Speaking at a climate conference in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that inaction on global warming is “not an option” and called on nations to redouble efforts to secure an internationally binding climate change treaty. After being invited by the … Continue reading
German manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors. These enormous rotor blades are 75 meters long, which makes a single blade almost as big as the wingspan of an Airbus A380. All in all, the gigantic rotor … Continue reading
On May 5, 2012, Japan shut down its Tomari 3 nuclear reactor on the northern island of Hokkaido for inspection, marking the first time in over 40 years that the country had not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. … Continue reading
Humanity is acutely threatened by man-made global warming but is also substantially disempowered by irresponsible corporate polluters and by Mainstream media and politicians. However 24 September 2011 is “Moving Planet Day” on which hundreds of thousands of people around the … Continue reading
In the wake of Fukushima a “stress test” of European nuclear reactors was proposed, in line with the “stress tests” applied to banks during the financial crisis. That “stress test” of banks being important in that it firstly reassured the … Continue reading
According to a recently published study by Dan Hoornweg, a lead urban specialist at the World Bank, Rotterdam is one of the "dirtiest" cities in the world. The European city releases around 29,8 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per capita … Continue reading
Passionate; articulate; intelligent; socially and environmentally progressive; careful and meticulous in his research; rigorous in his use of science and expert opinion. Many people will recognise that description of George Monbiot in his role as one of Britain’s leading environmental … Continue reading
The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. And the fear for possible nuclear accidents in other countries forces politicians to reconsider and review their current energy policy stance. The … Continue reading
These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France. Der Spiegel writes: "A train loaded with radioactive waste ended its controversial journey through Germany on Monday. Its path had … Continue reading
Controversy was sparked recently when Audi aired a new car commercial featuring “green police” arresting polluters for environmental infractions. The ad which ran during last Sunday’s Super Bowl, promoted Audi’s new car, the A3 TDI diesel.
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