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Environmental Graffiti is a UK-based environmental blog, focussed on providing the most useful environmental knowledge and debate: from policymakers and celebrities to guest bloggers.


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Turning Your Office Wasteland Into A Recycling Haven
October 1, 2007 10:29 AM - , Environmental Graffiti

For several years, colleagues within our office looked around at the mountains of used printer paper, newspapers and other waste that surrounded them and made mild mutterings about how awful it was that it all just went into the main waste skip and wasn’t recycled. Yet while many were keen to see the waste dealt with in a better way, no-one was particularly keen to take on the recycling role themselve  Yet, when we finally got the bit between our teeth at the start of the year and decided once and for all that the waste must stop, it turned out to be much easier than anticipated.

Baby Tigers And Baby Orangutans Become The Best of Friends
September 27, 2007 08:35 AM - Chris, Environmental Graffiti

A pair of Sumatran tiger cubs and a set of young orang-utans, all abandoned at birth, have become inseparable after sharing a room at an Indonesian zoo.

Prius A No, No - Peugeot, Citroen And Ford Are All Greener, Says New Study
September 27, 2007 08:30 AM - Chris, Environmental Graffiti

It looks like bad news for the Toyota Prius. A joint study between Cardiff University and Clifford Thames an automotive consultancy revealed tht far from being the greenest of the bunch, the Prius lagged behind the likes of Peugeot, Citroën, Ford, Smart, and other cars in a new environmental rating system.

Environmental News 2.0: Online Communities fuel the Fight Against Global Warming
September 21, 2007 12:13 PM - Chris, Environmental Graffiti

Major online communities are becoming a huge force in making Global Warming a political priority. While there has been a lot of ink spilled about how online communities are changing the face of politics, the fact is that they really raise the profile of ordinary people’s concerns.  Well, people are concerned about Global Warming, because as Carlos showed us in Climate Tipping Points Get Scarier … there are only about 10 years left to get a handle on the problem and the political leadership in the United States and around the world will be hugely influential in whether we fix the problem and see us united for a more just and sustainable world or we scramble to adapt to a hugely changing world through adaptation efforts like billion-dollar levees and conflict over increasingly scarce resources.

New Solar Plane Breaks Unmanned Plane Record
September 18, 2007 07:54 AM - Simmons, Environmental Graffiti

London - An unmanned solar-powered aircraft that soared for 54 hours more than 50,000 feet above New Mexico may hold the record for unmanned flight, defense research company QinetiQ announced Monday. The record is currently 30 hours, 24 minutes in a flight on July 23, the company said. The plane, the Zephyr UAV, may not hold the official record because officials did not see the actual flight.

GM Crops Only Way For India To Feed Itself, Says Government
September 18, 2007 07:50 AM - Chris, Environmental Graffiti

Their are potentially numerous negative effects of using genetically modified crops to individulas, society and economies, however, it seems that a large scale cultivation of transgenic crops may be the only solution to India’s fast growing food and land issues according to Mangala Rai, secretary of the Department of Agriculture Research and Education.

Petrol Cars will all be banned by 2040 if ...
September 18, 2007 07:45 AM - Chris, Environmental Graffiti

Petrol Cars will all be banned by 2040 if the lib Dems’ move is seen by many as an attempt to regain a foothold in mainstream politics by becoming radical innovators.  Their leader Sir Menzies Campbell said that the Liberal Democrats were the only party that were prepared to stand up and address what changes need to be implemented to tackle the negative effects of climate change.

“No Sex Please, We’re Vegans!”
September 11, 2007 04:51 PM - , Environmental Graffiti

Vegans are a wonder; firstly, they live longer than us regular folk, they’re super good for the environment (rearing animals for food being one of the biggest CO2 producers), and yet this lifestyle choice has generally been seen as excessive and unhealthy.

“The Largest Man-Made Environmental Catastrophe”
August 31, 2007 06:54 PM - Mary King, Environmental Graffiti

The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society was rocked yesterday by the announcement by an international team of scientists that arsenic contamination in drinking water is "the largest identified man-made environmental catastrophe". A presentation by Cambridge University researchers revealed that 60 countries over 5 continents have been affected by arsenic contamination, with South East Asia, particularly Bangladesh, as the worst off. The health of 140 million people is threatened by the presence of arsenic, mostly in developing countries.

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