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Cycling and the environment

How the boom in climbing, biking and sailing is costing the earth

Isabella Kaminski

28th July, 2011

In the first of a two-part sport and environment special, Isabella Kaminski reports on how habitat damage, waste, nanotechnology and persistent organic pollutants are increasingly linked to our favourite outdoor pursuits more...
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US calls for an end to the EU block on GM and nanotechnology

Tom Levitt and Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

US officials say they remain ‘surprised and disappointed’ over Europe’s refusal to embrace technologies like genetic modification (GM) and nanotechnology in farming more...

Industry and activists clash over environmental footprint of nanotechnology

Kara Moses

25th November, 2010

Conflict grows between green campaigners and the nanotechnology sector following publication of a critical Friends of the Earth report into the industry's environmental impacts more...
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EU votes for labels on nano, cloned and GM food

Ecologist

5th May, 2010

UK and other member states expected to fight proposals to bring in compulsory labelling for consumers on novel foods more...
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Behind the Label: nanosilver

Pat Thomas

20th October, 2009

The powerful antibacterial nanosilver can now be found in everything from air fresheners and food packaging to babies' bottles and bandages. But has anyone looked at the risks? more...
Can we trust policymakers to regulate nanotechnologies?

Nanotechnology: are we risking too much?

Tom Levitt

23rd July, 2009

Are we ready to trust policymakers and scientists as they judge the potential and acceptability of nanotechnologies? more...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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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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Size really does matter

Dr Naomi Salmon

19th June, 2008

Nanofoods are the next big thing, but whatever happened to the precautionary principle asks Naomi Salmon more...

Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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Apocalypse Now

Maria Gilardin

1st February, 2006

How mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the earth. more...
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Terrorism and globalisation

Fritjof Capra

1st May, 2003

For all its obsession with international terrorism, Washington fails to see how the phenomenon is driven by its own model of globalisation – a model that is itself uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Fritjof Capra on security and sustainability more...

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Future Perfect?

Jim Thomas

1st May, 2003

No more disability. Brain implants to boost intelligence. Ageing counteracted. The next stage of evolution or a nightmare we can never wake up from? Jim Thomas on ‘converging technology’. more...

Who's In Control?

Jeremy Smith and Tom Wakeford

1st May, 2003

The public must play a significant role in any decisions made about the development of the new technology. By Tom Wakeford more...
Investigations

Promising the World, or Costing the Earth?

The Ecologist

1st May, 2003

Nanotechnology has the power to affect every aspect of life on the planet. Here, the Ecologist presents the many claims of its promoters and outlines some of the major developments taking place now or in the near future. In response, some of it’s leading critics analyse the risks that nanotechnology poses in their various fields of expertise. more...

More Than Enough

Bill McKibben

1st May, 2003

By rendering our skills, intelligence and labour redundant, nanotechnology is incompatible with meaningful human existence. By Bill McKibben. more...

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