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Scotland: Pedal on Parliament; the stakes are high ahead of Scottish referendum

2013 Pedal on Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2013. Photograph: Ros Gasson, Photography Scotland

In 2012, we organised the first Pedal on Parliament (PoP), a mass bike ride where 4,000 people called on the Scottish parliament for a cycle-friendly Scotland. 892 more words


Energy Australia pulls the plug on Robertstown wind farm project

Great news for the tight little South Australian farming communities of Robertstown and Point Pass as Energy Australia pulls the plug on its plans to slam 40 giant fans into the heart of highly productive farming and grazing territory in SA’s Mid-North. 808 more words

Fighting Wind Turbines

China: One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show

The view from the window of a high-speed train during a journey through Hebei province, south of Beijing. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Around one-third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. 401 more words


Environment: Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis

Laisa do Espirito Santo visits the graves of her sister Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva and brother-in-law José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, rainforest activists who were murdered in Nova Ipixuna, Para, northern Brazil, on June 2011. 540 more words