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Plans drawn up for a war on drink
A global strategy against alcohol plans to match the health successes of international controls on tobacco which prevent harm to non-smokers from passive smoking. The strategy is in light of a growing realisation of the scale of damage caused to non-drinkers as a result of other people drinking. According to an institute on alcohol abuse in the US, "Of people killed in alcohol-related car crashes in the US, nearly half are people other than the drinking driver". The World Health Organisation will complete a draft plan of their global strategy by 2010.

Dirty, Sexy Money
Carbon trading is catching on in a big way, attracting major financial companies. In 2007, the value of deals done in carbon credits reached an estimated $60 billion. Fred Pearce asks the critical question: Does this activity actually keep greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere? There are widespread fears that it does not.

Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science and medical writer and also a broadcaster for New Scientist magazine.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Bianca_Nogrady_17_04_08.mp3
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