Archived articles from 2003

 

Green Hopes for Kenya

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

The case for a Law for the Earth has a great champion in Wangari Maathai, whose appointment as Deputy Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Wildlife in the new Kenyan government was a cause for great celebration among her supporters.

 

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30 Jun 2003

 

We are living in a time of transition. The changes that are required at this time are so vast that we need to expand our horizons. We can begin by questioning why we are destroying the natural world and making our planet progressively less habitable.

 

Exploring Buddhist Economics

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

E.F. Schumacher's Small is Beautiful awakened many to the idea that economics does not have to be equated with growth and greed. The new vision of economics that has grown up since he wrote Small is Beautiful is reflected in many spiritual traditions.

 

Alternatives to War

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Around the world people came together as never before to oppose the war in Iraq. But, when it comes to looking at how we might assure peaceful solutions in current and future situations of conflict, there are many questions. Is it possible to have a world in which war no longer exists? Is it possible to find peaceful solutions...

 

Peace Award

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Scilla Elworthy recently visited Tokyo to receive the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group on nuclear disarmament and non-violent conflict resolution.

 

Biodiversity is a Necessity

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

The Global Biodiversity Challenge, in London in May, drew over 120 participants from 46 countries representing governments, international and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academia and the private sector

 

World Peace Centre

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

The Centre for World Peace and Health opened its doors in May. Lama Yeshe, Abbot of Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, welcomed 300 guests and visitors to Holy Island, which was bought in 1992 by the Buddhists of Samye Ling with the intention of preserving its spiritual and ecological heritage and making it available to people of all...

 

Busy Bees

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

IBRA is encouraging gardeners to help bumblebees by building nests where queens, emerging from hibernation, can establish new colonies.

 

Monsanto in Trouble

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Monsanto shares have fallen by 50 per cent and could fall further.

 

EU Proposes Stronger GM Laws

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

In May this year the European Parliament Environment Committee voted for stronger laws governing GM labelling and traceability.

 

Launch of GM Panel

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Michael Meacher, UK Environment Minister, addressed many prominent scientists at the launch of an In-dependent Science Panel (ISP), set up to counteract what they see to be a concerted campaign by the government and the scientific establishment to promote genetic modification (GM) under the guise of sound' science.

 

GM Free Zones Growing

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

In May this year Warwick became the latest county to go GM free. As well as banning growing GM crops, the Council voted unanimously to keep all services free of GM foods.

 

Restoring Eden

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

A remarkable project called Eden Again plans to fully restore what is believed to be the Biblical Garden of Eden. The Mesopotamian Marshlands in southern Iraq, also known as the fertile crescent, are without doubt a world heritage site. What makes this enormous project so remarkable is that it aims not only to turn these wetlands back to their...

 

Unique Farm Saved from Plough

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

An archaeological gem' was recently saved from a ploughing fate when the Countryside Restoration Trust stepped in to buy it in the nick of time.

 

Green Award for Greenham

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

The Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development has been awarded to the Greenham Common Trust. Once the site of the most famous peace camp outside the gates of an American airbase, Greenham Common is now a thriving business park with many facilities for the local community, including an arts centre, sports facilities and wildlife areas.

 

Measuring Well-Being

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

The Canada Well-Being Measurement Act is being put forward as a means of asking Canadians what issues they feel affect their wellbeing.

 

Switzerland Ends Fluoride in Tap Water

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

After 41 years Swiss authorities have ended fluoridation of tap water saying that dental cavities were in creasing despite it.

 

Creating a Peace Mandala

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

As part of a Day for Peace' held on Sunday 13th April, 2003 Birmingham, citizens contributed to a colourful, collective Mandala for Peace

 

Sustainable Mallorca

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Margalide Rosello, the adventurous new Minister for Environment on Mallorca, (right) and author, Christina Barchi, at the launch of Sustainable Mallorca, a guide to the island, published in four languages (English, German, Spanish and Catalan).

 

A Creative Global Economy

 
 

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30 Jun 2003

 

Positive News has joined a new ethical online community with a mission to develop a new humane, sustainable and creative global economy. Positive News subscribers can all join too as part of our collective membership.