Category: Environment

Plastic bags are not “single use”

It was reported yesterday (Thursday) that since the tax on plastic bags was introduced under the Coalition government (where, you may recall, the Liberal Democrats got this introduced in return for supporting a Tory...

Following in Grandpa Phil’s footsteps

It’s long been a cliché that Prince William represents a “new generation” of British royalty who are unencumbered by the prejudices and stifling customs of their grandparents in particular — the ones who got...

Global warming and the circles of denial

Along with the Arctic ice, the rich world’s smugness will melt | George Monbiot (in yesterday’s Guardian) This article appeared in yesterday’s Guardian and it is about the record melting of Arctic ice that...

A footpath round Britain’s coast?

BBC NEWS | UK | Coastal access law changes Rounding the British coast is popular right now; Hilary Lister did it in her little sip-and-puff sailboat, the BBC keeps doing it to make one...

BBC feature on Welsh ‘Degmo’

BBC Radio 4 had a lovely feature this morning about the Degmo Centre, a farm in Wales where Somalis from Britain’s inner cities come to learn about their rural roots. In Somalia, families often...

Heathrow: the sweetener which isn’t

Gordon Brown today gave the go-ahead for the third runway at Heathrow airport, the international airport in the western suburbs of London. I posted what Simon Jenkins wrote about this disaster yesterday, and here...

Whole Foods and free speech

Been wondering recently why you can’t get The Ecologist in the Whole Foods shops in London? (These include the former Fresh & Wild stores.) The reason is apparently that the magazine printed a feature...

Mission creep

BBC NEWS | UK | Organic move to cut food flights The Soil Association, the organisation which advocates for and certifies organic food in the UK, is considering stripping organic status from food which...

Love miles (and corporate lobbying)

Guardian Unlimited: Pundits who contest climate change should tell us who is paying them A follow-up to George Monbiot’s three articles in the Guardian’s G2 supplement last week on global warming, all edited extracts...

The sponsored denial industry

Guardian Unlimited: George Monbiot on climate change and oil giant ExxonMobil This is a lengthy article, which appeared in today’s G2 supplement in the Guardian, by George Monbiot. It is about the “global warming...

Ethnic minorities and the environment

The Society Guardian, a supplement to the London Guardian, yesterday published two features on ethnic minority participation, and specifically Muslim participation, in environmental campaigns and in rural activities. Cause for all cultures explores why...