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Global food crisis – interactive

Climate change, changing diets, rising food prices and a growing global population have pushed food security to the top of the international agenda. But why is food getting more expensive? Who really controls the global food trade? And can we … Continue reading

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Greenpeace – Alien Invasion Advert

A clever, thought-provoking and informative Greenpeace ad on sustainability

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Growing consumption and population = ‘ecological debt’

Despite growing environmental awareness and energy efficiency measures, the developed world consumes more than ever. At the same time people in China and much of the developing world are adopting more energy intensive lifestyles. So more cars and meat consumption … Continue reading

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The New Arms Race

Hobbled by opposition from the carbon incumbents and their short-sighted allies on Capitol Hill the Obama administration acknowledged this week that it would not return from Copenhagen with any groundbreaking commitment to control green house gases. Meanwhile, Congress is backsliding … Continue reading

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China’s growing recycling industry

With a population of more than one billion people, China creates massive volumes of waste. But its recycling industry is also growing fast, one that utilises not only its own rubbish but that of other countries as well. It is the world’s … Continue reading

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Monsanto? Sustainable? Water bully, I’d say …

The maligned GM-crops agricultural giant may try to portray a green image, but its ‘water-efficient maize’ simply doesn’t wash in Molokai The agricultural giant Monsanto may well still be the world’s most hated company. The company that brought the world … Continue reading

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China Fears Consumer Impact on Global Warming

Chinese and Western energy experts worry that China’s energy challenge could become the world’s problem — possibly dooming any international efforts to place meaningful limits on global warming. If China cannot meet its own energy-efficiency targets, the chances of avoiding widespread … Continue reading

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China: The next superconsumer?

With the US sinking in debt, the world’s biggest corporations are targeting China. And Shanghai is their beachhead… Until recently, China was living within the planet’s means. If everyone in the world consumed what the average Mr or Mrs Wang … Continue reading

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Tuna’s End

Perhaps people will never come to feel about a tuna the way they have come to feel about whales. Whales are, after all, mammals: they have large brains; they nurse their young and breed slowly. All of that ensconces them … Continue reading

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HOME: The Movie

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us … Continue reading

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