NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic

DC-8 airborne laboratory

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate. These studies into several incompletely understood Earth system processes were… Continue Reading

Indonesian President dams canal and vows to protect peatlands

President Joko Widodo Visits Sungai Tohor Community in Riau

Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo joined a local community in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signalling his intent to decisively tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires. “This canal dam, initiated by the community, is… Continue Reading

Two thirds of Lancashire people want fracking moratorium, poll shows

The overwhelming majority of people in Lancashire want a moratorium on fracking until more research is available on the impacts of the controversial industry, with many shale sceptics ready to take their opposition to the ballot box, a new survey… Continue Reading

UK climate fund pledge “a much-needed first step – but more required”


Reacting to news that Britain has pledged up to £720 million to a UN “green fund” intended to help poor nations develop their economies more cleanly and prepare for the impact of global warming, Friends of the Earth’s International Climate… Continue Reading

Honey product guide launched


Ethical Consumer and Friends of the Earth today urge consumers to put the plight of the beleaguered honey bee on their shopping list by choosing ethically produced honey. In its latest product guide to honey, Ethical Consumer recommends that shoppers… Continue Reading