Monthly Archives: April 2014
The MDG expire in 2015. What have they achieved and where are we headed? Find out more by listening here
This is the oil from the rig that the Arctic 30 went to jail for peacefully protesting against. It has been logistically challenging. Extracting even small amounts of oil in extreme Arctic conditions has taken them longer, and cost them more, than the company had planned.
But Gazprom has done it and claims first place in the race to exploit the melting Arctic sea ice for more of the fossil fuels that caused the melting in the first place. It is a defining moment for Vladimir Putin‘s Russia, heralded with great fanfare as a new source of power and profit for years to come.
Thankfully, most of us recognise the madness of celebrating a new source of fossil fuels in the Arctic. And, just as importantly, the last few months have shown us just how important it is that we cut our dependence on fossil fuels from Kremlin-controlled companies.
The Ukraine crisis has led Europe’s leaders to demand an “energy independence” plan. In June this year, EU leaders will meet to decide their approach.
Find out more here
Over this holiday period it is worth just spending a few minutes to look at this interactive article and videos from the Guardian newspaper about where our clothes come from. More clothes need to be made ethically!!
Interesting BBC documentary about GM crops (and my school friend is married to Jimmy Doherty!) Relaxed revision!!
What happened with the terrorist attack at the West gate mall in Nairobi?
Farming in Africa
Farm Africa – what they do to help farmers help themselves in East Africa
Biodiversity and tourism
Should Kenya declare poaching a national disaster? (short clip)
Energy and development
Life imprisonment for practicing homosexuality in Uganda (new law signed)