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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

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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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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.

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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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