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    Nairobi: where did it all go wrong?

    Mark Anslow
    | 24th November 2006
    Having enjoyed brief media coverage, world attention towards climate change during the last few weeks did not end with a bang. Instead, it fizzled out, bogged down in international policy and technicalities at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi last week. Why?

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    Downing Street Demonstration: Leo Hickman, Plane Stupid

    Leo Hickman
    | 16th November 2006
    “Hot on the heels of the Stern report and Tony Blair’s grave warning that we only have ten years left to tackle climate change, the Department of Transport is due to publish a progress report on its 2003 Aviation White Paper, some time before the end of the year.

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    Fantasy Queen’s Speech 2006

    Paul Kingsnorth
    | 16th November 2006
    My Lords and Members of the House of Commons:
    My government considers climate change to be the single biggest challenge facing the United Kingdom. My government is finally convinced, in fact, that it dwarfs all other challenges by an order of magnitude.

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    Love: batteries not included

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st November 2006
    Relationships, like so many other aspects of modern life, are increasingly subject to the pressures of commercialisation. ‘Buy this and you’ll be happy’, suggests the marketing. And one recent product, both intimate and as impersonal as can be imagined, boasts particular success…

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    Still Waters Run Deep

    Paul Kingsnorth
    | 1st November 2006
    Npower, owner of the UK's third largest coal-fired power station, says it will have to black out two million customers if it can't fill this lake with poisonous ash. Paul Kingsnorth investigates

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    The Big Fat Fix

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st November 2006
    Obesity is a problem that is chronic, stigmatised, costly to treat and rarely curable. Why? Because we are looking in the wrong places for a solution. Pat Thomas reports

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    Behind the label: Actimel

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st October 2006
    The human gut is a unique ecosystem and the hallmark of any healthy ecosystem is the presence of a diversity of micro-organisms. If you are a slave to probiotic drinks you could be encouraging an unhealthy imbalance. Pat Thomas reports.

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    Humanity's worst invention: Agriculture

    Clive Dennis
    | 22nd September 2006
    By radically changing the way we acquire our food, the development of agriculture has condemned us to live worse than ever before. Not only that, agriculture has led to the first significant instances of large-scale war, inequality, poverty, crime, famine and human induced climate change and mass extinction.
    By Clive W. Dennis (winner of the Ecologist/Coady International Institute 2006 Essay Competition)

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    School Uniformity

    Rachel Ragg
    | 22nd September 2006
    The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates

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