Lifestyle

  • 25 May 2009

    A massive 40% of the UK's carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and for travel. Small measures to increase the efficiency of personal energy usage can therefore make a significant difference to this global problem.

  • 25 May 2009

    When the countryside is in full bloom it is hard to resist getting out there and enjoying it. Many will feel, however, that they don’t know how to get the most out of their natural surroundings.

    Why not purchase an RSPB membership this summer? With a year’s membership you will get the following benefits:

  • 21 May 2009

    Diseases such as malaria, polio and measles, which would be quickly and effectively treated in developed countries, often become fatal.

  • 21 May 2009

    Fujian-based legal activist Ji Sizun was originally detained in August 2008. He was handing in to a police station an application to protest at the Olympic games in Beijing.

  • 20 May 2009

    Amnesty International has teamed up with other human rights organisations to campaign for a stay of execution. The protest concerns Troy Davis who is accused of killing a police officer in the state of Georgia, in the USA.

  • 19 May 2009

    The Ethical Superstore, the Internet’s premier ethical retailer has begun to stock a new range of ethical jewellery. Peaches Geldof has developed the range of eight designs especially for Made Jewellery.

  • 22 Apr 2009

    As civilians pour out of the war zone in northern Sri Lanka, seeking safety in temporary displacement camps, the need for medicines, food and shelter is growing quickly says World Vision.

  • 21 Apr 2009

    A global survey has demonstrated that support for Fairtrade is on the rise.

  • 21 Apr 2009

    The UK’s largest fair trade hot drinks company, Cafedirect, has been struggling in recent years due to competition from supermarkets’ own fair trade certified tea and coffee lines – and this is despite £2m annual advertising outlay.

  • 21 Apr 2009

    Poor countries rarely have adequate sewage systems. In Nicaragua for example 80% of people live on less than £1.10 each day, and unsurprisingly, cholera and malaria are rife. Worst affected are the densely populated shanty towns, where sewage often runs unprotected at the side of streets.