Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 August 2016 at 9:00am
Every year on the 19th August
the orangutan gets its own special day. One of the renowned victims of the palm oil
industry the orangutans are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest. The population of the Sumatran orangutan in the wild is thought to have fallen
by more than 50% from 1992-2000, due to the degradation of their habitat.
The orangutans, who for the first few years hold tight to their mother's body as she moves through the forest canopy, can live up to 45 years in the wild.
Hinkley Point is set to be the first new nuclear power station in years, and the most expensive object on earth. The nuclear industry and the government claim Hinkley is a good option if we want to "keep the lights on" - but is it really the golden goose they claim it to be?
Here we expose five popular myths about the nuclear plant.
Posted by India Thorogood — 10 August 2016 at 11:54pm
Two Munduruku Indigenous People, 15 mischievious 'monkeys' and a few Greenpeace activists - this morning we’re bringing the Amazon to Siemens’ grey campus in Surrey. The Munduruku have travelled thousands of miles to demand a meeting with Siemens bosses about Amazon dams, after months of ambivalence to warnings from across the world.
IOI concessions were severely burnt during the 2015 forest fires
palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for
violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests and
peatlands, has had those certificates reinstated. This shocking decision by the
industry's own sustainability group to lift the suspension sends a message that
it's OK for palm oil companies to continue trashing forests in pursuit of
David Cameron may be gone but he still has a legacy - the Conservative Manifesto. It might not sound the most fun, but the pledges that the Conservatives made in the 2015 General Election still govern and guide their policies today, even with Theresa May now in charge.
Here are 5 key pledges the Government made in 2015 that they must remember and deliver on now:
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 August 2016 at 12:31pm
Whether you celebrate World Honey Bee Day by rustling up your favourite honey-orange quinoa or watching Hitchcock’s ‘The Bees’, spare a thought for these tiny workers today. The awareness day was initially organised by beekeepers in the USA
to highlight bees' involvement in sustainable farming and food production. Many crops are pollinated by bees and we have them to thank for apples, pumpkins