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Environmental Justice

  • Environmental Justice
    Svenja Meyerricks 30th Nov'17 5
  • Environmental Justice

    A Coca-Cola Christmas

    A truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute. Coca-Cola produce an estimated 110 billion plastic bottles a year. We produced more plastic in the […]

    Mike Small 17th Nov'17 3
  • Environmental Justice

    Scotland’s Bat Signal

      From around Fife and across the Forth you can see it. It’s Mossmorran, Scotland’s very own Bat Signal in reverse. While the Scottish Government […]

    Mike Small 31st Oct'17 9
  • Environmental Justice

    Lunch Postponed

    Get this: fracking as an answer to fuel poverty makes as much sense as GM technology as an answer to food poverty. This is a […]

    Mike Small 4th Oct'17 7
  • Climate Change

    No Easy Option

    Sarah Beattie-Smith calls for more ambition ahead of the new Scottish Climate Change Bill (consultation here). The last few weeks have been significant ones for […]

    Sarah Beattie Smith 12th Sep'17 9
  • Environmental Justice

    The Right to Care

      Debates over wolf reintroduction, rewilding, and driven grouse rumble on. There is no doubt hunting, climbing, hutting, and Caledonian pinewoods have their symbolic aspects […]

    Alec Finlay 9th Sep'17 4
  • Environmental Justice

    Electric Brae

    The Scottish Governments announcement of a new set of low-carbon policies is to be welcomed.  Nicola Sturgeon declared yesterday the country would end the sale […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 9
  • Environmental Justice

    Plastic Fantastic

    We’re awash with plastics, choking our seas, killing our wildlife, polluting our water and entering our food chain. The problem of plastics in the (sea) […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 9
  • Environmental Justice

    Herring and Drittsekk

    “Scotland gets its brains from the Herring” – Ivor Cutler Michael Gove’s imbecilic comments have got a good run-out this week with him arguing on […]

    Mike Small 4th Jul'17 5
  • Environmental Justice

    Paris Texas

    As news dawns that President Trump is a stupid and as venal as we all thought he was, the responses to his latest bout of […]

    Mike Small 2nd Jun'17 10
  • Environmental Justice

    Frack This

    You only have the rest of today to submit your views on fracking.  You can add your name via the quick form here: Or submit your […]

    Patrick Scott Hogg 31st May'17 6
  • Environmental Justice

    Beyond Black Gold

    The chair of the Growth Commission, Andrew Wilson has stated what a lot of us have been saying for a very long time, that the […]

    Mike Small 7th Mar'17 20
  • Environmental Justice

    Fracking in Frames

    As we enter the first days of the consultation, how do activists and industry make sense of the potential for fracking in Scotland? What are […]

    Daniel McMahon 13th Feb'17 4
  • Environmental Justice

    The Trouble with Wilderness

    The ‘The Artist Traveller’ exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy includes a series of pen and ink and digital pigment prints by artist Murray Robertson […]

    Graeme Purves 16th Jan'17 2

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