February 7, 2013
Plastic Bags

Retraining Our Minds and Pausing the Plastic

It dawned on me when I was buying fruit in a local grocery store, how unnecessary plastic bags were for the apples and oranges – just to collect them for the checkout – at which point everything else was to be bundled in plastic. And so this thought of ludicrous wastage […]
January 31, 2013
The great outdoors

Life Outside with the Open Air Laboratories Project

The BBC recently ran a lengthy report on an interesting and hugely beneficial public-inclusive science project called the Open Air Laboratories (Opal). This was a five-year effort (although they hope to continue) whose aim was to get the public “outdoors and involved in scientific research.” It worked, and involved over […]
January 24, 2013
Désert-du-Thar - Water Scarcity in the making

China’s Leading Environmental Role

Just last week international new sources ran reports on Beijing’s dangerous air quality, complete with pictures on the BBC and CNN of a thick blanket of yellow smog covering the streets – apparently at record, toxic levels. This, it could be said, is the cost of China’s rapid economic expansion over […]
December 23, 2012

Rays of Light in Doha

It is immensely difficult to be positive in regards global climate initiatives – especially if you are a scientist. The reality is that much like the infighting and indecisiveness of nations in the eurozone, trying to climb out of their collective fiscal grave, the complexities of ratifying global protocols for […]
November 19, 2012
Coffee

Grounds for Concern

The Finally Good News blog was established to find a special niche in the transmission of information, namely news items in technology, science or the environment; or unbelievably in the political sphere, that somehow transcend the negative downward spiral of most reportage and some could even argue, our societies. And […]
October 22, 2012
Biofuels

EU Rethinks Biofuels

The ever-evolving dilemma of climate change has put an incredible strain on scientists and politicians to navigate ‘a way out of this.’ Europe and its leaders have largely been at the forefront of adapting new means to approach our finite resources – North America and the Far East, by contrast, […]
October 2, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not

As the human population continues to grow exponentially, adding ever-increasing pressure on agricultural suppliers, and climate change brings greater unpredictability ever year to both farmers and supermarkets, its nice to read in the press that one of the UK’s biggest food chains, Sainsbury’s, is ahead of the game. This year […]
September 10, 2012
Shaun Mccarthy

The Greener Games

Now that the closing ceremony has taken place for the 2012 London Olympic Games, the consensus seems to scream “Great Job!” The analysts, ‘experts’ and participants have all echoed the sentiment that, despite the frequent pre-games cynicism (some of which came from this blog), the Brits have pulled off a […]
August 14, 2012
Arctic Drilling

Social Media’s New Activism

I recently stopped in a Stockholm city park and decided to talk to a World Wildlife Fund representative, asking him where their advertising had gone – to me they were no longer in my field of vision, either on TV or in print. His reply was short, “it’s online now.” Activism […]