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Wind Farms off The UK Coast

Wind Farms off The UK Coast

Posted on24. Aug, 2010 by .

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A Guest article In the current day and age we’re all trying to be environmentally friendly, doing our bit to protect Mother Earth. At a time when conservation is the topic on the tip of everybody’s tongues, there has never been a more important time to do whatever we can to protect the environment for […]

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Where Does Green Tea Come From?

Where Does Green Tea Come From?

Posted on18. Aug, 2010 by .

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A Guest article. The world of tea is massive. Millions of people around the globe consume it every day, whether green, black, or white [1]. This begs the question: where does tea come from? Surprisingly, green tea, black tea, and white tea all come from the same source; they are merely processed differently, resulting in […]

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Del (Deree) Reid – Latest News 16/08/10

Del (Deree) Reid – Latest News 16/08/10

Posted on17. Aug, 2010 by .

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Sorry about the lack of new information regarding Deree (the latest published was the 06/04/10) . Since then Deree has found a reliable Lawyer to represent him in court and has been attending court weekly. It might seem to us a never ending saga .. but to Deree it is a never ending nightmare. Unlike […]

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Sustainable Gardening Practices

Sustainable Gardening Practices

Posted on06. Aug, 2010 by .

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A Guest article. These days, many of us are trying to find ways to be more economical. Whether it’s by trying to save money, to trying to save time, we are becoming more and more aware that sometimes frugality can pay off. But being economically-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that one cannot be ecologically-friendly too. When saving […]

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Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Posted on30. Jul, 2010 by .

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You either love them or hate them… Personally I love them, well most of them. For me it’s about suiting the location as well as necessity and they must be where they are for the right reason. The picture below is of part of the 25 turbines in the Mersey Estuary four miles from the […]

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The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

Posted on15. Jul, 2010 by .

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At Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Queen star Brian May Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University related the Starfish Story as part of the 15th July 2010 Graduation Ceremony for the Business School. It’s a great story that it deserves a mention While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, […]

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Oil – How much are we prepared to pay?

Oil – How much are we prepared to pay?

Posted on04. Jul, 2010 by .

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Is the price we pay for Oil worth it? I’m not just talking the $70-$100 per barrel, but the devastating damage we are doing to our planet. The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the gulf is an MTV moment…Because it is on the doorstep of the richest country in the world, the worlds media spotlight is […]

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You couldn’t make this up!

You couldn’t make this up!

Posted on30. Jun, 2010 by .

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Polona Florijančič is a female Slovenian student studying Human Rights Law at Brunel University in London. Kahina Bakhti is her Swedish friend and fellow student. Both were on a study trip to Beijing China. So as on the anniversary of the election Frauds in Iran they decide to hold a protest outside the Iranian Embassy […]

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Great Green Wall of Africa to halt Sahara

Great Green Wall of Africa to halt Sahara

Posted on29. Jun, 2010 by .

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If it goes ahead, the tree belt would be 15km wide and nearly 8,000km long and run all the way across Africa.

The tree belt, would run from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east through 11 countries, in an effort to halt the advance of the Sahara Desert.

It has always puzzled us at Green Planet that it is usually still born, as it is a total win for everybody

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Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Posted on26. May, 2010 by .

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Pesticides and Herbicides are they really the only answer to weeds and pests? I guess it depends what you are growing and how much. Also you need to know the alternatives… and there are alternatives. In Asia, Africa and parts of the USA, maize growing areas are affected by striga, an attractive looking weed whose […]

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