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The 1st fossil fuel free country

Perhaps Scotland will be the first industrialized country to operate fully on renewable energy. Even for them it might take 15 years. The Guardian: The 1st fossil fuel free country…

Paris 2015: Global Climate Talks

And we’re off… Just to whet our appetites in the ‘promises, back-sliders and excuses stakes’ 🙂 Funny how they might think about ending deforestation by 2030? Probably none left by…

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Coconut crabs are considered to be invasive in Hawai

Image: Just another interesting (only to me perhaps) info about these magic giants: HuffingtonPost: Coconut crabs considered to be invasive in Hawai

River pollution in Albania

River-water sampling Shqiperia 2010 Dr White collected water samples from five rivers in Albania during 2010. They were analysed by Prof Margarita Hysko, Microbiologist at Tirana Unversity. These were the…

Mediterranean Sea & benthic invertebrate mortality

You can download the PDF. The authors have looked at an extensive dataset and show a positive link to rising temperatures for mass mortalities of benthic invertebrates. I was also…

Algae: a novel approach to an old problem

This article is most interesting, and I wish them success with their endeavours. I’m familiar with some of these old mines: in Britain we’ve mined for millennia. In fact, on…

Global DNA repository

Good idea 🙂 Especially as the corporate world is utterly irresponsible with our global biodiversity. This will add nicely to the World seed bank at Svalbard 🙂 RT: Russia to…

Nicaragua-China: a new Central American canal

Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Investment Company HKND will begin work on a fit-for-purpose 280km long canal connecting the Pacific Ocean & Caribbean Sea. The Guardian: Nicaragua – new Central-American canal…

Scotland: Tidal energy project

Another excellent milestone for Scotland. Well done … green all the way. The guardian: Scotland – tidal energy project

IBC-2014

News: Indian Biodiversity Congress 2014

Dr Krishnan Srinivasan ~ one of the Biodiversity Alliance’s Vice-Presidents (for inter-governmental affairs) ~ has been invited to attend the Indian Biodiversity Congress at Chennai (18th – 20th December) as…

Beijing: a struggle with air pollution

This article speaks for itself, but I’m very mindful that this never gets reported in western media? Most odd. The Guardian: Beijing airpocalips

Tragedy of the Commons

Tragedy of the Commons Hardin G (1968) The tragedy of the commons. Science 162: 1243-1248. When Garrett Hardin first wrote about this subject he realised that altruism was the important…

Xingu River & Belo Monte dam

Now here’s a curious tale? On one hand you can see some evidence of a construction company making an effort to limit biodiversity loss; but on the other we notice…

Marine Pollution

Latest research shows things quickly getting worse for our oceans 🙁 The Guardian: Plastic pollution in the oceans

Climate Change ~ a political view

Just so we understand what we are up against ::: The Guardian: Lima climate talks 2014 to prepare Paris COP It’s very clear that politics-as-usual, and business-as-usual have not the…

Ecopop

Hi Friends, Today people of Switzerland had the opportunity to vote about three topics, one of them is called the ‘Ecopop initiative’. The Ecopop group (www.ecopop.ch) objective was to limit…

IECC

Hello everyone, just found this group, who seem to be working along some similar lines to us. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClientEarth The connection is that they have successfully challenged London’s government about its…

‘Degrowth’

You will find this news interesting: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/ The author obviously attempted to play down the significance of the event as much as he could. But movement is already there. Janos