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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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Supporting WWF’s Earth Hour in Antarctica under the Southern Lights ©Tom Welsh, British Antarctic Survey Earth Hour

The Light at the Ends of the Earth

For me, Earth Hour is one of the most inspirational events of the year. It’s the world’s largest mass participation event for the environment, bringing together millions of people, businesses and governments to share a common cause and a common sense of purpose – the need to tackle dangerous global climate change. Last year, people

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Here in the UK

Wales has something big to celebrate this Earth Hour

As I write this, it’s just over a week to Earth Hour. And I think that this year it should be even more of a celebration than usual in Wales. Why? Because we’ve just done something amazing for our planet. Yes, we did it. After over three years of campaigning, our politicians have passed a

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Gentoo penguin,Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Copyright: Pete Bucktrout, Norman Cobley, British Antarctic Survey

My 3 letters from the Penguin Post Office

Did you see the BBC2 Natural World documentary ‘Penguin Post Office’? It was a penguin extravaganza set at one of the UK’s most remote outposts. Port Lockroy, Goudier Island is located just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic British base was built in 1944, during a secret wartime mission called Operation Tabarin. It operated as

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The Severn from the air

Clean energy, green jobs - a barrage of questions for Wales

This week the debate is really heating up around harnessing the enormous power of the Severn Estuary and the even bigger issues of clean energy and the green economy. Let’s start by looking at where we are with Severn tidal power. Today I’ll be representing WWF at a meeting in London between environmental groups and

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Don’t let Scotland's emissions reduction plans go up in smoke

It’s a technology that might be able to safely remove and store harmful carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations. According to some studies it could create 13,000 new jobs in Scotland by 2020. However, some five years after the UK government first launched its £1 billion funding competition, aimed at helping kick-start the

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Earth Hour

The night Wales went dark

Even for cynical grown-ups, there is something a bit magical about candlelight. The restaurant I was in for Earth Hour decided they liked the darkness so much, they would leave the lights off after the hour was over! A few days after the event itself, I find myself sifting through photos captured on the night. […]

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Houses of Parliament © Paul Brocklehurst / Flickr.com Politics

Politicians: What will you do for the environment?

So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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Supporting WWF’s Earth Hour in Antarctica under the Southern Lights ©Tom Welsh, British Antarctic Survey Earth Hour

The Light at the Ends of the Earth

For me, Earth Hour is one of the most inspirational events of the year. It’s the world’s largest mass participation event for the environment, bringing together millions of people, businesses and governments to share a common cause and a common sense of purpose – the need to tackle dangerous global climate change. Last year, people […]

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Paper record player, designed by Simon Elvin © Do The Green Thing Earth Hour

Doing the green thing with everyday objects

Naresh Ramchandani is the co-founder of environmental non-profit Do The Green Thing, a partner at design firm Pentagram and a practitioner of what he calls “communications with a conscience.” Together with WWF, Do The Green Thing commissioned designers and artists to create a collection of everyday objects that inspire people to live more sustainably for […]

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climate change

Doing it for your planet – why the Welsh Government is supporting Earth Hour

2015 is a crucial year for mobilising international action on climate change and sustainable development. That’s why I am very pleased the Welsh Government will be supporting WWF’s Earth Hour on March 28th, turning out the lights at many of our buildings and Cadw monuments across Wales to show our support for our planet. I’m […]

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Here in the UK

Wales has something big to celebrate this Earth Hour

As I write this, it’s just over a week to Earth Hour. And I think that this year it should be even more of a celebration than usual in Wales. Why? Because we’ve just done something amazing for our planet. Yes, we did it. After over three years of campaigning, our politicians have passed a […]

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