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Nuclear waste 'may be blighting 1,000 sites' in the UK

Rob Edwards, guardian

2nd May, 2012

MoD under fire after DECC report finds number of sites contaminated with radioactive waste is far higher than previously estimated more...
Alde Garden

Review: Alde Garden

Rachael Stubbins

26th April, 2012

From the DIY ‘treebog’ to the solar powered fairy lights, bell tents and yurts, Suffolk’s Alde Garden is the perfect place for an eco-friendly weekend break. Rachael Stubbins paid a visit more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
When the Rivers Run Dry

When The Rivers Run Dry: What Happens When Our Water Runs Out?

Jeff Holman

16th June, 2011

From chronic mismanagement to increased demand, Fred Pearce’s analysis of the issues surrounding water supply is compelling and infuriating by turns, says Jeff Holman more...
Jill Evans

Start lobbying your MEP to vote against new GM food rule changes

Jill Evans

7th March, 2011

Powermakers in the EU are getting frustrated with slow approval of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and are voting in April on measures to speed up the process, says MEP and Plaid Cymru president Jill Evans more...
soya beans

Intense lobbying could enable unapproved GM crops to enter European food chain

Tom Levitt

15th February, 2011

Agribusiness accused of 'scaremongering' lobbying tactics as it pushes for the import of animal feed containing traces of unapproved genetically modified (GM) crops - using the guise of combating feed shortages

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Maize

Germany and France likely to block plans to end GM crop delays

Tom Levitt

7th December, 2011

Renewed efforts to end the political deadlock over approving GM crops in Europe likely to fail as member states fear legal backlash and trade disputes more...

Ecomodo: the lending website that's sharing the wealth

Laura Laker

27th December, 2010

Why buy when you can borrow? From tools to skills, new social enterprise Ecomodo allows community members to borrow what they need from each other more...
Field of wheat

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...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...
Canola

Biotech industry plays down discovery of GM crops surviving in the wild

Ecologist

10th August, 2010

GM seed manufacturers claim that genetically-modified crops are not likely to survive in wild, but US researchers have found GM plants surviving for at least two generations more...
A GM potato

EU's 'dangerous' move to nationalise GM decision-making

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Individual countries will be allowed to ban GM crops in a move the EU hopes will stop them blocking new crops being grown by farmers in other member states more...

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Cows feeding

EU votes against compulsory GM food labelling

Ecologist

7th July, 2010

Campaigners angry at EU's decision to keep consumers 'in the dark' over food from animals given genetically modified (GM) feed more...
A gm labelled tomato

FSA accused of running PR exercise for GM industry

Ecologist

27th May, 2010

Member of steering group resigns claiming the Food Standard Agency's (FSA) £500,000 public dialogue on genetically modified (GM) food is ignoring key issues about GM feed and labelling more...

UEA's Andrew Watkinson: we need to be much more open about how science works

Matilda Lee

16th February, 2010

Former Director of the Tyndall Centre and a Professor at the University of East Anglia, Andrew Watkinson explains why 'a few loose sentences' in the IPCC report shouldn't change people's opinion of the science more...
Square fruit

Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

11th January, 2010

Despite promising the world in 2009, biotech corporations have increasingly raised the hackles of scientists and citizens worldwide more...
Plastic bag

How to make your town plastic bag free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
Million Belay

Million Belay: Ethiopia doesn’t need or want Bill Gates

Tom Levitt

16th November, 2009

Ecological campaigner Million Belay talks about why protecting Ethiopia's biodiversity is so important and why he opposes the intervention of philanthropists like Bill Gates more...
Trials of GM cotton in the USA

Call for publicly funded research into GM crops

Ecologist

20th October, 2009

Technologies to increase agricultural productivity will allow the UK to help feed the world, says Royal Society report more...
A GM potato

GM-free Europe: how we could still ban GMOs

Tom Levitt

21st October, 2009

Re-nationalising decisions on growing GM crops would allow EU countries to declare themselves GM-free, but could bring new dangers more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence more...
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How to make your town plastic-free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
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New Mexico's traditional chilies are threatened by GMO seeds

Ecologist

22nd January, 2009

New Mexico’s chilli farmers are under threat. The film 'Red, green of GE?' hears from those concerned about the potentially devastating effects GMO crops would have on the New Mexico chilli. 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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