Category Archives: London

Rooftop beehives at Fortnum, central London.

The Carniolan bees – noted for their sweet nature – were first housed in Shropshire, where they produced the first batch of Fortnum’s Bees’ Honey in 2006.   Now installed in their new residences on the roof of 181 Piccadilly, they … Continue reading

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Coffee House 400,000

The Coffee House has reached 400,000 hits this week. Thank you all. Today is Financial Fools Day (scroll down to event listing), also known as Storm the Banks. The world’s most powerful leaders are here in London. Obama meets the … Continue reading

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The Camden eco house.

Video: watch the above to learn some of what has been done to one house by SEA to make it more energy efficient. The Borough of Camden in London, UK has recently opened a Victorian property after making improvements to energy efficiency. Also … Continue reading

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The Greenwich ecohouse

Greenwich Council has refurbished a two-bedroom house in Plumstead to showcase some of the most up-to-date methods of saving energy. The Council deliberately selected an existing 80-year-old home, rather than a new-build property, to show that bringing an existing home up … Continue reading

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Beekeeper’s Downing St protest over the death of honey bees; more research urgently needed.

Approximately 90,000 of the 274,000 hives in the UK, each containing around 20,000 bees and worth some £600 a year to the economy, did not survive last year’s winter. Yes that’s a third of UK hives. Beekeepers Demonstration and Mass Lobby … Continue reading

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Virtual government; going web 2.0

Whatever country you’re from you’ll know how expensive it is to run a government. The person representing your area has to travel a lot for sessions at the centre of power. And what do they do when they get there?; … Continue reading

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Thames Tideway tunnel … the super sewer for London.

Article London’s current sewer network, which was built by Joseph Bazalgette in the second half of the 19th century, was hailed as a major engineering achievement in its day and collects sewage and rainwater runoff together. Sewer network overload  Today, … Continue reading

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Dead Poet’s Society

  Welcome to Nadine Jarvis’ cremation creations. You can arrange for yourself to become a set of pencils or if you love your birds, why not turn yourself into a bird feeder. All after death of course. These are both … Continue reading

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UK govt starts to question biofuels option

image: biofuels protest outside Downing St., attended by The Coffee House earlier this year. Article Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said: “To tackle climate change we will need to develop new, cleaner fuels – but that doesn’t mean pushing forward indiscriminately … Continue reading

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Home made biodiesel is latest fashion craze.

Whilst out today enjoying the fabulous weather here in London and strolling through a local farmer’s market noting the extraordinarily high prices, I came across a stall with little to show except a few small jars of deep yellow liquid. … Continue reading

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