Green Issues

Jonathon Porritt: We Talk Green, but We Buy Brown

Green Futures | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Green Futures

So where does the consumer fit in when it comes to analysing the potential for change? For a start, we've pretty much given up on our politicians doing anything substantial about today's converging sustainability crises. It seems they'll only act when they're 'given permission' to act by others: by the private sector, for instance, or, occasionally, by voters.

Nations Are Tackling Climate Change 'Much More Than People Realise'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Developed nations are doing more to tackle climate change than many people realise, according to a new report. Almost all of the 33 developed and ...

Cynical Silo Thinking Is Not Policy for the Green Challenges Ahead

Hilary Burrage | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hilary Burrage

The we-of-the-future will look back uncomprehendingly on the self-serving we-of-the-present and ask despairingly how it came to pass that our leaders were not challenged mightily by us, the electorate, about their failure to address the most pressing issues of our time.

Did A Drop In Rain Finish Off Maya Civilisation?

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK

Only a modest drop in rainfall led to the collapse of the classic Maya civilisation more than 1,100 years ago, a new study has found. The demise of...

Giving Up The Earth

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK

Leaders of churches in Britain including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the head of Scotland's Roman Catholics have made a Lenten call for repentanc...

Giving Up The Earth

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK

Leaders of churches in Britain including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the head of Scotland's Roman Catholics have made a Lenten call for repentanc...

What Does Huhne's Resignation Mean For Government?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Chris Huhne's resignation doesn't change the arithmetic of the Cabinet in terms of Lib Dem bums on seats. Yet green campaigners are already concerned...

A Sober Look at Durban's Climate Deal

Simon Retallack | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Simon Retallack

Has the progress seen at Durban changed that? Immediate reaction to the outcome of the negotiations was decidedly mixed. A month on, with the spin having died down, what does a sober look at the facts tell us about what actually happened in Durban and what the implications might be?

These Are Expensive And Useless, Claims Think-Tank Civitas

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's investment in wind farms has been branded a "folly" in a report on their ability to reduce the UK's carbon emissions, which concludes that w...

Watch Out, Caroline Spelman's About...

pa | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is to announce further plans to tackle bovine TB in badgers. In July the Government revealed controversial p...

Pupils Go Green

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of pupils will take part in the UK's biggest school trip this week to learn about green issues. Around 7,000 youngsters are due to visit ...

Huhne Brands Renewable Energy Doubters 'Curmudgeons And Faultfinders'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will attack those who doubt the future of renewable energy later, branding them "curmudgeons and faultfinders", while def...

Diesel Fumes May Be Behind Global Collapse Of Honey Bee Colonies

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated. Researchers from the U...

Diesel Fumes May Be Behind Global Collapse Of Honey Bee Colonies

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated. Researchers from the U...

What Burped CO2 and Wasn't Ocean or Neanderthal?

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

Three US scientists say they now need a creative mind with a nice new hypothesis to better explain where ago such amounts of CO2 came from thousands of years - because the old one that climatologists have worked with just proved not to have been clever enough.

Marmite Leftovers To Be Turned Into Fuel

Olivia Williams | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it could end the debate about loving or hating Marmite. Makers of the gloopy spread are planning a green r...

Chris Huhne Vows To Crack Down On High Energy Prices

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Chris Huhne has vowed to get consumers "the best possible deal" after a wave of price rises from the big six energy companies. In an upbeat keynote...

Students Want Lessons On Saving The Planet

PA | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Children are so concerned about the environment they would rather learn about it than traditional subjects such as science and hi...

'Hey, Leonardo, what about Peru?'

David Hill | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK
David Hill

The Observer recently reported that Leonardo DiCaprio, Desmond Tutu and Mikhail Gorbachev, among others, are backing Ecuador's 'Yasuni-ITT' plan to fo...

"Book Early, Pay Less" - Regional Airports Are Bad For The Community

Tamsin Omond | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics
Tamsin Omond

An airport on your doorstep damages health, diminishes house-price and impairs children's education, yet inceasingly local communities are accepting airport expansions in their back yard.

British Gas Hit With £2.5m Fine Over Customer Complaints

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

British Gas have been hit with a landmark £2.5m fine over its policy on customer complaints by Ofgem. After a year-long investigation, the energy ...

Green Taxes 'Should Reduce Fares'

Press Association | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The Treasury should ring-fence money from fuel duty to cut rising public transport fares in a bid to rebuild trust in green taxes,...

Caroline Lucas: The Green Movement Has Failed A Little Bit

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

Shortly after making history, Caroline Lucas gave a speech on Glastonbury’s pyramid stage, called for drugs to be decriminalised and won the Spectat...