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Biosafety Protocol becomes law

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 0:00

When the tiny pacific nation of Palau ratified the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety last Friday, the way was cleared for the world's first legally binding agreement that reaffirms the sovereign right of countries to reject imports of...

Whaling Commission shifts to conservation

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 0:00

In a great move forward for oceans in crisis, conservation-minded countries tipped the balance in favor of whales, dolphins, and porpoises at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting yesterday. They passed a resolution called the...

Tricks of the trade

Feature story | 6 June, 2003 at 0:00

The ship breaking industry provides one of the clearest examples of exploiting the environment and workers for profit. But thanks to the exposure of this toxic trade and public pressure, the industry is slowly realising it must clean up its act.

Biohazard - Stopping GE wheat

Feature story | 5 June, 2003 at 0:00

Activists have quarantined a government-run farm in Canada to expose the risks of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat. The approval of GE wheat would not only a potential environmental disaster but will clearly be a commercial disaster for...

The Bonnie and Clyde of Karmabanque

Feature story | 4 June, 2003 at 0:00

The boycott was invented in 1880 in Ireland. It's been a staple of labour, human rights, and environmental activism ever since, in basically the same form as when a group of Irish tenants refused to sell to, buy from, or otherwise deal with an...

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