Category Archives: Environment

  1. Welcome to the waterless toilets turning human waste into energy and fertiliser

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    November 20, 2014 by Tess Riley

    You might have heard of flying toilets. I’m not talking about the well-equipped loos available to us as we soar …
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  2. Meet The DoNation, a social enterprise with action at its heart

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    November 15, 2014 by Tess Riley

    When Hermione Taylor decided to cycle from London to Morocco in 2009 with her friend Sara, their aim was simple: …
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  3. From South America to North Shropshire: the British farmer developing hyperlocal quinoa

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    November 11, 2014 by Tess Riley

    “There was nothing remarkable about the cold, grey, winter’s day back in 2005 when Steve Jones first read about quinoa. …
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  4. From vegan beef to fishless filets, meat substitutes are on the rise

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    October 20, 2014 by Tess Riley

    When asked to investigate the fascinating world of meat substitutes for the Guardian recently, I was keen to get stuck …
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  5. A cautionary tale about supermarkets and carrot juice

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    October 9, 2014 by Tess Riley

    The future...

    My latest obsession is carrot juice. It’s a funny obsession, one that begins healthily enough with the supportive reassurance that …
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  6. Astronaut food, women’s rights, and the rise of spirulina

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    September 25, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Hailed by health obsessives as the superfood to conquer all and keep us wrinkle-free, spirulina may be able to play …
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  7. Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

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    August 31, 2014 by Tess Riley

    The World Bank estimates that approximately three-quarters of the global population now has at least one mobile phone – gadgets …
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