Archived articles from 2005

 

Gardens in the China Sky

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

In an ambitious project that will span three years, Wang Xianmin, a former aircraft manufacturer and researcher, now Secretary General for the China Environment Protection Foundation, plans to cover 40 million square metres of Beijing's rooftops with grass.

 

Roundhouse Reprieve

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales has decided not to proceed with an injunction that will force Tony Wrench and Jane Faith to demolish their Roundhouse at Brithdir Mawr.

 

Passion for the Planet

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

Passion for the Planet is a breath of fresh air on the radio dial. The UK's only mind, body, spirit and planet' radio station, its founders are truly passionate about its principles.
Focusing on health, environment and personal development,

 

Sir Joseph Rotblat 1908 ñ 2005

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

Celebrating the life of Joseph Rotblat, friends and colleagues remember the life and achievements of a remarkable man.

 

One Million Faces

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

The European Union , EU, has announced for the first time that it supports the international Arms Trade Treaty for a stricter control of arms.

 

Why Nuclear is Not the Answer

 
 

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19 Dec 2005

 

Nuclear power looked dead its credibility in tatters after years of cost overruns and safety fears, unanswered questions about radioactive waste and the use of many countries' civilian nuclear programmes to make weapons.

 

New Community Radio Licences

 
 

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15 Dec 2005

 

Seven new community radio licences have been awarded in the UK bringing the total number of full community radio licences awarded so far to sixty-two.

 

First Among Equals

 
 

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15 Dec 2005

 

Right Livelihood is an ancient Buddhist philosophy, which embodies the principle that people should follow an honest occupation fully respecting all others and the natural world.

 

First People's Peace Summit

 
 

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15 Dec 2005

 

The first People's Peace Summit has launched an international initiative for the creation of Departments of Peace in governments throughout the world. The idea is to support the emergence of a culture, where non-violence becomes an organising principle.

 

The 60% Challenge

 
 

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13 Dec 2005

 

Everyone in the industrialised world is invited to take up challenge to cut their CO2 emissions by 60%. On average, each person in the UK is responsible for about nine tonnes of carbon dioxide each year - enough to fill about five hot air balloons.

 

The Warm Heart of Africa

 
 

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06 Dec 2005

 

Malawi is a small land-locked country in South-East Africa squeezed between Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. In terms of people and culture, Malawi is rich. From arrival you are aware of the warm and friendly nature of Malawians as they welcome you to the Warm heart of Africa'. In contrast, economically, it is the fourth poorest country in Africa.'

 

The Secret Life of the Farm

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

Shot over a five-year period by farmer, Rosamund Young, The Secret Life of the Farm is a film that shows secret' glimpses into the everyday lives of the cattle, sheep, hens and wildlife on her Worcestershire farm.

 

Precious Earth

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

Paul Williams of Precious Earth Ltd., in Ludlow, Shropshire, islaunching a design range for living spaces called Fernish. He intendsto prove that it is not necessary to compromise aesthetics whenmaintaining ecological integrity.

 

China could become the world leader in wind power

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

China is in a position to become the world leader in wind power, according to a Greenpeace report released in October. By 2020, Guandong province could produce enough energy from wind turbines to meet the equivalent of Hong Kong's total current electricity supply, says the Wind Guandong report.

 

Supplement Ban Reprieve

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

Food Supplements on the market prior to 2003 are to be used at least to the end of 2009, if they are proved to be safe to public health by the European Food Safety Authority.

 

Rural ZED House Kit

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

The need for affordable housing is a priority for new-build houses. With this in mind, Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, CSBT, launched a competition for designs for A Novel Sustainable Affordable Solution' to Cornwall's hous-ing problem. The winning design was created by architect, Bill Dunster, of the architectural practice, ZedFactory.

 

Gandhi in Schools

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

The Gandhi Foundation is aiming to create a resource pack for teachers on the theories and practices of non violent conflict resolution. The course will include video clips of the film, Gandhi, directed by Lord Attenborough, and will be called The Legacy of Gandhi and Global Citizenship. It will be first aimed at primary children and then secondary.
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Sweet Earth

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

One innovative organic food business part of New Economics Foundation (nef) BizFizz programme is showing the way forward for both school and hospital food procurement. Driven by a passion for organic farming and fresh healthy food, Vimal Mojaria, began his business, Sweet Earth, last November. Having already established a market for his 100 per cent organic food range, he...

 

Fuelling the Future

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

The challenge and opportunity of Peak Oil was a two-day conference held at Kinsale Further Education College in south west Ireland, last June. The aim of the weekend was to raise awareness of the imminent peaking of world oil supplies and to explore the range of solutions that we can all implement in our lives and communities.

 

Taco Burrito Goes Solar

 
 

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02 Dec 2005

 

Thanks to a government funding initiative Salvador Lamas has revolutionised the latest edition to his Chicago restaurant chain Taco Burrito King. Paying close to $2000 a month to heat the 500 gallons of water that needed boiling daily to cook and clean within the restaurant Salvador looked for new ways to acquire electricity at a reduced price.