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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

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

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 (1 comment)

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 Reagan Payne in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

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

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January 2014, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Organic

Honey bees, their importance and their disappearance

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

Written by Youtube in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Pollution

Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

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

Written by PRI in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling (1 comment)

Russian parliament gives amnesty to 'Arctic 30'

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

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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