When you put the kettle
on for your morning coffee, spare a minute to think about World Water
Day. Water is essential to life, yet nearly 750 million people are without access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation.
In 2009, George Osborne told us that if he became Chancellor "the treasury will become a green ally, not a foe." There appears to have been some confusion about what is expected of a 'green ally', so, to clarify things, here's what he should have done.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a ‘chemtrail’ as – A visible trail left in the sky by an aircraft and believed by some to consist of chemical or biological agents released as part of a covert operation, rather than the condensed water of a vapour trail.
Wikipedia says – According to the chemtrail conspiracy theory, long-lasting trails left in the sky by high-flying aircraft are chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed for sinister purposes undisclosed to the general public.
Owen Paterson MP, former
Environment Secretary, climate sceptic and committed scourge of the ‘Green
Blob’, is in South Africa promoting GM crops. Greenpeace has seen a press
release issued on his behalf by a GM lobbyist, in which the following passage
He castigated the fearmongering activities of Greenpeace, the anti-GMO
activists… "Do Greenpeace supporters understand that they are truly
wicked? It is eco-terrorism. It is witchcraft,” he emphasised.
Some cities in China are notorious for poor air quality
New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China (notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.
In 2008 a coalition formed to oppose plans to expand Kingsnorth coal plant. Many of the same organisations that supported these protests have written to David Cameron again this week.
A couple of weeks ago David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband signed an agreement to work together to tackle climate change. This announcement included an unprecedented pledge to phase out the UK's unabated coal power stations – our number one source of carbon pollution.
A young polar bear cub becomes fascinated with a 'reference sphere' used by an architect who was collaborating with scientists studying Arctic sea ice.
A very special day is almost upon us! Polar Bear Day on 27
February celebrates the world's largest bear, raising awareness about issues
like climate change and oil exploration which threaten the existence of this
Adelie penguins eat so much krill it can turn their poo pink. They'd probably like us not to eat any.
Scientific research and
conservation need more cash. That’s sadly usually true. It’s especially the case in the Antarctic where research is
expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening
But although new streams
of funding should welcomed for Antarctic research, it’s also important to
question where that funding comes from. After all, there’s just a sliver of a
chance that some seemingly good PR is actually a mind-bogglingly cynical act of