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An Independent Scotland Would Be a Setback for Tackling Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland has been cited as the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy, to harvest that potential to the full, Scotland will need to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Furthermore whether independent or not, the Scottish economy must transition itself further away from fossil fuels rather than developing closer bonds with a dirty energy system. I urge the Scots to vote no to Independence on Thursday.

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Daniel Crockett | Posted 22.08.2014 | 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.

Australia Has Really Cocked Things Up Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, taking a global step backwards over climate policy. Prime Ministe...

This 'Climate Criminal' Wants The UK's Help To Thwart Global Emission Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

The Australian Prime Minister, who once famously said that climate change is "absolute crap," has invited the UK to join an alliance of "like-minded" ...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Why I Skip

Cameron Kaye | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cameron Kaye

As an environmental campaigner I try to live as sustainably as possible and put my beliefs into practice. Skipping for food is, for me, an integral part of being both true to my beliefs and leading a truly sustainable life...

Three Crucial Things to Know About the New IPCC Climate Change Report

Libby Blanchard | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Libby Blanchard

The latest intergovernmental report on climate change states that "human influence on the climate system is clear." Here's how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change arrived at its conclusions.

Prince Charles Says Climate Change Deniers Are 'Headless Chickens'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

The Prince of Wales has branded climate change deniers the "headless chicken brigade." During an awards ceremony recognising a leading young green...

The Road to Electric Vehicle Adoption: What's Holding Brits Back?

Brian Smithers | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Smithers

2013 proved to be a year of heated debate, education and awareness for the UK green energy sector and at the top of many agendas was the electric vehicle (EV) market.

'A DISGRACE': Great Barrier Reef Dredge Dumping Plan Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World is now under threat, experts have warned, after Australian authorities approved a project to dump dredge...

Casino Banking Is Incompatible With a Democratic Society

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I believe that what the financial crisis has demonstrated most importantly is that unless we have the operation of finance under democratic control we cannot truly claim to live in a democracy: the objective of Green Party policy outlined in our new report Stepping Outside the Casino is to achieve this democratic control.

Fracking Announcement Is a Sign of Desperation and an Indication of its Undesirability

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The government is desperate to promote what's clearly a wrong policy direction - which does provoke a question... why? There's an almost religious fervour opposed to renewable energy, particularly wind farms, in elements of our Parliament - what you might call the Ukip-tendency of the Tory Party, that Mr Cameron is determined to placate.

UK Energy Woes and Efficiency Solutions

Tobias Parker | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Tobias Parker

After discovering that 90 per cent of Brits are concerned about increasing energy prices, it seems the perfect time to highlight the benefits of the energy efficiency schemes that are available to us, something which seems to have been gravely over looked in the past few weeks...

Living Wage Week: Decent Pay Needs to Be a Given, and That Means a Compulsory Living Wage

Natalie Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What's been missing in the public debate, and deserves particularly focus in this, Living Wage Week, is the failures of distribution of the wealth of our society that has seen millions left without the means of basic survival; that half a million people are, today, in the sixth-richest country in the world, dependent on food banks, should be considered a driver for major, immediate, change.

One Design Theatre: The Car-Powered Aquaponics Farm

Paul Drury | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

The aquaponics ecosystem is powered by Hyundai Motor's zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell farm and was unveiled in front of The Design Museum in London. It was built by leading sustainable design company Something & Son.

'Whatever Climate We Were Used To Will Be A Thing Of The Past'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Scientists have shockingly warned that within our generation "whatever climate we were used to will be a thing of the past." Ecosystems and economies ...

'Britain Shouldn't Be In Front Of Climate Change Fight'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Britain should not be 'in front' of the world in tackling climate change, George Osborne has said. On the eve of the Conservative Party conference,...

'Britain Shouldn't Be In Front Of Climate Change Fight'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Britain should not be 'in front' of the world in tackling climate change, George Osborne has said. On the eve of the Conservative Party conference,...

Climate Change: The World's Most Beautiful Places Under Threat (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

Fancy going diving in the crystal clear waters of the great Barrier Reef? Or traversing the snowy climes Mount Kilimanjaro? Then you better move quick...

Are Humans At Fault For Climate Change?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

A major international report on climate science will be published today, with scientists more certain than ever that humans are causing global warming...

Charlotte Meredith

Profit Or Preservation?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK

It is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and regarded as a global treasure, but experts have warned Australia's already fragile Gr...

Tony Abbot Abolishes Australia's Climate Commission

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

Tony Abbott, who once famously said that climate change is "crap," has abolished Australia's Climate Commission. The Australian prime minister has ...

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.