Environment

 
Minke Whale in the Indian Ocean
 

/ Conservation

22 Apr 2014

 

A new ruling to end century-long whale hunting in the Southern Ocean has been challenged by the Japanese government, but will still result in fewer whales being killed

 
Dongria Kondh boy Kalia stands in front of the Niyamgiri hill range.
 

/ Environment

11 Mar 2014

 

The Dongria Kondh in India have won a landmark victory against metal mining giant Vedanta, as plans for a bauxite mine are rejected in a move that could set a new precedent for tribal rights

 
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/ Environment

27 Feb 2014

 

When Greenpeace activists were detained in Russia following a peaceful protest in the Arctic Sea, their plight drew the world’s attention. Lucy Purdy explores how their ordeal galvanised campaigners and may have ushered in a new era for environmental activism

 
Wind Turbine for Renewable Electricity Generator (c) Flickr member epSos de
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

21 Feb 2014

 

Spain has become the first country to draw more electricity from wind power than any other source over the course of an entire year.

 

Mandatory environmental reporting proposed for all businesses

 
 

/ Environment

20 Feb 2014

 

MEPs have welcomed a proposal that could see all European businesses required to publish detailed information about their environmental activity

 
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/ Food

14 Feb 2014

 

After two years of negotiations, the European parliament has reached a deal to clamp down on speculation in food markets

 
Coming down the steps of the turbines (c) Andy Cantlon
 

/ Renewable Energy

13 Feb 2014

 

The first of its kind the UK, the Community Energy Strategy aims to spark a ‘decentralised energy revolution’

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

03 Feb 2014

 

A new power plant that turns waste wood into electricity will slash greenhouse gases by 2.1m tonnes

 
(c) Flickr member Ryan Poplin
 

/ Environment

29 Jan 2014

 

Urgent measures against the illegal ivory trade have been agreed upon by key states in an effort to help save the African elephant

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

28 Jan 2014

 

More than 500 homes in Islington will benefit from heat captured underground

 
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/ Arts, Environment

15 Jan 2014

 

Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

 
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/ Environment

10 Jan 2014

 

Environmental campaigners celebrate as the first group of protestors charged during fracking protests in the summer are acquitted

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

07 Jan 2014

 

Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have been hitting the headlines for months, surrounded by debate on controversial extraction methods. But if the future of fracking is uncertain, what are the alternatives for a secure energy future?

 
Bill McKibben talking in Amsterdam as part of the Fossil Free Europe Tour (c) 350org facing cam
 

/ Environment

03 Jan 2014

 

Adam Weymouth talks to renowned environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, about why investing in the future of the planet means divesting in the companies that are jeopardising it

 

Campaigners make final push for European ecocide law

 
 

/ Environment

02 Jan 2014

 

Campaigners vow to continue fighting ecosystem destruction as a campaign to make ecocide a crime in Europe draws to a close

 
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/ Food, Positive Perspective

31 Dec 2013

 

Tesco’s half-year figures for food waste gave a shocking insight into the problem of food waste in the UK. Supermarkets must take responsibility for their part in this, but progress is being made and consumers can act too, says Caspar van Vark

 
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/ Environment

09 Dec 2013

 

More than 400 new plant and animal species have been discovered in the Amazon in the last three years

 
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/ Environment

25 Nov 2013

 

The government is to introduce a 5p charge for plastic bags in England from 2015 in an effort to discourage their use and reduce waste

 
(c) Flickr Member LINCOLNOSE2®
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Sustainable Development

22 Nov 2013

 

Low-income households will receive 29% higher welfare payments as reduced fuel subsidies push petrol and diesel prices up at the pump

 
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/ Environment

18 Nov 2013

 

Once extinct in the UK, short-haired bumblebees are thriving in Kent thanks to a three-year-long project