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International Support In Battle Against Tribal Land Oil Pipeline

A peaceful rally is taking place at 4pm at the U.S. Embassy on Monday 19 September by Londoners in response to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s plea for international support against the Dakota Access Pipeline . The huge, four-state pipeline cuts through sacred burial grounds just one mile off the tribe’s...


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ClientEarth React To Hinkley C Decision

The Director of Programmes for international environmental law organisation ClientEarth, Karla Hill, has responded to the government’s decision on Hinkley C. She said: “This decision shows a lack of long-term strategic thinking that will not help the UK’s transition to an energy system fit for the future. We should be...


Protected UK Ocean Will Rise To Four Million Square Kilometres

Protected UK Ocean Will Rise To Four Million Square Kilometres

This afternoon the Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan will announce plans to increase the area of protected ocean around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres, larger than the land mass of India. The announcements will include the expected confirmation that 840,000 square kilometres around the Pitcairn...


Ocean Exchange Finals : Four KIC InnoEnergy Start-Ups Make It Through

Ocean Exchange Finals : Four KIC InnoEnergy Start-Ups Make It Through

Two prizes of $100,000 are to be hotly contested by the European innovators. Four start-ups supported by KIC InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, have made it through to the finals of the prestigious sixth annual Ocean Exchange competition. The competition is part of Ocean Exchange’s...


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ECIU Comment On Hinkley Point Approval

Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has commented on the revelation that the Government has decided to go ahead with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset , and stated that more hurdles remained for the project. He said: “Despite this being called a...


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Renewable Power Is Most Cost-effective Option Today

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has found that renewable power generation costs are lower on average around the world than clean energy plants and fossil fuels. This is set to be more cost-competitive by 2020. “Policy-makers and investors really need to question out dated assumptions on technology costs that do not...


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Taking Political Climate Change Action From The Slow Lane To The Fast Lane

While governments get their act together on climate change, businesses can step into the breach by thinking energy efficiency first, says Michael Dent, Managing Director of Inprova Energy. The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been bolstered by news that the USA and China (the two biggest economies who together...


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Winners Revealed At The GUPES Green Gown Awards

From across 5 global regions universities went head to head to become the first GUPES Green Gown Awards winners. A range of entries included solar dancing flowers to fog catchers to protecting Nemo to aboriginal engagement and much more. The Asia and the Pacific Winner, Fiji National University, won for...


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To Reach 1.5˚C No Emission Vehicles Need To Dominate Car Marrket

New analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) have stated zero-emission vehicles need to achieve a dominant market share by approximately 2035 for the globe to meet the Paris Agreement’s lower warming limit of 1.5˚C. Even this figure could be too late to avoid the need for significant negative emissions. This transformation of the passenger...


Problem For Spain As National Park At Risk Of Being Listed As 'In Danger'

Problem For Spain As National Park At Risk Of Being Listed As ‘In Danger’

Spain’s natural beauty, Doñana National Park, may become the 1st natural World Heritage site in an EU member country to be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in danger. Doñana faces a myriad of threats. The World Heritage site, located in southern Spain, provides habitats for as many as...


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No Steps Towards Europe’s Climate Goals Following Juncker’s Investment Plan And Budget Review

Campaigners at Bankwatch, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe have argued that something that should have contributed to Europe’s fight against climate change will damage the planet and leave it vulnerable to fossil fuel projects. Today, the European Commission proposed a second iteration of the European...


Plans From London Mayor For Improving Air Quality In The Capital

Plans From London Mayor For Improving Air Quality In The Capital

Plans from the Mayor of London for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone and a crack down on the highest polluting vehicles in order to improve air quality in the capital have been backed in record numbers by London residents. Sadiq Khan has today published consultation results obtaining the views of...


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Approval For Hinkley C Plans Is Rumoured To Be Today Or Tomorrow

Chief Executive and founder of renewable energy company Good Energy, Juliet Davenport OBE, has voiced her concerns ahead of the decision on Hinkley C. She said: “The decision to go ahead with Hinkley C is a bad move. It will take at least a decade to build and leave...


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300,000 Plus People Ask For Hinkley Plans To Be Scrapped

Greenpeace will join forces with Stop Hinkley Campaigners at 11am on Thursday 15th September to hand in a petition at No.10 Downing Street. In advance of a possible Hinkley decision due sometime before the end of September, Stop Hinkley campaigners will join Greenpeace to hand in a petition with over 300,000...


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Plan And Laws Needed From Government To Protect British Wildlife

Catherine Weller, senior lawyer with environmental lawyers at ClientEarth has reacted to the worrying State of Nature report, which discovered one in ten species are threatened with extinction. She said: “The State of Nature report shows the stark reality when it comes to British wildlife. Many species are in...