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UFO sightings in Rio

UFO sightings in Rio

“What will their next intervention be?!”

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How Deep is your Love  update from Kenya - part 2

How Deep is your Love update from Kenya - part 2

Thousands of miles away, people in Kenya face a different reality on the 14th of February. It’s not one of e-cards and chocolates but an effect of globalization – a side effect of so called ‘free-market’ capitalism that many are not aware of.

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We joined the Shark Side!

We joined the Shark Side!

Initially the idea of making a stand in China Town went down like a proposal for a pay toilet in a diarrhoea ward.

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Open Letter to the Costa Rican Ambassador on Shark Finning

Open Letter to the Costa Rican Ambassador on Shark Finning

I am writing to express my concern at the practice of shark-finning in Costa Rica.

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Join the Shark Side

Join the Shark Side

ATTENTION JEDIS! Ancient and awesome creatures from planet Earth need your help. If you live in a big city the chances are that near you people are profiteering through the brutal killing and trade of endangered species which is tipping marine ecosystems out of balance. Up-market Chinese restaurants around the world make big bucks selling endangered shark fins. This cruel and unnecessary trade is about to reach its annual peak this Chinese New Year (February 3rd 2011). It is time for us to take action.

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Merry Apocalypse

Merry Apocalypse

Christmas is a time for family, tradition, good food and coming together to remember what is important in life. Right? Wrong! Christmas has been hijacked by the Dark Side and now is ‘the retail event of the year’ or, put another way, the peak of the annual consumption calendar, or, put another way, exactly what is killing the biosphere.

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Breaking News: International Sex Scandal at COP 16

Breaking News: International Sex Scandal at COP 16

Shocking news just in: nations of the world are sending their wankiest people to Cancun after word got out that it is just going to be a giant international circle-jerk.

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A Critical Mass of dissent - on wheels

A Critical Mass of dissent - on wheels

On the last Friday of every month something strange, spontaneous and spectacular happens on the streets of central London.

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Grow a brain -  then the economy

Grow a brain - then the economy

By being the only political party that backs a 3rd runway at Heathrow Labour stands out with a special kind of stupid. The rational for inflicting this fresh monstrous wound on our once green and pleasant land is ‘the economy’.

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This is not a chimney

This is not a chimney

These belching behemoths are cooling towers. In the UK's creaking, outdated power stations coal is burnt to heat water to steam. The steam is sent through turbines at high speed generating electricity. Once through the turbine a huge amount of energy remains in the hot water. For some reason the geniuses who designed these power plants decided that instead of using this heat for something useful like... er... heating they would call it 'waste heat' and fart it into the sky. Some power stations also fart the heat into rivers killing fish. Great move guys!

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Science is Great but God is Green

Science is Great but God is Green

Technology is presented as the solution to environmental problems but wasn't it technology that got us into this mess in the first place?

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Climate sceptic!? You do the maths…

Climate sceptic!? You do the maths…

The atmosphere and oceans are so small in comparison to the overall earth it is comparable to a film of water on a billiard ball. Even all the mighty oceans only make up 1/4000 of the earth's total mass. The scale height of the atmosphere is about 8.5 km.[8] Whereas the radius of the earth is 6,371.0km[3] in other words the earth is more than 1000 times bigger than the atmosphere. The third rock from the sun contains around it a thin layer of water, gases and vapour at a temperature of between 89°C to 57.7 °C (mean = 14°C). Within this exists all of the known life in the universe and all that most of us holds dear.

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For brands, green = transparent

For brands, green = transparent

Transparency, interdependency and interconnectedness are defining characteristics of both the evolving internet and the coming ecological age.

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Childhoods End?

Childhoods End?

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Why bikes shouldn’t have to follow the rules of the road

Why bikes shouldn’t have to follow the rules of the road

Cyclists are safer to carefully go ahead of traffic and jump reds because this makes them more visible to cars.

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Oil on the Brain - Review of There Will be Blood

Oil on the Brain - Review of There Will be Blood

Film review of There Will Be Blood: this visceral, poignant, haunting behemoth of a movie takes no prisoners. It is simultaneously an unrelenting portrait of an evil man and the documenting of a period of history in which the world changed forever.

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Find Your Power - Book Review

Find Your Power - Book Review

Review of a self-help book by Dr Chris Johnstone.

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Eco Propaganda Posters

Eco Propaganda Posters