Category Archives: Development

Peru’s govt clamps down on Indian land rights

Article Peru’s government declared a state of emergency Monday in remote jungle regions where Indian groups are blocking highways and oil and gas installations to protest a law that makes it easier to sell their lands. The 30-day decree published … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Campaigns, Development, Energy, Forests, Nature & Conservation, People, Politics & Policy initiatives, Rural communities | Tagged | 3 Comments

Contract Electric Car

Photograph: EPA via the Independent It seems that Gordon Brown is coming over all credible with his green attitude.  He is “embracing the electric car revolution” and plans to encourage the car industry to mass-produce electrically powered cars, right here in … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Buying Green, Climate change, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Politics & Policy initiatives, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, UK | 11 Comments

Africa: the race to extract natural resources

Article Africa is a big part of the future of natural resource exploration and production. Right now, Africa produces only about 12% of the world’s oil output. By 2012, that could be 30%. No wonder, then, it has become such … Continue reading

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Merging debate into solutions.

With many of the raging environment debates of the last few years now chilling & distilling into a hunt for solutions, it’s time for my other blog ‘Environment Solutions’ to merge seemlessly into The Coffee House. Here we discuss and … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Biofuels, Brazil, Business, Carbon footprint, Carbon trading, Climate change, Development, Economics, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Funding, Nature & Conservation, Nuclear, Politics, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Waste | Tagged | 7 Comments

Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Development, Disease, Food & Agriculture, Funding, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Politics, Poverty, US | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Renewable energy for Rwanda

Article The calm, blue waters of Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda belie the energy powerhouse it stores deep underwater. Hundreds of metres down in the inky blackness, the lake is holding enough unexploited energy to meet Rwanda’s needs … Continue reading

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Selfish Shell?

image: proposed area for London Array scheme within Thames Estuary Shell, who prides itself on its progressive green initiatives, has reneged on its commitments to the London Array Scheme – a project to build the world’s biggest off-shore wind farm.  … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Climate change, Community Projects, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Planning, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, UK, US, Wind power | 15 Comments