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Tackling clothing’s impact on the planet

ApparelXchange talks to us about the impact of clothing on the planet and how their initiative is helping to tackle it.

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Carbon capture won’t limit the damage of incineration – it’ll make it worse

The impact of incinerators won’t be reduced by carbon capture and storage. We need to stop burning waste.

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Wave of Kidical Mass rides shows demand for safe cycling

Group bike rides are rising in popularity as people raise awareness of the lack of safe cycling for children in Scotland.

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A budget for politics

I’ve repeatedly criticised Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling for the timidity of their actions on green tax reform. But George Osborne today set a record for ignoring the environment, mentioning…

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Cycling past the heart of the oil industry

Last weekend 15 people in illuminous waterproofs cycled past four of the 10 biggest polluters in Scotland. It was our annual Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigners’ meet-up and members…

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Young Friends of the Earth Europe get busy in Bonn

I’ve just arrived back from an international meeting in Germany with Young Friends of the Earth Europe (Young FoEE) members from six countries. We were based at a climate camp…

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Climate targets rejected, but no excuses for delaying action

Last week I wrote about the challenge laid down by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change committee. This week the row reached the main chamber, with a formal…

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Scrap or spin?

It is probably the last thing on your mind after the gloriously warm weekend we have just enjoyed, but today (24 May) is the opening day for applications to the…

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Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams

Those listening closely may have heard a creaking sound emanating from Holyrood this afternoon. Not the sound of another roof beam falling in, but the sound of the all party…

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Con-Dem nation?

Well it’s been quite a few days hasn’t it? As the dust settles on a new Conservative/Liberal Democrat Government, or a ‘ConDem’ nation as some have disparagingly coined it, what…

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Spill, baby, spill

While here in the UK we await the results of negotiations to secure a “strong and stable government”, the people of Louisiana, USA, are waking every morning to an even…

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Dust yet to settle over hung Parliament

The dust from Thursday’s election looks set to hang around almost as long as the ash from Eyjafjallajökull. Despite the shrill calls from the right-wing press, a Cameron premiership is…

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