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Beekeeping

British Beekeepers' Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

Alison Benjamin, guardian society editor

17th November, 2010

Beekeepers' group ends commercial relationship with pesticide manufacturer whose product killed bees more...
A survey of the River Trent

Pesticide companies told to fund clean up of waterways

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

Coalition of environmental groups including RSPB and the National Trust urge government to introduce a levy on chemical industry and enforce bigger fines for polluters more...
Items found to contain harmful chemicals

Tesco caught breaching EU rules on harmful chemicals

Tom Levitt

13th October, 2010

Tesco and Carrefour among those retailers and brands failing to meet their legal responsibilities to provide consumers with information on toxic or carcinogenic substances used in products they sell more...
The Idiot Cycle

Public deprived of data on cancer links to toxins - film maker

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2010

Director of 'The Idiot Cycle' claims people are being kept in the dark over the dangers posed by toxins in everyday life - and questions the murky links between UN, WHO and chemical companies
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Teflon pan

Non-stick pans can affect our hormones, new research suggests

Ecologist

23rd August, 2010

Norwegian study highlights the effects of PFC and PCB chemicals on human health more...

Agroecological farming methods being ignored, says UN expert

Ecologist

28th June, 2010

Success of agroecology in Brazil, Cuba and Africa should be replicated in place of current support for intensive farming techniques more...
Tupperware

Storing food safely in plastic containers

Catherine Zandonella

24th June, 2010

There are certain rules of thumb when it comes to storing, freezing and heating food in plastic containers. Read on to find out how to use plastics safely more...
Bhopal disaster

Fatal Bhopal pesticide plant disaster sees first convictions

Ecologist

7th June, 2010

A twenty-five year wait for first convictions relating to the gas leak at Bhopal chemical plant in India ends, but the contamination of the local environment and population continues more...
Guardian Environment Network

'Toxic stew' of chemicals causing male fish to carry eggs

Suzanne Goldenberg

21st April, 2010

Intersex fish, found across the US, result from a mix of drugs that mimic natural hormones, say scientists more...
Georgina Downs

Georgina Downs takes pesticide case to European courts

Ecologist

9th January, 2010

UK court refuses to overturn appeal decision despite accusations it was ignoring evidence presented by the long-time pesticide campaigner more...
Sugar

Will sugar be the oil of the 21st century?

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2009

You can turn it into everything from fuel to plastics. But will the surge in demand for sugar end up having a serious environmental impact? more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

GM crops causing a rise in pesticide use in US

Ecologist

17th November, 2009

Early falls in pesticide use on GM crops in the United States have been replaced by rapid increases according to study more...

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A survey of the River Trent

Chemical spillage wipes out fish in River Trent

Ecologist

15th October, 2009

Environment Agency officials searching for culprit as cyanide spill kills thousands of fish more...
Detox your nursery

How to reduce toxins and 'green' your baby's nursery

Laura Sevier

29th September, 2009

Is it enough to trust your nose when it comes to decorating your baby's nursery? A new project tests toxin levels and provides tips on reducing harmful chemicals in your baby's room more...
Green Intelligence

Green Intelligence: Creating environments that protect human health

Stephanie Wallis

14th September, 2009

We live in an increasingly chemical world. Anyone wanting more information about the dangers will welcome this book by John Wargo more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

Study exposes chemical cocktail risk

Ecologist

8th September, 2009

Current levels of safe chemical exposure may need upgrading in light of new study more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods. more...
Soil erosion is being blamed on poor farming practices

Half India’s land degraded: agro-chemicals partly to blame

Ecologist

17th August, 2009

Deforestation, wind erosion and poor farming practices blamed for deterioration of soil as the real costs of the Green Revolution are measured more...
A Tasmanian devil

Rising cancer levels in animals

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Report published in Nature expresses alarm at the impact of cancer on endangered species such as Tasmanian devil and beluga whale more...
A computer on fire

Hewlett-Packard = Hazardous Products, says Greenpeace

The US company has been singled out for its failure to remove dangerous chemicals from computers more...
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Behind the Label: Pantene Pro-V Style

Pat Thomas

10th April, 2009

Farah brought us the flick. Jennifer gave us the ‘Rachel’. Madonna made ‘blonde ambition’ a desirable thing – at least for a while. And Britney? Well, she got fed up and shaved all hers off. more...
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How to improve indoor air quality

Laura Sevier

3rd March, 2009

If you thought you could hide from smoke and smog indoors, you've got another thing coming. Laura Sevier takes a look at the problem of in-house pollution, and offers advice on what you can do to clear the air more...
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Behind the Label: Head and Shoulders classic clean

Pat Thomas

1st July, 2008

It’s time to come clean, says Pat Thomas – anti-dandruff shampoos are nothing but advertising puff and chemicals more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods.
more...
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Read the label: Detergents

Pat Thomas

7th February, 2008

No one should have to choose between looking good and being healthy, which is why each month we will be taking a critical look at the active ingredients in personal care products and asking why manufacturers continue to choose toxic ones over safer alternatives. more...

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