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After the spending cuts: our step-by-step guide to greening your local council

Phil England

19th October, 2010

If you already have a low-impact lifestyle and want to step it up a level, turn your attention to your local council. Here's how to get the authorities in your area to act more...
hunterston banner

Locals 'unable' to oppose Scottish coal power station

Dearbhla Crosse

October 15th, 2010

Campaign groups including RSPB challenge decision not to allow environmental objections to a new coal-fired power station in North Ayrshire

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Heat pumps

Heat pumps no more eco-friendly than gas-fired boilers - new research

Tom Levitt

8th October, 2010

Government subsidies to replace oil or traditional electric heating with heat pumps ignore the global warming impact of their HFCs, argues new analysis more...

Why 'eco-friendly' heat pumps increase, not reduce, your carbon footprint

Eric Johnson

8th October, 2010

Switch to heat pumps to warm your home and you'll qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy. But new research reveals the pumps release potent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, says Eric Johnson, significantly increasing the true carbon footprint of this supposedly green technology

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Graciela Chichilnisky

Will 21st century capitalism go green?

Graciela Chichilnisky

21th September, 2010

The role of economics and the future of capitalism will be to preserve our natural resources rather than destroy them but the US may be missing the message, says economist Graciela Chichilnisky more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Deforestation

Growing conflicts over Tanzania's 'charismatic carbon'

Thembi Mutch

7th September 2010

The country's forests are at the centre of a new global scramble to 'buy up' carbon, but as Thembi Mutch reports, is the process really going to benefit the environment or people? more...

Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

Eric Johnson

8th September 2010

For regions with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration... more...

Otarian: the fast-food chain with the low-carbon menu

Matilda Lee

26th August, 2010

Otarian aims to show you how eating out can help you save the planet, one kilo of carbon at a time more...
Migrating wildebeest

Tanzania’s Serengeti Highway plan could destroy major carbon sink

Ecologist

13th August

Environmentalists are dismayed at plans by the Tanzanian government to build a major commercial highway through Serengeti National Park more...

Five steps to developing a community-based energy project

Mary Walsh

17th August, 2010

A practical guide to help would-be community developers turn renewable energy projects into climate change-busting reality more...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...

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US climate sceptics fail to stop carbon emissions being labelled danger to health

Ecologist

30th July, 2010

Campaigners say ruling 'opens the door' to the US to limit carbon emissions from industry under existing laws and removes the need to force through new bitterly opposed climate legislation more...
Green handshake

UK businesses call for compulsory carbon reporting

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

BT, Aviva and Microsoft among host of big corporations urging the Government to make reporting on carbon emissions a legal requirement by the end of 2010 more...
The Senate

US Senate drops bill to cap carbon emissions

Haroon Siddique

23rd July, 2010

Plan to charge large polluters abandoned in favour of narrower legislation focusing on increasing firms' liability for oil spills more...
a rising price line behind oil barrels

Will high petrol prices help the environment?

Mark Jansen

12th July, 2010

High petrol prices mean less demand and less pollution, right? Not necessarily, finds Mark Jansen. Our relationship with our cars is far more complex... more...

Ashden Award Winners: building self-sufficient communities across the UK

Ecologist

13th July, 2010

The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is the 2010 UK Gold Winner of the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy. Watch and read about how they and five other finalists have made significant cuts to energy use on a community level... more...
How Bad are Bananas front cover

GRAPHIC: Find out the carbon footprint of...

Ecologist

1st July, 2010

Using data from Mike Berners-Lee's fascinating new book, 'How Bad are Bananas?', this graphic shows the carbon impact of some everyday activities more...
Tom Hodgkinson

I love Glastonbury, but there's absolutely nothing green about it

Tom Hodgkinson

30th July, 2010

Tom partied in the fields of Somerset last weekend like the best of them, but the commercial and environmental impact of Glastonbury left a sour taste in his mouth more...
RBS

Barclays Bank, British Gas and RBS implicated in ‘scandalous’ carbon trading scheme

Ecologist

24th June, 2010

British companies accused of profiting from emissions trading scheme while consumers foot the bill more...
Zero Carbon Britain

Zero carbon Britain: how to get there in 10 steps

Tom Levitt

21st June, 2010

A blueprint for how Britain could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero over the next 20 years by a combination of electrification, insulation and a massive scaling up of offshore wind reports Tom Levitt more...
Uplands

Pay hill farmers to protect water supply and carbon sinks, report urges

Martin Wainwright

16th June, 2010

Peat stores 200m tonnes of carbon in England and hills are source of 70 per cent of the country's drinking water, say rural experts more...
A plane ready for boarding

Government ignoring rail in favour of domestic flights

Ecologist

10th June, 2010

Majority of UK Government departments are choosing to fly staff to destinations easily accessible by train, such as London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester more...
A bulldozer

What is biodiversity offsetting and how would it work?

Tom Levitt

9th June, 2010

European observers say it is going to be as ‘big as the carbon market’, but is buying a licence to cause ecological damage a sound strategy? Tom Levitt investigates more...
An airplane

US airlines mount legal challenge to EU emission cuts

Ecologist

1st June, 2010

American aviation sector accused of using 'every trick in the book' to block the European Union's efforts to reduce carbon emissions more...

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