Sport Sir Jackie Stewart feels that the change of engines in Formula One is a step in the right direction

The Scot feels the sport needs to 'demonstrate our technology is ecologically sound' with switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged engines

Right of Reply: Paul Warren

The chief executive of Rochford District Council replies to Natasha Walter's article on the protesters opposing the development of Hockley wood

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Before the week is out: Try this

WOULD YOU like your baby to be greener? Not in a queasy sense, of course, but in an ecologically sound one. Yesterday Green Baby opened in Islington, north London, the first retailer to offer one-stop shopping for environmentally sound washable nappies, organic baby toiletries, jogging strollers and the like. Eco-friendly doesn't have to mean homespun: there will also be smart designer clothes on sale. A predicted favourite line is the Boo Boo bear: a handcrafted aromatherapy teddy stuffed with wheat and natural herbs - chamomile, lavender and peppermint. Mail order is also available.

Letter: GM secrecy

Sir: Sir Richard Sykes, chairman of Glaxo Wellcome, has been heavily reported as saying that the present anti-GM food campaign will be detrimental to this country, and that in future the location of GM crop trials should be kept secret to protect them from environmental activists ("British science `in deep decline' ", 13 September).

Eco-friendly index finds British companies are lacking

UK COMPANIES are among the worst in the world when it comes to protecting the environment and tackling social issues, according to a new stock market index launched yesterday.

Letter: Trees on the loose

Sir: When Dr Nigel Poole of Zeneca, commenting on the destruction of GM trees, says that "it's not about food, it's not about the environment" ("UK's `most eco-friendly' trees are destroyed by GM activists", 13 July) he is only half right. It is true that we don't grow trees to eat them.

UK's `most eco-friendly' trees are destroyed by GM activists

ECO-WARRIORS have cut down the UK's only genetically modified (GM) trees - more than 50 poplars that had been developed to make the production of paper more environmentally friendly.

Letter: Food common sense

Sir: Anyone investigating whether any food is harmful to humans has to give one of only two answers: either potential harm has been found, or it has not been found.

Friday Law Report: Council could not avoid its duty to collect waste

21 May 1999 Leeds City Council v Spencer Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Evans and Lord Justice Brooke) 6 May 1999

Letter: Wind of change

Sir: To be fair to the Government, it has usually been cautious about the precise interpretation of its "pledge" that 10 per cent of our electricity should come from renewable energy. It has, however, given the renewable energy industry the impression that it has a future in the UK. What does that future amount to?

Letter: Heated debate

Sir: The most efficient way of saving energy is to put cooking foil behind radiators. The pay-off time is about 10 months.

Racing: Taipan flies the flag

TAIPAN STAGED a one-horse successful foreign sortie for Britain, earning pounds 88,000 with a repeat win in the Premio Roma yesterday. John Dunlop's six-year-old, ridden by Pat Eddery, dominated from the front and pulled two and a half lengths clear of Martino Alonso in the Group One race over a mile and a quarter. Britain's other runner, Eco Friendly, was unplaced.

Technology greens Britain's motorways

PLASTIC-COATED bridges, no-shine lighting and environmentally friendly tunnels may sound like contradictions but they will all play a vital role on the roads of the future.

Information Unlimited: No 4 - Conserving energy

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Prescott: Why I may finally be forced to leave the Jag at home

John Prescott hinted yesterday that he may have to abandon his beloved private Jaguar as he launched a consultation exercise on the greening of Britain.
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003