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Monday, 18th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
ECONEWS is reporting that the pesticide industry claims that glyphosate - one the main ingredients in herbicides - is safe. But a new review of the academic research by Greenpeace and GM Freeze...
 
Friday, 15th July 2011
Permaculture Magazine
In today's news there are further rumblings about the viability of wind turbines. Statistics have been put forward that say the amount of wind around the UK will drop over the next 40 years. It is...
 
Thursday, 14th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
It's the UK's summertime, yet ahead of our autumn (let alone our winter) the threat of fuel poverty is making the news. Why is this and what can we each do? Figures released today from the Department...
 
Wednesday, 13th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
As we all switch on our TVs, computers and pick-up our newspapers today we will be reading about increased concerns about the level of debt across Europe. Today it is the people of Italy who are...
 
Tuesday, 12th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
The much talked about ethical seafood campaign by famous TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage has won a remarkable and inspiring victory. The campaign, which aims prevent fishermen...
 
Monday, 11th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
Australia, the country that first gave the world permaculture, is to impose a carbon emissions tax aimed at the worst polluters. It is a piece of economic and environmental reform that places...
 
Friday, 8th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation states that we produce enough food to give everyone over 2,500 kcal per day, yet we are failing to help support the lives of tens of millions of people...
 
Thursday, 7th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
This week the UK government released figures which show that rapid carbon savings are possible. Last May, inspired by the 10:10 campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to cut central...
 
Wednesday, 6th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
Over the past few weeks more and more stories have started to appear warning of the effects of a dip in solar activity which could lead to further colder winters. The BBC's Mark Kinver wrote this (...
 
Tuesday, 5th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
Hard to ignore this story that's just come to our attention. In essence, it's all about a roof garden project in Jacksonville, Florida in the USA. Not only is it a fantastic example of a green roof...
 

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