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The Biggest Little Black Lie of 2012

The Biggest Little Black Lie of 2012 (via Desmogblog) In a culture awash in bullshit, it’s no easy task to identify the Little Black Lie of the Year. It’s like choosing the most beautiful butterfly or the most violent criminal. … Continue reading

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Throw away culture

Infographic by Recycle – Don’t bin it, recycle it

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Sign to Save the Tiger

I’ve just spent a few seconds signing up to a vital petition that will help save the last 3,200 wild tigers on earth. Will you help the cause by doing the same? When I first heard that there are only … Continue reading

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The Horned Beast

This piece was published last year to highlight what can be achieved to conserve wildlife. Recent news of extinction of the Javan Rhino in the wilds and the western African sub-species of the black rhino clearly demonstrates that more needs to be … Continue reading

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I Fought the Law, The Law Won

Emm. No. It changed. A law that is broken on a daily basis by many otherwise perfectly respectable upstanding citizens, including Members of Parliament, senior police officers and potential conservative voters must surely be wrong. lt should be abolished or … Continue reading

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Wind Farm Spotting

I recently had an opportunity to travel through the hills to the south of Edinburgh. I was very impressed by the number of wind turbines along either side of the A68. I don’t understand why some people find them so … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and journalistic integrity

Is the world beginning top open its eyes and waken up to the lies and deceit we have been fed for years by a cabal of the powerful few? Or is Murdoch, the Grandmaster, sacrificing a pawn to strengthen his … Continue reading

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Failure in Planning

An example of the current planning system failing to work includes a site in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District which has lain derelict for a couple of years now. It was acquired and planning permission granted for a new hotel for … Continue reading

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Simple Solutions

We take it for granted. Water: it is there at the turn of a tap – hot or cold and most importantly safe, clean and pure. But not for all; many millions of people spend a large part of their … Continue reading

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We really are up the creek without a paddle…

As global carbon emissions rise at such a rate that we have almost hit the 2020 target years ahead of schedule, the wind stops blowing and rising food prices are tightening the squeeze on the poor, we really are up the creek … Continue reading

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