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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
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
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
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
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
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
Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading
The interesting youtube channel 'SciShow', looks into the sudden disappearance of bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and what effects this could have on world agriculture. Hint: it's not good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgc5w-xyQa0 keep reading
When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating, a system ... keep reading
The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading
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