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PETA UK Comments On Survey On Attitudes Towards Animal Testing

Dr Julia Baines, Science Policy Adviser for PETA UK, has released a statement regarding the Government-Commissioned Survey on Attitudes Towards Animal Testing in 2016 She said: “As experimenters shamefully continue to cut up, drug, burn, and electrocute animals in archaic experiments, the vast majority of the British public (74 per...


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Change In Legal Status Of Refugees Called Upon By Friends Of The Earth

Thousands of people will take to the streets of London today to demonstrate support for the plight of refugees.  Ahead of the UN General Assembly’s high-level summit to discuss the movement of refugees and migrants on Monday in New York, Friends of the Earth is calling on the UN to codify...


Global Development Goals One Year On

Global Development Goals One Year On

As of next week (25th September) it will be one year since 193 world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly. Following which these Global Goals reached almost half of the world’s population, around 3 billion people. This year in order to keep up momentum and ensure...


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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...


Africa Flooded With Toxic Fuel By Swiss Commodity Traders

Africa Flooded With Toxic Fuel By Swiss Commodity Traders

The exploitation of lax regulatory standards to sell African customers fuel with high sulfur content by Swiss commodity trading firms has been revealed by a Public Eye report names ‘Dirty Diesel.’ Produced by the trading firms themselves, these types of fuel have long been banned in Europe. They contribute significantly to...


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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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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...


Britain Is One Of The Best Places To Be A Social Entrepreneur According To New Poll

Britain Is One Of The Best Places To Be A Social Entrepreneur According To New Poll

Britain ranked third in a report published today on the best place to be a social entrepreneur. 900 experts in 44 countries across the world were polled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The US topped the poll, followed by Canada. Social enterprises, like The Big Issue, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant...


The Amount Of People On Zero Hours Contract Poses Problem For PM Focus On Job Insecurity

The Amount Of People On Zero Hours Contracts Poses Problem For PM Focus On Job Insecurity

Two thirds of employees on a zero hour contract that are over 25 have been on them for over a year. The continued widespread use of zero hours contracts will be a key challenge in the Prime Minister’s action against job insecurity, a concern cited in her maiden speech,...


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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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New Owners Of Electric Vehicles Invited To Join Electric Nation Community

Officially launched today at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2016 at Millbrook Proving Ground was The Electric Nation project. Electric Nation is trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to allow the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the...


House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

Monday marked the launch of the UK’s third social Saturday, which takes place on 15th October 2016, by MPs in the House of Commons and some of the UK’s best-loved social enterprises. Speakers at the event on Monday (12th September) included Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, Chris White...


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Organic Will Be Everday Choice According To Soil Association

The Soil Association Certification has today shared their research commissioned to look at the organic consumer and has revealed growth the organic sector has again doubled (+5.6% according to Nielsen Scantrack 52 weeks to 13 August 2016) at the annual Organic September trade briefing. Armed with more detail about the...


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Campaigners Claim New Boundaries Will ‘Skew Our Democracy’

The Electoral Reform Society has stated that constituency boundaries should be drawn on the basis of population rather than an incomplete electoral register.  On the day that the Boundary Commission released its provisional proposals for redrawing constituencies, the ERS has found that both London and the South East are...


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Around The World Faith Communities Join In Prayer For Pacific Islanders

Communities that are faith-based from the Pacific region and from around the world have organised prayers for Pacific Islanders whose homes have been terribly affected by climate change. More than one hundred events took place over the past two weeks as part of the #PrayForOurPacific campaign. Small island countries in the...