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Coal pollution limits worse than China - is that the best we can do?

New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China (notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. The new pollution limits for large industrial plants currently being discussed by the European Union are also several times weaker than...
Posted by Lawrence Carter - 5 March, 2015 - 08:38 - Comments

RSPB, Oxfam, the WI and a whole host of others club together to urge date for coal phase out

A couple of weeks ago David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband signed an agreement to work together to tackle climate change. This announcement included an unprecedented pledge to phase out the UK's unabated coal power stations – our number one source of carbon pollution.
Posted by Lawrence Carter - 2 March, 2015 - 09:34 - Comments

In pictures: Turning down the heat on Polar Bear Day

A very special day is almost upon us! Polar Bear Day on 27 February celebrates the world's largest bear, raising awareness about issues like climate change and oil exploration which threaten the existence of this impressive hunter.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 26 February, 2015 - 13:59 - Comments
We did it!

Result: Santander stops financing forest destroyer APRIL

Great news: Santander just pledged to stop financing the paper company APRIL. Santander has agreed that APRIL will get no more money until it stops destroying the Indonesian rainforest.
Posted by Richardg - 26 February, 2015 - 10:08 - Comments

Krill-gotten gains to fund Antarctic research

Scientific research and conservation need more cash. That’s sadly usually true. It’s especially the case in the Antarctic where research is expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening there. But although new streams of funding should welcomed for Antarctic research, it’s also important to question where that funding comes from. After all, there’s just a sliver of a chance that some seemingly good PR is actually a mind-bogglingly cynical act of greenwashing.
Posted by Willie - 24 February, 2015 - 23:42 - Comments

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