World Environment Day “celebrated” in Romania by abandoning four of its National Parks

June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

In a leaked internal memo revealed today by AGENT GREEN, the Romanian National Forest Administration (Romsilva) plans to abandon four National and Natural Parks it currently manages because these areas are no longer considered economically viable. Romania shelters Europe’s Last Intact Forest Landscape in Retezat Mountains. The continent’s largest slice of virgin forest, made of [...]

Rosia Montana: a deadly shade of Gold

September 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

The story of Rosia Montana, a commune of sixteen villages in the middle of Transylvania, which sits on top of Europe’s largest gold deposits, dates back to Roman times when emperor Trojan realized that gold can sustain an empire and Rosia Montana had plenty of it. But what the Romans couldn’t finish, a benevolent Canadian company: Gabriel Resources, will try to. Unlike the Romans, to prove [...]

Dead or Alive? The struggle of modern day environmentalists

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Most of us when thinking of Costa Rica imagine the exotic beaches, beautiful landscape and rich biodiversity. Voted in 2009 as the world’s greenest and happiest country and praised since for its efforts in human development and environmental protection, few would think that volunteers in conservation will fear for their lives in such a place. Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26 year old biology [...]

Nikon: a bullet at the heart!

January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Nikon Corporation openly promotes hunting and sells a large selection of hunting accessories in the US, but can a global company really sell both wildlife optics and hunting products? Can we still consider hunting as just another “sport”? Is there a place for Ethics in a global business? Read the full article by Ion [...]

Interview with The Black Fish

January 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Black Fish is a Marine conservation group campaigning to change the way we think about and treat our marine environments. Founded in 2010 the group has rapidly expanded and currently has members in 20 countries. New Environmentalist has worked with The Black Fish at several key events in the UK. After attending a talk by The Black Fish founder Wietse van der Werf, Siobhan took the opportunity [...]

The cost of protecting our environment

December 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

The value of natural resources to humanity is impossible to calculate; industries such as agriculture and mining rely on ecosystem services or natural resources for success. The success of our species therefore relies on humans finding a ways to develop without placing our environment in jeopardy. In order to protect our environment we may need to find a simple way to make the value of natural [...]

Together we want a green economy!

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

On Thursday the 18th of October New Environmentalist joined forces with its partners from the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition at the Treasury to remind David Cameron and George Osborne that it’s time they start taking our Green Economy seriously! Siobhan, our Communications Manager and Ion, our Founder joined hundreds of other leaders and protesters from campaign groups such as RSPB, Greenpeace, [...]

Ocean Acidification on the rise

August 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Climate change is becoming big news again; with the problem being blamed for the  wildfires and drought in the western states of the United States. On 6th August there were reports that climate change may have also contributed to the 2010 heat wave in Russia. The view that climate change makes a significant contribution towards the increased occurrence of such events was also proposed by [...]

Alternatives to the Rio Conference… or where do we go from here?

June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last week the UN conference talks on Sustainable Development took place; otherwise know as Rio+20. We never had great expectations from these talks however we appear to have reach a new low in the ongoing failure to confront the environmental challenges that lie ahead. Its duration has been cut from two weeks to just a few days and some of the worlds leaders have not even attending: David Cameron [...]

Support the Rio-UK Declaration

June 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ask your MP to support the Rio-UK Declaration by the Stop Climate Chaos CoalitionThe Rio+20 Earth Summit is taking place in Rio de Janeiro this June, 20 years on from the original Rio Earth Summit. The UK should be leading the move to a fair and green economy, not going backwards on its commitments. Please ask your MP to show their support by signing our Rio-UK Declaration.Find out if your MP [...]

Behind the label

June 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Have you ever thought about the amount of cream we put on our body, hair, or face every day? Do we know what are the ingredients contained by the dearly bought creams and what their real impacts are on our health and more widely on our world? As the crop production and animal husbandry recognize the harmful effects of chemicals and are being encouraged into organic farming, we must consider [...]
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