“The National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine … National Geographic’s world-renowned photography is unparalleled—if they can continue to captivate their audience in print by using recycled content, anyone can.” (http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/140717.asp)

Recycled content is where publications go astray.



“The welfare of animals at London zoo is being put at risk by drunken visitors at its Friday night parties. … One zookeeper at the penguin beach was asked by a man leaning over the glass barrier, ‘Which penguin can I fight?'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/18/london-zoo-party-night-animal-welfare)

As he was ejected, he protested, “I was only having a giraffe!”


“Thinking that you can build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick while still keeping to UK climate targets is being over-optimistic and using assumptions that are based on a wing and a prayer.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7260)

Riveted or feathered, it won’t fly.


“A visitor to the [Scottish] Western Isles photographed a rare red-throated diver with a plastic bag in its beak. … It is depressing to think that plastic bags are even reaching remote lochans in a place like North Uist.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/372353-rspb-careless-disposal-of-plastic-bags-puts-marine-birds-at-risk)

The red-throated diver is threatened by the expanding range of the mainland white-polythene carrier.


“Swordfish illegally caught with driftnets [is] being imported into Spain and re-exported into Italy by land, sinking prices of locally and legally fished swordfish. Undersized swordfish is also sold locally in Tangiers.” (http://oceana.org/en/eu/media-reports/press-releases/oceana-reveals-illegal-driftnet-fishing-in-morocco)

… as daggershrimp.


“The combination of large windfall payments to coal handed out through the capacity market, the Government’s opposition in the Energy Act to an emissions performance standard (a limit on carbon emissions intensity) for existing plants and a low carbon price, mean that many more coal plants may choose to extend their lives beyond the mid-2020s.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7255)

Human and other life may not get the choice.