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Undercover footage exposes exporters involved in Peru's biggest timber scandal

Laura Furones

14th November, 2017

Three exporters caught up in Peru's biggest timber scandal have been caught on camera by the social justice and environment Global Witness. LAURA FURONES from the charity gives the inside story. more...

Leaders must look to Pacific Islands to understand the importance of building water resilience

Mark Fletcher

7th November, 2017

Water resilience is among the most important discussions at the COP23, taking place in Bonn. This is particularly true for the communities living in the Pacific Islands. But also for all countries facing floods and famine in the decades to come. MARK FLETCHER calls for global action. more...

No BBC science reporting course since 2012, documents reveal

Mat Hope

6th November, 2017

Lord Lawson, the chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, was invited on to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, where he mislead listeners about the science of climate change. Should the journalists on the programme have received better training on climate science? Mat Hope reports. more...

Blockadia map reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

Alice Owen & Daria Rivin

8th November, 2017

A new interactive map shows the rise of Blockadia - the direct-action phenomenon of people putting their bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects. Co-ordinators ALICE OWEN and DARIA RIVIN provide an insiders' guide. more...

New Lancet study shows it’s time to take our medicine on climate change

Joe Ware

31st October, 2017

A major new study reveals that climate change may be a global medical emergency far bigger than we previously thought. But the authors also see signs that world may be starting to wake up to the danger, reports JOE WARE more...

Why is the NHS spending a billion pounds on publicly-researched drugs?

Heidi Chow

27th October, 2017

Urgent government action is needed to stop Big Pharma making mega profits from drugs developed with taxpayers' money. HEIDI CHOW from Global Justice Now reports on her charity's new ground breaking report. more...

Fish trade 'hugely underestimates' global catches

Jack Alexander

20th October, 2017

New research has found major discrepancies in the reporting of fish stocks. JACK ALEXANDER reports on whether effective conservation attempts can ever be implemented without the ability to accurately track fish species in trade. more...
The Tree Conference at the Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, 4th November 2017

Tree conference invites citizen-led initiatives for Global Reforestation

Will Gethin

6 October 2017

The conference brings together world class speakers with leading-edge information about tree science, tree function and global reforestation strategies. more...

World hunger on the rise for the first time in years

Catherine Early

10th October, 2017

Meeting global targets to end hunger by 2030 could be challenging given a recent increase in food insecurity exacerbated by conflict and environmental degradation. CATHERINE EARLY reports. more...

Can religion help save the planet's wildlife and environment?

Curtis Abraham

27th September, 2017

Religious values are often consistent with conservation efforts. So it’s not surprising that a variety of religious organisations and conservationists are working together to help mitigate the devastating effects of global climate change, writes CURTIS ABRAHAM more...

Our obsolescent economy: modern capitalism and 'throwaway culture'

Steven Gorelick

26 September, 2017

We live in a throwaway society. Innovation in the tech industries mean ever more powerful products come to market. But the death of repair shops and a culture of reliance is not simply the result of shiny new things. Corporations, and capitalism itself, requires planned obsolesce, argues STEVEN GORELICK more...
Alan Heeks leads a wellness event at Hazel Wood

Growing resilience: how daring to dream and time in nature make you stronger

Jack Alexander

26th September, 2017

The modern era of shining iPhone screens, zero hour contracts, the threat of nuclear armageddon and continued global poverty can challenge your personal resilience. JACK ALEXANDER reports how the author Alan Heeks has turned to nature and to dreams to restore our strength and vitality more...

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Britain will lead global low carbon revolution, claims Labour shadow chancellor

Brendan Montague

25th September, 2017

Britain will become 'world leaders in decarbonising our economy' claims John McDonnell at his speech to the Labour Party conference in Brighton today. And with Labour still ahead of the polls, his radical agenda for renewable energy could become government policy, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE more...

The palm oil crisis in Nigeria - and beyond

Burag Gurden

8 September, 2017

The use and spread of palm oil is beyond imagination; from cooking and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and drilling fluids, it is even in nanny's chocolate cake. Its global consumption may have increased more than any other good, but what does this entail for the farmers? The crisis in Edo State of Nigeria speaks for itself, reports BURAG GURDEN more...

How a circular economy can help prevent a global water crisis

Dr Mark Fletcher

29th August, 2017

World Water Week 2017 this month brought together experts and decision makers to debate solutions to a growing global clean water crisis. DR MARK FLETCHER told the conference that the circular economy - and systems thinking - must be part of the solution more...

How to win the climate wars – talk about local ‘pollution’ not global warming

Tae Hoon Kim

23rd August, 2017

Donald Trump has walked away from the Paris Agreement and environmentalists are having to deal with a climate denier occupying the White House. The best way to reach out to Trump supporters may be to warn against local pollution rather than talk about icebergs or atmospheric science, argues energy politics expert TAE HOON KIM more...

Saudi Crown Prince about to learn the price of global climate change mitigation

Brendan Montague

21st August, 2017

The sale of a slice of Saudi Aramco will be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in human history. The Crown Prince believes his company is worth a total of $2 trillion. But investors must consider current low oil prices and climate mitigation policies when assessing value. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports more...

Waste not want not - an old motto for an era of mass production

Ilana Taub

18th August, 2017

A third of food produced globally is wasted - with over 2 million tonnes of fresh fruit and veg each year never reaching a shop shelf in the UK. This level of waste is staggering, especially when we consider all the energy and resources that went into producing the food in the first place. ILANA TAUB is on a mission... more...

Donald Trump ends IPCC funding and 'abandons global science leadership'

Brenda Ekwurzel

17th August, 2017

The US has ended its funding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change despite the serious national security implications for the country, argues BRENDA EKWURZEL more...

Does Game of Thrones contain a Stark warning about global warming?

Joe Ware

13 August, 2017

Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen debate the threat posed by the dead White Walkers from North of the Wall. Is this escapism, or is it an allegory for climate change, asks JOE WARE more...

A hard deadline: we must stop building new carbon infrastructure by 2018

Stephen Leahy

10th August, 2017

There will be enough fossil fuel-burning stuff - cars, homes, factories, power plants - built by next year to blow through our carbon budget for a 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise. Never mind staying below a safer, saner 1.5 degrees of global warming, warns STEPHEN LEAHY more...

How young people are tackling global warming - one innovation at a time

Arthur Wyns

7th August, 2017

Europe’s biggest climate innovation network gives young people the chance to develop business ideas that tackle climate change. Might a business approach offer solutions for dealing with climate change to the next generation, asks ARTHUR WYNS more...

Climate change drives Indian farmer suicides says new study

G.B.S.N.P Varma

7th August, 2017

There is no more heartbreaking indicator of human hardship than suicide says the author of a new report that shows the devastating impact of Global Warming on struggling Indian farmers, thousands of whom have taken their own lives over the last 30 years. G.B.S.N.P VARMA reports more...

Exposing babarism in the name of ‘Fashion'

Laura Briggs

4th August, 2017

In 2016 the UK imported £26 million worth of fur, showing that the industry has gone global. Only by exposing the level of cruelty and showing people what lies behind the fashion will change ever come about writes LAURA BRIGGS more...

India's urban elite must join the fight against environmental killings

Mrinalini Shinde

1st August, 2017

A new report from Global Witness places India fourth in the league table of killings of environmental activists. As part of our collaboration with CLIMATE TRACKER, environmental law researcher MRINALINI SHINDE looks at the human trauma behind the statistics - and calls on India's urban elite to act. more...

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