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The good, the bad and the Yasuni

Cheers for the Ecuadorian Government, which has extended its deadline for saving the Yasuni rainforest, but boos to their new plan, which will turn it into a giant carbon offset. .…

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Green Gold

With the Climate Campin the UK now underway, it is a good moment to reflect on some of thestakes involved in climate change activism. For many people, climatechange is an abstract 'environmental' issue with little impact on theirlives – but there are many people on the front lines who often face alife and death struggle. Such was the story of Sajida Khan, who'sbattle was not with climate change per se, but with some of its so-called 'solutions'.…

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Coal? It's like paying someone to be a prick!

The Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd has promised the coal industry $1.2 Billion dollars in compensation before the Australian emissions trading scheme is finalised. Seem a bit ridiculous? That's what Greenpeace Australia thought, so they teamed up with Andrew Hansen from the social commentary spoof show The Chaser's War on Everything to create a campaign calling Mr Rudd to reduce the handout.…

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Spiders and the World Cup

Rain.My first dose of large quantities of it, through most of the night andnow most of the day. The surface of the water around me fizzes likesoda.…

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Offsets get a code of conned-uct

The British Government's introduction of a 'Code of Conduct' for thevoluntary carbon offset industry has been met with gaping yawns fromenvironmentalists. Most greens have come to the conclusion that carbonoffsets offer little in the way of effective climate solutions and canactually exacerbate the climate crisis by delaying the inevitableparadigm shift that takes us away from the fossil fuel economy.…

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Indigenous Groups sound the REDD Alert

I'm currently writing an article for our forthcoming issue of the New Internationalistmagazine that looks at some of the potential dangers of relying oncarbon markets for preserving forests and biodiversity. The globalcarbon market is worth $64 billion but has yet to produce much in theway of reductions in emissions. It has however delivered huge profitsto some of the world's worst polluters who have been investing heavilyin carbon trading, offsets and 'environmental services'.…

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Flying showers and parties

Asilent boat crept past the other day. A triangular red sail, slungaslant as if in Arabia, flapped in the calm above a man at least as oldas I am, lean and tanned, who paddled, gondola-fashion, from the stern.Progress was stately, slowed by the occasional brush with anoverhanging willow tree.…

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The Story of Cap and Trade

Confused by all this talk of carbon markets? Check out this entertaining and enlightening little video.…

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Because nature doesn't do bail-outs

'Spectacular action' hitting the heart of London's financial district is planned for the day the G20 leaders touch down. .…

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PODCAST: Our renewable future

Phil England and guests explain why we're now standing at a crossroads between two different energy paths. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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