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Road of Rice

Feature Story | 2004-10-08 at 8:00

The United Nations has declared the year 2004 “The International Year of Rice” in order to promote sustainable production of rice. China is one of the centers of origin and biodiversity of rice. It is also the largest production and consumption...

Peace Prize goes green

Feature Story | 2004-10-08 at 8:00

Wangari Maathai has planted tens of millions of trees, opposed genetically modified organisms and titanium mining in her native Kenya, and won numerous awards for her environmental activism. She has also been beaten, harassed, and imprisoned for...

Movements, Memes, and Mindbombs

Feature Story | 2004-10-05 at 8:00

One of Greenpeace's founders, the photographer and journalist Rex Weyler, has just published a chronicle of the organisation's first decade entitled Chop Wood, Carry Water. He wrote the following recollection of an early Greenpeace "test action"...

Putin gives Kyoto green light

Feature Story | 2004-09-30 at 8:00

George Bush's government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government has moved closer towards ratifying the crucial Kyoto climate change treaty. But while Bush hangs out in...

Shoppers in a Hualian supermarket in Shanghai

Image | 2004-09-26 at 9:00

Shoppers in a Hualian supermarket in Shanghai, the first chain in China to label non-GE foods.

First Supermarket in China acts to protect consumer rights

Feature Story | 2004-09-26 at 8:00

Many Shanghai consumers are concerned about GE food but they have not been given the information to make their choice. Until now. The Hualian supermarket chain, in cooperation with Greenpeace, is labelling products 'non-GE' where manufacturers...

Extreme weather warnings

Feature Story | 2004-09-09 at 8:00

Hurricane devastation in the US, flash floods in Japan and a UK village washed into the sea. As climate change gathers pace, devastation caused by extreme weather is becoming more common. Take a visual tour of storm and flood destruction.

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