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Friday 28 January 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Liberal Democrat MPs are threatening to rebel against controversial plans by the Government to sell off part of England's forests, which will be announced today.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today promised to stop travellers obtaining retrospective planning permission to allow them to remain permanently in camps which they have set up illegally.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are under threat of extinction, a major report warned today as governments continued to discuss efforts to tackle losses to the natural world.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Genetic modification isn't something that particularly vexes the public – at least for now. Research shows that public "concern" about the issue has fallen from 43 per cent in 2001 to 27 per cent in 2008.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Globalisation has put pressure on all types of business to outsource production, move jobs abroad and, in doing so, cut costs. As a result British producers have been in decline for a number of decades. In recent years, however, increased awareness of climate change, a growing world population, political instability and the financial crisis – not to mention the ethical issues often associated with working conditions abroad – have forced consumers to think more carefully about where their produce comes from.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
The pace of global warming is so slow that it is hard for most mere mortals to grasp its implications. That may explain why so many people refuse to accept the science of climate change. It often requires creative artists to convey the scale of its challenge to humanity. In Earthquakes in London, the highly acclaimed play by Mike Bartlett at the National Theatre, an expectant mother is driven half-mad by her fears for the planet on which her baby will be born.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Ministers have denied abandoning their green ambitions, despite abolishing nearly 40 environment and agriculture quangos. Most controversially, Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is scrapping the Sustainable Development Commission, which advises the government on money-saving green initiatives.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Before the election, David Cameron made much of his party's newfound enthusiasm for the environment. Under the Tories there would be no airport expansion or attacks on the green belt. Then, after the Conservatives joined forces with the Liberal Democrats, the greenest of the three main parties, many people justifiably hoped that the new Government was about to make the environment a top concern.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The toy industry faces a crackdown on excessive packaging under plans to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfills, the new Environment Secretary has warned.
Thursday 27 May 2010
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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