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Fat

A young South Korean‘s attempts to avoid conscription by becoming obese cause uproar in his family. Written by Krys Lee..…

  • Mon Oct 10 11:45:33 2016
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Can eating meat and dairy products be sustainable?

Simon Fairlie and James McWilliams go head to head.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:51:00 2016
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Spaniel vision

Early this morning I cycled into the nearby town to buy the dailynewspaper. The place might well be described as unpretentious; an oldchurch, the remnants of a village, a railway station, surrounded byfeatureless 20th century suburban sprawl. But is has a Town Council, aleisure centre (including a swimming pool, where the showers, I’m told,can come in quite handy) and, on the signs around its ill-definedperimeter, the words: ‘A Fairtrade Town’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Solar panels and chickens

The carnivalesque mood of the river continues. The other day a verypretty wooden launch slipped silently past at great speed. Only as itreached the sharp bend upstream and went ‘toot! toot!’, emitting alittle cloud of vapour, did I realise the launch was powered by steam.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The price of invasion

Why is the US so keen to intervene in oil-rich countries but happy to turn a blind eye to what’s going on in Africa?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Praying for rain

Minor drama strikes large barge.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The rising price of life

Will Sierra Leone see Uganda-style protests following an increase in fuel prices?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Epiblog

Though I’ve signed off from a regular blog from the barge, there are a few loose ends to tie up.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Semi-organic grunge

News from the UN that, on average, 46,000 pieces of plastic float onevery square mile of ocean. Though shocking, it does not surprise menow. There must be a similar amount on the surface of rivers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The elephant in Paris – the military and greenhouse gas emissions

In the aftermath of the terrible killings in Paris, military responses are again taking central stage, writes Nick Buxton.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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