Stop the Gagging Law
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Stop the Gagging Law

The UK coalition government is trying to push through the Lobbying Bill aka the Gagging Law. This is really bad and needs to be stopped because it puts our status as a free democracy seriously at risk. I’m not even overreacting. The bill aims to limit and suppress campaigns on topical issues during the entire … Continue reading

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All Eyes on Paris
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All Eyes on Paris

I just got back from a backpacking holiday in Continental Europe, where the beautiful Paris was my last destination. Rifling through my emails, today I’ve learnt that over the next two years my attention will be placed on the capital of romance and style  for something a bit more important than budget sightseeing: the next … Continue reading

Solar Aeroplane!
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Solar Aeroplane!

I have good news today! Yesterday I read about Solar Impulse, the American-owned solar aeroplane that can fly all the way through day and night powered purely by the sun’s rays. It flew from one side of the USA to the other yesterday, and the next big challenge is to fly all around the world … Continue reading

Solar-Powered Supertrees
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Solar-Powered Supertrees

Look at these beautiful gardens and structures. These pictures are of a huge redevelopment project in Singapore that consists of huge gardens, solar powered massive ‘supertrees’ and contained biomes. The multi-million project is meant to be an eco-tourism hotspot, educational center, biodiversity haven and relaxation suite. Check out this article to get the full scoop. Is this the future? Continue reading

Not So Innocent
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Not So Innocent

I’ve always been a big fan of Innocent Smoothies. They taste delicious, they’re healthy, they sometimes come with little hats and they always come with jokes and witty quips on their bottles. What’s not to like? Well, a month ago I would have simply answered that with “well, they’re pretty overpriced and they’re not organic” … Continue reading

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Sustainable Bhutan

Hello everybody! This evening as I was browsing Facebook after a huge portion of pasta, I came across some astounding news. Sustainable Man posted this article which says that Bhutan is set to go 100% organic! I must confess I didn’t even know what Bhutan was until now, but a quick research session informs me … Continue reading

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The Issue Attention Cycle

While reading Libby Lester’s Media and Environment as research for an essay, I came across a section where she writes about another author’s work which I found very interesting. Published back in 1972, Anthony Down’s book is called Up and Down With Ecology – The Issue Attention Cycle. He theorized that any ecological issue goes through a … Continue reading