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No Shoes - Lots of Views

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

The Slow Life Symposium - founded by the Indian-British entrepreneur Sonu Shivdasani and his wife Eva and Chaired by Sir Jonathon Porritt - is not like any other conference that I have ever been to.

Fracking: Water Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

If opponents are really concerned about water usage and are not disseminating falsehoods for their own political gain, their efforts would be far more effective targeting more water-intensive industries.

That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Become Even More Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Vivienne Westwood has denied to the Huffington Post UK that she told poor people who can't afford organic food to "eat less," even though a radio reco...

Millionaire Vivienne Westwood Has Some Advice For Poor People

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE TWO: That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Got Even More Awkward UPDATE: In a statement sent to the Huffington Post UK, Vivienne ...

Eco Machines: Designing Tomorrow's Cars Today

Intelligence Squared | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

However, many people can't understand why racing a car is still a socially acceptable occupation. After all, these things seemingly run round and round, burning valuable fuel for no apparent reason.

How To Pick The Right Office Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your desk looks as dreary as the current weather, it might be time to invest in a potted plant. A new study of European offices has found that p...

The Green Investment Bank: Helping Business Lead Our Response to Climate Change

Vince Cable | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Vince Cable

The first project of its kind in the world, £1.6billion of Government investment has leveraged £3.6billion from private investors like Marubeni corporation, Siemens and KFW in getting 37 green projects off the ground. It means the Bank has now passed an impressive milestone - helping finance a total of over £5billion of investment in the UK's green infrastructure.

7 Facts About The Insects In Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So, you think you know your housemates? No, we don't mean the human ones. We're on about the ones that fly in zig-zag shapes around the fruit bowl...

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 16.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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.