UK Health Newswire Archive
03-10-2005 00:06Burning fossil fuels in cars and power plants releases carbon dioxide that blankets the Earth and traps heat within the atmosphere. Oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface, and they absorb most of this excess heat. The result? Global warming. So why are republicans the only ones on the planet to ignore this very real threat to our futures?
29-09-2005 13:54The government's proposed welfare benefit reforms must address the problems of disabled people living in poverty, John Knight, the head of disability charity Leonard Cheshire told a Labour party conference fringe meeting today, writes Maria Ahmed from Brighton.
29-09-2005 11:17Here is a round up of some of the latest news on climate change. Look out for an audio version of this news on rampART radio...
26-09-2005 21:50Stop Crossrail hole Bill
26-09-2005 08:15The media has reported that Nestle is applying for a Fairtrade mark for a new brand of coffee, to be sold in the UK only. Do you think this is a step in the right direction or a cynical strategy to counter the boycott over the company's baby milk marketing? Will it affect your promotion of the Fairtrade mark?
23-09-2005 10:43Cyclists are being urged by CTC to join an online campaign to open up new rights for off-road cycling.
The M1 carries huge volumes of traffic (some sections up to 160,000 vehicles per day). There is congestion at peak times. The widening is proposed to "reduce congestion and improve both safety and journey time reliability". But the plans are already flawed. When the proposals for the widening were originally agreed, it was noted that the only way to lock in the benefits would be to employ road-use charging. This has not been mentioned in the current documentation. In addition, independent research has shown that you can't build your way out of congestion, road widening and new roads simply encourage more traffic. The government's own studies confirm this. With traffic already predicted to increase by 50% by 2011, there is an urgent need for more long-term sustainable solutions rather than a road building programme that will further accelerate this increase.
20-09-2005 12:52The DEMAND Campaign Group on behalf of the residents of the East Midlands
Region has taken part in the Juliain Worricker programme on Aircraft Noise to
be broadcast this Sunday at 10am until 1pm 25th September 2005 on BBC 5 Live.
This programme explores aircraft noise particularly from night flying and
the Government's involvement. The DEMAND Campaign Chairman Steve Charlish was
interviewed last week, next to Nottingham East Midlands Airport at 2am in the
early hours against a backdrop of totally excessive aircraft noise and
activity," further " it has to be one of the noisiest places in Europe in the
middle of the night" and "potentially disturbing thousands of innocent
residents with every flight across the region".
We will be discussing the planned expansion of the incinerator, its effects on your health, the environment and increased traffic, importing waste into Nottingham to further pollute our air.
16-09-2005 16:52The situation in Algiers got a bit more surreal this week when the U.S. military asked the anarchists for help in providing basic services to local residents. A medical military clinic commander asked the folks running the Common Ground Clinic if they could lend a few medics and doctors to the military until the military sets up a “permanent” health clinic on Newton Avenue on Monday.
Here they are, together with some background information...
13-09-2005 17:24Appeal for solidarity with polish activist facing persecution