Month: May 2018

Sand mining: the most under-reported environmental crisis of all

Sand mining: the most under-reported environmental crisis of all

In 2012, the amount of sand the world used would form a wall 27m high and 27m wide around the equator. I’ll just let that statistic sink in, an easier way perhaps to visualize some 40 billion tonnes of sand, twice the annual sediment output […]

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2 months after Salisbury’s ‘novichok attack’: is Russia still to blame?

2 months after Salisbury’s ‘novichok attack’: is Russia still to blame?

In Salisbury and in Douma, Russia denies involvement: two alleged chemical weapons attacks perpetrated within the space of two months. Going against the grain of our media’s Russophobia to examine the cold hard facts is seen as de facto allegiance to Moscow in our current […]

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