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Legal challenge

How the legal system is preventing environmental justice

Sarah Lewis-Hammond and Tom Levitt

4th February, 2010

Individuals and local campaign groups are being prevented from challenging environmental damage because of the potentially crippling cost of legal action more...
Pollution

Legal costs review may not help environmental cases

Ecologist

18th January, 2010

Major judicial report may not help NGOs and individuals challenge environmental damage in courts without facing prohibitive financial risk more...
Treeplanting on Knoydart

How to start a university eco society

Nicholas Bruschi

14th January, 2010

Eleven easy steps to get you started - from picking your committee and spreading the word to making it fun and worthwhile more...

Journey to Arne Naess's Cabin

Paul Miles

24th December, 2009

Arne Naess, the father of the deep ecology movement, spent much time in his cabin on top of a mountain. Paying homage, Paul Miles recreates the trip more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth: environmentalists have lost their way

Matilda Lee

9th December, 2009

Former deputy editor of the Ecologist, Paul Kingsnorth, tells Matilda Lee why an obsession with CO2 has distracted environmentalists, and why we may already be beyond the point of no return... more...
Forest people

Protecting forests AND the rights of forest peoples

Laura Sevier

8th December, 2009

The plans currently under consideration for saving forests might help the trees, but they could ride roughshod over indigenous communities. Here are some ways to change that more...
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10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

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...
Campaign for Better Transport

Tell the Government: we want cheaper trains

Rebecca Heald

6th August, 2009

Help the Campaign for Better Transport push for cheaper, greener, less crowded trains by filling in a simple online form 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...
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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...
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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...

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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...
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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...
The Nag.net

It's ok just to be angry

Rebecca Heald

13th July, 2009

Playful website TheNag.net 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

Ecologist

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...
Investigations

A green building debate

Mark Hoare and Bill Dunster

1st June, 2009

Two views on form and function in the green building debate that must be sensitive to the local environment and responsive to the local character, cultural diversity and ecology of its place without diluting its uniqueness.

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Bishop of London

Q & A: The Bishop of London

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2009

The eco-conscious Bishop on moral environmentalism and lightening the Church's carbon footprint more...
Investigations

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.

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European elections - will Brussels go Green?

Joss Garman

3rd June, 2009

It probably isn’t too much of an exaggeration to suggest that most people are hard pushed to name a politician they really admire. In Britain, however, one name will come up time and again. more...
Sustainable city

Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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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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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...

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