Monthly Archives: October 2007

Tread Lightly

The Guardian newspaper has contacted The Coffee House to promote its “Tread Lightly” project, not to be confused with Eurostar’s emissions reduction initiative of the same name. Guardian readers are urged to adopt low-carbon lifestyles, share hints and tips, and … Continue reading

Posted in Buying Green, Campaigns, Climate change | 6 Comments

Nature Can Be Dull

Picture from Seat.com But not as dull as SEAT, who say on the one hand “The spirit of competition comes with a price: responsibility. SEAT has always been acutely aware of this in regard to sustainability and protection of the … Continue reading

Posted in Nature & Conservation, Transport | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Nightmare on the high seas.

The Coffee House reported in May about the North Pacific gyre becoming a dead zone for human plastic trash. This is clearly taking hold on the imagination of the public judging by the number of hits received. People are particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Business, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, Pollution, Recycling, US, Wildlife | 2 Comments

Eurostar – ‘carbon neutral’ inaugural journey from its new station, St Pancras.

On November 14th 2007 Eurostar will start operating out of their new station at St Pancras. They have teamed up with Friends of the Earth for a big party over at Paris and are claiming a carbon neutral journey. How … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Business, Buying Green, Carbon trading, Climate change, Energy, EU, Technology, Transport, UK | 12 Comments

US has the dirtiest planes.

U.S. airlines largely stopped ordering new planes after Sept. 11, 2001, shrinking their fleets to adjust to a drop in demand. Travel has rebounded strongly, but airlines are, for the most part, years away from taking delivery on large numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Climate change, Pollution, Transport, US | 6 Comments

50,000

Give the dog a bone. :) Happy Halloween to you all. Time to think of family and friends that have passed on and to wish their protection for the current harvest. Hey, we’re going to need it. Hasn’t this been … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Extreme weather, UK | 2 Comments

UK Climate Change bill – debate continues.

WWF have been in contact with The Coffee House as they’re concerned that the UK government isn’t including emissions from shipping and flights into the Climate Change bill. Both modes of transport are on the increase, particularly shipping, as trade … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Climate change, Economics, Energy, Politics, Transport, UK | 19 Comments

Russia; corruption prevents info on their environment.

Pavlov, a lawyer who advocates for freedom of information in Russia, was hospitalized for a week. The men who attacked Ivan Pavlov waited beside his car outside his home. They knocked him over from behind and stomped and kicked his … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Information portal, Nature & Conservation, Nuclear, Oceans, Oil, Politics, Pollution, Russia, Sustainablity, War & security | 2 Comments

‘Planet In Peril’: Review of Part 1

Presenters Billy Bragg and Mark Viduka show their emotional involvement in the issues Well I’ve ploughed through the first part of CNN’s much-vaunted eco-documentary ‘Planet In Peril’, and I wasn’t that impressed. A series of episodes filmed around the world, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, China, Economics, Nature & Conservation, People, Pollution, Population, Rural communities, Sustainablity, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook – latest report.

The United Nations Environment Programme says that major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the many that remain unresolved, and all of … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Biodiversity, Business, Climate change, Desertification, Disease, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Health, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, Politics, Pollution, Population, Sustainablity, War & security, Water | 8 Comments