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  • To hit fossil fuel firms where it hurts, support divestment!

    20 October 2014, 11:51 am

    Fossil fuel companies are a risky investment thanks to the 2.8 trillion tonnes of 'unburnable' carbon in their reserves, writes Franklin Ginn. But there's an even stronger reason to support fossil fuel divestment: to erode their political power, which they use…
  • ICC told: Cambodia land-grabbing is 'crime against humanity'

    20 October 2014, 10:41 am

    A British lawyer has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, writes Kevin Ponniah, alleging that a wave of violent land-grabbing that has displaced 770,000 people has been carried out by Cambodia's ruling elite, and that it amounts to a crime…
  • London's 'Tarpaulin Revolution' lives another day

    20 October 2014, 9:27 am

    Last night the police were in full force in London's Parliament Square, writes Donnachadh McCarthy - forcibly removing Occupy Democracy protestors and snatching sleeping bags, cardboard and tarpaulins as illegal 'sleeping equipment', apparently on direct…
  • Less freedom in Westminster's Parliament Square than in Hong Kong!!

    19 October 2014, 8:33 am

    Donnachadh McCarthy went to Parliament Square yesterday to address a peaceful rally about the failings of British democracy. The intimidatory, violent and inflammatory police reaction only confirmed everything he had to say - as did the dignified restraint of…
  • NASA confirms US's 2,500-square-mile methane cloud

    18 October 2014, 12:41 pm

    Floating over the US Southwest is a cloud of methane the size of Delaware, writes Mike G - reflecting the release of almost 600,000 tonnes of the powerful greenhouse gas every year. Its origins? Coalbed gas production, fracking and horizontal drilling.
  • Climate 'uncertainty' is no excuse for climate inaction

    17 October 2014, 2:39 pm

    Scientific uncertainties over future climate are widely used by 'sceptics' to justify a policy of no response, write Richard Pancost & Stephan Lewandowsky. But this reflects a deep misunderstanding: outcomes may end up much more severe than expected - and we…
  • The future of family farming is in our hands

    17 October 2014, 1:09 pm

    Everyone loves family farming! And so they should, writes Holly Creighton-Hird, as family farms produce most of the world's food. But the UK Government has a funny way of showing it - favouring corporate agriculture and eliminating farm payments for small land…
  • Greening the revolution - Ukrainian youth joins fight for nature

    17 October 2014, 1:00 pm

    With 300,000 hectares of forests, fields and steppes damaged by fire, the war in Ukraine has done huge damage to the country's environment, writes Dimiter Kenarov. But there has been an upside: a new green spirit is taking root, and young volunteers are…
  • Ocean grabbing: a new wave of 21st century enclosures

    17 October 2014, 9:37 am

    Small-scale fishing communities are key to any transition towards an ecologically and socially just food regime. But backed by the World Bank, powerful corporate interests are seizing their fish, seas and shores in the name of 'sustainability'. A revolution of…
  • NAO investigates Hinkley C nuclear subsidies

    17 October 2014, 8:24 am

    Hinkley C's subsidy package may have won European Commission approval - but now it faces a National Audit Office 'value for money' investigation, following a demand from a powerful Parliamentary committee.
  • African habitat loss driving migrating birds' decline

    16 October 2014, 11:31 am

    A new report reveals huge declines in the UK's migratory birds that winter deep in Africa's rainforests. Shorter distance migrants are performing much better, with some recording big population increases.
  • Excluding Greens from TV debates would make a mockery of democracy

    16 October 2014, 10:17 am

    UK broadcasters decision to exclude the Greens from the 2015 General Election debates has triggered a storm of protest, writes Josiah Mortimer. The numbers all show that the Greens deserve to be heard, but it's about more than that - the British people deserve…
  • Global fracking boom could mean 12% higher emissions

    16 October 2014, 7:45 am

    A full-scale rush for shale gas would increase emissions, writes Erik Bichard, giving the lie to politicians' claims that fracking is 'climate friendly'. A new study in Nature shows that abundant shale gas would cause CO2 emissions to rise by a median 4.5%.…
  • Keeping the lights on

    16 October 2014, 5:16 am

    Last night's speech on Britain's energy choices by former environment secretary Owen Paterson's caused widespread outrage long before it was delivered. But what exactly did he say on the night? Read on, and be surprised to discover that it makes excellent…
  • Palm oil - the new threat to the Amazon

    15 October 2014, 11:19 am

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has been sharply reduced in recent years, writes Alex Kirby. But analysts say that palm oil and other cash crops are set for a major expansion, while high demand for beef, and administrative chaos, may undermine efforts to…
  • Future NOW

    15 October 2014, 9:54 am

    Taking place in the run up to Bristol's year as Green Capital 2015, this groundbreaking spiritual ecology conference calls for Consciousness Revolution.
  • Certified-responsible oil and gas - we need it now!

    15 October 2014, 9:47 am

    The oil and gas industry is disrupting communities and damaging ecosystems worldwide, writes David Poritz. Tough, independent social and environmental standards for the industry can bring urgently-needed improvements to company practices - even where…
  • Scotland: time for a National Food Service?

    15 October 2014, 6:31 am

    The Scottish diet is famous for being the worst in Europe, write Pete Ritchie and Miriam Ross. Yet the country has rich land and sea resources, and exports large quantities of high quality food. By treating food as a common good instead of leaving the market…
  • Bomb test veterans' grandchildren suffer health impacts

    15 October 2014, 6:03 am

    A scientific paper published this week shows that the severe health damage caused to UK bomb test veterans persists through the generations, writes Chris Busby. Their children and grandchildren are almost ten times more likely to suffer from congenital…
  • India: tiger reserve tribes face illegal eviction

    14 October 2014, 6:21 am

    A tribal community within India's Similipal tiger reserve is facing eviction after forest department officials tricked and coerced villagers into signing a document in which they promised to leave. Complaints to the state's Human Rights Commission have been…
  • Take bushmeat off the menu before humans are served another ebola

    14 October 2014, 5:22 am

    Ebola and many other diseases have their origin in wild animals, writes Robert Young. The biggest opportunities for infection arises when people hunt and eat diseased animals, exposing themselves to their viruses and bacteria. To keep 'other ebolas' at bay, we…
  • Big Biotech's African seed takeover

    13 October 2014, 8:29 am

    Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Limagrain are among the companies to buy into Africa's indigenous seed companies. It's all part of the corporate takeover of the continent's agriculture at the expense of the small farmers who feed most of Africa's people.
  • Hinkley C will cost Britain dear - if it's ever built

    13 October 2014, 7:06 am

    The UK Government promises that the Hinkley C 'EPR' nuclear reactor will lower electricity bills, but Keith Barnham shows that this is the very reverse of the truth. Our best hope is that it will never be built. Legal challenges aside, no sane investor will…
  • Renewables can supply 100% of world's power by 2050

    12 October 2014, 8:39 am

    The first ever global life-cycle assessment of clean energy sources shows that a renewable system could supply the world's entire electricity needs by mid-century, writes Tim Radford.
  • Help us reach the TTIP tipping point!

    11 October 2014, 8:08 am

    The TTIP - a massive trade and investment deal under negotiation between the US and the EU - could be the end of democracy as we know it, writes Morton Thaysen, as corporate rights will supplant those of ciizens and elected governments. Join a global day of…

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