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There is no business case for airport expansion

UK newspapers are full of speculation about what Sir Howard Davies and the Airports Commission are going to reveal as their short list for airport expansion, when they publish their interim report on 17 December. According to newspaper reports, Sir Howard is going to be recommending Heathrow as his favoured site for expansion. The debate [...]

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Coal on a conveyor belt in the Weisweiler power plant © Andrew Kerr / WWF-Canon

Climate change conference – second half in Warsaw

Holding the UN’s annual climate change talks inside a vast football stadium has been a gift to the headline writers.They were already licking their lips at the thought of yet another year of delay, procrastination and blocking by countries keen to avoid acting decisively to address the greatest environmental crisis of our age. “Goalless draw”, [...]

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Anna Friel sits on top of a car, with Lake Edward in the background.

Anna Friel – “Soco’s plans opposed by everyone”

Our film ‘Virunga’ currently showing in Odeon cinemas focuses on Africa’s oldest national park. Recently Soco, the UK oil company that wants to explore for oil in the park, accused us and Anna Friel, the actress who appears in the film, of “deliberately distorting” the facts in our campaign against the company’s plans to explore [...]

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Climate change – five minutes before midnight

Speaking recently in Delhi, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that the world was running out of time to tackle the threat of uncontrolled climate change, saying “we have five minutes before midnight.” Dr Pachauri said that humans were pushing the world’s climate system to the brink, [...]

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“Put the brakes on fracking”

In a letter to yesterday’s Sunday Times, a large cross section of environmental and conservation groups called on the current Government to stop fracking – and I’m proud to say that WWF was among them. This is the first time such a large number of influential groups have joined together to add our voices to [...]

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