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The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want

The Unwanted Sound Of Everything We Want

Emily Shelton

1st October, 2010

A weighty but informative analysis by Garret Keizer looking into the conflict between our need for noise and our yearning for quiet... more...
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What use is evolution to environmentalists?

Amelie Wachner

10th November, 2009

Evolution may be a brilliant model by which to explain the diversity of the natural world, but it doesn't contain the slightest hint as to how human beings should act towards that world more...
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The next Industrial Revolution will be people-powered

Miguel Mendonça

5th November, 2009

Switching to decentralised renewable energy doesn't just mean a new source of power - it means a revolution that will be both social and economic more...
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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...
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Farmers unite!

Ed Hamer

1st April, 2009

The uniting of 800 million rural workers against the loss of their traditional way of life gives lie to globalisation’s claims to beneficence. Resistance is far from futile, says Ed Hamer more...
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Oops, wrong brain

John Naish

28th January, 2009

What on earth are we thinking when we go into shops and buy lots of pointless stuff we just don’t need? John Naish says it’s not so much what’s on our minds, but which brain we use when we spend more...
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EDGing forward

Mark Anslow

10th January, 2007

The Zoological Society of London has today launched a new programme to draw attention to the bizarre, unusual and endangered. more...
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The future of human evolution

Madeleine Bunting

1st March, 2006

There is no stop button......in the race for human re-engineering. Science will soon give some of us the tools to make ourselves cleverer and stronger. What will it mean for humanity? more...
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A denial of beautiful dreams

Yves Engler

1st May, 2004

Haiti is a failed state: one of those places that just can’t seem to get its act together, despite the best efforts of benevolent Western powers. Or so the mainstream media would have you believe. Yet history tells us a more complicated story. more...

I'm the Reverend Billy.

Bill Talen

1st November, 2003

from the pulpit: We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… more...
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Born to Shop?

John Naish

1st January, 2001

Ever since the 1970s we have lived with the growing awareness that our ecosystem is fragile and the perpetual exploitation of our natural resources impossible. By the late 1980s, even The Sun newspaper had its own green correspondent. Everything we buy, use and throw away has an impact somewhere on the ecological continuum, and nowadays the most bullish Western consumers’ consciences are regularly punctured by shards of eco-worry. We also increasingly realise that working ever harder for more possessions, more options, more stuff, doesn’t tend to make us more content. more...

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