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UK pension law amendment requiring pension fund trustees to disclose to what extent they take account of social factors
Author: Business & Human Rights Matters, newsletter of Amnesty International UK Business Group
New regulation opens door to human rights
Author: Elizabeth Piper, Reuters
Intensive agriculture - once lauded for producing an abundance of cheap food for the masses - is now public enemy No. 1, blamed for striking British cattle with a disease that has killed hundreds of herds and an increasing number of people.
Author: Valerie Elliott, Times [London]
Air pollution controls planned by the Government will extend the life of about one million people a year by six months, health experts have told ministers. They said that cleaner air and a reduction in poisonous chemicals from vehicle exhaust fumes...
Author: BBC News
The Scottish Executive is imposing new controls on air pollution after health experts warned that current policies are too lenient. The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (Comeap) said the long-term effects of particle air pollution are...
Author: Ian Sample, New Scientist
Emissions of fine particles from traffic and chemical plants should be halved by 2010 according to recommendations published on Monday by the British government. Experts welcomed the targets, but said a greater understanding of how particulates damage...
Author: Environmental Investigation Agency
A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak Indonesia - called "Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South-East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally-Sourced Timber - reveals how international demand...
Author: Brian Groom, Financial Times
Jack Straw, the [UK] foreign secretary, yesterday launched a robust defence of globalisation and rejected French proposals to tax capital flows to raise funds for the developing world. He said the "Tobin tax" espoused by Lionel Jospin, the French...
Author: Jack Straw, UK Foreign Secretary, in Guardian [UK]
The best way to combat world poverty is to increase trade
Author: Guardian [UK]
GM [genetically-modified food] multinational Aventis yesterday went to the [United Kingdom] high court to try to stop the government releasing information on the health effects of one of its herbicides to Friends of the Earth.