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The cure for syphilis is… ...malaria

Posted by Graham Thompson - 16 April 2014 at 1:13pm - Comments
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Do NOT google image search for 'syphilis'

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were –

Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts

Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power

So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.

Transforming Europe’s fishing policy – the end and the beginning

Posted by Willie - 16 April 2014 at 10:27am - Comments
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Every ten years the European Union’s set of laws on fishing, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), gets an overhaul. Today sees that process get its final approval and rubber-stamping from Members of the European Parliament, as they formally approve the last piece of legislation. So it’s a good time to pause and take stock on what CFP reform means, and why this time round has been a game-changer.

Ten dolphin facts for National Dolphin Day

Posted by Willie - 14 April 2014 at 3:04pm - Comments
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So, today is National Dolphin Day. Of course dolphins seem happy every day – but here are ten special things you might not know about the ocean's biggest grinners:

Over by Christmas?

Posted by Graham Thompson - 11 April 2014 at 1:03pm - Comments

The very civil war in the Spectator continues.

The sudden about-face at the Spectator has left a few of their staff a bit dizzy and unsure about which direction they should be pointing in.

Breaking: Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Posted by Ariana Densham - 10 April 2014 at 1:27pm - Comments
Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean
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Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean

I’m so happy to announce that after we released our 2014 tuna league table, and after all your emails, tweets and calls to Tesco over the last few weeks – we have a fantastic victory. The manufacturer of Oriental & Pacific tuna has agreed to our demands. This means that fewer sharks, turtles and rays will be killed as a result of the method used to fish this tuna.

No-One Ever Said... The Spectator does a reverse ferret

Posted by Graham Thompson - 4 April 2014 at 3:24pm - Comments

The Spectator has had a go at adapting to the changing media climate by switching to the deniers new ‘adaptation’ meme. Will anyone notice the pivot? The evidence has been carefully hidden away on the covers of their previous editions.

Brazil’s biggest slaughterhouses are cleaning up their meat supply. Others must follow suit.

Posted by Richardg - 2 April 2014 at 12:34pm - Comments
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Cattle ranching in the Amazon

Yesterday the three largest slaughterhouses in Brazil – JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – published an update on their progress to ensure that the meat they produce isn’t threatening the Amazon. It is another important milestone towards ending deforestation.

Adapt and/or die!

Posted by Graham Thompson - 1 April 2014 at 3:12pm - Comments
Abandoned dinosaur museum
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Transferrable skills allow you to adapt to a changing job market

The Telegraph and the Mail have both told MPs that they think climate change is man-made.

If this is an April Fool’s joke, I’m not amused, but assuming it’s real, job done, that’s the end of mainstream media denial.

Six responses to your pension fund about their investment in Shell

Posted by Charlie Kronick - 1 April 2014 at 12:27pm - Comments
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Shell is treading on thin ice. It has already spent over $5 billion on its Arctic drilling venture, but the company has yet to produce a single drop of Arctic oil. No doubt its shareholders and investors are starting to get nervous.

BREAKING: Japan’s ‘research whaling’ ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Posted by Tom G - 31 March 2014 at 11:29am - Comments
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Yes, you can jump for joy!

Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court!