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Wealthy farm subsidy recipient's historic links to massive aid scandal

Crispin Dowler

4th August, 2017

The Common Agricultural Policy has come under increasing criticism as a means of transferring wealth from the taxpayer to wealthy landowners. Today it emerges that a Malaysian tycoon linked to a historic aid scandal is among the largest beneficiaries. CRISPIN DOWLER of ENEGYDESK reports more...

Brexit and the corporate war on regulations designed to protect life itself

Professor John McMurtry

1st August, 2017

Brexit is part of a corporate campaign to remove, undermine and attack European Union regulations and increase the rate of growth and profit. But these very regulations are necessary for the protection of the environment - and life itself. PROFESSOR JOHN McMURTRY, author of The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: from Crisis to Cure, raises the alarm. more...

Trump’s top trade nominees lobbied for hormone-meat exports

Lawrence Carter, EnergyDesk

July 31, 2017

The nature of Britain's trade deals with the United States after Brexit raises serious concerns about the quality of food on supermarket shelves - and the influence of vested interests in the meat industry, reports LAWRENCE CARTER of EnergyDesk, Greenpeace. more...
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The Ecologist December 1970: The con in conservation

Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen wrote about the ‘European Con Year’ - the year environmental conservation practices were bleak more...

CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2010

From asthma and allergies, diabetes and reproductive problems to cancer and obesity, environmental degradation plays a role... HEAL ensures our voices on these issues are heard in Brussels more...
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Habitats report shows sorry state of EU biodiversity

Ecologist

14th July, 2009

A report by the European Commission shows that habitat and wildlife protection targets across Europe will be missed, with nine out of 10 UK habitats found to be in 'unfavourable' condition more...
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Wales consults on tighter GM contamination laws

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

A consultation by the Welsh Assembly Government proposes more stringent measures to protect Wales's farmers from the threat of cross-contamination by GM crops more...
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EU approves 'stepping stone' legislation for cloned meat

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

European Union ministers have given an initial thumbs-up to the Novel Foods Regulation, a draft proposal that could lead to meat from cloned animals entering the human food chain more...
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Finland's safety fears over next-generation nuclear reactor

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Safety concerns may halt construction of a new nuclear facility in Finland, posing questions about the viability of the next generation of European Pressurised Reactors destined for the UK more...
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European elections - will Brussels go Green?

Joss Garman

3rd June, 2009

It probably isn’t too much of an exaggeration to suggest that most people are hard pushed to name a politician they really admire. In Britain, however, one name will come up time and again. more...
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The European Constitution

The Ecologist

10th January, 2009

Is the constitution inherently undemocratic, or will it make the EU more accountable to European voters? Is greater coordination at the European level essential for promoting environmental safeguards, or will it merely serve the interests of big business Marc Glendening and Richard Corbett discuss more...
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EU policy puts us all at risk from particulates

News

19th September, 2007

Limits set by the EU on the maximum amount of particulate matter allowed in our air could be inadequate, a report by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) makes clear. more...

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Europe threatens to sue UK over sulphur dioxide levels

News

4th September, 2007

The Government is facing legal action from the European Commission over levels of sulphur dioxide pollution in East England, the Campaign for Clean Air in London has revealed. more...
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GM now organic

News

13th June, 2007

Organic food can now contain almost 1 per cent genetically modified content, thanks to a new ruling by the EU. more...
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Behind the eco labels: European Ecolabel

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

This is a Europe-wide label for non-food products including copy paper, dishwashing detergents, indoor paints and varnishes, hard floor coverings, textiles, televisions… even tourist accommodation. It covers a variety of environmental impacts such as production energy use, waste generation and recyclability, across the product’s whole life cycle. more...
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Atlantic Dawn

Ecologist

1st April, 2003

Dirty deals between the European Commission and Ireland have enabled the world’s biggest trawler to plunder African fish stocks. more...

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