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What's Owen Paterson's Point?

Katie White | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Katie White

Owen Paterson over the last few days has laid bare publically the argument he's clearly been pursing privately when he was David Cameron's Environment Secretary. In his view we should scrap the UK's Climate Change Act. Apparently he believes that global warming is man-made, his "issue" is with how we deliver it and specifically onshore wind farms. I'm not sure that really is the case.

Privatising Underwater Tourism to the Titanic

Phil Pauley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Phil Pauley

Imagine being able to book an overnight trip to visit this most famous of sunken shipwrecks, or 'fly' over the bubbling hydrothermal vents deep in the Mariana Trench, where only a handful of humans have explored before.

Today LEGO Dumped Shell - Here's Why It Matters to Us All

James Turner | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
James Turner

By placing its logo in thousands of playrooms around the world, Shell tried to insulate itself against anyone who claims that oil companies have no long term place in our society... Not only do our kids influence the way we think and act, they are the opinion formers of tomorrow. And Shell has been trying to buy them off.

How This Chilling Video Ended A £70m Partnership

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Following an emotional campaign that pulled heartstrings worldwide, the much-loved toy company Lego has bowed to public demands and axed its long-stan...

This Restauranteur Serves Food Straight From The Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who cuts mould off of out-of-date cheese and eats it anyway, then you're in luck - for a new café is set to cater to you...

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.

8 Amazing Quotes That Might Just Convert You To Vegetarianism

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From your health to your wallet, the planet to your pets, there are plenty of reasons to renounce meat in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle. So to c...

This Is Why You Shouldn't Have More Than One Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like us, you aspire to become one of those cat ladies (or cat men?) living in a house with dozens of moggies, drinking tea and just generally enjo...

UNFCCC and Post-2015 Development: More Than the Sum of the Parts

David Nussbaum | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
David Nussbaum

New York, 25 September 2015. There is no denying the fundamental and inextricable link between climate change and development. The latest Intergovernm...

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I consider my relationship with nature as a long and unfolding conversation, like learning a language that I can never master. And this conversation is never dull. Like most discourses, it only improves with time and age, to reach a point where a constant connection evolves and grows, with almost daily realisations.

This Is What A Global Call For Action Against Climate Change Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of people marched through London today to demand urgent action on climate change, as events took place around the world ahead of a U...

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.

Why You Should Never Leave Your Dog In A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

September is here, summer is over and unless we're going to witness an Indian summer (which is pretty unlikely) then it's perfectly acceptable to leav...

Does London Need More Roads, or More Public Transport?

Darren Johnson | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

Shouldn't we be sorting out London's traffic by expanding the bus network, building more cycle lanes and financing it from a pay as you go driving scheme? I'm no expert, but it makes much more sense than what I'm hearing from people who want new roads and more pollution...

The Future of Human/Animal Relations

Daniel Crockett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I wish to narrow the focus, to explore our relationship with animals. I propose a different future: a hypothetical outlook at odds with current reality and direction. So, let us fast forward fifty years.

Eat Less Meat To Reduce Global Warming And World Hunger, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Burgers, smoke houses and steak joints may be very en trend in foodie circles at the moment, but meat has long been seen as an essential part of our d...

Labour Will Champion The Green Agenda In Government

Maria Eagle MP | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Eagle MP

I believe that if politics is about anything, it should be about improving people's lives and bequeathing something better to our children than we ourselves inherited. If internationalism is about anything, it is about doing that for people around the world regardless of where they live. That's what environmentalism and sustainability mean to me.

The Future of London City Airport

Damien Clarkson | Posted 20.09.2014 | 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 20.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 30.08.2014 | 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 31.08.2014 | 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...