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Where There's a Will There's a Way

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Imagine you needed to solve the greatest problem facing humanity; a problem that was universally acknowledged and whose solution was an urgent necessity. Most of us would do anything to save a person we love. Surely we would also spend any amount of money, mortgage our futures even, to save the planet, our life-support system, from catastrophic climate change? But with such commitment and devotion comes vulnerability. This is particularly so when it comes to the issue of climate finance.

To Build Peace We Need to Invest in More Than Bombs and Bullets

Natalie Bennett | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This government has made many false economies, with its disastrous policy of austerity that has failed both in terms of restoring our economy and retaining our essential services and infrastructure. But the Foreign Office austerity could turn out to be some of the most damaging of all.

Watch Six Young People Implore Their Governments To Tackle Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people from around the world are imploring their heads of state to tackle climate change in a series of video messages filmed for the run up to ...

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Due to proposed subsidy cuts, the future for the UK's solar industry looks extremely dire. In other countries, the economics of solar energy is rapid...

How to "Green" Your Life

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Keenan

It's clear global warming is here, so the time has come for consumers to contribute to change, rather than assuming it's the job of multi-national corporations to bear the burden. With this in mind, below are my tips to help you become greener...

The Mayoral Race for a Cleaner, Greener London

Paul Hilder | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Hilder

Londoners are right to demand vision and leadership from their mayor. This is one of the world's great cities, and it faces huge challenges today. But making our future the best it possibly can be is part of what being a Londoner is all about.

Democracy in Action? Perish the Thought

Darren Hall | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Irrespective of whether there is a direct causal link to policy changes in the UK, evidence of homelessness would seem to indicate there is a growing problem. By evidence I mean I can see it with my own eyes. There are many more sleeping rough in Bristol this year than last.

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

Sian Berry | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

A thriving, diverse city needs a thriving, diverse arts scene - otherwise it isn't a city worth living in. For that reason, I would be proud to set myself apart from other candidates for Mayor and make the arts a key part of the 2016 London election campaign.

A Trip to the Zoo?

Steve Backshall | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Steve Backshall

For the last seven years, I've spent a portion of the school holidays doing live shows at some of the nation's best-known zoos. The shows attract thousands, mostly families with younger kids, and most leave with big smiles on their faces. I do however every year receive a number of messages that go something like this: "You're a massive hypocrite. You claim to be a conservationist, to care about wild animals, and yet you endorse institutions that keep these noble beasts imprisoned behind bars." My stance on this criticism - for which I have a certain amount of sympathy - is rather too complex to get across in 140 characters or less, so I decided to offer a more considered response to the ethics of keeping wild animals in captivity.

In Just 100 Days, Dave Has Undermined All His Green Policies

Marina Pepper | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Politics
Marina Pepper

Here's a back-of-a-fag-packet precis of the list so far: Solar tariffs, slashed, onshore wind, shunned. Carbon neutral new-build homes, chucked. Financial help (grants and loans) for home insulation and micro-generation: forget it!

The World's First Underground Park Is Powered By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two New Yorkers are planning to build the world's first underground park using nothing by solar power. James Ramsey, an architectural designer and ...

The World Is Officially Running Out Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

Humans have more than 99 problems and scientists have just pushed water higher up the list. A new study conducted by scientists at the University ...

Tories' Wind Farm Move Is A 'Chilling Signal' For Renewable Energy

PA | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

The Government is to end new subsidies for onshore wind farms by closing the existing payments schemes a year early, it has announced.The move aims to...

1000 Days: Building the London Garden Bridge

David Saddington | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
David Saddington

The garden spanning the Thames in central London will act as a unique pedestrian pathway which places nature at the heart of the city. The bridge, clad with copper-nickel, is designed to look as if growing out of the river in two fluted piers which support the planted promenade.

Why Labour Can Deliver on Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

I would like Labour to do more on the environment, and I would like it to become one of their top priorities, and let's be fair, at this election, so far it hasn't. But for this to happen, I believe we need to challenge the party from within, which is why I joined. The more members of the Labour party who care and challenge green issues, the more likely it is that it will become a core Labour policy.

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

I Voted Conservative in 2010: I Will Never Vote for Them Again

Jonathan Young | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

In the next five years I learned that the promises of ex-PR man David Cameron were nothing more than a calculated attempt to rid the Tories of the 'nasty party' image that was standing in the way of them gaining power.

Seven Year Old Boy Reflects on Where Water Comes From

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

To mark World Water Day on Sunday 22nd of March, the international water and sanitation charity WaterAid has asked the public to reflect on what water means to them through the film competition sH2Orts.

A Good Reason To Scoff Mars Bars, As If You Needed One

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a move that we hope other confectioners will follow, Mars Bars in the UK and Ireland will be made with Fairtrade certified cocoa. The move, unve...

Green Pledge By Leaders Cause For 'Suspicion', Says Bennett

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party leader has said a cross-party pledge to tackle climate change "will be treated with some suspicion" in light of the utter failure to t...

Splitting the Left - Labour or Green

James Woolven | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Woolven

Do I vote again for a party whose values do not correspond with my own, and remain hopeful that Labour will shift back to the left? Or do I move on, vote for a party whose policies I more closely believe in, and hope for a radical shift in the national allocation of seats?

Don't Punish People For Joining IS, Says Green Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics

It would not be illegal for people in the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations such as al Qaida or Islamic State (IS) under the Green Party....

Romy Fraser, Founder Of Neal's Yard Remedies And Owner Of Trill Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy Fraser opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London's Covent...

Safer, Greener, Faster, Cheaper: A Daft Punk Perspective on the Future of Mobility

Jack R. Miles | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Jack R. Miles

We are now arguably at the dawn of the next big moment in the history of mobility, driven by several factors. But what do these factors mean for the future of consumer mobility?