Protected species and your development?

Hibernating Doormouse

Why, how, and when to make that survey In the UK a number of wildlife species are protected by legislation which makes it illegal to kill, injure, capture or disturb them and their habitat. For property developers and their contractors, ecological appraisals and protected species surveys are a requirement of the

Are we ruled by natureless economists?

Paris climate protection agreement

The US Supreme Court stopped President Obama's climate protection plan following proceedings by 27 Republican-governed states and business associations (ZEIT ONLINE, 10 February, 2016). Majority leader in the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy called Obama's initiative an unlawful misuse of power and a risk to energy security and jobs.

The ticking clock – 83 years, 7 months

The Paris Committee of the Parties (COP) COP 21

On Thursday the 21st April, 2016 the UK witnessed for the first time a reigning monarch have a 90th birthday and while it was obviously a historic event and celebrated by many, the day was also potentially more significant for the planet but almost unnoticed by the mainstream media.

Amber light shines on blue crap

Conservative U-turns on Green Policies

The number of green government polices cancelled or weakened over the last three or four months has reached the count of ten; this according to the heads of some of the main UK pressure groups in a joint letter to the prime minister. Here they pointed out the complete turn-around