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Mercury: 1/8 of 8

Financial problems could wipe out commercial whaling

Peter Nolan-Smith

5th January, 2011

Commercial whaling by many nations continues despite an international ban and widescale condemnation. What may end the practice, argues Peter Nolan-Smith, is that the financial incentives are starting to dry up more...

CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2010

From asthma and allergies, diabetes and reproductive problems to cancer and obesity, environmental degradation plays a role... HEAL ensures our voices on these issues are heard in Brussels more...
Broken energy saving lightbulb

'Just throw it out' - Council advice on toxic lightbulbs

Ian Randall

9th March, 2010

An Ecologist investigation reveals that three quarters of London Boroughs are advising their residents to simply throw compact fluorescent lightbulbs in their general waste, despite the hazard posed by their mercury content more...
Battery recycling in Britain is very low

Recycling batteries: Why we need to do more

Chie Elliott

30th June, 2009

Less than three per cent of household batteries are currently recycled in Britain. Chie Elliott looks into why we're at the bottom of Europe's league tables more...
The Cove

The Cove: dolphin slaughter and toxic meat

Laura Sevier

26th October, 2009

It's the eco-documentary everyone is talking about. Shot in the style of an espionage thriller, The Cove is exposing the secret annual slaughter of 2000 dolphins in Japan. Watch it in UK cinemas from 23rd October more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Behind the Label: tinned tuna

Pat Thomas

23rd June, 2009

You may think that by avoiding the near-extinct bluefin you're off the hook and can tuck into other types of tuna. Think again, says Pat Thomas
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The spread of mercury in spiders, and how DDT lives on…

The Ecologist

1st June, 2008

The pathways of contamination highlighted in Rachel Carson’s 'Silent Spring' are still being found, research shows more...
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Amalgam fillings classified as 'hazardous waste'

Nick Kettles

1st May, 2008

Mercury is the second most toxic metal in the world, and yet it's still being used to make fillings. Nick Kettles wonders if the dental establishment is away with the tooth fairies. more...

Mercury: 1/8 of 8

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