Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category


The World’s Saddest Dolphins

…Are the ones enslaved by human beings…. This report was put together by ACRES – Animal Concerns Research and Education Society. Dolphins don’t express emotions with their facial muscles. Their mouth is just shaped in a way that we humans misinterpret as a smile. So even when a dolphin is suffering from high stress, visitors […]

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FaceBook: Unfriend Coal

Facebook announced in February 2010 that it was building a massive new data centre in Oregon, USA. Claiming to be using the latest energy efficient computers, it did not mention that it would be powering the hungry beast with the dirtiest of all energy: coal. GreenPeace is running a campaign to try to make them […]

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People Power: English Forests Saved… for now

A call for celebration. The campaign to stop the government from selling off the English forests has surprised the coalition with its depth of support and they have announced that the program has been scrapped. Some of the responses from campaigners are below, and as is pointed out “the government is still allowed to sell-off […]

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Extinct Animals of the 20th Century

Things we don’t have to be proud of as humans… Don’t always believe people if they tell you big business or commercial interests won’t harm the environment or wildlife, they just might not be right. And next time you consider buying items not sourced from environmentally friendly sources, maybe give it a second thought and […]

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The Atlantic Forests – Brazil

Once stretching 330 million acres, an area twice the size of Texas, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is one of the world’s most extraordinary forests. And yet today, after hundreds of years of deforestation, only seven percent of this biological treasure remains. Home to jaguars, tamarins and hundreds of bird species found nowhere else on […]

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The Great Halloween Sell-off: Some Questions Remain

2011 has been declared the “International Year of the Forests” by the United Nations, for good reason and it would seem a great pity considering their sub-title: “Celebrating Forests for People” if it proved to be the year in which the British people lost their own forests. This may well come to be remembered as […]

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Halloween Party to Sell of OUR Forests

Halloween is a time when ghost and horror stories abound, and people walk the streets dressed as ghouls and ghosts and skeletons… Listening to the news yesterday I was reminded that the “Halloween Party” is back… with a ghoulish spine tingling hellish plan.. Privatisation of rail, gas, electricity, water etc has made billions for fat […]

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People Power – Sacred Mountain Saved

This is what makes environmental campaigning all worthwhile – the planned mining on the sacred Indian Mountain the tribal land of the Dongria Kondh has been stopped, afte four years of protests by locals and environmental organisations. Controversial plans to develop a bauxite mine on sacred tribal land in India have been cancelled by India’s […]

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On the Edge of the Ice –
Lewis Pugh’s Mind-Shifting Everest Swim

Lewis Gordon Pugh is probably best known for becoming the first person to undertake a long distance swim across the Geographic North Pole in 2007 and has come to be known as “the Human Polar Bear”. He studied law at the University of Cape Town and Cambridge University and then worked as a maritime lawyer […]

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