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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...

Jar Of French Mountain Air Sells For £512 In Smog Smothered Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Some poor desperate soul in smog-smothered Beijing has forked out £512 for some fresh air. Artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in so...

Toryism Won't Protect the Welfare State or Tackle Climate Change - That Baton Falls to the Left

Matt Hawkins | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

What's driving these changes is the Conservative's social philosophy infused with ideals of individual responsibility and ending the 'evils of dependency'. It's social malevolence, not economic pragmatism. The same can be said of the environment. Environmental campaigners are calling for government action but taking action is anathema to Conservative ideology.

Climate Change: Apocalypse Now and the Trillion Dollar Challenge

Samantha J Smith | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

You may have seen apocalyptic headlines in the press recently. Headlines warning that climate change will be felt 'on all continents and across the oceans', and that the world faces a 'violent, sicker, poorer future'. Well stay with me, and I'll explain why we might not be facing 'apocalypse now'.

Why Are Animals Mysteriously Fleeing Yellowstone Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

In slightly ominous news, reports have surfaced of animals fleeing one of the world's most famous national parks. Footage appears to show bison and...

BBC Failing Public Over Climate Change

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

A critical report from MPs has accused the BBC of helping to keep the public confused about climate change. Members of the Science and Technology Comm...

Vivienne Westwood Thinks Being Vegetarian Can Cure The Disabled

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

Dame Vivienne Westwood has said that being a vegetarian can cure the disabled. Discussing the health benefits of choosing a veggie lifestyle, the f...

Britain's Woodland Heritage Can't Speak for Itself - Can We Be the Voice It Needs?

Simon King | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Simon King

A vigorous lobby in parliament today would have us believe that we can replace ancient woodland, rich marshland, heath and a host of other irreplaceable habitats, already pushed to the very margins of existence, by planting some trees elsewhere. You couldn't make it up.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

WARNING GRAPHIC:This Is What Poaching Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

This shocking video of a mutilated rhino showcases the brutal damage poachers inflict. Despite ongoing efforts to curb poaching and save the endang...

The Greenest Universities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

When it comes to going green, some universities are taking on the world. In its annual report, UI GreenMetric, a worldwide university ranking syste...

China's Smog Is Now So Bad It Resembles A 'Nuclear Winter'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Chinese scientists have chillingly warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter. The acrid air is...

'Global Warming Nazis Will Kill More People Than The Holocaust'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Do you believe in climate change? Well, then you are apparently a "global warming Nazi," according to one vocal denier. Scientist Roy Spencer, who ...

WATCH: Sea Shepherd Attacked By Japanese Whalers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Sea Shepherd have claimed they were ambushed under the cover of darkness Sunday by a Japanese whaling fleet in a "ruthless assault" to disable their s...

Did EU Green Regulations REALLY Cost UK Businesses £12BN?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Regulations brought in under the latest European Union treaty have cost British businesses more than £12 billion, the cross-party business campaign f...

LOOK: Dramatic Rescue To Save Endangered Whale Entangled In Fishing Line

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

A whale that became entangled in heavy fishing rope off the US coast of Georgia has successfully been freed. Wildlife biologists had to cut awa...

Now That We're Using the C-Word, Let's Talk About Preventative Measures

Zion Lights | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

Back in the world of politics Ed Miliband has said that 'Britain is sleepwalking to a climate crisis', and while the polar vortex is gripping the States in its icy fingers Senator John Kerry has called climate change a 'weapon of mass destruction' and is due to make a speech that will apparently convince all climate deniers of the truth of the C-word.

Australia Just Put A Climate Change Sceptic In Charge Of Reviewing Green Targets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A renowned climate change sceptic is to head the Australian government's review into renewable energy, in the latest of a series of offensives by Prim...

The Rise of the Energy Citizens

Green Futures | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Marion is FD of the Oxford Bus Company (OBC), and the asset in question is a roof over its main depot. It might be doing a good job keeping the buses dry, but Marion reckoned it could work harder. Vast, sprawling and - crucially - south-facing, it struck him as the ideal site for a massive photovoltaic (PV) plant

Fertile, Fecund, Fructiferous: Why Composting Is Sexy

Zion Lights | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

At the risk of sounding like an 'at-one-with-the-Earth'-hippie-type, I'd rather have a green burial, and become compostl. I like the idea of giving something back to the soil and the worms. I owe much to this decomposed matter: it has taught me about life cycles and interconnection in a way that those science lessons at school never could.

UK Weather Now So Rubbish Penguins Are Being Given Antidepressants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

It's a worldwide joke that, yes, British weather is crap. But now, it has got so bad that one town's zoo animals are on antidepressants. With s...

Mystery As 400 Dead Dolphins Wash Up On Peru's Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

More than 400 dolphin corpses have mysteriously washed up on beaches in northern Peru. Authorities are so far baffled as to the cause of the incide...

Storms on the Climate Horizon

Barry Gardiner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Science tells us that no particular adverse weather event either can or should be put down to climate change. That is just not the way climate change works. However, science also tells us that climate change will certainly bring an increase in both the frequency and severity of adverse weather events in general.

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Sanjay Bowry | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Sanjay Bowry

So the saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them" and the latest raft of energy price hikes suggests now is the time for UK consumers to consider doing just that. We are a nation tired of being held to ransom by our energy bills - so has the time come to ditch our reliance on energy companies by becoming the bosses of our own energy supplies?

Downing St Red Faced Over 'Get Rip Of The Green Cr*p' Claims

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Downing Street has denied reports in The Sun (£) that the Prime Minister is to make a huge U-turn on green energy by ordering aides to "get rid of al...