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Dominic Dyer, badger champion

Lesley Docksey

9th April 2014

Dominic Dyer addressing a public meeting against the badger cull in Exeter. Photo: Lesley Docksey. Anyone working to protect badgers from culling will know of Dominic Dyer - wildlife advocate and new director of the Badger Trust. Lesley Docksey met him 'on the hoof' at a recent march - and found out just why the badger campaign is so important to him. more...

We are still fighting a slow nuclear war

Julio Godoy in Berlin

1st April 2014

Picture taken at the museum in Hiroshima. It shows the devastation of the A-Bomb dropped on 6 August 1945. Photo: M M via Flickr.com. Robert 'Bo' Jacobs was brought up under the shadow of nuclear war. A world expert on the cultural and social impacts of radiation, he lives and works in Hiroshima. Julio Godoy caught the chance of an interview ... and discovered that nuclear war is still going on today - in slow motion. more...

Sailing full steam into treacherous waters

The Ecologist

17th March 2014

Aleqa Hammond. Photo: Government of Greenland. Greenland's first female prime minister is on a modernising drive to prosperity and independence, But will the combination of melting glaciers, oil, mining projects and mass immigration bring wealth or destruction? more...

Brian May - from rock star to badger champion

Lesley Docksey

10th March 2014

Brian May on a badger cull protest outside Parliament, 1st June 2013. Photo: Brian Minkoff - London Pixels / Wikimedia Commons. Brian May is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Queen. But as Lesley Docksey discovers, he is also an astrophysicist, and a committed - and highly effective - advocate for Britain's wild animals, including badgers put at risk by England's cull programme. more...

Defender of the Rockies

Jeffrey St. Clair

3rd March 2014

Bridger Mountains. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. For sheer guts, vision and results, a single organisation stands out among the US's environmental defenders - the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. Jeffrey St. Clair met its leader, Mike Garrity, winner of 2014's Grassroots Activist Award. more...

Joy for the natural world

Sarah Stirk

18th February 2014

Ian Redmond. Photo via Ian Redmond. Ian Redmond, 'ape man', talked to Sarah Stirk about his joy in the natural world, and especially his passion for Mountain gorillas - the only ape (other than humans) whose population is rising. more...

Operation Deep South

Isabel Sepkowitz

7th February 2014

Swan at base camp on the 2013 expedition. Photo: 2041.com. Robert Swan - the first person to walk to both North and South Poles - will lead his 10th annual International Antarctic Expedition this coming March as part of his Antarctica 2041 campaign. Isabel Sepkowitz discovered what it's all about. more...

Horsepower - the future of farming?

Andrew Wasley

28th January 2014

Ed Hamer and horse, hard at work. Photo: Chagfood. A radical experiment in community supported agriculture is attempting to break farming's reliance on fossil fuels and unsustainable practices. Andrew Wasley met green farmer Ed Hamer for this exclusive extract from The Ecologist Guide To Food. more...

My solar life

Andy Hope

15th January 2014

Andy enjoys the sunshine outside 'The Shack' - while solar panels charge up the batteries. Photo: Solar Events. Andy Hope has been working with solar power for over 25 years and pioneered renewable energy at festivals. He talks to The Ecologist about his passion for sustainability and his self-built, off grid home - 'The Shack' ... more...

The dirty business of coal

Joshua Frank

4th January 2014

These girls like coal and they like it dirty. Still from coal industry promo featured in Dirty Business. Coal powers America. But at what cost? Peter Bull investigated the question in the epic new documentary Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future. Joshua Frank met up with him ... more...

Defending Nature with 'wholistic law'

Mumta Ito

Mumta Ito, co-founder of the International Centre for Wholistic Law. Mumta Ito is the founder of the International Centre for Wholistic Law, which aims to realign the application and methodology of law with the universal laws that govern all life. She began by telling The Ecologist how her journey began in an improbable place ... more...

Shining light into the darkness

Alex Stevenson

20th December 2013

Clare Short MP is chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Mining and oil drilling are essential to the industrial world - but they are also linked with severe environmental and social damage, not to mention corruption. Clare Short, chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, spoke to Alex Stevenson. more...

The Ecoterrorist and me

David Rovics

10th December 2013

Marie Mason. Photo: supportmariemason.org. Marie Mason is five years into a 22-year sentence for participating in non-violent - but highly destructive - actions with the Earth Liberation Front. David Rovics met with her at the Carswell Federal Women's Prison in Fort Worth, Texas. more...

Rubber-toothed energy regulator fails to convince

Alex Stevenson

26th November 2013

Pylons. Photo: shutterstock.com / tonyz20. Ofgem chief Andrew Wright was grilled in the UK Parliament today by MPs whose constituents are furious with soaring energy bills and ballooning energy company profits. Andrew Stevenson was there ... more...

Let them eat waste!

Edd Colbert / The Ecologist

22nd November 2013

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the Pig Idea Feast. Last night Edd Colbert hosted a massive knees-up in Trafalgar Square, to ceremonially devour eight pigs raised entirely on edible food waste - a delicious launch to a very original campaign. He spoke to The Ecologist about his ideas ... more...

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