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The Midsummer Bonfire: Brexit and Podemos

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 17:38


One of our new Ecologist Voices, "Brexpat" Robert Alcock writes from rural Spain where deep down - under the shock and sorrow of Brexit - he believes there may be the seed of an unexpected hope that could give us the best chance of an emerging and real respect for our cultural and ecological heritage
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The Brexit con: the exit Britain needs is from neoliberal capitalism

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 03:43
The UK's exit from the EU won't deliver for the 'victims of globalisation' whose votes were decisive in the referendum result, writes Pete Dolack. All the economic scenarios advanced to date envisage more of the 'free trade' and neoliberalism that has global empowered capital against communities and the well-paid jobs that once sustained them. Plus ca change ...
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Brexit curse hits nuclear power, new London runway

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 20:10
Following the vote to leave the EU, the UK's energy and climate change policy faces major challenges, writes Paul Brown, with new nuclear power and a third London runway at Heathrow runway looking like the first casualties.
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Whether it's Cecil the Lion or un-named fox cubs, killing for fun is wrong

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:27
No animal should be killed for our enjoyment, writes Bill Oddie. And that applies alike to Cecil the Lion, shot by a Minnesota dentist almost two years ago; and to the nameless fox cubs that died more recently in England, thrown to hounds by a huntsman to teach them to hate and kill foxes.
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Higher fuel bills, less renewables, an end to nuclear power: Brexit's energy shakeout

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:45
The economic impacts of the Brexit vote will very soon make themselves felt to British consumers, writes Chris Goodall - kicking off with higher fuel bills and pump prices. The good news is that nuclear power is now looking increasingly unaffordable. But renewables and green energy research are also likely to suffer, especially if under a right-wing Brexit government.
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It feels like the tragedy of a generation, but we need to gear up not give up

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:10
We have a serious responsibility to fight the more unsavoury symptoms of Brexit, writes Alex Scrivener - making the case for free movement for people, defending the regulations that protect our environment and workers' rights, resisting imperialism abroad and racism on our streets.
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Brexit? It's not over till it's over. And here's why it may never happen

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:46
Depressed at the Breferendum result? So you might be, if you are bothered by the environment, social justice and a successful economy, writes Oliver Tickell. But it may never come to that. In fact it's just possible that the Brexit vote could deliver us a reformed 'peoples' EU' that includes the UK, under a progressive government led by Jeremy Corbyn. Here's how.
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Where will our next PM stand on fracking and the environment? (It's not looking good)

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:40
We know who the likely runners and riders are in the race to be the new Tory leader and prime minister - but where do the prospective candidates stand on fracking and other environmental issues? Joe Sandler Clarke finds them all decidedly un-green.
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The power of redemptive anger

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 18:29
People have been talking about some kind of 'progressive alliance' ever since the 2010 General Election, writes Jonathon Porritt. If ever there was a moment where such an alliance could start coming together, and start working out a game plan to transform our political prospects between now and 2020, this has to be it.
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Help to get toxic chemicals banned from our towns, cities, streets and parks

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:20
Last week, as the UK voted itself out of the European Union, Greenpeace called for another exit strategy - a glyphosate exit plan. Nick Mole from PAN UK explains how we can all get involved in a campaign to ban all pesticides - not just glyphosate - in our towns and cities
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Fox cub persecution: hunting and violence are inseparable

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:26
An investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports shows that English hunts are training hounds to kill foxes in horrific secret slaughter sessions, writes Eduardo Gonçalves. It's just one example of the cruelty and violence that's intrinsic to fox-hunting, and another reason why the ban has to be maintained.
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Fox cub persecution: hunting and violence are inseparable

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:26
An investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports shows that English hunts are training hounds to kill foxes in horrific secret slaughter sessions, writes Eduardo Gonçalves. It's just one example of the cruelty and violence that's intrinsic to fox-hunting, and another reason why the ban has to be maintained.
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Rare dormice return to Yorkshire Dales National Park

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:29
There's the Referendum vote and then there's what else happened on Brexit day. This, for instance...
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Reward Offered to help catch and convict wolf pup poachers

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:48
The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a new Wolf Defense Fun to help protect wolves in the wild
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Brexit could lead to a bonfire of fracking regulations

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 21:26
Almost all UK laws that regulate fracking's impact on the environment emanate from EU directives and regulations, writes Zachary Davies Boren. Once out of the EU, the UK would be free to amend them, scrap them or simply ignore them. And given the UK's record of support for fracking and lobbying in Brussels for deregulation, that may be exactly what the Brexiteers have planned.
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Brexit - a nasty sting in the tail for Britain's bees?

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:45
Britain's bees are under threat from Brexit and moves to allow farmers to use banned bee-harming 'neonictinoid' pesticides, warns Dave Timms, Bees Campaigner with Friends of the Earth. With 20 species extinct since 1900 and a further 35 under threat, how much more can our bees take?
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Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:45
The only revolution, if we leave Europe, would be an uprising against a raft of EU environmental and social legislation, under the guise of ‘reducing red tape'. This would leave workers, our important nature habitats and the health of our citizens in far worse shape than is currently the case within the EU warns Green MEP Molly Scott Cato
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Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 18:09
Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
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Neil Young at London 02 Arena - Cry for the Earth

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:38
Resurgence Trust was invited to join the activist 'camp' on site at the UK leg of veteran rocker Neil Young's new tour. Will Gethin says it was exciting to be part of this innovative venture
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Cornish community carries on fighting a 'Super Quarry' development in Marine Conservation Zone

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 16:55
There are now some 50 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) in England and Wales. Amy Hall reports on how campaigners fighting the re-opening of a Cornish quarry in one of the zones are effectively testing what the designation really means and how much protection it guarantees.
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