The United Kingdom might soon create new national parks

May 29, 2018 by  
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In an op-ed for The Telegraph , United Kingdom Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced a new review process which could result in creating new national parks in England. Nearly 70 years after the creation of the first British national parks , Gove wrote that “the time is right” to consider creating new protected areas in the United Kingdom. As the human population grows and natural habitats decline, he wrote that the British people should “look afresh at these landscapes” and determine how best to preserve them for future generations. Aware of concerns amidst an ongoing national policy of austerity , Gove emphasized that the review’s mission was not to cut the conservation of nature but to “strengthen it in the face of present-day challenges.” The first national parks in the U.K., the Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor, were founded in 1951. England currently has 10 national parks while Wales and Scotland host three and two, respectively. “The creation of national parks almost 70 years ago changed the way we view our precious landscapes — helping us all access and enjoy our natural world,” Gove wrote. “We want to make sure they are not only conserved, but enhanced for the next generation.” Related: General Electric to debut world’s largest wind turbine in UK Gove has appointed former governor aide and journalist Julian Glover to lead the review process. “I want Julian explicitly to consider how we can extend and improve the protection we give to other precious landscapes,” Gove wrote. “Are we properly supporting all those who live in, work in, or want to visit these magnificent places? Should we indeed be extending our areas of designated land ?” Conservationists have praised Gove’s decision, though they say that more must be done. WWF campaigns director Tony Juniper told the BBC , “ Nature will continue to be at risk unless we have a plan for its recovery enshrined in law — through a new Environment Act that’s backed by a strong watchdog with real power to enforce.” + The Telegraph Via BBC Images via Paul Morris and Klim Levene

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Plogging: Fitness Meets Environmentalism in This Hot Trend

May 28, 2018 by  
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In an effort to eliminate litter from public spaces and … The post Plogging: Fitness Meets Environmentalism in This Hot Trend appeared first on Earth911.com.

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‘Green Pope’ Benedict XVI Resigns From The Vatican at Age 85

February 11, 2013 by  
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Pope Benedict XVI photo from Shutterstock Today Pope Benedict XVI announced plans to resign on Feb 28, citing his advanced age and health. Over his tenure he garnered the moniker “the Green Pope ” by making environmentalism a moral issue. Pope Benedict XVI stressed Catholic stewardship of God’s creation, and he was also instrumental in making the Vatican a carbon neutral city during his reign. From installing solar panels on the roof of the main auditorium of the Vatican to riding in an electric Renault Popemobile , Benedict lent support to the environmental movement through his endorsements. Read the rest of ‘Green Pope’ Benedict XVI Resigns From The Vatican at Age 85 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon neutral vatican , catholic , environmentalism , green church , green design , green pope , Pope Benedict XVI , popemobile , Renault , resign , Social Justice , solar panels , solar powered vatican , Sustainability , sustainable design , vatican

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

June 25, 2012 by  
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Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm’s way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has almost doubled over the last three years. The figures were published in a report called A Hidden Crisis? , which noted that over the past decade, 711 people have been killed “defending the rights of land and forests” in the ever-growing competition for natural resources. If these results are accurate, that means that more than one environmentalist is killed per week. What is even more shocking is that in 2011 alone, the death toll was 106 people. Read the rest of Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environment campaigners , environmentalism , environmentalist killings , environmentalist murders , global witness , Greenpeace , illegal logging , illegal mining , monte belo , natural resources , sea sheppard

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Tentacles of Terror: Trash Monster Attacks Slovenian Town

March 6, 2011 by  
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[ By Delana in Art & Design , Nature & Ecosystems , News & Politics . ] If our consumerism were a living, breathing creature, what would it look like? A group of environmentalists in Slovenia picture our growing consumerist culture as a scary monster with tentacles that reach out to envelop the world.

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