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Paint Pollution – natural paints

Paint Pollution – natural paints – Brief Article Avoiding hazardous chemical substances is a full-time occupation, especially when it coats the walls of homes. Most commercial paints contain hazardous toxins known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). But a growing range of natural paints — made from the kind of ingredients more commonly found in a […]

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The Spirit Of The Age

The Spirit Of The Age Fred Pearce It is exactly 30 years since The Ecologist first waved its campaigning fist at the self-destructive tendencies of mankind. Much has been achieved since then; but much remains to he done. To open our anniversary special on the events and effects of the last — and next — […]

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Five top websites

Five top websites – Brief Article www.guestchoice.com This is what we’re up against — a dangerously misleading site, full of statements like ‘irradiation will make food safer, GM will feed the Third World, children eating fatty food were fat before’… and much more. www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/Dowbenko020201/dowbenko020201.h tml How to create a phoney power crisis: The BushEnron connection. […]

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Still Taking Too Many Risks – dangers of nuclear plants dismissed, despite statistics

Still Taking Too Many Risks – dangers of nuclear plants dismissed, despite statistics – Brief Article According too report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is increasing the likelihood of a serious nuclear plant accident by falsifying risk assessments which allow dangerous plants to continue operating. The UCS […]

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Bp’s Sunny Side… – BP Oil Inc. environmental policy

Bp’s Sunny Side… – BP Oil Inc. environmental policy – Brief Article BP is taking its greenwash into our schools ‘Together we can make a difference — At BP we’re committed to making a positive contribution to a cleaner and safer environment for our children. As part of our commitment, we’re educating today’s children so […]

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Academic Freedom: Is It Dying Out?

Academic Freedom: Is It Dying Out? Arpad Pusztai Arpad Pusztai became a household name in 1990 when his GM potato research angered the biotechnology industry and lost him his job. Here he explains for the first time what happened and why he believes academic freedom in science is in danger of extinction. Science originates from […]

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After Seattle Where Next For The Wto?

After Seattle Where Next For The Wto? Simon Retallack Simon Retallack explores what really happened at the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organisation last December, and asks where the WTO — and its opponents — should go from here. Late last year, on the streets and in the conference rooms of Seattle, the most […]

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Meanwhile, Over In Japan – increased numbers of crows in Tokyo

Meanwhile, Over In Japan – increased numbers of crows in Tokyo – Brief Article Climate change is introducing new `pest’ plagues It will be mosquitoes, and the viruses they carry, scientists predict, which will plague the populations of the South as their climates become hotter and wetter over the coming decades. But Tokyo, in a […]

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Bnfl Learns To Count – British Nuclear Fuels

Bnfl Learns To Count – British Nuclear Fuels – Brief Article British Nuclear Fuels’ new-look accounts will help the government go ahead with its plans to privatise the company by 2002. Through a careful presentation of its accounts, BNFL has transformed this year’s [pounds]62 million operating loss into a [pounds]228 million pre-tax profit. This magician’s […]

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Black Day For The Dine – Navajo people; Blak Mesa; forced migration

Black Day For The Dine – Navajo people; Blak Mesa; forced migration – Brief Article The Dine (Navajo) people have lived on the Black Mesa, Grand Canyon, for at least 400 years. In 1951, the richest known deposit of coal in the US was found in the area. Shortly afterwards, a lease with Peabody Coal, […]