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AECL Admits Defeat – Time to End Nuclear Subsidies

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | April 4, 2008

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) just announced it is withdrawing its Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) design from pre-licensing reviews in the United Kingdom . While AECL says it’s done this to focus on the “Canadian domestic...

Defining the Future of Agriculture

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 3, 2008 1 comment

The future of world agriculture is at stake this week in Johannesburg .  Hundreds of the worlds top scientists in a United Nations led process have done a review of global agricultural policies, and the result is a damning indictment...

Still no liability for GMO polluters

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 1, 2008 1 comment

Ever since genetic engineering was introduced over a decade ago, scientists have recognized that genetically modified organisms pose special risks to the environment and biodiversity.  That is why over 140 countries have signed a...

Organics on the rise

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 28, 2008 1 comment

Earlier this week , we heard evidence that organic production can be equally productive as conventional industrial agriculture.  Not surprising then that so many farmers are switching to organic production.  A 60 percent increase...

Organic farming will feed us all

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 26, 2008 4 comments

The apologists of industrial agriculture often claim we need genetic engineering and artificial pesticides to feed an ever growing population.  A new study from the University of Wisconsin finds organic cropping is equally efficient...

NZ coal ship blockade

Feature story | March 25, 2008 at 18:00

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 18:00

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

Wood shipment tracked, blocked (updated)

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 18:00

We've tracked a shipment of suspect wood from the Amazon to France on board the cargo ship Galina III. Some hours ago our activists climbed on the ship. Once our activists were onboard, the ship missed its chance to go into port. Its next chance...

Support a moratorium on uranium exploration

Feature story | March 16, 2008 at 18:00

On March 17, 2008, Bruce Cox sent an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty urging him to correct the injustice handed down to Robert Lovelace and others protesting uranium exploration on their traditional lands. Lovelace, currently serving a...

GE Canola Field Action in Australia

Image | March 16, 2008 at 16:27

A giant 20m x30m banner in a genetically engineered (GE) canola field reads "GE canola knows no borders", displayed by activists after the New South Wales government officially announced that it would join Victoria in commercially growing GE canola.

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