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10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment


19th June, 2009

How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...
Save our seas from pirate fishing

Campaigning against pirate fishing

Laura Sevier

22nd June, 2009

Illegally caught 'dirty' fish threatens local fishermen, consumer health and the future of the world's fisheries. The EJF's Pirate Fishing Campaign is tackling the problem head on more...

Using the law to protect the environment

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Investigation into the dangers faced by lawyers who champion human rights and environmental justice. more...

Tackling illegal logging

Andrew Wasley

1st April, 2009

Reporting from the front-line of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those combating illegal logging more...
An Amazon horned frog in Cristalino State Park, Brazil.  © Daniel Beltra, courtesy of The Prince's Rainforests Project and Sony

Q & A: Daniel Beltrá, environmental photographer

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2009

The award winning environmental photographer on witnessing rainforests around the world, working for Greenpeace and why photos can help save the world more...
Church with solar roof

Greening the church: a reluctant sacrifice or a new lease of life?

Tamsin Omond

8th September, 2009

Taking responsibility for our actions, fighting for justice and living in harmony with the rest of creation are among the founding principles of every religion. So why is there is no interfaith, or even inter-Christian statement on climate change? more...

Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods. more...
Meeting Environmental Challenges

What campaigners need to know about human nature

Pat Thomas

22nd July, 2009

A new book by WWF 'Meeting Environmental Challenges: The Role of Human Identity' makes the case for a new kind of campaigning that sees the person behind the behaviour. Pat Thomas is impressed more...

It's ok just to be angry

Rebecca Heald

13th July, 2009

Playful website has created an online forum where users can rant about whatever ethical or environmental issue is bothering them, find solutions and act more...
An aerial view of Cincinnati

Cincinnati law to police polluting businesses


3rd July, 2009

Cincinnati has passed a new law introducing 'environmental justice permits', and will use police powers to force polluting businesses to clean up their acts or get out of town more...

Time to abandon hope and propose a new approach to environmental change

Michael Nelson and John Vucetich

1st February, 2009

If we hope really hard maybe things will get better – or maybe it’s time to consider a new plan of action. Michael Nelson and John Vucetich propose a virtuous approach to environmental change. more...

A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...

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Time's Up! by Keith Farnish

Polly Cook

12th March, 2009

Conveniently crafted into four manageable sections, this book attempts to cover everything and anything that climate change has, and will, destroy - and presents some radical solutions more...

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...

A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
Bolgs and Comments

Counquer ourselves first

Miguel Mendonça

1st October, 2008

During my global travels, spreading the word on the cheapest, most effective and equitable policy road for renewables, my observations and experiences have led me to several infuriating and distressing conclusions. more...
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Concerns raised over Scottish hydropower


18th October, 2007

Public bodies in Scotland are agonising over the expansion of hydroelectric power schemes, weighing the benefits of clean power against the environmental damage caused by tapping water-courses. more...
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Nearly 500 US cosmetics 'unsafe'


1st October, 2007

478 cosmetic products on sale in the US contain doses of toxic chemicals which are unsafe, even when used as directed on the bottle, the US NGO the Environmental Working Group has revealed. more...
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Earth Day 2007

Maggie King

19th April, 2007

It's easy to forget, amidst endless negative news coverage, that the US has one of the biggest environmental movements in the world. Maggie King reports on the activities planned for Earth Day, Sunday 22nd April more...

The changing face of the environment

Zac Goldsmith

27th May, 2006

An editorial by editor Zac Goldsmith. Published in the 28 page exclusive Ecologist supplement that appeared in the Independent Information magazine on 27 May, 2006 more...

Steffi the Vampire Slayer


1st June, 2005

Paul Kingsnorth talks to Stephanie Roth, the former Ecologist campaigns editor who has
just been awarded the 'environmental movement's Nobel prize' for risking life and limb
to prevent the exploitation of the largest gold reserves in Europe

Give place a chance

Malcolm Tait

1st June, 2005

Can changing the words we use to talk about the environment affect the way we behave? more...

Lyme disease - what is the real cause?

Mark Walters

1st February, 2004

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 30 serious new diseases have emerged in the last three decades. Mark Walters describes one of them, Lyme disease, and shows how our destruction of the environment is inextricably linked to its proliferation more...

Appetite for Destruction

Dr Mike Shanahan

20th March, 2001

Shrimp has always been associated with the small and the puny. Why then is this seemingly harmless crustacean inspiring angry protests throughout the developing world, and why have so many people died as a result? Dr Mike Shanahan investigates more...

Can we trust the media on the environment?

David Edwards and Caspar Henderson

9th June, 2000

Are we getting the facts about the world from a free press, or being led astray by a corporate media uninterested in the real issues? Writer and thinker David Edwards argues it out with environmental journalist Caspar Henderson more...


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