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Bramley Frith wood in Hampshire will never be same again. In 1965 the National Grid build a substation there serving Basingstoke.

Ancient woodland cannot be 'offset'

Austin Brady

11th January 2014

Owen Paterson has done it again - offering up ancient woodland for development via 'biodiversity offsetting' - planting new trees elsewhere. Trouble is, says Austin Brady, ancient woods are centuries in the making. more...
Coal

The carbon con: investigating the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

1st December, 2011

The Ecologist investigates allegations a coal power project in India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...
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Carbon offsetting version two: a greener way to travel?

Valentina Jovanovski

12th May

Carbon offsetting isn't perfect but Much Better Adventures’ partnership with environmental charity, the Converging World, has produced an initiative that just might work more...
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The Green Ireland travel app: the Emerald Isle just got greener

Jeff Holman

14th April, 2011

Want to find a way to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Ireland without leaving your carbon footprints all over them? There’s an app for that! more...
Disney

Disney caught up in carbon offsetting controversy

William McLennan

7th April, 2011

Disney avoids emission cuts by investing $15.5 million in carbon offsetting schemes criticised by campaigners, including projects soon to be banned in the EU more...
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What is biodiversity offsetting and how would it work?

Tom Levitt

9th June, 2010

European observers say it is going to be as ‘big as the carbon market’, but is buying a licence to cause ecological damage a sound strategy? Tom Levitt investigates more...
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Carbon traders quit emissions market amid drop in demand

Tim Webb

25th January, 2010

Banks are pulling out of the carbon-offsetting market after Copenhagen failed to reach agreement on emissions targets more...
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Eco travel agent ditches carbon offsetting

Ecologist

15th October, 2009

One of the first travel companies to offer carbon offsetting to customers has decided to remove the facility from their website more...
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Carbon Offsetting: forgive my carbon sin?

Jules Peck

3rd June, 2008

We all want our green wings, and the notion of purchasing them via carbon offsetting is powerfully seductive. as Jules Peck reveals, however, buying your way into eco heaven can be fraught with problems more...
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The rainforests on our doorstep

Trevor Critchley

15th May, 2008

Prince Charles has called UK peatlands ‘Britain’s tropical rainforests’ – and like rainforests worldwide, ours are in decline. Trevor Critchley reports on the devastating consequences for global warming more...
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Trees shouldn’t be sold as carbon offsets, says study

News

14th August, 2007

Trees planted in drought-prone or nutrient poor areas don’t store enough carbon dioxide to offset emissions, a new study by Duke University in North Carolina has found. more...
In the News

Government committee critical of airline's carbon offsets

Ecologist

23rd July, 2007

The Environmental Audit Committee has slammed the aviation industry for a ‘diverse and generally unsatisfactory attitude’ towards their misuse of carbon offsets. more...

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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...
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Direct action group 'London Rising Tide' on carbon off-setting

Mark Anslow

22nd February, 2007

On Wednesday 22nd February, activists from the group London Rising Tide occupied the offices of the Carbon Neutral Company. Below are their grievances... more...

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