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For the Love of Bees, Take Action Against Bee-Killing Pesticides.

Elephant Journal

Do you love bees as much as I do?

FoEME Calms Water War Rhetoric Between Palestine and Israel

Green Prophet

Yesterday the Israeli paper Haaretz reported that the French Parliament accused Israel of using water as “a weapon serving the new apartheid.”

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Marks and Spencer calls for plan to save bees

Green (Living) Review

Marks and Spencer has on Thursday, June 27, 2013 called on the Government to create a Bee Action Plan. The retailer joins businesses such as Co-op and B&Q, key scientists, 200 MPs from all parties, and tens of thousands of the British public asking for action on the issue. Bees are worth more than £1.8

Peerage for former Friends of the Earth campaigner

Green (Living) Review

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Green Deal flop - new figures released

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the release on Thursday, June 27, 2013 on the first official statistics of take up of the Government''s flagship Green Deal scheme for energy efficiency, Friends of the Earth''s Warm Homes Campaigner Dave Timms said that the figures are a disaster but not unexpected.

Palestinian Schoolkids Green-Up Jerusalem’s Holy Valley

Green Prophet

It’s a revolting image and annual reality: those pools are fantasy, but the waste is not. Image of Old Jerusalem from Shutterstock.

Swedish Government Wins Greenwash Award

Green Blog

The Swedish right-wing government has won the yearly greenwash award in Sweden !

Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

That is a big question that covers a whole range of topics and issues that I won’t go into. But the former US President George H. W.

Peter Kareiva on “What’s Good for Nature is Good for Business”

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Bob Lalasz, director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy . Then let us know in the comments what you think.

Environmentalists: “Explore Alternatives to Red-Dead Canal Project”

Green Prophet

Following the Israeli Minister’s green light for the Red-Dead Canal project, Friends of the Earth Middle East are calling for alternatives to the project to be fully explored. Since the very start, the Red-Dead Canal project has been fraught with controversy.

Voluntary approach to tackling climate change locally is failing - new survey

Green (Living) Review

A voluntary approach to tackling climate change locally is failing, Friends of the Earth warns today with new research revealing less than a third [28 per cent] of councils have an effective plan for slashing carbon emissions this decade and beyond. " Source: Friends of the Earth

The name of our department is Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and this story has them all.

Environmental Economics

This looks like they are sending up the benefit/cost bat signal: Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta. The three villages.

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Government warned over green economy plans as UK emissions rise

Green (Living) Review

per cent rise in carbon emissions, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: "Our economy is as dangerously hooked on fossil fuels as it was twenty years ago - so emissions are bound to rise as the economy picks up. " Source: Friends of the Earth

Beware of Silver Nanoparticles in Consumer Products

Green Living Ideas

We’ve been taught to be afraid of germs, and consumer products are full of promises of protection.   One of the recent advances in antimicrobial technology is silver nanoparticles, aka nano-silver. Nano-silver is found in a variety of consumer products, from washing machines to dishwashers. 

Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

Green Blog

A new global agreement on climate change has been reached this past weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers

Green Prophet

There are some innovators also turning to geothermal energy in the West Bank. Garden of Auja irrigated by treated greywater.

Bat for Lashes joins Warm Homes campaign

Green (Living) Review

January 2011: Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes has spoken out about living in a cold, slug-infested student house as part of Friends of the Earth's new Warm Homes campaign, launched today. It comes the week before parliamentary discussion of legislation to help insulate the nation's homes begins.

Give people a voice in Localism Bill planning proposals

Green (Living) Review

January 2011: Major changes to the Localism Bill are needed to allow people have a meaningful voice in new Government planning proposals and to ensure the new system tackles climate change, says Friends of the Earth. The Bill was being debated by MPs in Parliament for the first time on January 17.

Q&A with Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

In this ongoing series , I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. How Money Really Does Grow on Trees.

“Irresponsible” World Bank Says Red-Dead Canal Feasible

Green Prophet

The World Bank report is irresponsible as the conclusions drawn ignore the environmental risks and the high economic price to pay.”

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

Urine tests of 182 volunteers in 18 countries across Europe, found that on average 44 per cent of samples contained traces of glyphosate.

Government must act on household waste mountain

Green (Living) Review

Limiting the amount of waste that households can throw out for nothing could be good news for council tax-payers and the environment, provided recycling schemes are improved, Friends of the Earth said today. This must include food waste.

Israel Considers Building An Artificial Island Off Gaza Coast

Green Prophet

Environmentalists condemn Israeli plans to build an artificial island off the coast of Gaza to house a port, an airport and to encourage tourism.

UK fracking moratorium fails to pass Parliament vote

Green Blog

On Wednesday the council said that they would need to defer the decision for eight weeks in response to legal advice.

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A Funeral for the Dead Sea in Jerusalem Today

Green Prophet

We’ve seen naked people bare all for the Dead Sea , and a pledge by the Israel Chemicals Corp to pay billions in damage to save the hotels there.

Jordan, the PA and Israel trade water from the Red and Sea of Galilee

Green Prophet

But not all parties are happy with political manoeuvrings around the announcement. Image of water question from Shutterstock.

Dismay as High Court gives London City Airport green light

Green (Living) Review

Residents, represented by Friends of the Earth's Rights and Justice Centre, took the council to court in November last year after it decided to allow a 50 per cent increase in flights. "Without clear guidelines to local councils on aviation expansion, the emissions targets set have no hope of being met.

The Real Jordan River Will Flow from the Sea of Galilee Once Again

Green Prophet

The lower Jordan River, the baptismal river of Jesus, has been dead at its source for some time. The story is really sad.

'Rotten' Apple told: come clean on Bangka tin

Green (Living) Review

This comes as activists from the environment charity plan undercover visits to Apple stores to raise awareness among customers this weekend.

UK land footprint one and a half times the size of nation

Green (Living) Review

The UK uses over one and a half times its land size to provide the nation with products such as food, clothing and biofuels, a new report by Friends of the Earth has revealed on Thursday, March 7, 2013. times the UK's surface area.

New Eco-Park Opens In Jordan

Green Prophet

After six years of hard work, Friends of the Earth Middle East have opened an eco-park in Jordan dedicated to preserving biodiversity.

IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday. Read that again.

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Big ideas change the world - starting with the city

Green (Living) Review

What are the Big Ideas that will change the world? And we ask whether grassroots democracy might hold the key to city living.

Why Norway is Keen to Collect the Rest of Europe’s Rubbish

Environmental News Network

The phrase was coined to mean that where there are dirty jobs to be done, there is money to be made. Not all rubbish is the same.

Ecuador Yasuni Rainforest Under Threat From Oil Below

Eccorazzi

Ecuador’s Yasuni rainforest is home to more species of animals, plants, and insects than anywhere else in the world.

A “Fresh” Arab Spring Flows Through Auja, Palestine

Green Prophet

A visit to Auja, Palestine can open the world’s eyes to sustainable peace through water. The excitement in the air was more than tangible.

Green Prophet’s 11 Eco Heroes of 2011

Green Prophet

Our VIP list of 11 environment heroes for the Middle East 2011. If you don’t know these people already, now is the time to start.

Need Action Pre-2020 – Observers react to close of UN Climate Talks

Green (Living) Review

BONN, GERMANY – As week-long UN climate talks closed, observers urged the process to take aim at climate polluting energy production. "Red alert alarm bells are ringing in every corner of the globe - more droughts, more storms, more devastation because of climate change.

Fracking may threaten UK climate targets and may not cut costs – MP report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reacting to a new report published on Friday, April 26, 2013 by the Energy and Climate Change Committee on the impact of shale gas on energy markets, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Tony Bosworth said: “This report does little to back the case for a UK shale gas revolution.

Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

These are the stories of how these remarkable people found easy and better ways of living and working in a globalized world with less air travel.