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Playing with their future

Feature story | 19 November, 2002 at 0:00

Small children flying kites in the clear blue sky. Teenagers enjoying a game of cricket outside their homes while nearby water buffalo cool off in the local pond. Nothing from this scene portrays to me the dark fact that the land surrounding...

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 0:00

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from the striken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Malpica, Galacia, Spain.

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 0:00

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from the stricken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Valcovo, Galacia, Spain.

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 0:00

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from the stricken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Malpica, Galacia, Spain.

Environmental deathstar heads for Chile's 'reserve of life'

Feature story | 18 November, 2002 at 0:00

The raw materials will come from Australia, Brazil and Jamaica. The finished product will go to the US and Japan. But the massive environmental damage? Well, that stays right there with the Chilean locals. The proposed Noranda Alumysa aluminium...

Fences at Hindustan Lever Limited keep public

Image | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Fences at Hindustan Lever Limited keep public scrutiny out but they haven't kept mercury waste in.

Newspaper ad for Stauffer Seed

Image | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Newspaper ad for Stauffer Seed

Outdoor pharming puts food supply at risk

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Two recently disclosed cases of contamination of the US food supply drive home the inherent dangers of turning plants into mini-factories, producing protein-based pharmaceuticals in fields right next to fields of food crops.

Workers die after mercury exposure

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

The gas leak that killed thousands in Bhopal 18 years ago was the worst industrial disaster in history and a poignant reminder that multinational companies must not dump their dirty technologies on developing countries. Although Bhopal is the...

Mahogany, sharks, dolphins and whales get protection

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Creating free trade zones has become a hot topic in South America, but this week trade of another kind was on the minds of many in Santiago as world governments met to discuss the international trade in threatened and endangered species.

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