of whinging, it's time to have a look at some of the good things on display at the motor show. Whilst most car journeys really ought to be by foot, cycle or public transport, there will be a place for private motor vehicles for quite a while yet, and if you look hard enough, the show has some useful ideas for how we can keep driving in a non-Kamikaze fashion.
Posted by admin -
25 July 2006 at 8:00am -
In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.