Mock Turbine

“European Commission is asking the United Kingdom to designate protected areas for harbour porpoise, a marine mammal regularly found in UK waters. … Despite a large number of harbour porpoise in its waters, the UK has so far proposed only one small site in Northern Ireland, exposing some of the identified sites to the risk of offshore wind farm development. … The European Commission is [also] urging the UK to comply with EU requirements on industrial emissions. … The infringement concerns coal-fired Aberthaw power station in Wales, which is exceeding the emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx). … [This gives] the UK two months to act … [or] the case may be referred to the EU Court of Justice.” (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-589_en.htm)

A DEFRA spokesperson could only gabble*:
“Will you blow a little faster?” said a wind farm to a whale,
“There’s a porpoise posse near us, venting noxides over Wales.”

(*In honour of my favourite Sweetcorn-sculpting Personality-profiler.)

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Ethicash

“Launched to coincide with Good Money Week (the new name for National Ethical Investment Week), which kicks off on Sunday 19 October, the report from ethical independent financial adviser firm Barchester Green names the “sinners” and “winners” of the multibillion-pound ethical and environmental funds industry.” (http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/oct/18/ethical-funds-coal-oil-gas-barchester-green)

So, the Ethical Investment website links to Your Ethical Money, which provides information on ISAs if you are investing in 2010, and recommends the book Green Money: How to save and invest ethically, via a link to buy from… Amazon, the devil’s bargainer.
Just as well my portfolio is mostly tied up in food and housing.

Nossie

“Photographs taken during fieldwork off Lewis, Scotland between 2010 and 2014 show three ‘atypical’ dolphins with mixed physical characteristics, suggesting that bottlenose dolphins in the area and resident Risso’s dolphins have been mating.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/10/wild-dolphin-cross-breeding-in-uk-revealed-by-wdc)

A new Cross Bred Monster.

Climitary

“From now on, the military will factor climate change into a host of day-to-day decisions. … ‘It’s about being baked into things we are already doing.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/pentagon-global-warming-will-change-how-us-military-trains-and-goes-to-war)

Especially by heatwaves.

Zoogle

Google and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are partnering to “test TV white space [the unused frequencies in the VHF or UHF bands] to monitor zoo animals as a trial run for real-time filming of life in the wild.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-google-zoo-whitespace.html)

Google brings considerable technical experience in invasion of privacy.

Starvelings

“Studies of the effect of pharmaceutical contamination on wildlife are rare but new work published on Monday reveals that an anti-depressant reduces feeding in starlings and that a contraceptive drug slashes fish populations in lakes.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/drugs-flushed-into-the-environment-could-be-cause-of-wildlife-decline)

Who knew starlings were depressed and binge-eating?

Subsilly

“The decision to give the green light to Hinkley [Point C nuclear plant] surprised many, as in January the European competition commissioner, Joaquín Almunia, who retires on 1 November, had earlier overseen a heavily critical report on the subsidy arrangements proposed by DECC [Department of Energy and Climate Change]. But he said he had changed his minds after making some changes to the original proposal.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/12/ecotrcity-legal-challenge-eu-hinkley-point-c-subsidy-nuclear)

The both of them that he was in?