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  • The promise of radical municipalism today

    The Symbiosis Research Collective
    | 25th May 2018
    Loneliness, capitalist urbanisation, and ecological crisis. In this world, politics should be about bringing people together and taking control of the spaces where we live. The latest instalment from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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    Special Investigation Part II: How the common agricultural policy promotes pollution

    Special Investigation
    | 24th May 2018
    Brexit will result in Britain exiting the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy. It will have to decide whether subsidies to farmers should be retained, or reformed. In the second part of this groundbreaking investigation a team of investigative journalists from across Europe - publishing with THE ECOLOGIST - assess how effective the environmental mechanisms of CAP really are.

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  • The hidden climate change impacts of the tourism industry

    Marina Kelava
    | 22nd May 2018
    The carbon footprint of tourism is four times higher than previously thought according to new research. Travellers from and to the US produce the most greenhouse gasses. The findings also cast serious doubt on attempts to revive small economies by introducing more tourism. MARINA KELAVA reports

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  • Plan Bee for refugees is creating a buzz

    Michael Buckley
    | 22nd May 2018
    Beekeeping is not only providing a much-needed income for a remote Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal, but is also proving a boon to local flora. It’s a win-win scenario. Economic win, ecological win. MICHAEL BUCKLEY reports

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    Making the coffee industry sustainable

    Emily Folk
    | 22nd May 2018
    Sustainability is increasingly important for implementation in businesses. One of the industries that has been unsustainable since its inception is coffee. However, some major coffee producers have been working to make a more sustainable business model, and the question is: will these efforts be enough to reduce CO2 emissions and decrease waste? EMILY FOLK reports

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  • Green light for fracking - reasons to be cheerful?

    Mark Robinson
    | 21st May 2018
    The brand new UK Energy policy launched late last week has explicitly resurrected fracking with planned financial and political support. Though shale gas is as controversial as it is corrosive, Greg Clark stated that its development is of ‘national importance’. MARK ROBINSON responds…

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  • What’s making our children sick?

    Vincanne Adams
    Michelle Perro
    | 18th May 2018
    Is modern industrial food making our children sick? Quite possibly, says paediatrician MICHELLE PERRO and medical anthropologist VINCANNE ADAMS. In their new book, What’s Making Our Children Sick? they claim there's a strong link between GMO food and failing health

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    Growing old creatively - a guide for people over 64

    Alan Heeks
    | 18th May 2018
    The self help section of your average bookshop has seen many a new addition in recent times. But among the numerous guides to happiness, mindfulness and well being, there are few titles written specifically for men. Writer ALAN HEEKS believes the men are often overlooked in this genre of books when it’s often men who need the help the most...

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  • Arctic explorers set sights on plastic pollution

    Marianne Brown
    | 18th May 2018
    A team of university students is setting sail to collect research on the possible existence of a sixth ‘great garbage patch’. But as MARIANNE BROWN writes, the team also plans to produce a film and children's book about their findings to spread the word outside of academia

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  • Managing the uplands: the need for a fresh approach

    Lois Mansfield
    | 17th May 2018
    The government promises a 'brighter future for farming'. This should apply to the Upland areas.
    Farms here have evolved to provide a lot more than the traditional food, fibre and water. This means a new approach to land management is essential if these areas are to have real social value, argues DR LOIS MANSFIELD

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