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GODAN stands for Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and it wants us all to know its name

Miscanthus bale house in west Wales under construction

A house in West Wales has been built using carbon negative Miscanthus bales in a project aiming to evaluate the benefits and viability of using the plant in construction

The light-filled main living room

Edward and Emma Bulmer's splendid Herefordshire home is full of colour and pattern...and boasts surprisingly low running costs

Vanessa Arbuthnott uses organic cotton and linen fabrics

Despite being used increasingly for clothing, organic fabrics for use in the home are remain pretty hard to find. Kay Hill considers why interiors are lagging behind in this important area, and looks at what's on the market

Clean, fresh, crisp, natural... these are adjectives used about that most ubiquitous of fabrics, cotton. But in his book, Cotton, Canadian academic Adam Sneyd explores the dark side of global cotton production.

Yoga Design Lab

Forget pilates, yoga's the exercise of the moment. And it's all the better when performed on an environmentally friendly mat made from natural rubber and recycled plastic

carrie akroyd song thrush blossom

The Natural Eye, the Society of Wildlife Artists's annual exhibition, showcases the best of fine art inspired by our wonderful natural world. It's on at Mall Galleries in London from 28 October to 8 Nov

Take on a training for a trade

Covid-19 has decimated the economy, so if you're starting out on your working life, think about jobs that will always be needed

wind turbines in rajasthan

A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). And the potential savings for people, as well as for the country, would be massive

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