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Scottish Climate Change Secretary Announced

For the first time the new Scottish Cabinet will include a dedicated Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Climate Change. Roseanna Cunningham has been appointed to take charge of the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to further reduce carbon emissions, protect and enhance Scotland’s environment and take forward the Government’s work...


ICAEW

Natural and Social Capital Must Be Measured, say ICAEW

An event held at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has highlighted the need to quantify natural and social capital. ICAEW say measuring the two factors will ensure that nature and society are included in corporate decision making. The discussion was held at a roundtable...


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Create a Buzz About Britain’s Bees

The Great British Bee Count got off to a flying start earlier this week. The six week programme organised by Friends of the Earth aims to help people find out more about the incredible diversity of bee species in Britain, the threats they face, and what they can do...


Church Commissioners

Overwhelming Support for Mining Climate Resolutions

Glencore, Anglo American and Rio Tinto are now legally obliged to implement climate change resolutions put forward by shareholder coalition ‘Aiming for A’. The resolution was awarded 98 per cent of support votes at Glencore’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Zug, Switzerland yesterday. Earlier this year the same climate...


UEA

Ocean Organisms Regulate Earth’s Temperature

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found miniscule organisms in the world’s seas help to regulate the Earth’s temperature. Scientists found that a bacterial group, named ‘Pelagibacterales’, are keeping the atmosphere around the Earth stable. The research was published in journal Nature Microbiology on Monday. The...


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Get Involved With The Great British Bee Count

This year’s Great British Bee Count got off to a flying start today. Thousands of people are expected to take part, but organisers Friends of the Earth are urging everyone to get involved and find out more about after a recent survey highlighted that most Briton’s can’t recgonise a...


UEA

New Digital Database Could Save Lives

Research completed by the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help to save lives. The UEA looked into the hazard risk of landslides and have created an online tool, which they released today. The digital database is a globally available and contains information on national and local hazards. ThinkHazard!...


Corporate Europe Observatory

New Files Will Dissect EU Climate Reform

The Corporate Europe Observatory have released “The ETS Files” series. The Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world’s largest carbon market, has tried and failed on a number of occasions to lower gereenhouse gas emissions. The ETS Files will study the progress of emissions trading reforms, ensuring EU climate policy...


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Ecotricity Search For Young Green Britons

The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival, which recognises the UK’s greenest young people, will take place this summer. This year will see the return of the Young Green Briton Chat event in which youngsters will talk about emissions in the UK. The One Show reporter Lucy...


IFOAM EU

IFOAM EU Call to End Crop Patenting

The Dutch Minister for Agriculture hosted a conference on patents and plant breeders’ rights today. IFOAM EU say it’s unfair that patents give companies monopoly rights over all seeds, plants and fruits with the same traits. The current rules mean a single patent can cover hundreds of varieties. IFOAM...


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Turning Dentistry Green

Across the globe the call to be more sustainable in every way possible is becoming ever more present. More and more businesses are listening to their consumers and lowering their carbon footprint by using environmentally-friendly practices – and that includes the dentistry and orthodontist industry. Surveys have shown that...


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Singapore Tops Smart City Rankings

Analytical services company Juniper Research has released the top ranking smart cities in the world for 2016. In first place was Singapore, second Barcelona, London was third, San Francisco came in fourth and Oslo fifth. The Smart City Rankings were decided after an extensive study of cities all around the...


Art Activists

Art Activists Gatecrash BP-Sponsored Exhibition

Activists protesting against BP have taken over the entrance to the British Museum’s new exhibition Sunken Cities – Egypt’s Lost Worlds which is sponsored by the oil giant. The protesters have created artwork of their own to symbolise the “human rights violations” BP causes through its operations in Egypt. Earlier...


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Boris Johnson Buried Damning Air Quality Report

Whilst Boris Johnson was Mayor of London he failed to publish an air quality report showing that over 400 primary schools in London were located in areas with illegal levels of pollution. The unpublished report highlighted the primary schools in the capital which were situated in areas that surpassed...


Greenpeace Indonesia activists unfurled a banner saying ‘Quit Coal’ from the cranes as they blocking the loading of coal for the the Cirebon Coal Power Plant, Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia, May 15, 2016. The protest is part of a global wave of actions demanding governments keep coal, oil and gas in ground, called Break Free, running from 4-15 May.

Protesters Climb Coal Cranes

The supply of coal to Cirebon Coal Power Plant in Indonesia was blocked by protesters on Sunday. Greenpeace Indonesia activists scaled the cranes of two ship unloaders as part of the ‘Break Free’ actions which ran for eleven days. Indonesia is the world’s second biggest exporter of coal and...