Forests

Amazon Destruction? Not In My Builder's Yard

John Sauven | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
John Sauven

Deforestation rates peaked in 2004 and fell steadily for almost ten years. But the loggers didn't go away. They just got smarter. Despite the government's interventions, most of the logging in the Brazilian Amazon was still illegal. The loggers learned how to game the systems put in place to keep illegal timber out of the market. They found crooked sawmills to launder their illegal timber, and exporters that didn't care where their products they sold came from... The scale of illegal logging in the Amazon is astounding. In the state of Pará, almost 80% of logging is believed to be illegal.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Cameron Should Be Questioning Battersea's Proposed Biofuel Plant, Not Opening It

Andrew Simms | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Simms

On the face of it, the new Battersea Power Station project he recently kicked off with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak is a more positive proposition. The £8 billion project will see a Malaysian consortium build luxury housing, offices, shops, and potentially a power plant run on biofuels.

Northern Ireland's Secret Adventure Playground

Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It’s an open secret – Northern Ireland’s a top location for adventure activities. There are few other places in Europe where you can find top-cl...

#Fail? Murdoch Accused Of 'Misunderstanding Science'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

From calling phone hacking victims scumbags to taking on scientologists, Rupert Murdoch isn't afraid to use Twitter to voice his controversial opinion...

Matthew Tucker

Sex, Nudity And Violence: Shakespeare As You've Never Seen It Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

Our beloved bard has been undressed and scrutinised from every angle for nearly four hundred years. Stripped bare by readers to reveal the bone...

States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Globally, although the indigenous peoples represent only about 5 per cent of the world's population, they occupy one-fifth of entire earth's territory from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Despite their hold over vast swathes of land, indigenous peoples make up 15 per cent of the world's poor and one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people.

Seeds of Hope

Julian Dobson | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Julian Dobson

At the beginning of this week I got to go to the Royal Horticultural Society's flower show at Hampton Court. For a newbie like me itwas an eye-opener: enough cut-glass accents to make me think I'd stepped into a BBC studio from the 1950s, designer gardens that were more designer than garden, outlets selling Pimms and champagne and any number of exhibitors touting outlandish garden furniture (fire-breathing dragon for your patio, anyone?)

Government: We Won't Sell Off The Forests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

The Government will not sell the public forest estate, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today, after an expert panel recommended it stay in...

Forest Panel Set To Back Publicly Owned Woodlands

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

Experts asked to examine the future of England's woodlands after the Government's failed forest sell-off bid are today set to back publicly-owned fore...

Will Tiny Forests Brighten Our Future?

Douglas Stewart | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Tech
Douglas Stewart

Recently, a team of researchers at the University of California in San Diego released the results of a fascinating study involving the use of nanotechnology to convert solar energy into hydrogen power... The scientists took their inspiration from nature, emulating the efficiency of trees in absorbing and converting sunlight into energy.

The Pleasure of Solitude and Nature

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I had somebody ask me recently in a most astonished voice why I had moved back to Finland after almost 20 years abroad. It made me laugh. That a Finn should ask such a question, how typical! A Spaniard would've asked me how come I managed to survive so long away from Spain, the best country in the world!

Prime Minister Elizabeth II?

Daniel Wood | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

Like most members of the British public I have a strong conviction that with power and influence must come accountability. That is the principle of de...