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Article
21 September 2001

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

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Article
18 September 2001

Intensive farming blamed for Europe's food crisis

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.

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Article
17 September 2001

Air pollution cuts 'will extend a million lives' [UK]

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...

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Article
17 September 2001

Pollution crackdown after health warning [UK]

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...

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Article
17 September 2001

UK aims for halving of particle pollution

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...

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Article
11 September 2001

Environmentalists expose rampant trade in timber stolen from Indonesia's forests

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...

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Article
11 September 2001

Straw defends globalisation and rejects tax on capital flows [UK]

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...

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Article
10 September 2001

Globalisation is good for us

Author: Jack Straw, UK Foreign Secretary, in Guardian [UK]

The best way to combat world poverty is to increase trade

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Story
8 September 2001

Court to decide on herbicide

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Article
8 September 2001

Court to decide on herbicide

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.

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