4 Days After the Riots

Whalley Range, Manchester Good medicine!


Allotment-sharing benefits

Sweetcorn planting on inner city allotment

I have always wanted an allotment, but felt daunted by lack of knowledge and the sheer scale of the undertaking. You can't potter about and just do a bit, because there is such a demand for allotments that any signs of neglect can lead to - well,  losing the plot. A shared allotment is a good ...

Ban Neonicotinoids in Gardens

Several causes for the fast and alarming decline in bees might exist, but evidence has emerged that a dangerous group of pesticides play a key role. Recent studies in France and the UK showed that neonicotinoids drastically reduced the navigation abilities of bumblebees and, worse, cut the production of queens by 85%. Very few queens mean ...

Bikes in Copenhagen

Public bikes in Copenhagen

I was impressed by the courtesy and patience of Danish motorists towards cyclists on a recent visit to Copenhagen. People seem to be aware that a cyclist is taking their life in their hands and give them time and room. Copenhagen is fairly flat, so there are a lot of cyclists, and a lot of trikes ...

Bring back public drinking-water fountains

drinking fountain in France

Bring back public drinking water fountains and say NO to bottled water. This industry has to be the silliest, most wasteful and harmful activity known to man, after perhaps war. Ask for tap water in pubs and restaurants. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se12y9hSOM0 Watch this concise and comprehensive video from The Story of Stuff Project. It takes the energy equivalent of ...

Companion Planting for Fruit Trees

Three-Cornered Leek, Allium triquetrum

Plants which benefit fruit trees include: Alliums, or the onion genus. Members include Onions, Shallots, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic and Chives. Another member of the genus which is useful as a no-maintenance "wild-food" crop, of which all parts are edible, is Three-Cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum) which resembles a bluebell, but having a white flower with a triangular stem. Its ...

Environmental Protection Agency Puts Greenhouse Gas Rules for Oil Refineries on Backburner – Truthout

Sunday 11 March 2012 by: Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News | Report 'There are no current rules under development on that issue,' EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson tells Congress. Election-year politics, $4-a-gallon gasoline and an anti-regulatory fervor on Capitol Hill have aligned to thwart EPA's vow to issue final carbon emissions standards for oil refineries this year. Changing course puts the Environmental Protection ...

Excerpt: Soil Not Oil

Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva The following is an excerpt from the book: The industrialized, globalized food system is based on oil. It is under threat because of the inevitability of "peak oil." It is also under threat because it is more vulnerable than traditional agriculture to climate change, to which it has contributed. ...

Fracking contaminates water

Your water is contaminated with fracking chemicals. All the king


Goose steps and mass graves? We’re only trying to save the world – Telegraph

Caroline Lucas; Caroline Lucas: the Green in beige who could be Nick Clegg

Climate Change Goose steps and mass graves? We're only trying to save the world I enjoy a visit to ClarksonWorld along with the next man, but I can’t live there , writes Robert Webb. Caroline Lucas: 'Westminster is like Hogwarts on steroids,a Byzantine place, like a very beautiful museum' By Robert Webb 5:44PM GMT 04 Feb ...