Category Archives: Environment

Protesters halt work on £100m Bexhill to Hastings link road

From Construction Enquirer: Anti-roads protesters are holding-up construction work on the £100m Bexhill to Hastings link road being built by a Hochtief/Vinci joint venture. Campaigners have hit the project since construction was due to start in the New Year. Protesters … Continue reading

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Transocean agrees to pay $1.4bn oil spill fine

From BBC News: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government. The Swiss-based company will pay $400m (£248m) in criminal penalties and a … Continue reading

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Plastic Bottle Ban In Concord, Massachusetts

From Huffington Post: Concord, Massachusetts has become one of the first communities in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. According to the Associated Press, the plastic bottle ban resulted from a three-year campaign by local … Continue reading

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Deutsche Bahn “committed to international London trains”

From Business Traveller: Deutsche Bahn (DB) has confirmed today that it remains committed to operating international trains from London St Pancras. “The project remains live,” says DB spokesperson Graham Meiklejohn, “there are many parties involved in putting the plans together.” … Continue reading

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Oil ship runs aground in Alaska

From The Guardian: Drill ship, the Kulluk, carrying about 155,000 gallons of fuel, drifted in stormy weather before being driven on to rocks. The drill ship Kulluk is towed by the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq. Photograph: AP A large drill … Continue reading

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Ghana bans second-hand fridges

From BBC News: Second-hand fridges are still used in many African countries A ban on the import of second-hand refrigerators is coming into force in Ghana to reduce energy consumption and harm to the environment. Many old fridges contain chemicals … Continue reading

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Ed Davey defers decision on aviation and shipping in carbon targets

From The Guardian: A decision had been expected this week, but now will not be made until 2016, after the next general election A decision had been expected this week, but now will not be made until 2016, after the … Continue reading

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Co-op joins anti aviation tax lobby

From The Guardian: “We are among the world’s leading businesses tackling climate change,” says the Co-operative Group. No wonder there was outrage among environmentalists recently that a member of the group, Co-operative Travel, is sponsoring an anti-aviation tax campaign. A … Continue reading

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National Trust attempts to block £100m Giant’s Causeway golf course

From The Guardian: The National Trust is against plans for a golf course at the edge of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Conflict is synonymous with the Giant’s Causeway. Children in Northern Ireland are weaned on … Continue reading

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Energy company staff working at climate ministry

From The Guardian: Employees from firms including British Gas and npower being paid to work at Department of Energy, documents reveal Caroline Lucas wrote to the cabinet secretary in 2011 with a warning about secondments. She received no reply. Photograph: … Continue reading

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