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eco friendly candles

Five of the best…eco-friendly scented candles

Ruth Styles

25th June, 2011

Ditch the cheap paraffin candles and switch to something cleaner and greener: your body will thank you more...
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Perfume: how natural are you willing to go?

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

In a world of synthetic fragrances it's important to remember that there are natural alternatives. Here's where to buy them, what to look for and... how to go beyond patchouli more...
New LED lightbulb

A guide to buying next generation lightbulbs

Matilda Lee

15th January, 2010

The iconic, compact fluorescent lightbulb is dead: meet its next generation replacements that are brighter, more efficient, longer-lasting, and mercury-free more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Green lights are the new white

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2007

It’s not just our light bulbs we need to change, says Laura Sevier. We need to rethink the way we light more...
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Heaven-Scent

Kim Erickson

1st May, 2005

Conventional perfumes are cocktails of synthetic chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancers, birth defects and central nervous system disorders. Time to try something more natural more...
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Scent and sensibility: our obsession with odour

Jeremy Smith

1st November, 2002

We are obsessed with our odour. We slavishly scrub off all that makes us distinct as members of a species, and then spray ourselves liberally with a homogenous fug of the latest mass-marketed musk. Jeremy Smith wonders why more...

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