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Are oil company valuations as ephemeral as the smoke rising from this oil refinery? Photo: Horia Varlan via Flickr.

Oil companies' $1.1 trillion gamble

Paul Brown

16th May 2014

Financial experts warn investors that their money is being used by oil companies for high-risk projects, reports Paul Brown, on the assumption that oil prices will go on rising, with little or no regard for climate change. $1.1 trillion could be at risk. more...
Trial at Glyn Farm, Anglesey, 2007: foreground - susceptible; background - Sarpo clone. Photo: Sarvari Trust.

Potato blight - there's no need for GMOs!

Sophie Brown / Sustainable Food Trust

10th June 2014

GM companies are exploiting the launch of a new blight-resistant GMO potato to make their case for an EU-wide relaxation of rules restricting GM crops. But as Sophie Brown discovers, we have all the answers to blight already, without a GMO in sight! more...
The Gemasolar plant near Seville: Pointing the way ahead? Photo: DESERTEC Foundation.

Round-the-clock solar power comes of age

Paul Brown

1st May 2014

With the help of some clever engineering, writes Paul Brown, the power of the Sun can now produce electricity on demand - day and night, bright or cloudy. The key technology has just won a prestigious DESERTEC Award. more...
A giant tree of the Congo basin rainforest. Photo: Corinne Staley via Flickr.com.

Congo rainforest 'browning' as temperatures rise

Tim Radford

30th April 2014

Scientists have found that the world's second greatest rainforest, the Congo, is losing its green, writes Tim Radford. As temperatures rise and rainfall reduces, the forest canopy is taking on a browner hue, and this could be an early signal of worse damage to come. more...
Kayapo Indians on a road block to stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo: International Rivers via Flickr.com.

Amazon forest loss risks water security across South America

Paul Brown.

30th December 2013

Water, food supplies and energy production are all in jeopardy as the Amazon forest is felled for profit. And as Paul Brown writes, the damage is spreading well beyond Amazonia itself ...
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Bob Brown: Australia's first leader of the Greens

Elizabeth Claire Alberts

30th December 2013

It’s a critical time for the Tarkine, the last great wilderness in NW Tasmania, and former Senator Bob Brown is still fighting hard to protect it more...

'Illegal UK state aid' probe hits nuclear plans

Paul Brown

14th December 2013

An EU investigation into the UK's financial support for new nuclear power stations is dividing Europe, with critics saying London is flouting EU rules by offering illegal subsidies to EDF at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Paul Brown reports. more...
Soyabean fields for ever. Photo: Fotokostic / Shutterstock.com.

Monsanto, the TPP and global food dominance

Ellen Brown

7th December 2013

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations enter their last few days, Ellen Brown exposes their real purpose - corporate control of the world's food, health, environment and financial systems. Of all these, the greatest is food ... more...
UNFCCC COP19, Warsaw. Photo: pusheurope.org/ .

COP19 - All countries accept emissions targets

Paul Brown in Warsaw

23rd November 2013

Paul Brown, co-editor of the Climate News Network, makes his final despatch from Warsaw on the unscheduled last day of the climate talks. Compromises on all sides have kept hopes alive - just! more...
plant and soil

Peak soil: act now or the very ground beneath us will die

8th November, 2013

Helen Browning

The health of our soils is more important now than ever, says the Soil Association’s Helen Browning - especially with the challenges that climate change will bring ... more...

Boycotting organic farms over badger cull is 'counter-productive'

Helen Browning

Buying organic food is an important choice for everyone concerned about animal welfare, wildlife and conservation. It would not make sense for consumers to stop buying organic if they disagree with badger culling, says Helen Browning more...

Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...

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The sun shines across the Arctic expanse.

A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
Pesticide spraying

UK fights EU attempts to bring in stricter rules on pesticide and crop spraying

Alistair Driver

28th March, 2012

UK opposition to restricting the use of pesticides in the 1990s and 00s has at times even seen the intervention of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lobby the case for the farming industry more...
The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

Laurie Tuffrey

1st March, 2012

Beth O’Donnell Young’s opus urges us to dispense with our prim patios and manicured lawns, and let nature in. Laurie Tuffrey hears the call more...
Paramo

Páramo

For more than 30 years, Nikwax has been a trail blazing company specialising in waterproofing products. Company founder Nick Brown pioneered a radical alternative to conventional waterproof fabrics in Páramo’s unique 'Directional' garments.




Tel: 01892 786444
Web: www.naturallyparamo.co.uk
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Lester Brown

How do you feed eight billion people in a water-scarce world?

Lester Brown

15th February, 2011

In an exclusive extract from his new book, World on the Edge, Lester Brown outlines fresh ways of thinking about water and land use in order to sustain the world's growing population more...
Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce: overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction

Matilda Lee

2nd February, 2010

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, on why overconsumption is the key issue, the need for relaxed immigration laws, and why men should look after children more...
Dan Box

Gordon Brown's figures for offshore wind are nonsense

Dan Box

18th January, 2010

Building offshore wind farms is great. Inaccurately quoting or massaging the figures that support them is not more...
copenhagen map

Europeans 'are acting as if they are climate sceptics'

Phil England

13th December, 2009

In a stinging attack on developed nations, G77 leader Lumumba Di-Aping blasts Gordon Brown for his offer of £500 million of climate aid more...

Lester Brown: 'We shouldn't count on Copenhagen to save us'

Matilda Lee

10th November, 2009

Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the WorldWatch Institute, on his fears for Copenhagen, genetically modified food and the failure of the media more...
Copenhagen Counts logo

Brown: there is no Plan B for the planet

Ecologist

19th October, 2009

Developed countries still need to come forward with finance to help with adaptation and mitigation in less-industrialised countries hit hardest by climate change more...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
Smoke from industry

Brown proposes £60 billion climate fund for Copenhagen

Ecologist

26th June, 2009

Gordon Brown called for an annual fund of £60 billion to help less industrialised countries adapt to climate change as part of a range of Government proposals in the run-up to UN talks in Copenhagen later this year more...
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Can environment-backed currency pay off?

Molly Scott Cato

1st April, 2009

The creation of a new and neutral currency unit linked to the environment would stabilise the economy and reduce CO2. more...

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