September 30th, 2011 by Island Press
In this hyper-partisan era, you wouldn’t expect liberals and conservatives to agree about much of anything—certainly not taxes, definitely not taxes to stop climate change. But according to legal expert Shi-Ling Hsu, this controversial idea actually has surprising support on both sides of the aisle.
September 30th, 2011 by O2
Ignorance and apathy prevents UK gadget lovers from cashing in.
New research from O2 reveals Brits lose out on a staggering £762million each year by failing to cash in on their old tech goods, including mobile phones, MP3 players, sat navs, games consoles and digital cameras.
With more than 17.5 million of these gadgets thrown out each year – or one for every three UK adults – the research highlights the potential money making opportunities available to British consumers. Continue reading
September 30th, 2011 by Domestic Abuse Strategy Co-ordinator
Jennifer Holly, a representative from the AVA Project, has been invited by Options to speak on the links between Mental Health and Domestic Abuse at a breakfast seminar at Les Cotils, St Peter Port from 8 am to 9.45 am on Friday 7 October 2011.
September 29th, 2011 by RenewableUK
September 29th, 2011 by The Hamilton Group
A mock trial on the guilt or innocence of the two CEOs accused of crimes of Ecocide is being held from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday 30 September 2011 at the UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London. The mock trial can be seen live on Sky.
The Jury will give its verdict at 5.00 pm. The indictments are based on real events.
A Press Conference will follow immediately afterwards in The Lawyers Suite, Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.
Present will be:
In April 2010, British barrister Polly Higgins proposed to the UN that Ecocide, the environmental equivalent of Genocide, becomes the 5th International Crime Against Peace alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and War Crimes. Continue reading
September 29th, 2011 by Queen Mary University of London
The way in which global warming causes many of the world’s organisms to shrink has been revealed by new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
Almost all cold-blooded organisms are affected by a phenomenon known as the ‘temperature-size rule’, which describes how individuals of the same species reach a smaller adult size when reared at warmer temperatures. But until now, scientists have not fully understood how these size changes take place.
Writing in the journal The American Naturalist, Dr Andrew Hirst and colleagues from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explore this unusual shrinking effect in more detail, and show conclusively how it occurs. Continue reading
September 28th, 2011 by Professor Nicholas Day
When Guernsey last produced a report on its coastal defenses the scientific community stated that we should take into account a sea level rise of 70 to 80 centimetres by the end of the century.
A lot of scientific work in the last five years now suggests that the sea level could potentially rise by 1 to 1.5 metres (five feet) by the end of the 21st century. When witnessing a high spring tide you can imagine what an extra five feet of sea level would do to our coastline. The whole area would be swamped.
September 27th, 2011 by Guernsey Water
Residents of the Belle Greve area are being invited to a drop-in session to learn the latest developments in the planned wastewater installation at the site.
The session will take place on 12 October 2011 and will run from 5 to 7 pm. Nearby residents and other interested members of the public are invited to the existing Belle Greve wastewater plant where the project team and preferred contractors will give updates of progress being made in the development of the new inlet works. Continue reading
September 27th, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
The Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) exists for the benefit of all by encouraging the use of bicycles and other environmentally friendly forms of transport to reduce the adverse effects of the internal combustion engine.
September 26th, 2011 by Richard Lord
Mark Platt fly fishing on Banc au Nord to the north-east of Sark on 24 September 2011 caught a 95 gram Atlantic saury, Scomberesox saurus. This fish had a total length of 340 mm, a fork length of 323 mm, and a standard length of 306 mm. It will be submitted as a Guernsey angling record.