Sunday, 4 April 2010

Police secretly snapping up to 14m drivers a day
A camera network designed to catch criminals is being turned on innocent motorists

There’s more than one way to hide a donor
DESPITE having one of its former MEPs jailed for expenses fraud last year, the UK Independence party has benefited from the current distrust of the larger parties and is fielding its candidates in the general election on an anti-sleaze platform.

Yet its commitment to upholding political standards has now been revealed as less than perfect

Arctic ice recovers from the great melt
IF you thought it was cold in Britain for the time of year, you should see what is happening around the North Pole. Scientists have discovered that the size of the Arctic ice cap has increased sharply to levels not seen since 2001.

FLASHBACK 2004: Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level?
There is little doubt that the Earth is heating up. In the last century the average temperature has climbed about 0.6 degrees Celsius (about 1 degree Fahrenheit) around the world.

From the melting of the ice cap on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, to the loss of coral reefs as oceans become warmer, the effects of global warming are often clear.

However, the biggest danger, many experts warn, is that global warming will cause sea levels to rise dramatically. Thermal expansion has already raised the oceans 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters). But that's nothing compared to what would happen if, for example, Greenland's massive ice sheet were to melt.

Smile, you're on the state's candid camera
More than ever we are being watched. Most of us are aware of this but, even so, sometimes the extent of Britain’s surveillance society comes a shock. The movements of millions of motorists are being recorded each day and held on a police database in north London, in the majority of cases without the drivers’ knowledge or permission.

Harrys Place Ditches Free Speech
Once upon a time there was a website called Harrys Place.

Harrys Place used to have a sign on the site saying it valued free speech.


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