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Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel celebrates Earth Hour in style

Willie Rennie: Ensuring our children live in a greener world

Protecting the environment by cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Decisions taken on the environment in national parliaments and at institutions like the UN will shape the future of our planet forever. Liberal Democrats have made clear that the environment must be at [...]

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Clean energy: can we go 100% renewable?

Right now, in Europe and elsewhere around the world, governments and politicians are poised to make decisions that could have a profound impact on whether or not we successfully protect our children and grandchildren from the dangerous and uncontrollable impacts of climate change. If we are to be successful then one thing we need to [...]

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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter [...]

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A villager tending to a fishing net in Vitshumbi Virunga campaign

Soco controversially swims against the tide

At a time when extractive companies are committing not to explore or extract in World Heritage Sites and financial institutions are excluding such projects from permitted loans, SOCO International plc’s oil activities in Virunga seems a regressive step. This is especially strange for a company that publically states that the “protection of the environment remains [...]

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What do our MEPs do for us?

Looking forward to voting in 2014? No, I don’t mean the independence referendum in Scotland. I mean the European elections on 22 May. So, does this election matter? I’d say it does. But, in 2009, for 71.5% of Scottish people, it didn’t matter enough to vote. However, if you’re interested in the kind of things we’re [...]

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Matured cotton bolls await harvest. © Asim Hafeez/WWF-UK gallery

What cotton is your T-shirt made of?

We’ve talked about knitting pandas on this blog, but now it’s time to turn our attention to cotton. I think I can be reasonably confident to assume that we all own something that’s made of cotton – perhaps you’re wearing a cotton T-shirt right now. It’s warm, it’s comfortable, and in fact cotton is one [...]

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Businessman with green footprints debate

Decarbonising Britain debate

On Tuesday this week we convened a panel of industry leaders to debate the economic case for a low carbon UK economy. The event, titled ‘Decarbonising Britain’, saw representatives from major businesses Kingfisher plc, Aviva and DONG Energy discussing the economic argument for a low carbon UK with speakers from the Manufacturers Organisation for UK [...]

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