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Friday, May 05, 2006

NEWS: The CityHippy Week

Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...

The CityHippy Week!

STORY OF THE WEEK: Bodyshop avoids backlash, for now?
There has been no sign so far of Body Shop customers deserting the green toiletries chain after its founder Dame Anita Roddick's decision to sell out to the global cosmetics giant L'Oréal.
What else caught my little green eye?

Politicians should foster a greener public
Ministers can no longer rely on a "heroic minority" of green shoppers and must take urgent action to widen the appeal of environmentally friendly goods and services, the government's own advisory body has said.
Sperm spurned due to chemical chaos
Falling sperm counts, rising infertility and genital abnormalities in babies could all result from exposure to hazardous man- made chemicals used in perfumes, carpets, electronics, clothing and a host of other consumer goods, a Greenpeace report released today has revealed.
Government fails to protect public interest
Britain's water is at risk of being contaminated by a lethal chemical that inspectors have agreed to allow to enter the domestic supply for the first time, despite government attempts to ban it worldwide.
Green party enters UK mainstream, just.
The Green party said yesterday it had enforced it position as the fourth political party. By gaining an extra 18 seats across England, it would put a "stamp on the shape of local government to come".
How mobile phones cause war
In a country the size of Western Europe, a war rages that has lasted eight years and cost four million lives. Rival militias inflict appalling suffering on the civilian population, and what passes for political leadership is powerless to stop it. This is Congo, and the reason for the conflict - control of minerals essential to the electronic gadgetry on which the developed world depends - is what makes our blindness to the horror doubly shaming. Johann Hari reports from the killing fields of central Africa.
…and that's the way it is folks!



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