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"Organic farming must ditch its irrational mistrust of science or risk losing its reputation as being safer and healthier" Full article here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028186.200-irradiating-organic-food-would-save-lives.html

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A new report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) assesses how climate change, overexploitation, pollution, habitat loss and other stressors are affecting the ocean as a whole. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20595-earths-oceans-on-course-for-mass-extinction.html

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This week, at the Bonn Climate summit, many voices called for and against the inclusion of agriculture industries into the UNFCCC process. The study aims to find sustainable solutions to mitigate agriculture and climate change before COP17 which will be held in Durban in December. www.climateactionprogramme.org

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On 6 June the Highland Council announced the publication of a Sustainable Design Guide which will support the forthcoming Highland wide Local Development Plan. The new guide replaces the Designing for Sustainability in the Highlands (2006) guidance note. Councillor Ian Ross, Chairman of the Council s Planning Environment and Development ...

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Lottery funding of 9m has been made available to create community spaces across Scotland. Groups can apply for grants between 10,000 and 250,000, although the average grant size is expected to be about 100,000. Examples include providing facilities for community activity through developing and improving: local parks; community paths and ...

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Scotland could be a step closer to becoming green and reducing carbon emissions from fossil fuels as the plans for carbon capture and storage (ccs) may now be introduced after ther 3 power firms anounced plans to introduce an offshore pipeline that will pump carbon waste dioxide according to the ...

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SNH Commissioned Report 436: Paths and climate change - an investigation into the potential implications of climate change on the planning, design, construction and management of paths in Scotland Climate change presents new challenges in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of paths. This study evaluates the potential impacts of ...

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Despite European governments obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 2010 saw the highest ever emissions in history, putting their ability to meet targets in severe doubt. For the full article please click on the following link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/29/carbon-emissions-nuclearpower

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Germany's coalition government has announced a reversal of policy that will see all the country's nuclear power plants phased out by 2022. For the full article please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208

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Don't miss out - book your place now! This year we are combining the news and business of our newly formed company with a special conference by holding the EGM along with a two-day event What makes a Sustainable Community? in the historic setting of New Lanark. We shall ...

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