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What, I found myself wondering, is Greenpeace doing aligning itself with a Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate? Well, pragmatism, I suppose. But it started me thinking about who is the greenest on the mainstream UK political scene. And about Zac Goldsmith.
Although Amtrak may be a greener choice for travel, some questions still remain about the company’s overall environmental policies. Trains are not money-makers and Amtrak is no exception. From the sounds of it, they are cutting some of their greener practices to shave a little off their expenses, but at what cost to the environment?
Car-sharing has fantastic upsides: it’s flexible, you don’t have to pay additional costs for insurance or road or vehicle tax, you don’t have any maintenance costs and you don’t have to clean the damn car!
Estimates vary, but the general consensus is that internationally, the illegal wildlife trade ranks at least second or third in its volume and profitability, only behind the trade of drugs and guns. It’s thought to be a billion dollar industry annually in the U.S. alone. The World Wildlife Federation says its “the second-biggest threat to species after habitat destruction.”
Whether entertaining high-powered guests or for personal enjoyment, American presidents and their families have a long tradition of recreating on the grounds of the White House. When the ability to find simple seclusion in the outside world is nearly impossible, these seven White House facilities offer respite from the pressures presented by the job.
The current Russia/Ukraine gas crisis is moving British gas companies to sell British gas supplies overseas, thereby keeping prices high and hitting UK consumers directly. Is is time for the UK to take political and economic control of their energy supply and run the industry for the public good and not for overseas profit?
In the usually quiet countryside of Devon, England, a beaver has been leaving a trail of destruction, and causing political disquiet.
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Unfortunately for outgoing Interior Department Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the $236,000 renovation of the Main Interior Building Executive Suite bathroom was finally completed just in time for Ken Salazar to move in.
In the past week or so, some 400 earthquakes have added to the already precarious land at Yellowstone National Park. Although the area is the largest supervolcano in North America, the rumbling is a bit more than normal.
Sporting his trademark cowboy hat, the denim-clad Salazar held a press conference in Denver before leaving for Washington on Sunday, saying he’d like to pass eight bills dealing mainly with wilderness and conservation issues, as soon as possible.
Many of the UK’s organic farmers are asking the government to relax the strict organic standards that govern their meat and vegetable production regimes.
Considering that the Big Three automakers are in Big Trouble, a little economic retooling in the country’s manufacturing midsection may be as prudent now as it ever has been.
Without much of a fanfare, the British government has launched an enquiry that aims to secure the future of UK food until 2050. It’s a committee process, led by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and it will explore how well equipped Britain is to contribute to feeding a global population of 9 billion in forty years.