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696 Articles by Craig Mackintosh

Carbon Offsets - a Discredited Strategy

Increasing allegations of corruption and profiteering are raising serious questions about the UN-run carbon trading mechanism aimed at cutting pollution and rewarding clean technologies. by Patrick McCully, executive director of US thinktank, International Rivers, who just released their report -- Bad Deal for the Planet: Why Carbon Offsets Aren't Working ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Carbon Trading, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Carbon Trading: Pushing the Snooze Button on Climate Change?

Pinning our hopes on politicians' plans for carbon trading is a bit like using your digital alarm clock. The alarm rings, then we hit 'snooze' periodically -- with a multi-year interval between wake up calls.... At the moment, the entire world is sitting in the carbon trading waiting room. We have ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Carbon Trading, Consumerism, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Human Footprint Channel 4 Documentary

One life. One Lifetime. What does it all add up to? Imagine that you could see, piled up in front of you, all the things that you will ever use and produce in your lifetime. The UK's Channel Four has done the imagining, and the research, for us. The ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Consumerism

Genetically Modified Foods Unsafe? Evidence that Links GM Foods to Allergic Responses Mounts

By Jeffrey M. Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, and author of the highly acclaimed Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette.                   Here's looking at you kid. Genetically modified crops are linked to death, disease, sterility and more. Big Biotech are effectively turning us into lab rats ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

Novel Ways to Clean

First up an Ecover advert that'll make you smile, then head to the second clip for tips on environmentally- and wallet-friendly ways to clean your home. [youtube]O3AG_B5NNtI[/youtube]   keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife

Celsias Projects: Editor's Picks, Edition #1

Hopefully you've been noticing that our Projects section has been growing steadily, as more and more people are sharing their global-cooling and environment-healing enterprises with the world. Today I thought I would begin a series that spotlights, in purely subjective fashion, those that strike me as particularly noteworthy. Today ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change

Musical Interlude: Planet Earth

I'm convinced that one of our biggest environmental problems is disassociation -- too many of us lose our appreciation of nature for the simple reason that we rarely see or experience it. Decisions are made in the board room, thousands of miles from where the consequences of those decisions are ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Environment & Wildlife

Orchestrating Famine: A Must-Read Backgrounder on the Food Crisis

The era of cheap food is over -- this means disaster for millions, and mega-profits for a few. How did we get into this mess? There is more to it than initially meets the eye. Read on to find out. Most objective observers of the current food crisis are understandably concerned ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

The Failures of Genetically Modified Crops Continue

The GM industry has been ailing at least as far back as 2005, but kept alive by an aggressive campaign of disinformation. GM Watch brings you the latest GM failures 2007-2008 GM cotton debacle in India GM cotton has been failing in India and elsewhere for years [1] (Broken Promises ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

Be a Winner

Make sustainability your sport. [youtube]gZBxFU5Ucv8[/youtube]   keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008

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