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Country Diary: A Storm Here is A Spectator​​ Sport of the Utmost Drama

By |2017-11-09T10:33:40+00:00December 5th, 2017|News|

Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire To see how many features I once climbed have been battered away by wave and wind is a salutary lesson in human ambition Meadowsweet still flowered along lanes through an obscenity of tank ranges; grasses riffled and glistened in the verges; far offshore, Lundy dipped in and out of view. Nowhere’s better in stormy [...]

Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

By |2017-11-08T17:10:02+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory to account for all the prejudice and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which attributes sexism [...]

Fog, Smog and Eco-Drag: These Climate Change Dramas are a Breath of Fresh Air

By |2017-11-08T11:54:28+00:00November 29th, 2017|News|

From cabaret to a witty teenage odyssey, the Shoot the Breeze festival at Camden People’s theatre considers global warming and pollution in striking style Was Shakespeare a chronicler of climate-change disaster? A Midsummer Night’s Dream presents nature in crisis, brought about by the disruptions of the fairy and human worlds. In Joe Hill-Gibbins’ glumly dark revival at [...]

The Day we Witnessed Wildlife Rangers being Gunned Down in Congo

By |2017-10-25T10:51:22+00:00October 26th, 2017|News|

When two Dutch journalists travelled to the DRC to report on illegal gold mining in the vast Okapi wildlife reserve, they ended up running for their lives Conflict is never far away in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a country rich in natural resources such as gold, diamonds, coltan and tin – and the [...]

Bad Medicine: The Toxic Fakes at The heart of an international criminal racket

By |2017-10-05T11:29:14+00:00October 6th, 2017|News|

The trade in fake drugs is a lucrative and dangerous global industry, but there are hopes that on-the-spot screening technology can provide a remedy Sometimes the vials are filled with dirty water. Occasionally they contain saline and a tiny amount of antibiotic, so as not to infect the site of the vaccination and draw [...]

China’s EEmissions Trading Scheme Puts Australian Companies on Notice

By |2017-10-04T15:11:58+00:00October 5th, 2017|News|

The launch of China’s national carbon market could also harm the competitiveness of Australian products For a brief and shining moment in 2012, Australia was at the global forefront of climate change action, as one of the first countries to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. It lasted only two years, and was repealed [...]