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A report card for China’s environment

The Chinese government issued its annual “State of the Environment” report on Friday. Here are the highlights along with my interpretation and year-end grade for each subject based on the following standard: A – World class B – Good C … Continue reading

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InInsects £134bn, coral £109bn – UN puts a value on nature’s resources

Nature and the services it provides are worth trillions of dollars annually to human society, and governments and businesses must formally recognise this to halt the continuing degradation of the natural world, a groundbreaking UN report said yesterday. The enormous … Continue reading

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The Aral Sea

The ecosystem of the Aral Sea and the river deltas feeding into it has been nearly destroyed, not least because of the much higher salinity. The receding sea has left huge plains covered with salt and toxic chemicals – the results of weapons testing, … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales calls for revolution – albeit a sustainable one

Any book by the heir to throne which starts “This is a call to revolution” is arresting. Add to that the fact that the title is Harmony, bearing in mind the cacophanous clashes in Prince Charles‘s own life, and you might think … Continue reading

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Maps: How Mankind Remade Nature

As scientists get used to the idea that Earth is in a new geological age, that the Holocene — the last geological age — has been replaced by Anthropocene, they’re figuring out how it got to be that way. Two … Continue reading

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UNKLE – The Answer – John Hillcoat director, Ray Winstone starring

Acclaimed film director John Hillcoat, whose last major motion picture feature was the critically heralded ‘The Road’, directs the first video for UNKLE’s ‘The Answer’. His vision begins with Ray Winstone (The Departed, Sexy Beast, Cold Mountain) relaying a memory … Continue reading

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Why our children need to get outside and engage with nature

Cows hibernate in winter, grey squirrels are native to this country, conkers come from oak (or maybe beech, or is it fir?) trees, and of course there’s no such thing as a leaf that can soothe a nettle sting. Or … Continue reading

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Environment and Business Clash in Saint-Tropez

PARIS — Of all the places to part with fistfuls of money in St.-Tropez, few have more cachet than Le Club 55. Perched on the white stretches of Pampelonne, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most stunning beaches, Le Club offers a private … Continue reading

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Crude Movie Trailer

With all the attention focused on BP and the Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico it might be a good time to re,ind people of another tragic oil related case: “Three years in the making, this riveting new documentary … Continue reading

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Massive Flow Of Bullshit Continues To Gush From BP Headquarters

A good parody article from the Onion News: http://www.theonion.com/articles/massive-flow-of-bullshit-continues-to-gush-from-bp,17564/

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