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Thursday, 28th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
Green energy company Ecotricity will have installed free power points at 12 Welcome Break service stations around the UK by September 2011. A further will 17 follow later in the year. It means the UK...
 
Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
There are of course many natural ways to keep fit besides aiming to be a London 2012 Olympic athlete – as permaculturists we may already see our own gardening as a very natural way to be healthy. But...
 
Tuesday, 26th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
A survey of over 34,000 people by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that people in the UK believe their well-being should be measured in terms of health, family and friends and job...
 
Monday, 25th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
This morning Adrian Barlow, the chief executive of the Trade Association for English Apples and Pears, was on BBC's Radio 4 Today programme. He was enthusiastically speaking about how peoples...
 
Friday, 22nd July 2011
Tony Rollinson & Maddy Harland
In response to yesterday’s request for stories that are grabbing your attention, one of our reader’s pointed out a terrific piece by Geoffrey Lean of The Daily Telegraph Saturday, 16th July 2011....
 
Thursday, 21st July 2011
Tony Rollinson
Today's edition of the show featured a whole series of reports that to most people could be considered an average day. But, perhaps to permaculturists the connections are now becoming more evident...
 
Wednesday, 20th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
We are increasingly reading about the major concerns for the Eurozone and the escalating debt crisis. At the same time in the US President Obama is warning that the US could for the first time in its...
 
Tuesday, 19th July 2011
Hayley Harland
Nuclear power hasn't been the most popular energy source since the Chernobyl disaster. Recent events in Fukushima and Russia's wildfires have simply highlighted the risks and Germany's has...
 
Monday, 18th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
ECONEWS is reporting that the pesticide industry claims that glyphosate - one the main ingredients in herbicides - is safe. But a new review of the academic research by Greenpeace and GM Freeze...
 
Friday, 15th July 2011
Permaculture Magazine
In today's news there are further rumblings about the viability of wind turbines. Statistics have been put forward that say the amount of wind around the UK will drop over the next 40 years. It is...
 

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