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Thursday, 21st July 2016
Jason Daley
There's no question that volunteers make a huge impact, but last week the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh undertook a 24-hour volunteer project that could one day be measured from space. The state ...
 
Thursday, 14th July 2016
Donnachadh McCarthy
Advertising Action on Climate Project has released its full briefing paper on climate scepticism in the UK media, providing the evidence for the fact that the UK’s four right-wing owned newspaper...
 
Wednesday, 6th July 2016
Dr Cara Augustenborg
Glyphosate is the world’s most ubiquitous herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp. Its license for application within the EU expired at the end of June. Last Tuesday, the EU...
 
Friday, 1st July 2016
Permaculture magazine
A 'one planet' development for four families in Carmarthenshire has been granted (29 June 2016) planning permission upon appeal. Carmarthenshire Council was ruled to have "acted unreasonably in...
 
Friday, 20th May 2016
Permaculture magazine
Singer, songwriter and activist Neil Young has been back in touch with Permaculture magazine to invite us on the European Leg of his worldwide tour. As with the American leg, we need two volunteers...
 
Wednesday, 11th May 2016
Permaculture magazine
In what has now become an annual event, there is a groundswell of support for this year’s Permaculture Scotland Gathering, to be held 3-5 June in Coldstream in The Scottish Borders.  It’s already...
 
Wednesday, 4th May 2016
Permaculture magazine
Resurgence magazine – now called Resurgence & Ecologist - is celebrating 50 years as one of the world's longest standing green magazine this week. Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence...
 
Wednesday, 27th April 2016
Permaculture magazine
A new funding scheme has been launched for ecological agriculture, with The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) being in the first batch of recipients. The Just Growth Fund is awarded to ecological...
 
Tuesday, 26th April 2016
Permaculture magazine
Permaculture magazine co-founder and editor, Maddy Harland, will be speaking in a live online interview on Tuesday May 3rd, about all things permaculture. Anyone can listen in to the interview, and...
 
Tuesday, 26th April 2016
Soil Association
An Innovative Farmers field lab tested heritage varieties of potato and found that all varieties, including newer breeds, performed well for yield and blight resistance. A taste test also found that...
 

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