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Petroldead?: How Britain's fuel addiction may be coming to an end

October 10th, 2013

Paul Creeney

When looking at the numbers of cars cruising Britain's roads, the amount of carbon being constantly released is staggering. Paul Creeney looks at how public transport is evolving to become a viable alternative.... more...
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Behind the label: how fair are organic and Fairtrade bananas?

Tom Levitt

28th May, 2012

The Dominican Republic's organic and Fairtrade boom has helped banana growers but what about the slum-dwelling Haitian migrant workers? Tom Levitt reports on the plight of the forgotten people in the banana trade more...
Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Ben Martin

1st March, 2012

Greener than cars and healthier than the tube, the ‘e-bike’ looks set to become one of 2012’s top travel trends more...
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Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel

Richard Bourn

13th December, 2011

The National Planning Policy Framework will sideline smart growth in favour of out-of-town sprawl - rolling back decades of town centred development. Now campaigners have launched a toolkit to reduce travel demand within local transport plans more...
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The Ecologist August 1971: Our battle with waste

The Ecologist

1st August, 2011

Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen prescribed some methods for the individual to cut down on their waste. Have we heeded this advice and is it still relevant today? more...
Campaign for Better Transport

Tell the Government: we want cheaper trains

Rebecca Heald

6th August, 2009

Help the Campaign for Better Transport push for cheaper, greener, less crowded trains by filling in a simple online form more...
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Public bored by climate change, says IPPR

Ecologist

17th September, 2009

Government and business face a big challenge in changing the public’s use of energy at home and reducing the UK’s overall carbon emissions, according to report more...
What if... Government bought green?

What if... Government bought green?

Maria Cross

14th July, 2009

Ask those involved in public food procurement if they would like to see fresh, local ingredients on menus and they will say yes. Then they will list all the reasons why it wouldn't work. Not so, argues Maria Cross - and here's how more...
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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st October, 2004

'I can no longer sit back and allow terrorist infiltration, terrorist indoctrination, terrorist subversion, and the international terrorist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.' Commander George the Ripper Bush at Madison Square Garden more...
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A thirst for control: water privatisation

The Ecologist

1st March, 2004

During the past decade or so, international trade agreements have been dramatically expanded to encompass affairs that had always previously been strictly matters of domestic concern. more...
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Debate, What Debate?

Andy Rowell

1st July, 2003

The GM public debate, which runs throughout June and July, is the public’s chance to express any concerns it may have over the growing of GM crops in Britain. Andy Rowell explains why your participation is vital more...

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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...
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Public money to sex-up GM

News

1st January, 2001

Public money to the tune of £131,000 has been spent on a report that claims to have found farmers ‘upbeat’ about genetic modification – despite its authors having interviewed only 30 farmers, half of whom had already grown GM crops. more...
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Running with gorillas

Beatrice Newbery and Ian Player

9th June, 2000

If trends continue the world’s great apes are doomed to extinction. But one unique rehabilitation project in West Africa is challenging this bleak picture. Beatrice Newbery reports
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