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FSA attacks French organics study

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

FSA says French study on benefits of organic farming published last week used 'diluted data' more...
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New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
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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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Toronto introduces green roof by-law

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

City legislators in Toronto, Canada, have stipulated that half the surface area of roofs on new large buildings are to be seeded as green roofs. more...
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EU Parliament and the European Food Safety Agency to tighten up regulations on nanotechnology

News

15th April, 2009

Green campaigners have welcomed moves by the European Parliament to introduce new rules on nanomaterials in cosmetics. more...
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Carbon Offsetting: forgive my carbon sin?

Jules Peck

3rd June, 2008

We all want our green wings, and the notion of purchasing them via carbon offsetting is powerfully seductive. as Jules Peck reveals, however, buying your way into eco heaven can be fraught with problems more...
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Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue

Pat Thomas

22nd May, 2008

Your recycled loo paper may be soft, strong and very, very long, but is it really all that green? Pat Thomas gets to the bottom of an issue of convenience more...
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The rainforests on our doorstep

Trevor Critchley

15th May, 2008

Prince Charles has called UK peatlands ‘Britain’s tropical rainforests’ – and like rainforests worldwide, ours are in decline. Trevor Critchley reports on the devastating consequences for global warming more...
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EU claim cloned food is safe

News

14th January, 2008

European food safety officials have given their public backing to cloned food, claiming it is safe to eat. more...
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Trees shouldn’t be sold as carbon offsets, says study

News

14th August, 2007

Trees planted in drought-prone or nutrient poor areas don’t store enough carbon dioxide to offset emissions, a new study by Duke University in North Carolina has found. more...
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Plastics chemical found in human tissue at high levels

News

10th August, 2007

A key chemical used in modern plastics has been found in human tissues at 10 times the concentration considered safe, new research has found. more...
In the News

Government committee critical of airline's carbon offsets

Ecologist

23rd July, 2007

The Environmental Audit Committee has slammed the aviation industry for a ‘diverse and generally unsatisfactory attitude’ towards their misuse of carbon offsets. more...

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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...
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Behind the eco labels: Forestry Stewardship Council

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

One of the major causes of rainforest destruction and biodiversity loss in tropical zones is the illegal logging of hardwoods. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, broadly speaking, exists to address this by promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. more...
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Behind the Eco Labels

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Ethical consumerism in the UK is currently worth £29.3 billion, yet 60 per cent of us feel we don't have enough information to make an ethical decision. There is an ever-growing array of eco labels, but what do they tell us? Or fail to tell us? Pat Thomas explains more...
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Are you ready for cloned meat?

news

9th March, 2007

Cloned meat moved a step closer to being a supermarket shelf reality yesterday when the European Union's food safety authority was asked to rule on the matter.
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In the News

HSBC: 'Green Bank' Aids Logging Giant

news

6th March, 2007

HSBC, the UK's largest bank, is helping the Malaysian logging giant Samling list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, despite HSBC's claim to be the "first green bank". more...
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Direct action group 'London Rising Tide' on carbon off-setting

Mark Anslow

22nd February, 2007

On Wednesday 22nd February, activists from the group London Rising Tide occupied the offices of the Carbon Neutral Company. Below are their grievances... more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: Chicken

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Wander down the meat aisle of any supermarket and you will find mountains of chicken being sold at unbelievably cheap prices. The real reasons for this cannot be found on the label. more...

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