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Pushing dirty energy on developing nations

Feature story | July 18, 2002 at 0:00

With the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development only a month away, some countries still don't understand what the word "sustainable" means. They are trying to push polluting coal and nuclear technology on developing nations as a solution to...

Nuclear transports endanger Pacific States

Feature story | July 17, 2002 at 0:00

Currently a highly dangerous nuclear cargo is being transported across the Pacific en route from Japan to the UK. The two armed ships carrying enough plutonium to make 50 nuclear bombs have completely disregarded several requests from Pacific...

GM genes found in human gut

Feature story | July 17, 2002 at 0:00

A UK study of human volunteers fed a hamburger with genetically modified soya and a milkshake has found GM genes in human gut bacteria. But more surprising than the research itself, is the fact that this is the FIRST human volunteer trial on the...

Norway exports toxic whale blubber to Iceland

Feature story | July 16, 2002 at 0:00

This deadly delicacy is not only being exported in spite of an international ban on the trade of whale products, the contaminated blubber poses a serious health risk to the Icelandic people. But international and neighbourly responsibility are...

Mad scientists trying to save planet will have to stay in labs

Feature story | July 15, 2002 at 0:00

A CO2 experiment that sounds more like bad science fiction than a global solution has been delayed because of international pressure. But the message is clear. Countries that are not yielding to pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are...

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