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The Kermadecs- an Incredible new Marine Sanctuary

In a surprise announcement to the UN General Assembly New Zealand has declared that mining,  prospecting and fishing are to be banned in the Kermadecs which becomes a marine sanctuary . At 620,000 square kilometres, the area is more than twice the size of New Zealand's land area. Prime ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2015, about Environment & Wildlife (1 comment)

Shell Leaves the Arctic - YAY !

  Yay !!  Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling campaign off the coast of Alaska. It has spent billions in its exploration efforts and they have failed to make a significant discovery. The drilling in the Arctic has been opposed vehemently by many groups because of the huge environmental risks.But  where ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2015, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business (1 comment)

How will history look upon Abbott and his prime ministership?

In 1955, American conservative author William F. Buckley wrote a mission statement which would become the voice of the American right. The role of the conservative, Buckley suggested, was to: … stand […] athwart history, yelling stop, at a time when no-one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience ... keep reading

Written by The Conversation /Geoffrey Robinson in September 2015, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

Up in Smoke? UK cities named and shamed as energy wasters revealed

  In a world concerned  with carbon footprints and everything green, it’s fair to say that we like to regard ourselves as a country with our finger on the environmental pulse. But just how green is the UK when it comes to switching off home appliances and preserving energy? Turns ... keep reading

Written by David White in July 2015, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Pollution (4 comments)

Why a solar panel is the must have caravan /motorhome accessory

  Getting out and about with your caravan or motorhome is a great way to see the countryside, explore new places or return to old favourites.   There’s nothing quite like breathing new air for putting a spring back into your step, and the best bit? Despite the petrol consumption of ... keep reading

Written by Neil Phillips in May 2015, about Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Solar, Travel

The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

 The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft are : Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or ... keep reading

Written by Chris Dalby in July 2014, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (4 comments)

Water Pollution from Fracking in Four US States.

The fossil fuel industry may say that fracking does not cause pollution in our water ways, that it is an urban myth, but hundreds of complaints have been made in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas, according to the Associated Press. The Pennsylvania complaints can include allegations of short-term diminished ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu and sources. in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Pollution (2 comments)

The Future of The Great Barrier Reef.

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (2 comments)

Industrial Hemp for Biofuels.

This article is originally from The Conversation and can be found here. It has been written by Thomas Prade. Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change. But some ... keep reading

Written by Thomas Prade in January 2014, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Green energy, Transport (1 comment)

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies. The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of AUD ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Economics, Finance & Money, Smart Growth, Solar (3 comments)

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