Despite doing her best to hammer home the point, Hedegaard was defeated in the EU parliament on Tuesday. By Anders Lorenzen EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard suffered a heavy defeat on Tuesday […]
Environmental blog with a focus on climate change.
Opinion: Will we finally witness a cycling revolution in London?
Van parked in cycle path in Islington, North London. By Anders Lorenzen Last month, London Mayor Boris Johnson announced what could be very ambitious changes to London’s cycle infrastructure, pledging nearly £1 […]
Guest blog: The Anti-KXL Movement Goes Global
Anti Keystone XL protesters await John Kerry’s arrival. By Lucy Patterson “US: No KXL; EU: No Tar Sands” was the simple message on a banner at yesterday’s anti-tar sands demonstration outside Lancaster […]
Miguel Torres leads the way on making the wine industry sustainable
By Anders Lorenzen Yesterday, the Guardian reported how climate change has begun to threaten the wine industry, citing a recent study which showing that unpredictable weather and temperatures will likely cause a […]
Guest blog: Chronicling coal ash stories in the U.S.
By Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman I never intended to become the “Coal Ash Queen,” which is what the Sierra Club in Charlotte, N.C., deemed me years ago. I’d never even heard of coal ash […]
The Keystone XL debate steps up a gear
https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/u30m8U6VP3E&source=uds By Anders Lorenzen If there is one thing advocates of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline don’t need on their hands right now its an oil spill from another tar sands oil […]
Opinion: Gove’s war on the teaching of climate change
Photo: 38 Degrees. By Anders Lorenzen Education Secretary Michael Gove has for several years been campaigning for climate change to be removed from the national curriculum for under 14 year-olds in […]
Editorial: The UK Government must prepare for future extreme weather events
Temperatues on 22nd March this year compared to 22nd March last year. 2012 saw the wettest year on record in the UK. It started out somewhat different, with exceptionally dry conditions forcing […]
Guest blog: Fracking in Southern California
Shale wells in Los Angeles By Tina Reed Johnson Fracking is a hot topic. Experts say that if fracking is used (more widely) in California, it would make the state the […]
German research institute skeptical about the tar sands "green" credentials
Anti tar sands activist at Whitehall. Photo: Suzanne Dhaliwal. By Derek Leahy EurActiv – a EU policy news agency – broke the following story last week (Mar. 19th): “Germany’s largest and most […]