Some people envision nanomedicine — by itself or in convergence with BICS — as providing answers to global problems of disease and ill medical health. Others pursue extreme lifespan extension and immortality under the umbrella of nanomedicine, and argue for the pursuit of morphological freedom’ (1) (a future column) and enhancement medicine, where body modification [...]
Three new European research projects have just revealed that organic tomatoes, peaches and processed apples all have higher nutritional quality than non-organic, supporting the results of research from America on kiwi fruit reported 26 March 2007. 
Researchers found that organic tomatoes “contained more dry matter, total and reducing sugars, vitamin C, B-carotene and flavonoids in [...]
Brussels, 29 March 2007 - On 6 April, the world’s leading scientific experts are to gather in
Brussels to launch the second volume of the UN’s Fourth Assessment Report, which addresses
climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is expected to portray a bleak future
for the world’s poorest countries, which have done least to pollute the atmosphere. [...]
The American Freedom Agenda’s (AFA) mission is twofold: the enactment of a cluster of statutes that would restore the Constitution’s checks and balances as enshrined by the Founding Fathers; and, making the subject a staple of political campaigns and of foremost concern to Members of Congress and to voters and educators. Especially since 9/11, the [...]
Auckland, New Zealand - Greenpeace today urged the New Zealand business sector to wake up and accept that a cost on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions is inevitable.
“Today we have seen business screaming about the idea that they will have to pay for their greenhouse pollution. They need to wake up to the fact [...]
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has just released their 2007 Seafood Watch pocket guides, with several changes from the version that’s probably in your wallet now.
Notably, they have taken a closer look at open ocean longline fisheries around the world, and their review has resulted in added specificity to a number of their recommendations. [...]
LONDON , March 26 (UNODC) - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, together with other United Nations agencies, Governments, and NGOs, on Monday announced the launch of The Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking.
The launch, hosted by Baroness Mary Goudie, Member of the House of Lords and Board Member of Vital Voices Global [...]
New research by Dr Maria Amodio and Dr Adel Kader, from the University of California Davies discovered that organically grown kiwis had significantly higher levels of vitamin C and polyphenols. The researchers said: “All the main mineral constituents were more concentrated in the organic kiwi fruit, which also had higher asorbic acid (vitamin C) and [...]
Anti-Slavery International Bicentennary
As part of its Bicentenary campaign, Anti-Slavery International is calling for measures that will address the Slave Trade’s legacies and make ending contemporary slavery, which affects at least 12 million people worldwide today, a priority.
They claim that the legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade reverberate today in terms of racism and discrimination against [...]
A 20-year international effort to put the planet on a path to sustainable development has been woefully inadequate and will need a radical rethink if it is to achieve its aims, says a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
The report was written by Steve Bass, a senior fellow at [...]
Much attention has been given to the Bush Administration’s preparations for possible war against Iran as well as its drive to impose sanctions. Meanwhile, a less noticed policy has been unfolding, one that may in time prove to have grave consequences for the region. There is a covert war underway in Iran, still in its [...]
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (OneWorld) - Holding scores of rallies and sit-ins around world, environmental and community groups Thursday made fresh calls for drastic actions to protect the world’s rivers and other water resources from the devastating impact of global warming, pollution, and toxic waste.
From Bangladesh to Burkina Faso and Mali to Mozambique, activists reminded [...]
EU consumers are willing to make an extra effort to buy animal welfare friendly products, even if this means changing where they shop or paying more for goods, according to a Eurobarometer survey on attitudes to animal welfare, published today. The report shows, however, that citizens feel they lack the necessary information to distinguish between [...]
Center for Food Safety Reveals that Milk and Meat from Clones is Untested and May Pose Health Risks to Consumers
Washington, DC (March, 2007) - The Center for Food Safety today issued a report critical of the Food and Drug Administration’s recent risk assessment on animal clones. The Center’s review reveals that the risk assessment (which claims to show the safety of cloned food) relies almost entirely on unsupported assumptions and is based “more on faith [...]
The legal community of Pakistan has rejected a government offer for talks, while demanding the withdrawal of the reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and the formation of a national government to hold general elections within three months time. The convention of lawyers, which was meeting in Peshawer, the capital city of North Western [...]
Automobile emissions account for more than 20 percent of U.S. global warming emissions each year. Car companies could do more and it’s time that they do. Check out our facts about cars and global warming and then take action.
Number of registered vehicles in the U.S. That’s almost one per person!
Average amount of gasoline consumed [...]
London, United Kingdom - The world just became a more dangerous place as the British parliament voted to continue its nuclear madness for another 50 years. The UK parliament has allowed Tony Blair’s Trident nuclear weapons program to go ahead, committing the UK to squandering 76 billion British pounds on upgrading its nuclear weapons system [...]
Two key ‘A’s were missing from Gordon Brown’s budget. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and other green campaigners rightly highlighted the absence of any measures to curb aviation’s significant and growing contribution to climate change and consequent impacts on the UK economy. Aviation currently accounts for 5.5 per cent of UK’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions [...]
Igniting ‘a revolution for change’ - grassroots action to tackle challenges of climate change and end of cheap oil
The University of Wales, Lampeter will host a packed public meeting on Tuesday, 3 April 2007.  The overarching question put to the audience of 450 people will be:‘How can Lampeter and West Wales feed itself as ‘cheap oil’ runs out and climate change bites?’
West Wales, already in the vanguard of the growth in organic [...]
Brussels, March 20th, 2007 - The European Union is today discussing the
official withdrawal by the biotech industry of five genetically modified
(GM) foods and crops, including the first GM crop that was ever grown in
Europe.  Friends of the Earth Europe has highlighted this as further
proof that GM crops are failing. 
Helen Holder, GMO campaigner for [...]
Norway Pulls Support from World Bank Privatization Fund
In February Norway announced that it will pull all funds from the World Bank based Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) starting July 2007. Since 1999 Norway has contributed $2.85 million to the facility. Norway was the sixth largest contributor. The United Kingdom provides more than half the [...]
Gland, Switzerland - Rivers on every continent are drying out, threatening severe water shortages, according to a new WWF report.
The report, World’s Top Rivers at Risk, released ahead of World Water Day (22 March), lists the top ten rivers that are fast dying as a result of climate change, pollution and dams.
“All the rivers in [...]
Greenpeace reveals that production of magazines and packaging linked to destruction of Europe’s last ancient forests
Kemi, Finland - The world’s largest paper company, Stora Enso, and one of Europe’s largest pulp producers, Botnia, today stand accused of destroying huge tracts of Europe’s last remaining ancient forests to make paper for well-known magazines, photocopy paper and packaging for consumer goods in Europe. Greenpeace activists from across Europe launched a dawn protest [...]
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its ENERGY STAR 2007 Partner of the Year Award in Energy Management to Ford Motor Company.
Ford is the first automaker to receive this award two years in a row.
Ford improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 5 percent in 2006 and 25 percent since 2000.
DEARBORN, MI, March 21, 2007 [...]
ATLANTA, GA, March 21, 2007 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is now working with the Rwandan office of tourism and national parks (ORTPN) to care for a young male gorilla confiscated from poachers by Rwandan authorities on March 18. The gorilla is estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old and is [...]