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City planning as if people mattered

Philip Parker

22nd June, 2008

Philip Parker flies the flag for a people-first approach to traffic management to regain control of the streets. more...
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GM trees in US

Claire Robinson

1st November, 2007

The US government has given he go-ahead for a test plot of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees in Alabama. For the first time, these trees will be allowed to flower and set seed, opening the door to potential widespread contamination of the American South. more...
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Competition Commission - what is it good for?

News

12th April, 2007

Unless the Competition Commission fails to act to curb the power of supermarket chain Tesco, 'people will be justified in questioning exactly what the Commission is for', says Andrew Simms, Director of the think-tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF). more...
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Tesco calls for the word 'local' to be redefined

News

3rd April, 2007

Tesco, under pressure from the Competition Commission's inquiry into its share of the UK supermarket sector, has called for a redefinition of the term 'local'. more...
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Kendall fires shot across supermarkets' bows

News

27th February, 2007

The President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Peter Kendall told supermarkets yesterday that their green "rhetoric" would need to become "a reality". more...
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Factories Around the World Consider Halting Production of Biofuels as Price Soars

News

26th February, 2007

Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices. more...
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Road pricing is 'part of the answer'

News

13th February, 2007

Environmentalists have urged the government to support road pricing plans against a rising tide of protest. more...
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Competition Commission goes softly softly on Tesco

News

23rd January, 2007

The Competition Commission - the government body charged with investigating whether companies are stifling competition within markets - has published its 'emerging thinking' document on the actions of the major supermarkets. more...
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The Elephant Whisperer

Robert King

12th November, 2005

Lek lives in Thialand. She saves Thai elephants. Now, thanks to a clumsy campaign launched by animal rights activists in American all her work is at risk more...
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The End of Cheap Oil - The Consequences

Dan Box, Tully Wakeman and Jeremy Smith

1st October, 2005

Our lives are now so dependent on oil that it is impossible to conceive of a world without it. Before long, however, we will have no choice. The sooner we start planning for that reality, and changing the way we live, the better our chance of survival. more...
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Debate: Sports Utility Vehicles (4x4s)

Michael Harvey and Paul Kingsnorth

21st May, 2005

Are SUVs a crime against civilisation, or paragons of efficiency? Are they ugly, arrogant and antisocial, or bright, beautiful and mobile? And do the polar passions they arouse pit the politics of envy against the Americanisation of British culture? Paul Kingsnorth and Michael Harvey discuss

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