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The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...

The Ecologist February 1972: The value of the ‘underrated’ earthworm

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February 15th, 2012

40 years ago, Cleeland Bean wrote about the value of the earthworm, their integral link in the balance of nature and the dangers faced by chemical farming more...

The Ecologist January 1972: a blueprint for survival

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Ecologist cover A Blueprint for Survival January 1972 Forty years ago the Ecologist published its landmark ‘A Blueprint for Survival’ issue outlining the need for a serious economic and environmental overhaul more...

The Ecologist December 1971: Japan’s ‘economic miracle’

George Blacksell

1 December, 2011

Ecologist Magazine December 1971 Forty years ago this month The Ecologist reported on the environmental implications of the rise of the Japanese economy. In the wake of the recent earthquake and associated nuclear fears has it cleaned up its act?
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The Ecologist November 1971: rural to urban shift

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11th November, 2011

Ecologist Magazine November 1971 Forty years ago, the Ecologist wrote about problems associated with the flight of Spain's agricultural workers to city centres. more...

The Ecologist October 1971: The extinction of whales?

The Ecologist

17th October, 2011

Front cover the Ecologist October 1970 Forty years ago this month, Scott McVay predicted the impending extinction of many species of whales. Does the threat remain today, or has the battle been won? more...

The Ecologist September 1971: the onslaught of globalisation

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17th September 1971

Ecologist Magazine September 1971 40 years ago Mike Allaby wrote about Tibetan exiles living in Wales and how their success points to hope for maintaining cultural diversity... more...

The Ecologist August 1971: Our battle with waste

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1st August, 2011

Ecologist Magazine August 1971 Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen prescribed some methods for the individual to cut down on their waste. Have we heeded this advice and is it still relevant today? more...

The Ecologist July 1971: Britain’s water shortage

Henry Gass

1st July, 2011

Ecologist Magazine July 1971 Forty years ago this month F.N. Steele wrote about Britain’s water shortage and about the importance of addressing its causes immediately more...

The Ecologist June 1971: No oil at Amlwch

The Ecologist

9th, June 2011

Ecologist Magazine June 1971 Forty years ago this month, Richard Thompson Coon reported on a proposed oil pipeline that would run through a picturesque Welsh island. But have we learned our lesson and stopped destroying natural habitat for the sake of oil? more...

The Ecologist May 1971: Trace Elements in the Environment

The Ecologist

3rd May, 2011

Ecologist Magazine May 1971 Forty years ago this month, Professor Henry A. Schroeder wrote Trace Elements in the Environment, about the dangers of toxic metals in the air, food and water that humans expose themselves to
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The Ecologist March 1971: can the sea survive?

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29th March,2011

Ecologist Magazine March 1971 Forty years ago this month J. David George looked at the increasing amount of ocean pollution. But have things improved? more...

The Ecologist February 1971: The Pesticide Fallacy

The Ecologist

14th February, 2011

Front Cover for the 1971 February Ecologist Edition Forty years ago this February Roy Bridger wrote The Pesticide Fallacy - outlining early concerns over certain pest control methods. But have things improved? more...

The Ecologist January 1971: PCBs

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The Ecologist January '71 Forty years ago this month – John Noble and Harry Rothman wrote in the Ecologist about the mystery of 8,000 bird deaths and the toxic effects of PCBs found in the environment more...

The Ecologist December 1970: The con in conservation

Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

Ecologist 1970 Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen wrote about the ‘European Con Year’ - the year environmental conservation practices were bleak

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