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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...
 
Thursday, 14th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
It's the UK's summertime, yet ahead of our autumn (let alone our winter) the threat of fuel poverty is making the news. Why is this and what can we each do? Figures released today from the Department...
 
Wednesday, 13th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
As we all switch on our TVs, computers and pick-up our newspapers today we will be reading about increased concerns about the level of debt across Europe. Today it is the people of Italy who are...
 
Tuesday, 12th July 2011
Permaculture magazine
The much talked about ethical seafood campaign by famous TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage has won a remarkable and inspiring victory. The campaign, which aims prevent fishermen...
 

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