Neonics: What is bad for bees is also bad for us

Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.

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Neonics: What is bad for bees is also bad for us

Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.

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US makes a beeline for pesticide ban while EU dithers

The US knows how dangerous pesticides are to bees – will the EU listen to the facts and keep the ban on imidacloprid?

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US makes a beeline for pesticide ban while EU dithers

The US knows how dangerous pesticides are to bees – will the EU listen to the facts and keep the ban on imidacloprid?

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A win for water quality

The EU Court of Justice took a firm stand in favour of our water last month, clarifying the role of public bodies in protecting water quality.

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A win for water quality

The EU Court of Justice took a firm stand in favour of our water last month, clarifying the role of public bodies in protecting water quality.

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Trade Secrets Directive blocks information on health and the environment

People and the environment are at risk from a draft law which lets business keep information on emissions and health impacts secret.

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Trade Secrets Directive blocks information on health and the environment

People and the environment are at risk from a draft law which lets business keep information on emissions and health impacts secret.

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Chemicals, transatlantic trade and setting the record straight

Two weeks ago, at the start of the fourth round of “trade” negotiations between the EU and the US, the Center for International Environmental Law and ClientEarth issued a detailed critique of a document by the two main chemical industry lobbies.

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Chemicals, transatlantic trade and setting the record straight

Two weeks ago, at the start of the fourth round of “trade” negotiations between the EU and the US, the Center for International Environmental Law and ClientEarth issued a detailed critique of a document by the two main chemical industry lobbies.

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Keep toxic chemicals out of transatlantic trade deal

What do current transatlantic trade negotiations mean for the environment?

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Keep toxic chemicals out of transatlantic trade deal

What do current transatlantic trade negotiations mean for the environment?

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Magnificent mycelium: The end of plastic?

Mycelium. Ever heard of it? Although it may sound like some strange periodic element, it is in fact a living bio-structure found all around the world. Excitingly, it could also be the secret to replacing the plastics and polystyrene packaging clogging

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Magnificent mycelium: The end of plastic?

Mycelium. Ever heard of it? Although it may sound like some strange periodic element, it is in fact a living bio-structure found all around the world. Excitingly, it could also be the secret to replacing the plastics and polystyrene packaging clogging

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Five cheats for plastic-free pampering

Plastic-free beauty – how do you take the plastic out of pampering?

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Five cheats for plastic-free pampering

Plastic-free beauty – how do you take the plastic out of pampering?

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Sowing seeds to save the bees

Now is the perfect time to sow seeds which help protect bees

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Sowing seeds to save the bees

Now is the perfect time to sow seeds which help protect bees

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Tiny nanos cause big delays in Brussels

Nanomaterials are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, so why are they causing big problems in Brussels?

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Tiny nanos cause big delays in Brussels

Nanomaterials are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, so why are they causing big problems in Brussels?

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An end to not-so-fantastic plastic bags?

This week, Nick Clegg announced plans for a 5p plastic bag charge for England, with a proposal that the profits go to charities tackling the impact of plastic bags on the environment. Unfortunately this ‘PlasTax’ as its known in other countries, is

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An end to not-so-fantastic plastic bags?

This week, Nick Clegg announced plans for a 5p plastic bag charge for England, with a proposal that the profits go to charities tackling the impact of plastic bags on the environment. Unfortunately this ‘PlasTax’ as its known in other countries, is

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Plastic fantastic?

We know plastics are everywhere, but scientists have now found 1mm micro-plastics in the fish we eat

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Plastic fantastic?

We know plastics are everywhere, but scientists have now found 1mm micro-plastics in the fish we eat

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Economic recession, declining resources – time for a rethink?

I sometimes feel that the issue of the environment is discussed from the wrong angle.

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Economic recession, declining resources – time for a rethink?

I sometimes feel that the issue of the environment is discussed from the wrong angle.

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EC conclusions on nanomaterials ignore their own analysis

The European Commission recently published a Communication assessing the adequacy and implementation of EU legislation for nanomaterials, yet the EC has a habit of ignoring its own conclusions.

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EC conclusions on nanomaterials ignore their own analysis

The European Commission recently published a Communication assessing the adequacy and implementation of EU legislation for nanomaterials, yet the EC has a habit of ignoring its own conclusions.

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Testing of “gender bending” chemicals fails to protect EU citizens

A scientific report released this week by the European Commission demonstrates that there is growing evidence “gender bending” chemicals are contributing to a variety of adverse effects.

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Testing of “gender bending” chemicals fails to protect EU citizens

A scientific report released this week by the European Commission demonstrates that there is growing evidence “gender bending” chemicals are contributing to a variety of adverse effects.

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Nanotechnology – a threat to our health and the environment?

The smallest car in the world is one billionth of a metre. 60,000 times smaller than the thickness of a hair. And is self-propelled. Instead of carrying people or freight, it could transport molecules and atoms and be used to reconstruct damaged cells.

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Nanotechnology – a threat to our health and the environment?

The smallest car in the world is one billionth of a metre. 60,000 times smaller than the thickness of a hair. And is self-propelled. Instead of carrying people or freight, it could transport molecules and atoms and be used to reconstruct damaged cells.

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Listen to the bees

From 2006 an incredible decline in the bees’ population has been observed in the UK, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada and the USA. Declines in bees’ population are not a new phenomenon.

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Listen to the bees

From 2006 an incredible decline in the bees’ population has been observed in the UK, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada and the USA. Declines in bees’ population are not a new phenomenon.

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On the menu this week: Pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in 2002 as an independent watchdog working to avoid and address food risks (and food crises) in Europe.

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On the menu this week: Pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in 2002 as an independent watchdog working to avoid and address food risks (and food crises) in Europe.

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Ban BPA

If there was a substance that could cause birth defects, affect brain development, promote breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes, change the gender of wild fish, increase heart disease, decrease your chance to have children and make you obese, where is the last place you would put it?

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Ban BPA

If there was a substance that could cause birth defects, affect brain development, promote breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes, change the gender of wild fish, increase heart disease, decrease your chance to have children and make you obese, where is the last place you would put it?

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