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28 Articles by Andy Chrysostomou

Carbon Labelling

Carbon labelling seemed like a great idea when I first wrote about it over a year ago. Knowing the carbon footprint of every item we purchase would allow us to make better choices and help us to reduce our overall contribution to climate change. According to the Carbon Trust's ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism

Eco-Towns - Are UK Plans A Loss For The Environment?

Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, has been outlining his vision for the UK's greener future with a raft of policies aimed at reducing the UK's carbon emissions over the coming years. While these policies may appear at first sight to be innovative and environmentally sound, like many ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in July 2008, about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Economics, Politics & Government

Arctic Ice Could Be Lost by 2013

The state of the polar ice-caps is a pretty good indicator of the warming effects of climate change on our planet. While the whole debate about human activity being a contributory factor for climate change rages in the scientific, political and business arenas, we are making steady progress towards irreversible ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in July 2008, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Water

Gallagher Report Slams First-Generation Biofuels

Back in February 2008, the UK government, or more precisely the Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, ordered a review of the UK's biofuel targets and their global impact. This was prompted by the steep rise in global food prices. The review was carried out by a panel of government experts ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Politics & Government

New Writing Worlds 08 Human:Nature

New Writing Worlds 08 Human:Nature takes place in and around Norwich, a pleasant town in the county of Norfolk, in the East of England. Chief Executive of New Writing Partnership, Chris Gribble explained: “The East of England is at the heart of the renaissance in nature writing in the ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in June 2008, about Celebrities, Media, Philosophy & Religion

Hybrid Car's Eco-Friendly Credentials Questioned

Hybrid cars – an effective way to reduce carbon emissions or a marketing gimmick? That is the question posed by Auto Express magazine here in the UK. The magazine published the results of road tests carried out on a number of so called ‘green’ cars that are routinely promoted by the ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in May 2008, about Consumerism, Industry & Business, Transport (1 comment)

UK Government Backs Away from First Generation Biofuels

Editor's Note: This is very good news. It's a long time coming, but good nonetheless. As Andy expresses, if only politicians could have worked with foresight -- instead of boldly forging ahead and wreaking havoc on the environment and lives of indigenous peoples -- all under a banner of saving ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Politics & Government, Weather (1 comment)

EU To Re-Evaluate Biofuel Targets

The European Union (EU) is to review its forthcoming targets for replacing petrol and diesel with biofuels after a succession of scientific studies show that some biofuel production methods can cause environmental and social damage, and even increase greenhouse gas emissions. The three most recent reports that have looked at ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy

Biofuels Can Damage Environment More than they Benefit It - It's Official!

Something that many of us in the environmental field have known for a while now is at long last being acknowledged by the scientific community. Biofuels, often touted as the answer to our transport fuel problems, can cause more harm to the environment and to some of the world’s ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Politics & Government, Weather (2 comments)

What Price Cheap Chicken?

Sentient beings, not widgets Living an ethical and environmentally friendly life is not only important, it is essential if we are to sustain our existence on Earth in any meaningful way. For me, this goes beyond reducing the damage my lifestyle inflicts on the planet, it includes protecting the rights ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Media

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