Archive for the ‘Green and Gold’ 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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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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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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Flower Power – Cape Jasmine to replace Valium

Gardenia (Cape Jasmine) – Better than Barbituates … It’s official – if you take medication to calm you, relieve anxiety and tension or help you sleep, it would be just as effective (and a lot healthier) to throw away those tablets and buy some flowers. Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum led by Prof. Dr.Hanns Hatt […]

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