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Electric vehicle on charge © Paul Wilkinson2014

Scotland moves up a gear to tackle climate change

It has seemed like relentless bad news over the past month as the world struggles to cope with the very real impacts of a changing climate. Lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by flooding in South Asia; Hurricane Harvey battered America’s petrochemical heartland in Texas; and Hurricane Irma destroyed 90% of Barbuda’s buildings, caused devastation […]

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I spy… greener roads

Last weekend was the summer bank holiday, which saw us heading off in our droves to visit friends and relatives or enjoy our beautiful beaches and countryside. One thing’s for sure: in amongst the persistent cries of “are we there yet?” (no!) and “I need the loo” (you should’ve gone before we left!), thousands of […]

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‘Water Stories’ from the Yangtze – with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz

Leonardo Da Vinci once said ‘water is the driving force of all nature’. But as our world becomes more populous and industrialised water quality is declining, threatening human health and species –since 1970, there has been a 76% decline in populations of freshwater species around the world. Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in […]

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Areial view of Suncor upgrader plant North of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada © Jiri Rezak / WWF-UK

BP out of touch on climate and clean energy technology

Yesterday BP published its 2035 Outlook for Energy, the company’s view of what the future of energy might look like. Once upon a time, oil companies liked to portray themselves as being at the cutting edge of science and technology. Today BP did the opposite, downplaying the seriousness of climate change, and dismissing fast-advancing clean […]

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Open letter to the Scottish Cabinet Sub-Committee on Climate Change

Dear members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Climate Change, Having recently attended the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, I wanted to write to you as you prepare for your first meeting of 2015. While the end result of the talks was disappointing, with a huge amount of unfinished business, there was also a clear […]

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The Cape Town Agreement on Fishing Vessel Safety should be ratified

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted as its theme for the 2014 Maritime Day: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. One of the measures of particular importance to the fishing industry is the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel Safety. Fishing Industry’s Poor Record Fishing vessels continue to have one of the worst safety records (PDF) […]

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