Tag Archives: climate

World water day: 5 top facts

To mark world water day, here are 5 water-related facts, courtesy of Waterwise. 1. In the UK we flush 2 billion litres of water down the toilet every day. 2. In Abu Dhabi, average per capita household water consumption is … Continue reading

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Why we need low carbon infrastructure, not “shovel ready” zombie roads

This post was first published on the New Statesman blog. After three years of vigorous disagreement the political and economic commentariat seem to have found common ground. Infrastructure. Left and right now agree that it’s vital for the UK’s economic renewal, … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

Unlike most people working on environmental issues, I spend most of my time finding and telling good news stories. When not editing the Green Alliance blog, I work on earthrise, an environmental TV show on Al Jazeera English that features … Continue reading

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Trams, solar panels and enlightened self interest in Nottingham

This post is by Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham Council. A longer version will appear in the Spring issue of Green Alliance’s journal, Inside Track.  Two to three times a week I cycle to work, not primarily to reduce … Continue reading

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Are fuel prices the nation’s greatest concern?

This post by Federica Cocco first appeared on Full Fact on March 4th 2013. In today’s politics roundup, the Sun reports that three quarters of the British public are concerned about one big national issue. If you think it’s the economy or … Continue reading

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