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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 06.02.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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?

The Rise of the Greens

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Cameron has concluded that the Greens are powerful and relevant enough to potentially split the left. I disagree with Mr. Cameron on almost everything, but on this we agree. The Greens are now a threatening political force. The sneaky rise of the Greens is over. The Greens have risen.

Meet Esther, The 48 Stone 'Micro Pig'

SWNS | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who bought a micro-pig were stunned when their pint-sized family pet turned into a 670 pound giant. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted...

Meet The Designers Who Think There's No Such Thing As Waste

Protein UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

How we think about and treat the environment is a growing concern in the modern world. Thankfully possible solutions to issues surrounding sustain...

Fracking: Climate Change Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Fracking is the sensible middle ground between preserving the environment and satisfying our energy needs. The industry is undeserving of the hysteria disseminated by opponents who threaten to jeopardise an energy source which is potentially beneficial to communities, the environment and consumers.

Labour Isn't Green

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Most Labour supporters do have Green values, that why they are joining the Greens in their thousands... As the neverending grinding austerity of Labour pulls us further down the road to less equality and mindless consumerism, it is easy to see that Labour is not and never will be, Green.

No Shoes - Lots of Views

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 20.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 30.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.