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Drugs on tap

John Naish

30th April, 2009

Britain has a serious and unnecessary drug habit, but the implications of our pill-forevery-ill culture go far beyond the adverse effects on human health. The complex chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals, as well as the manufacturing processes involved, leave a massive industrial footprint on the natural world that is largely ignored by both science and government. more...
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Alternate current, intelligent current

Mark Anslow

1st April, 2009

Instead of spikes in demand and coal-fired solutions, fridges and washing machines may soon be available that can regulate their own energy usage. more...
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What technologies for solving environmental problems will we see in 2009?

Jim Thomas

23rd April, 2009

Somebody somewhere has to have a cunning plan to fix our environmental problems and save the world – right? Jim Thomas sorts through the big tech ideas you’ll be reading about this year more...
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Cancer expert believe links with mobile phones will be ‘definitively proven’ in next 10 years

News

16th April, 2009

A cancer expert believes that links between cancer and mobile phones will become apparent in the next decade more...
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US academic calls for a revolution in copyright laws, arguing that they hinder intellectual progress

News

15th April, 2009

Speaking to an audience at the RSA in London, Professor James Boyle said:
‘We need to build a movement to preserve the public domain. I think we need an environmental movement for the public domain of the mind.’
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EU Parliament and the European Food Safety Agency to tighten up regulations on nanotechnology

News

15th April, 2009

Green campaigners have welcomed moves by the European Parliament to introduce new rules on nanomaterials in cosmetics. more...
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Biotech firms thwarting GM research, say scientists

News

13th April, 2009

Biotech firms are abusing their trademark controls to stop scientists fully investigating the environmental and health impacts of GM crops, a coalition of US scientists has claimed. more...
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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...

Dan Box Blog: learning about climate change

Dan Box

26th March, 2009

Dan Box teaches a class about climate change and its effects on the Carteret Islands, which are sinking due to rising sea levels, and how children can help stop climate change. more...
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End of the road for petrolheads

Leo Hickman

24th March, 2009

Cancellation of the British International Motor Show should signal an end to our onanistic car culture more...
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UK’s nuclear arsenal - time to disarm

Joss Garman

10th March, 2009

We can’t tackle today’s threats using Cold War weapons. That’s why what the UK does with its nuclear arsenal has never been more pertinent. more...
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US Department of Agriculture worried about GM food imports

News

6th March, 2009

Having exported largely untested GM crops around the world for decades, the US is suddenly starting to worry about what genetically modified organisms other countries might send their way. more...

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Dumping iron sulphate into the ocean, or, how to 'geo-engineer' the climate

Jim Thomas

24th February, 2009

Climate change due to human interference with fragile ecosystems? No problem - we can just dump 20 tonnes of iron sulphate into the ocean more...
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Why can't the automobile industry get a handle on low-carbon cars?

Harriet Williams

19th February, 2009

A hub of invention, why can't the automobile industry get a handle on low-carbon cars? The answer's in the profit margins - which is why the credit crunch offers hope for the future, says Harriet Williams more...
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UK Met Office's forecast on human induced climate change - a mixed message?

Peter Bunyard

18th February, 2009

As US climatologists and scientists are urging the world that greenhouse gas emissions be curbed rapidly to prevent runaway global warming, the UK Met Office appears to be back pedalling on human induced climate change. Peter Bunyard reports on some mixed messages more...
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Listen to the animals

Rupert Sheldrake

12th February, 2009

Why did so many animals escape December's tsunami? more...
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Aral Sea - a cause for hope?

Paul Miles

2nd February, 2009

Does the Aral Sea, the biggest environmental disaster of the 90s, offer us cause for hope? Paul Miles reports, and sees parallels with a bigger man-made disaster – climate change more...
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The UK Government paper, A Vision for Science and Society, is no clear picture

Guy Cook

20th January, 2009

A Vision for Science and Society, in today’s technological vista, sounds an honourable aim. Guy Cook reads between the lines of this new UK government paper more...
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It's Not Easy Being Green by Dick Strawbridge

Fred Groom

14th January, 2009

Half story, half step-by-step guide to 'greening' up your act, ‘It's Not Easy Being Green’ is a good buy for anyone looking for tips on how to minimise their impact on the planet. more...
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Jimmy's GM Food Fix

Jonathan Matthews

27th November, 2008

Last year celebrity pig farmer Jimmy Doherty kept 1000 organically reared pigs, while this year apparently he's raised barely 200. But if Jimmy’s farm is on the skids, the same cannot be said of his career as a media celeb. more...
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Feed the world?

Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

1st November, 2008

The promise of more food from increased yields is driving the appeal for more GM crops, but that promise is theoretical and unfulfilled, argue Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch more...
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Desert grain

Prof Jack Heinemann

1st November, 2008

Can food crops really be engineered to thrive - and to yield more - under drought conditions? After 25 years we're still waiting for the flood of evidence, says Prof Jack Heinemann more...
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The driving use of genetic engineering

Geoff Tansey

1st November, 2008

As biotech companies hoover up patents, Geoff Tansey considers what we could end up paying for our future food supply more...
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Growing concern

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2008

Genetically modified food. It’s a big issue. Increasingly, we are handed the notion that GM food is just like any other food, only better, because of its almost magical power to solve our most immediate crises of poverty, hunger, fossil-fuel depletion and climate change. more...
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Global village idiots

Michael Bugeja

1st November, 2008

Information about information, ideas without place, facts without action… It’s time we got off the net, into the world and with the programme, says Michael Bugeja more...

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