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  • Organic Farming Pt1

    1st February 2008
    Phil England interviews Soil Association Chair and co founder of whole foods Craig Sams who claims that a world wide transition to organic agriculture will take us half way to achieving the carbon reduction necessary to stabilise the climate.

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    'Holistic' gardening?

    Paul Kingsnorth
    | 1st February 2008
    A year ago, my brother, who is probably a better gardener than me (even though he does insist on giving half his land over to mangel-wurzels, whatever they are) gave me a book called "Gardening and Planting by the Moon"

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  • Investigations

    Talking about the Why Generation

    Ed Hamer
    Jon Hughes
    | 1st February 2008
    February 1968. From South Vietnam the explosive Teêt Offensive has dealt a final blow to shattered US troops and sparked a worldwide appetite for insurrection. Left destitute by standards of living and provoked by a three-year war on their ideological comrades, student leaders across Europe rise up with a single voice ‘We shall fight. We will win. Paris, London, Rome, Berlin.’ Within six weeks, 20,000 protesters will besiege the American embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square. It is the Spring of Discontent, and revolution is the air.

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    A Turning Point for China?

    Tang Hao
    | 24th January 2008
    The halting of a controversial petrochemical project in south China was a victory for people power, writes China Dialogue's Tang Hao. Now the country should consider the reforms it needs to enshrine public participation in law.

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    US wind power generation grows 45% in 2007

    23rd January 2008
    The American Wind Energy Association has announced that 2007 US wind power generation made up 30 per cent of all new power generation in 2007 with 5,244 megawatts of new wind turbines installed in 2007 can power about 1.5 million U.S. homes.

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  • Investigations

    The great GM miracle?

    Jonathan Matthews
    | 23rd January 2008
    The man on the phone said he was from the BBC. They were interested in interviewing me about my alleged involvement in crimes against humanity.

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  • Decentralised Energy

    17th January 2008
    In our first podcast for 2008 Phil England talks about decentralised energy and in particular the inefficiency of current production methods where 60% power generated is lost, and the benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) where heat from generation is used to warm the houses that surround the plant.

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    The Brofiscin saga

    Jon Hughes
    | 10th January 2008
    The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay

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  • Investigations

    The Brofiscin saga

    Jon Hughes
    | 10th January 2008
    The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay

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  • Dark Days for Low Energy Light Bulbs

    7th January 2008
    This month shops in the UK will begin to phase out traditional tungsten bulbs as part of a government plan to replace them completely by 2011 and save 5m tonnes of carbon emissions a year. However the current crop of low energy light bulbs are coming under criticism for causing skin complaints and migraines, releasing Mercury into the environment on disposal and not being as energy efficient as new LED equivalents.

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    The future of waterways

    Tom Savory
    | 1st January 2008
    Parliament has recommended it, Sainsbury’s has tried it and Tesco is doing it, but what is the future for sustainable transport along the UK’s inland waterways?

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