A good riddance to bag rubbish

Single use plastic bags are set to disappear from French checkouts by the end of March 2016. Continue reading A good riddance to bag rubbish

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New Year’s revolution: A nuclear free world

Seventy years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there is to be a concerted move to ban nuclear weapons permanently. Tackling poverty and climate change stay top of the global agenda, but burying the spectre of nuclear war is win-win for all. Continue reading New Year’s revolution: A nuclear free world

Nuclear weapons – Out of sight, but not out of mind

This year Pacific islanders are marking the 60th anniversary of “Castle Bravo”, the second series of nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. It produced radioactive fallout whose lethal effects are still being felt today. But who cares? Continue reading Nuclear weapons – Out of sight, but not out of mind