Environmentalism

Fracking: As Knowledge Has Spread Opposition Has Grown

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | 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...

Why Lab-Grown Meat Is the Future of Food

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Ingrid Newkirk

On 5 August, a select group of scientists, members of the media and gastronomes will be invited to try their first taste of in vitro meat at a ceremony in London... It may surprise readers to learn that, among the funders of in vitro meat development in various countries - although not of this particular project - is Peta.

Top Tips for Making 2013's Holiday an Eco-Friendly One!

Douglas Stewart | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Douglas Stewart

It may not be the most glamorous of subjects, but making green choices this holiday season is high on the agenda for many of us and certainly makes that first piña colada even more enjoyable. With that in mind, I've gathered some eco-insight and tips to make 2013's trip the most sustainable yet!

Global Warming - From Science to Agitprop

Rupert Darwall | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech
Rupert Darwall

The provisional findings of climate science cannot explain how global warming, which was little more than a scientific curiosity for much of the 20th century, became a political phenomenon that defines our age.

Global Warming - From Science to Agitprop

Rupert Darwall | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Tech
Rupert Darwall

The provisional findings of climate science cannot explain how global warming, which was little more than a scientific curiosity for much of the 20th century, became a political phenomenon that defines our age.

Australia's Barrier Reef Endangered in Shale Oil Debate

Frontier | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Frontier

Some believe that the economic benefits and creation of jobs and income for the state will outweigh the problems the increase in shale oil activities will cause towards the reef, whereas others are adamant that it would be "environmental vandalism"

Introducing 'Global Sustainability'

HRH The Prince of Wales | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK
HRH The Prince of Wales

I have long been deeply concerned about the effect our modern, highly industrialised approach is having on nature's capacity to sustain life on Earth. There is a growing set of alarming problems which, if not addressed with real urgency, will severely affect nature's capacity to keep her life support systems running and thus guarantee the well-being of billions of people around the world.

Understanding Environmental Behaviour in the 'Black Box' of the Household

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

With all the investment in behaviour change campaigns and infrastructure, why is there still material that can be recycled going into the bin in our homes? Only half of all plastic bottles are currently sent for recycling, revealing a significant gap between the strong environmental values people profess and their behaviour.

Prince Harry 'Worries About Visual Impact' Of Windfarms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has voiced concerns about the visual impact of windfarms during his tour of America. His comments came as he attended a reception in D...

Environmental Education Is Not a Choice - It Is an Explicit Priority

Emily Buchanan | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Buchanan

Michael Gove needs to understand that environmental education is not a choice - it is an explicit priority. And whilst you can give teachers the chance to develop their own educational structure based on broad "purposes of study," certain topics must be compulsory.