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The Future of London City Airport

Damien Clarkson | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

London City Airport sits in the heart of London's famous Royal Docks. The airport of the Square Mile residing in one of London's poorest communities has always struck me as a tad peculiar.

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The large banks that dominate the financial services sector would be making heavy losses without the implicit subsidies they enjoy as a result of the taxpayer guarantee.

On Jellyfish and Listening to the Futures

Green Futures | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Green Futures

As atmospheric carbon levels reach seemingly implacable heights, the degree to which sustainable solutions must be implemented follows suit. And yet, little headway has been made on this critical issue, at least according to recent forecasts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which released its Fifth Assessment Report earlier this year.

A 7.1 Earthquake Hit Just Off The Coast Of Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit just off the coast of southern Mexico, the US Geological Survey says, with two people reported dead in neighbouring...

The EU's New Recycling Targets: An Opportunity Not to be Wasted

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

The EU set new recycling targets this week, with seventy percent of household waste (and 80% of packaging waste) to be recycled by 2030. The targets also stated that by 2025 there will be a total ban on recyclable material being sent to landfill and from 2030 this ban will extend to all recoverable municipal waste.

Hydro-Electricity! Wind Turbines! Why Not?

Clive Norman | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

In addition to these local effects, natural gas extraction has global environmental consequences, because the methane gas that is accessed through extraction and the carbon dioxide released during methane burning are both greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. New fracking technologies allow for the extraction of more gas, thus contributing more to climate change than previous natural gas extraction."

Climate Change - A Window of Opportunity for the US

Edward Davey | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Davey

Securing a global future for the next generation is my overriding priority, where we can all enhance our economic development and live in a world that is not threatened by manmade global warming or at the very least managed. America is key to this, which is why I am meeting with leaders in the White House and State Department to discuss how we can best turn this momentum into a global climate change agreement in Paris next year.

Sea Shepherd Slam 'Desperate' Whalers As Hunting Season Starts In Japan

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Conservationists have spoken out after gruesome images emerged this week of a dead whale being carved up in front of a group of schoolchildren in Wada...

Greenpeace Left Red-Faced Over Plane Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

A top Greenpeace executive has said he has been left "embarrassed" after it was revealed he commuted 250 miles each way to work by plane. Pascal Hu...

Fun, Green Ways to Celebrate the World Cup

Rob Crumbie | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

The World Cup is upon us and, with it, football mania is here again! Years of discussion, dilly-dallying and endless debate in the sports pages has been replaced with make-or-break decisions and top footballing action featuring some of the most talented players of all time. Not to mention the likes of Pele the Piranha, this tournament's favoured psychic sports pundit!

Environmentalists Welcome UK Deal With China To Build Consensus On Climate Change

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Environmentalists welcomed agreement between the UK and China to work together to build consensus on international action to deal with climate change ...

India Is Going To Plant Two Billion New Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

India's Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to...

Give Your Dad a Greener Gift This Father's Day

Rob Crumbie | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

Is your Dad a fiend for the barbecue? It's the season for it, so why not mix up a jar of 'Dad's Special BBQ Sauce' from store cupboard ingredients and present it to him with a handy basting brush.

Climate Change Is Disturbing The Graves Of Buried Second World War Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

The remains of at least 26 Japanese soldiers from World War II have been washed away on the Marshall Islands due to rising sea levels in the Pacific O...

Climate Change: The Election Elephant in the Room

Jean Lambert | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jean Lambert

A Parliament made up of climate sceptics, those putting national interest above international agreements, and apologists for those industries that have tended to contribute most to greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be one that doesn't see a successful outcome of next year's Paris talks. I'm not sure we'll get another chance. These elections really matter.

The Ukip Affair

Michael Abberton | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

My blog had a monthly average readership of five loyal friends and ex-band members, and the occasional person who found it by mistake. Then Ukip sent the police to my house to stop me tweeting links to Ukip's websites about their policies. Now my blog has had 140,000 unique hits, my Twitter profile has had 228,000 views. The tweet they tried to ban, excluding copies and mentions, has been retweeted approximately 13,600 times...

Food Companies Must Act on Climate Change to Tackle Hunger

Ben Phillips | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Ben Phillips

The food industry is part of the problem, but it can also clearly play an important role in being the solution. The 'Big 10' must as sector leaders act to on the one hand climate-proof their businesses but also climate-proof the future so there is enough food on the table today and tomorrow.

I'm a Politician, Get Me Out of Here

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Here's a thing. The UK will stay in the EU after 22 May - with or without UKIP MEP's. Even if we did leave the EU some day, we would still have to trade on EU terms, and leaving the EU within the next five years would be disastrous for Wales.

Unilever: A Force for Good?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Trewin Restorick

As world governments collectively shrug their shoulders at the latest stark findings of the IPCC it is possible that the leaders in fighting global climate change are now a small group of multi-national companies including Unilever.

Massive Citizen-Powered Climate Simulation Links Winter Floods to Global Warming

The Conversation UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

Britain's warm, wet winter brought floods and misery to many living across southern England, with large parts of Somerset lying underwater for months. When in January rainfall was double the expected average over wide areas, many people made cautious links between such extreme weather and global climate change.

Tony Abbott Condemned For Great Barrier Reef Dumping Decision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Australia's Prime Minister has been condemned, once again, for putting his country's already fragile Great Barrier Reef under threat. In what could...

Goldman Environmental Prize: Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Activism

Veronique Mistiaen | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Veronique Mistiaen

I have met and interviewed many of these environmental heroes over the years for various publications in the UK and the US, and have been in awe of their commitment, resourcefulness and personalities.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review: What Is the Government Waiting For?

Nick Molho | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

The government deserves some credit for having provided clarity on the funding available to renewable energy projects out to 2019. But delaying its acceptance of the Fourth Carbon Budget any longer is bad for business, consumers and the UK's energy security alike.

Ikea's New Meatballs To Tackle Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Ikea is determined to tackle climate change, one meatball at a time. The Swedish giant sells a staggering 150 million meatballs in its cafes each y...

Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

Once a tropical paradise, the Citarum river on the Indonesian island of Java is now a toxic soup containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals, r...