Environmentalism

A Hajj Greener Than Glastonbury

Shehroze Khan | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Shehroze Khan

It is about time that the Saudi government takes a stronger stand towards externalizing the inner spirituality of the Hajj by making it a journey of environmental care, contemplation and benefit.

Changing the Climate and the Future of Green Politics: Part I/3

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The impossible is happening. The People's Climate March was a global day of action of historic proportions. Over 30,000 people took to the streets in London. New York City hosted the biggest march climate march ever, with religious and labour leaders coming together with scientists, environmentalists and 400,000 Americans. People protested in 166 countries demanding system change...

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.

The Future of Human/Animal Relations

Daniel Crockett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I wish to narrow the focus, to explore our relationship with animals. I propose a different future: a hypothetical outlook at odds with current reality and direction. So, let us fast forward fifty years.

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Daniel Crockett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.

By 'Feminism', Do You Mean 'Egalitarianism'?

William Martin | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Martin

The feminist debate has been written in so many ways, in so many forms, that it is impossible to fathom. But for all the white, Western, masculine tendons that press this article to life, I would classify myself as a 'feminist'.

Environmentalist George Monbiot Challenges Owen Paterson To A Duel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Guardian columnist George Monbiot has challenged the former environment secretary Owen Paterson to a duel. Sort of. Paterson was sacked as environm...

US Climate Change Deniers Targeted By Billionaire Environmental Activist

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- For such a scientific country, America has an absurd amount of climate change deniers. How many? Around 23 per cent of the population, acc...

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Go Vegan

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Earth Day has to be about more than just turning off lights. We need to reflect seriously on the impact that our individual choices are having on the planet and its inhabitants and start to make better ones.

Fracking: As Knowledge Has Spread Opposition Has Grown

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've learnt a lot since the prospect of fracking for shale gas first reared its head in the UK. One thing hasn't changed though - fracking remains incompatible with building the kind of green energy future we need to avert the very worst climate change.

Will We Ever Win the Battle Against Climate Change When Fighting It Sounds So Boring? The Story of Climate Gentleman

Matthew Phillips | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Matthew Phillips

I am bored to tears with how climate change is being portrayed in the media. We - the public - are routinely subjected to commentary that is abstract, dull and, all too frequently, delivered by sandaled individuals who it would be unthinkable for me to introduce to my parents.

History in the Making - Controversial Animal Rights Campaigner Gary Yourofsky to Speak at the Israeli Knesset

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

The politicians have have agreed to meet Yourofsky's demands and history will be made on December the 11th when for thirty minutes, the controversial campaigner will speak to more than 100 Knesset members. He will show his famous slaughterhouse video and the words Holocaust, massacre and murder will be used.

Greenest Government Ever? Now That's What I Call Crap

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

One dictionary defines "crap" as vulgar slang for "something of extremely poor quality". That's a fair description for this government's pledge to be "the greenest government ever" - and of its energy policy, or rather failure to match the urgent need to have an energy policy.

British Arctic 30 Greenpeace Activists Released On Bail...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Arctic 30 has dwindled to the Arctic 14 today, as Russian judges granted bail to more of the Greenpeace activists jailed in St. Petersburg - inclu...

'This Case Is Now A Circus'

PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Greenpeace has described the arrest of activists for protesting against drilling in the Arctic as a "circus" after a court ruling extended the detenti...

LOOK: #Arctic30 Greenpeace Protests Held At Shell Petrol Stations Across The UK

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Greenpeace protesters have gathered at petrol stations across the country to plead for the release of 28 activists and two journalists from a prison i...

Eight Sneezes Equals One Big What?

Xavier Toby | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I've been getting a bit of hay fever with the change of seasons, and I hate it. Pretty sure the doctors have the name wrong as well. Like when was the last time you saw a bit of hay? With a fever?

'Common Sense Must Prevail'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A "silent call" for Russia to release a detained British journalist who was imprisoned for covering a Greenpeace protest has been launched in London t...

Taxing Plastic Bags Is a Step in the Right Direction

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

Just because you can't see those plastic bags hiding in the cupboard under the sink, in a bin or buried in a landfill, it doesn't mean the problem has gone away. No matter how developed your economy and society, plastic is a real cause of concern.

'An Assault On The Very Principle Of Peaceful Protest'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A Briton has been charged with piracy by Russian investigators after taking part in a protest against Arctic oil drilling. Freelance videographer K...

'A FARCE'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

The parents of a British journalist held in Russia for suspected piracy following a Greenpeace protest have today issued an emotional appeal for the s...

'Greenpeace Activists Rounded Up And Held At Gunpoint By Russian Coast Guard'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

The Russian Coast Guard has reportedly boarded a Greenpeace ship and arrested the 25 activists on board, including six UK nationals, following a prote...

Forget Trees - Planting Celebrities Will Save the World

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Ben Acheson

Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.

I Might Be Pro-Sustainability, But If You Ever Call Me 'Green' I Will Chop You In Half

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I was recently in Caffé Nero - don't ask - with a group of environmentally-conscious friends when someone asked, "would you consider yourself a 'Green'?" Everyone raised their hands in agreement, but I could only look on, disgusted, before blurting out, "I am definitely NOT a 'Green'!" Not since watching George Michael's sorry performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony have I experienced such an acute sense of revulsion.

Vivienne Westwood Joins Anti-Fracking Protest

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood spoke out against hydraulic fracturing as she joined anti-fracking protesters at their camp in Balcombe. Sh...