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Contaminated eggs: industrial farming leading to dioxin-type food scares
January 14, 2011 08:49 AM - Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt, Ecologist
The latest food scare - the contamination of British eggs with the cancer causing chemical dioxin - can be linked to our reliance on complex food chains and industrial production methods, report Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt.
The Wandle Trust: restoring London's 'hidden gem' river
January 3, 2011 08:44 AM - Eifion Rees, Ecologist
Forty-five metal pipes and poles, 22 tyres, 15 shopping trolleys, 12 bicycles, nine carpets, five traffic cones, three suitcases, two mattresses, two vacuum cleaners, two safes, one car door, one washing machine... This is just a selection of the rubbish pulled from a 50-yard stretch of South London's Wandle river in November by 65 hardy volunteers, all organised by the river's self-appointed guardians, the Wandle Trust.
Climate change: we are like slave-owners
December 29, 2010 09:21 AM - Jean-Francois Mouhot, Ecologist
An economy run on slave labour has much in common with one run on fossil fuels, argues Jean-Francois Mouhot. Ending suffering means we all need to become modern-day abolitionists.
Air pollution linked to 200,000 premature deaths in UK
December 22, 2010 08:26 AM - Tom Levitt, Ecologist
Campaigners urge health secretary Andrew Lansley to act to reduce air pollution, as government medical experts warn of its 'significant' health burden. Long-term exposure to particulate pollution, largely from road traffic, is shortening the lives of as many as 200,000 every year, according to a government advisory committee.
Rabbits named Britain's most costly invasive species
December 15, 2010 08:17 AM - James Meikle, Ecologist
They were introduced to Britain by the Romans, are hated as pests and celebrated in children's books. Britain's estimated 40 million rabbits cost the economy more than £260m a year including damage to crops, businesses and infrastructure, a report says today.
Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?
November 30, 2010 01:03 PM - Anna Sheldrick, Ecologist
Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea.
Egypt's factory farming boom threatens social strife in a hungry country
November 24, 2010 08:36 AM - Joseph Mayton, Ecologist
Increasing demand for meat in the land of the Pyramids is leading to more intensive farming, with serious consequences for food prices, the environment and animal welfare, reports Joseph Mayton in Cairo.
Whisky and waves: the future of Scottish isle's power?
November 12, 2010 02:22 PM - Ffion Llwyd-Jones, Ecologist
Communities on the Isle of Islay are moving forward with plans for tidal energy and renewable fuels while maintaining age old methods of agriculture and whisky distilling.
Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision
November 9, 2010 06:41 AM - Leana Hosea, Ecologist
Despite disturbing claims about the impact of uranium, ten-thousand proposals for exploration in the Grand Canyon area have been submitted. A key fuel for nuclear power, the US must now decide between full scale uranium mining, partial mining or a twenty year moratorium. Leana Hosia investigates Standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon it's easy to see why it's is called the crown jewels of the United States and a wonder of the world. Millions visit each year, generating some $600 million in tourism revenue. But a new wealth has been discovered here: America's largest concentrations of high grade uranium - the fuel for nuclear power.
UN biodiversity targets now need to be implemented say campaigners
November 1, 2010 08:38 AM - Tom Levitt, Ecologist
Almost every country in the world has signed a UN agreement to attempt to halt biodiversity loss by expanding protected marine and land areas. [There is] broad welcome for new biodiversity targets, including increase in protected areas, but campaigners express concern that previous 2010 targets have still not been met.