Nuclear Confission

“A right-wing British government has invited companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party – and in one case, the Chinese military – into the heart of the UK’s strategically vital energy infrastructure.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986180/uks_nuclear_deal_with_china_is_a_boon_for_bankers_and_no_one_else.html)

Less Eco, more £.co

Failure Five

“The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) failed to reach consensus, for the fifth time, to adopt large scale Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7713)

Would Consensus be easier to reach if it was a research base actually in Antarctica?

Poached Pegs

“Using newly developed powders, fingerprint experts were able to lift some useable prints up to 28 days after they were deposited on rhino ivory, hippo teeth and sperm whale teeth.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/11/new-fingerprint-techniques-could-foil-whale-tooth-poaching)

Dentists beware.

Expressed not Impressed

“Researchers were testing the results of supplementing the feed of female goats with Roundup Ready GE [Genetically Engineered] soybeans. Roundup Ready soybeans are engineered to resist the herbicide Roundup and are sold by agribusiness giant Monsanto. … The colostrum [milk] from the GE-fed mothers contained only 2/3 of the fat, 1/3 of the protein and close to half of the IgG [antibodies] of the mothers fed the non-GM soy.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2986006/gmo_soy_produces_altered_milk_and_stunted_kids.html)

Monsanto must be proud: congratulations! It’s another runt.

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Parrific

“While wealthy nations mull over climate projections and agonise over potential dips in GDP, the stereotypically ebullient Pacific islanders aim to bring some steely reality to Paris. … ‘I won’t be going to Paris in a Pacific frame of mind at all.’ … ‘We say if you save Tuvalu you save the world, because if you bring down emissions enough to save us, the rest of the world will be OK.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/02/pacific-islands-make-last-ditch-plea-to-world-before-paris-climate-change-talks)

Like the Pacific islanders, world ‘leaders’ should prepare to be inundated.

Confract Lens

“Cuadrilla like to point out that polyacrylamide is used for everyday purposes, for example in contact lens solution. This is a diversion – the risk from polyacrylamide doesn’t come from skin contact, it comes from being ingested into the body. Contact lens solution isn’t something you would want ending up in a cup of tea. … [Similarly] lying on sand on a beach – clearly not dangerous – [is not comparable to] fracking workers exposed to conditions where they breathe in levels above occupational silica exposure standards. This makes as much sense as saying you cannot drown in water because we drink it.” (http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/fracking-company-complains-about-anti-fracking-leaflet)

A company must be desperate to try to bamboozle us with this nonscience.

Please email your MP to ask them to oppose plans to frack in national parks and important sites for wildlife.

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Telephant

“It seems there are too many elephants in Swaziland. According to the website of one of the [US] zoos that will benefit from the deal, ‘the large elephant population is negatively affecting the land and natural resources inside the parks, changing dense forests into barren landscapes’. By taking the elephants, the zoos will be saving their lives, since otherwise they would have to be culled.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2015/nov/02/keep-elephants-in-the-wild-where-they-belong)

What a shame there are no nearer countries, say in Africa, that are short of elephants.

Try some suggestions of how you can help elephants.

Balmy

“The heads of 10 major oil and gas companies have denied they are paying lip service to climate change initiatives while conducting business as usual. … Critics said the pledges by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative were little more than hot air.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/16/oil-companies-deny-that-joint-climate-pledge-is-lip-service)

Should we expect anything more from oil and gas than lip gloss and hot air?

“In their joint statement the 10 oil and gas company CEOs from the BG Group, BP, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil and Total, said: … ‘Over the coming years, we will collectively strengthen our actions and investments to contribute to reducing the GHG (greenhouse gas) intensity of the global energy mis.'”

Speaking of missing things, “oils” and “propane” rearrange to ‘oops near lip’.

Pollutical

“Recently in the UK, the government has been taken to court by WWF and other NGOs because of their failure to work with the agricultural sector to tackle diffuse pollution, which is undermining the restoration of nature.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7687)

Why the UK government wants out of Europe: to stop being held to silly laws that hold back the vital intensification of farming.