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This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of E.F. Schumacher, who was an economist with a difference. He was the embodiment of wisdom and pragmatism: a thinker as well as an activist, an idealist as well as a realist. And he was a great storyteller too, often starting ...

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Overfishing and ocean acidification have created the perfect conditions for the end of a vertebrate ecologyhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/jul/08/jellyfish-overfishing-ocean-acidification?intcmp=122

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Surgeons in Sweden have carried out the world's first synthetic organ transplant.Scientists in London created an artificial windpipe which was then coated in stem cells from the patient. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14047670

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New York City s High Line is a renovated train track that has been turned into a greenway in the sky on the West side of Manhattan near the Hudson River. Conceived of by Friends of the High Line and executed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and ...

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Uncertainty surrounds the extent to which householders will change their behaviour when new smart meters are introduced, a report has concluded. By 2020, every home in Britain will be fitted with a smart meter - a device that shows exactly how much gas and electricity is being used. The Department ...

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A Perthshire watermill with a popular tearoom is working with the new University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and a Pitlochry farm to source locally-grown wheat for its own bread and cakes. The trial of the north European wheat variety is already underway at Bill King's organic Edradour Farm, ...

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EPCs must make the potential savings on bills much more prominent if they are to achieve their purpose of making consumers act on their energy efficiency advice says a new Consumer Focus report... http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk/news/energy-performance-certificates-should-make-it-clear-that-energy-efficiency-pays-says-consumer-focus

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The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, which was published by the British government over the last week plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, writes TheBioenergySite senior editor Chris Harris: http://www.thecropsite.com/articles/399/transition-to-a-low-carbon-economy ...

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Jason Orme, editor of Homebuilding and Renovating, sheds light on the issues affecting the housing industry.... http://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/analysis/going-green-doesnt-add-up-for-buyers/1033484.article

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Latest field test could begin in March 2012 after research centre creates crop by synthesising repellent gene found in mint: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/950839/trial_of_antiaphid_gm_wheat_awaits_government_green_light.html

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