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Greenwash taints most 'eco-friendly' claims

Ecologist

23rd June, 2009

Ninety-eight per cent of the products in our stores claiming to be environmentally friendly are guilty of greenwash, a US committee hears more...
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Draining paddy fields could cut methane from rice production

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Chinese scientists have discovered that draining rice paddies just once every growing season may help reduce global methane emissions from the industry by almost a third more...
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Q & A: Alice Waters, US food activist and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant

Matilda Lee

19th June, 2009

Alice Waters on dining with the Dalai Lama, edible schoolyards and life in Berkeley, USA
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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...
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Liquid blue gold

Laura Sevier

26th March, 2009

Laura Sevier reports on why we shouldn’t be taking our water for granted, as well as offering some easy ways to avoid wasting it more...
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Iceland's economic meltdown: a lesson from the frontline of global finance

Molly Scott Cato

4th March, 2009

The world has watched the vertiginous collapse of the Icelandic economy in recent months with a mixture of fascination and horror. more...
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UK Met Office's forecast on human induced climate change - a mixed message?

Peter Bunyard

18th February, 2009

As US climatologists and scientists are urging the world that greenhouse gas emissions be curbed rapidly to prevent runaway global warming, the UK Met Office appears to be back pedalling on human induced climate change. Peter Bunyard reports on some mixed messages more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Ice Cream of the Crop

Laura Sevier

28th January, 2009

Most mass-produced pudding wouldn't know real, healthy, organic ingredients if it saw them. Laura Sevier meets the Finlays, who are putting the 'nice' back into ice cream more...
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'This is big'

Joss Garman

1st November, 2008

‘Britain’s astounding retreat from reason is now legitimising anarchy.’ That was the conclusion of the hotblooded screaming radical Melanie Phillips, writing for The Spectator. more...
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Trade in precious minerals and timber continues to fuel violence and conflict across the globe

Ecologist

1st June, 2008

Revenues obtained from the often illegal extraction and supply of commodities such as timber and diamonds are directly bankrolling corrupt regimes and armed insurgency groups, and fund the purchase of weapons and other contraband goods that perpetuate cycles of conflict.
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Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

Peter Hughes

1st June, 2008

Plastic population English culture is becoming increasingly artificial, but there are still those fighting its decline more...
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The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...
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Co-operatives taking up the post.

Mark Anslow

1st May, 2008

With so many rural post offices in the UK threatened with closure, Mark Anslow visits two villages whose residents have taken it upon themselves to deliver the goods.

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Grow your own

Tim Lang

1st April, 2008

The World Bank’s 2008 World Development Report makes a grim prediction of what is to come: more...
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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. more...
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The commons: an antidote to globalisation

Jonathon Rowe

1st April, 2008

The corporate market has become the institutional equivalent of a compulsive eater. It has a built-in hunger that cannot be filled, and it is hard to stop the damage within the framework of its own game.
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GM trees in US

Claire Robinson

1st November, 2007

The US government has given he go-ahead for a test plot of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees in Alabama. For the first time, these trees will be allowed to flower and set seed, opening the door to potential widespread contamination of the American South. more...
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The Vanishing Arctic

Vivienne Raper

4th October, 2007

One of the most memorable parts of Al Gore’s film 'An Inconvenient Truth' was the cartoon polar bear trying to climb on the last piece of sea-ice in the Arctic, failing, and despondently swimming off into the sunset. With scientists this week reporting that autumn Arctic sea-ice coverage reached a record low this year, Al Gore’s cartoon may not be as far-fetched as it seems. more...
In the News

Energy 'too cheap', says Scottish & Southern

News

24th September, 2007

It’s not what you'd expect to hear from a player in the fiercely competitive utilities sector, but Brian Smith, head of projects at Scottish and Southern Energy, has said that electricity is ‘too cheap’. more...
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Milk cartel accused of price fixing

News

21st September, 2007

The Office of Fair Trading has accused the big four supermarkets of colluding with dairies to artificially increase the cost of dairy foods. more...
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Arctic ice cover at new low

News

5th September, 2007

Levels of sea ice around the North Pole now stand at their lowest ever levels, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Arctic sea ice free by 2030, say scientists

News

20th August, 2007

Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models predicted and there is less sea ice in the Arctic now than at any time since records began, scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) have discovered. more...
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How green is your office?

Low Carbon Innovation Network

19th July, 2007

Research shows that however green we are in the home, most of us leave our eco-habits at the factory gate when we clock in for the nine to five. For those of you who can see what needs to be done in your office, but don't know how to go about doing it, here's an eight-point guide put together by the Low Carbon Innovation Network. more...

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