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Protect Olive TreesVillagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power plant.

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Iceland not going to play by the rules

Feature story | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Whalers won a victory at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission when Iceland was voted in as a full member despite their admission they will not follow all the rules of the commission and will begin whaling by 2006.

Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

In late August, news started to come out of Japan that TEPCO (Japan’s largest nuclear utility and the second largest in the world) had been cheating on reactor inspections for years. This brings them in line with their colleagues in the USA,...

Supertanker leaking oil

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

How the explosion on the Limburg oil tanker happened is still being debated, but the results are indisputable. The explosion that ripped through the double hulled oil tanker late Sunday produced a gapping hole that spilled as much as 8,000 tonnes...

Zero tolerance for bad seed proposal

Feature story | 4 October, 2002 at 0:00

They're hoping you won't notice, but a decision that could open Europe to the Trojan horse of genetic contamination is being quietly rushed through the European Union (EU).

It’s no longer a ship.

Feature story | 4 October, 2002 at 0:00

It’s no longer a ship. It used to be a car ferry, but then there was a fire. The fire burned for a week. Then the ship, the Greek owned Silver Ray, was declared a “construction total loss”. In other words, now it’s not a ship. It’s a 200...

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