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Beautiful but threatened by rising seas: Betio island, Kiribati. Photo: Shevelev Alexey / Shutterstock.

Kiribati and the impending climate refugee crisis

Sandi Keane / Independent Australia

3rd December 2013

The New Zealand courts have refused to grant asylum to a 'climate refugee' from the Pacific island of Kiribati. But as Sandi Keane reports, the underlying problem is set to increase to a stupendous scale. more...
Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Mark Newton

8th March, 2012

An evocative combination of stunning photography and beautiful prose drives home the natural wonder of the Arctic in Jeff Jones and Laurie Hoyle’s wonderful book more...
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'Super vegetable garden' enables Mauritanian refugees to run agribusinesses

Amanda Fortier

13th January, 2012

An innovative gardening project along the river basin in Northern Senegal is helping hundreds of Mauritanian refugees address issues of food and economic insecurity and allowing them to integrate into Senegalese society more...
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The carbon con: investigating the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

1st December, 2011

The Ecologist investigates allegations a coal power project in India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
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Retrofit revisited: one year on

Sue Wheat

22nd August, 2011

The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year more...
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Review: Grateful Body

Ruth Styles

3rd August, 2011

With greener-than-grass credentials and created by a man with a lifetime’s worth of herbal lore in his head, Grateful Body’s eco-conscious range is a good choice for those with sensitive skin, says Ruth Styles more...
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Top 10… self-sustainability courses and workshops

Tom Antebi

13th May, 2011

Be it chicken keeping, foraging or organic gardening, if it's the good life you want, there’s a course out there for you. Tom Antebi rounds up some of the best more...
Climate change is already causing environmental degradation (Copyright: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

Climate refugees: Environmental Justice Foundation teams up with London cinemas

The Ecologist

14th March,2011

EJF’s ‘No Place Like Home’ film is part of their campaign arguing the case of people affected by climate change, who without international help and new binding agreements on assistance, will have no where to go and no means to survive... more...
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Photo story: Bangladesh's climate refugees

Ecologist

8th February, 2011

An increase in natural disasters along Bangladesh's coastal belt is forcing communities to relocate to nearby districts and cities, many forced to live an uncertain life of poverty. more...

Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...
Climate change is already causing environmental degradation (Copyright: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

Climate refugee 'crisis' will not result in mass migration - new research

Ecologist

4th February, 2011

Researchers dismiss 'alarmist predictions' about hundreds of millions of people being forced to migrate across international borders because of climate change more...

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Addicted to frack: the dirty gas drilling coming to a field near you

Ecologist

7th December, 2010

Exclusive film examining the bitter fall out from gas extraction in the US involving a process known as hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. And it's coming to Europe... more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence more...
Carteret Evacuation

The first climate evacuation: what have we learned?

Dan Box

28th July, 2009

Earlier this year, journalist Dan Box won recognition from environmentalist George Monbiot for documenting the world's first climate change evacuation, of the Carteret islands in the South Pacific. Now, he returns to his experiences to ask if this is the first evacuation of many, how should we do it in future? more...
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Dan Box Blog - Paradise lost

Dan Box

14th May, 2009

Dan Box reports from a community in its death throes, as the Carteret islanders pack up their homes and prepare to become the world’s first climate change refugees more...

Dan Box Blog: Morning in Tinputz

Dan Box

29th April, 2009

I slept in my clothes last night, on the bare wooden floor of one of the houses the first boatload of people to be evacuated from the Carteret Islands are building for their families. It was a jet-black night in the small clearing hacked out amid the jungle, the dark broken only by our two candles and the lights of Fireflies jigging in the trees. more...
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The Evacuation Begins

Dan Box

22nd April, 2009

Dan Box is on-site to witness the world's first climate refugees being evacuated due to rising sea levels more...

Dan Box Blog: climate change refugees

Dan Box

5th March, 2009

An inhospitable planet? As climate change forces increasingly large numbers of people to flee their homes, Ecologist blogger Dan Box considers what 'climate change refugees' actually means more...

Blog: The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

19th February, 2009

So, the Carteret Islands are sinking, but why should you care? It’s a question well worth trying to answer; after all, the islands are a long, long way away, you are unlikely to meet the people who are about to loose their homes and when they do, it won’t change your daily life. more...

BLOG: The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

12th February, 2009

Lying off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Carteret Islands are slowly being engulfed by a rising sea. Follow Dan Box's weekly blog as he journeys to meet the Carteret Islanders - the first people to be officially labelled as climate change refugees.
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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In a climate of political chaos Zimbabwe's wildlife is being exterminated

Robin Hammond

1st June, 2008

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