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Wednesday November 4, 2009


Scientists at loggerheads: What are the true value of biofuels?

Rainforest ImageA blend of green, plant based fuels could help limit the forthcoming energy crisis. But populations are growing. It’s a perfect scenario: a renewable fuel source that doesn’t run out and minimises harmful emissions. Sadly, the reality is far more complex. Is this a dream fix? Amid arguments over scarcity of land for food crops and debate over the real benefits, Giles Crosse seeks the truth. Read More »


Earth Pilgrim (6 of 6)

In this unique BBC 2 Natural World documentary Resurgence Editor Satish Kumar reflects on our connection to our natural environment. Using the traditional English landscape of Dartmoor as his natural muse he offers a very Indian perspective through the changing seasons.

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Teenagers' greatest leaders: Martin Luther King, Moses... and Simon Cowell?

A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters by The Prince’s Trust found most viewed American civil rights leader Rev King as the greatest leader, followed by US President Barack Obama and former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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Growing vegetables in front gardens

"We decided 4 years ago to grow vegetables in our front garden, simply because it was an unused space and had reasonable sun. What we hadn't anticipated is that growing them at the front is much more sociable than using only the back garden because a surprising number of people stop to look, make a comment, discuss gardening or point out the different plants to their children."



November is Vegan Month

Going vegan is one of the most positive steps you can take. Celebrities, nutritionists and millions of others have gone vegan, recognising it’s kinder to their health, the planet and, of course, animals.


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

On 5 November 2001, the General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In taking this action, it considered that damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict, often extending beyond the limits of national territories and the present generation.

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