It's December 29th 1890. The defeated Sioux, decimated by battle, forced marches and woeful poverty on tiny reservations, finally capitulate after the...
"That's all very good, but what about the jobs?" It's an argument that campaigners inevitably come across when debating Trident or arms exports to oppressive regimes. It's not limited to the usual suspects either, it comes from all angles; including the trade unions, the media and politicians from all parties.
Last week, Zac Goldsmith organised a rally on Richmond Greet to protest against Heathrow expansion, the subject that brought him to resign in the first place. Even the presence of the Liberal Democrat contingent could not swell the numbers beyond a few hundred. The candidates must hope that more people vote on Thursday.
We therefore need to look at a far more holistic approach where flood management, climate change, communities and development are looked at as one and inter-linking. This simple development could start to create real change in flood-effected societies and how government prepares areas to flooding.
The ambition is that Brighton's #BrightFriday activities will be the first of a series of community campaigns that will snowball throughout the country in subsequent years creating an antidote to Black Friday's consumerist message.
The choices and investment decisions we make now will determine whether or not a liveable planet is safeguarded for future generations. Tackling climate change and mitigating floods is a chance to show that we can work with nature, harnessing its energies for the good of the planet and its people, rather than hoping we can solve our environmental problems by kicking against it.
It's an old adage - 'actions speak louder than words'. In politics, as in life, the government should be judged on what it actually does, not what its...
"These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties," Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries. "They have flown half-way round the world on...
Direct-to-Consumer models such as meal kits, which enable people to cook without having to visit the supermarket and perpetuate the food waste generated through its model, are not only creating convenient and healthy cooking habits, but also helping to make the food industry sustainable. By changing the way we approach our food shopping we can make big changes to the effect our food industry has on the environment. The changes must come from each and every one of us.
The villain isn't the fossil fuel companies, Leonardo. It's us. It's society. It's each of us that enjoys the benefits of a civilisation fuelled by cheap hydrocarbons. The companies can't change it without failing in their duty to investors. You and I can't change it either - because a few rich people driving Teslas and fitting solar panels are outnumbered by millions who just want power and fuel to escape poverty.
'It's freezing!' everyone seems to be crying in the UK as if we have never seen winter before. I was in need of something, or some things, to get me through these dark days. Why don't we all embrace the season and the Danish art of 'hygge', or cosiness?
Recent political developments have exacerbated this air of futility as we find ourselves at a tipping point in regards to the environment and climate action. However these set-backs mean that unity is more important than ever, and doing our individual part to contribute to the whole is vital.
The facts are irrefutable: a dangerous racist who is openly misogynistic is now president of the most powerful country in the world. What is more, Trump has repeatedly denied climate change and his election creates a gaping uncertainty over how we now take on the greatest single threat we all face. But instead of giving way to fear, now is the time to organise.
It is time the government got a grip. If it is not willing to admit defeat on airport expansion - yet - it is even more imperative that it doubles down on the UK's clean energy transition. Failure to do so would mean not even paying lip service to the already highly dubious claims that we can expand aviation while remaining within our national carbon budgets.
As a society we don't yet seem to recognise the middle ground between being a 'meat-eater' and vegetarian. If you try explaining that you simply eat a 'low meat diet' you end up sounding like a hypocritical vegetarian.
I'm passionate about engagement. However it is a term frequently banded about in the environment sector, and, if it's not done well, it's the environm...