Daily Archives: June 10, 2010

Bhopal verdict: a most convenient injustice

You have to wonder if equality and fairness can ever prevail in the world. All the furore over foreign TNC spilling oil in the US Gulf but no justice when a US TNC kills thousands in India. A tiny penalty … Continue reading

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Child labour: Protecting the rights of the child (10 pictures)

The Dutch government is pushing the EU to do more to protect the rights of children around the world. Last week, an exhibition of work by Dutch photographer and writer Peter de Ruiter opened  to promote the cause. A World For … Continue reading

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Greenpeace competition to redesign the BP logo

Images from a Greenpeace competition to redesign the BP logo following theDeepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Entrants can upload their designs to the competition Flickr group, which closes on 28 June. There are more than 1,000 entries so … Continue reading

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Food, Inc. – Movie Trailer

In June 2009, a stirring new documentary called Food, Inc. (link to blog post) is being release in theaters. From the producers of An Inconvenient Truth, this film takes a pointed look beyond the dinner table at how your food … Continue reading

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Swiss solar innovator wins Millennium Technology prize

The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that could be used to build electricity generating windows has been awarded this year’s Millennium Technology Prize. Professor Michael Gratzel of the Lausanne Federal Technology Institute received the €800,000 (£660,000) prize at a ceremony … Continue reading

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Sir David King: oil extraction a threat to the future

Former UK chief scientific adviser has said that as global oil demand starts to outstrip supply, oil companies will be forced to drill in unconventional places. This, in turn, might create great environmental, social and technological challenges, Sir David King said. He … Continue reading

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Gates Effort to Focus on Mother and Child

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it would spend $1.5 billion over the next five years on maternal and child health, family planning and nutrition programs in developing countries, representing a new emphasis for the foundation, whose health efforts so … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Study Examines a Diet From TV Ads

If Americans ate only foods advertised on TV, a new report says, they would consume 25 times the recommended amount of sugar and 20 times the amount of fat they need, but less than half the dairy, fiber and fruits and … Continue reading

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