It has been a turbulent year for the oil and gas giant Shell. Last May, Dutch courts ruled that Shell must drastically reduce its carbon emissions. In October, ABP, a major shareholder, divested from the company. The following month, the … Continue reading Can Shell Be Dismantled?
The Queen jokes with Sir David Attenborough in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is a very important conservation effort and the Queen acknowledges that she won’t be around to see it’s benefits. She hears a helicopter … Continue reading Sound’s Like President Trump or Obama!
Friends of the Earth have won a ban on any further fracking in the UK. Today the UK Government announced that a moratorium on fracking in England, which means that no new fracking can take place anywhere in the country. Friends of the Earth have campaigned for over 8 years for a ban on fracking in the UK Lancashire and Yorkshire are two areas that campaigned against fracking rigs, legal threats and earthquakes. Friends of the Earth started campaigning back in 2011 against the emerging fracking industry, because the last thing the UK needed was a new source of fossil … Continue reading Ban on Further UK Fracking
What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish? A message from Earth Day’s president, Kathleen Rogers “Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts … Continue reading Earth Day 2018
The Methodist Church in England fears that people with mental health problems are experiencing sanctions on their benefits at a possible rate of 100 people a day, more than claimants suffering other conditions, according to figures presented to them by the DWP. In March last year 4,500 people who are claiming Employment and Support Allowance due to mental heath issues were sanctioned, this figure was not the total amount as it did not include overturned decisions. The concern the Methodist Church had from these findings is that those with mental health conditions who failed to attend the Work Programme interviews … Continue reading Church warns of unfair sanctions against those experiencing mental heath problems
Activists are asking people to plant and grow sunflowers with a goal of de-contaminating soil made radioactive in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A group of young entrepreneurs and civil servants are asking volunteers to grow sunflowers, then send the seeds to the Fukushima area where they will be planted next year to help clean the soil of contamination. Fast Company magazine reports that entrepreneur Shinji Handa has sold some 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds to Japanese people at a cost of $6.00 apiece to launch the project. “We will give the seeds sent back by people for free … Continue reading Growing Sunflowers in Fukushima