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Bringsty Common

One man's remarkable journey to gain access rights to his local common

Chris Baker

28th January, 2011

When Tom Fisher applied for commoners' rights to graze a goat and take firewood from his local common in Bringsty, he had little idea it would lead him on an eight-month delve around England's labyrinthine Commons Act more...
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Open Spaces Society

OSS, formally the Commons, Open Spaces and Footpaths Preservation Society, is Britain’s oldest conservation body. We campaign to protect common land, village greens and public paths and our right to enjoy them.




Tel: 01491 573535
Web: www.oss.org.uk
Email: hq@oss.org.uk
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How to reclaim the empty shops on your local high street

Adam Oxford

17th September, 2010

A pioneering network has a toolkit for turning the nation's decrepit private spaces into public places more...
Deforestation

Growing conflicts over Tanzania's 'charismatic carbon'

Thembi Mutch

7th September 2010

The country's forests are at the centre of a new global scramble to 'buy up' carbon, but as Thembi Mutch reports, is the process really going to benefit the environment or people? more...
Pay the price

An international campaign to raise the price of food

Matilda Welin

5th August, 2010

Are demands for higher prices the future of food campaigning? Pay the Price is a Swedish thinktank demanding more expensive food to cover the hidden costs of production more...

Five eco mini breaks for green-minded travellers

Claire Baylis

20th May, 2010

Muck in and tuck in with these green, weekend away ideas more...
Solar farm

Spanish nighttime solar energy fraud ‘unlikely in UK’

Ecologist

16th April, 2010

In the month that renewable energy incentives are introduced in the UK, Spanish authorities are investigating companies who claim to have produced solar energy at night 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...
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Can space tourism be green?

Paul Miles

2nd April, 2009

As adventure tourism exhausts its possibilities, what next?… A look at why we travel, its environmental impact, and where our final destination might be more...
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Space Race

George Hackford

30th July, 2008

The Brazilian Space Agency and Britain’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are planning to boldly go into new realms of space-based rainforest protection. more...
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Hadron colliders and the risk society

Jim Thomas

20th June, 2008

As to global annihilation, I’m stumped. Most of us wouldn’t recognise a strangelet if it casually devoured us in the street more...
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How to be free: Get disconnected

Tom Hodgkinson

6th June, 2008

The internet once represented something like freedom for Tom Hodgkinson, but the honeymoon ended when the problems of the virtual life became all-too-real more...

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UK to miss targets for 2020 CO2 reduction

News

5th March, 2007

Environmentalist George Monbiot will tonight present findings which show that the UK will miss its target for reducing CO2 emissions by 2020 by as much as 18 per cent. more...

What a load of rubbish

Jon Hughes

1st November, 2006

The rise of free newspapers means that hundreds of thousands of trees are pulped each week to provide us with disposable pap more...
Investigations

Aspartame

Pat Thomas

30th August, 2005

Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history. The most recent evidence, linking it to leukaemia and lymphoma, has added substantial fuel to the ongoing protests of doctors, scientists and consumer groups who allege that this artificial sweetener should never have been released onto the market and that allowing it to remain in the food chain is killing us by degrees. more...
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Star Wars: the nuclearisation and weaponisation of space

Karl Grossman

8th July, 2004

How the Bush regime is planning to use nuclear powered spacecraft and weapons to secure US control of outer space. 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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Blood is Thicker...

Ros Coward

1st February, 2003

Ros Coward reports from Murcia in southern Spain, the driest place in Europe, where tourism and intensive agriculture is draining its meagre water supplies and causing a growing environmental crisis. more...

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