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Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...
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A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

Laurie Tuffrey

1st March, 2012

Beth O’Donnell Young’s opus urges us to dispense with our prim patios and manicured lawns, and let nature in. Laurie Tuffrey hears the call more...
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How do you feed eight billion people in a water-scarce world?

Lester Brown

15th February, 2011

In an exclusive extract from his new book, World on the Edge, Lester Brown outlines fresh ways of thinking about water and land use in order to sustain the world's growing population more...
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Fred Pearce: overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction

Matilda Lee

2nd February, 2010

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, on why overconsumption is the key issue, the need for relaxed immigration laws, and why men should look after children more...

Lester Brown: 'We shouldn't count on Copenhagen to save us'

Matilda Lee

10th November, 2009

Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the WorldWatch Institute, on his fears for Copenhagen, genetically modified food and the failure of the media more...
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Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
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Brown proposes £60 billion climate fund for Copenhagen

Ecologist

26th June, 2009

Gordon Brown called for an annual fund of £60 billion to help less industrialised countries adapt to climate change as part of a range of Government proposals in the run-up to UN talks in Copenhagen later this year more...
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Can environment-backed currency pay off?

Molly Scott Cato

1st April, 2009

The creation of a new and neutral currency unit linked to the environment would stabilise the economy and reduce CO2. more...
Ecologist Archive

Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
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An eco injection

Joss Garman

30th April, 2009

Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon, Labour and the Conservatives, green groups and trade unionists, Nicholas Stern and even Peter Mandelson - everybody is talking about a 'Green New Deal'. Faced with an economic downturn, climate breakdown and an energy system in need of billions of new investment anyway, the idea is simple and attractive. more...
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Regional Destruction Agency: Why SWRDA would rather demolish than make sustainable

Simon Fairlie

8th January, 2009

The South West Regional Development Agency is letting down planet and people despite promises to redevelop the former site of Morland leather works 'sustainably'. more...

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By the way Prime Minister, I've just super-glued myself to your arm...

Dan Glass

24th July, 2008

Yesterday Plane Stupid activist Dan Glass stuck himself to the Prime Minister to protest against aviation. Here he explains why more...
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Climate change politics

Joss Garman

19th June, 2008

As an excuse to do nothing itself, this Labour Government has often hidden behind US intransigence on climate change, so it’ll be interesting to see how Gordon Brown might respond to a US President more progressive than he on global warming. more...
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Brown sets carbon-free electricity target for 2020

News

20th November, 2007

The UK will aim to meet all its electricity needs from low carbon sources, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday. more...
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New nuclear consultation a 'sham'

News

7th September, 2007

The Government’s second attempt at a fair and legal public consultation on nuclear power has been declared a ‘sham’ by leading environmental groups. more...
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Brown demotes Energy and Environment Committee

News

6th August, 2007

Gordon Brown will no longer chair the high-level Ministerial Committee on Energy and the Environment, the Independent has reported. more...
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The Ecologist's 'Real Green Budget'

Mark Anslow

23rd March, 2007

Environmentalists had waited with baited breath for the Chancellor's 2007 Budget. Gordon Brown had intimated that it would be the 'greenest ever'. In fact, it was a resounding disappointment. more...
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Budget leaps but fails

News

22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown’s ‘green budget’ has met with scorn from the motoring lobby and disappointment from environmentalists. more...
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Not so much 'green' as 'cabbage looking'

Molly Scott Cato

22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown's Budget was disappointing. But not just because of its economic niceties. It fails to address key issues which have become taboo amongst economists - money, debt and economic growth. Molly Scott Cato, a green economist and Senior Lecturer in Social Economy at the Cardiff School of Management, addresses all three... more...
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How 'green' was Gordon?

Miriam Kennet

22nd March, 2007

Environmentalists held their breath in expectation of Gordon Brown's 'green' budget. Was it worth the wait? Miriam Kennet, a director of the Green Economics Institute, looks at where the Chancellor went awry... more...
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Gordon's 'green budget' to lightly slap 4x4s

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19th March, 2007

Wednesday’s Budget is expected to increase taxes on the most polluting cars, but only by £200, some £1,400 short of recommendations made by Friends of the Earth. more...
Investigations

Climate Change Botch?

Isabel Hilton

15th March, 2007

The publication of the government's draft Climate Change Bill this week signalled the latest round of the escalating competition between David Cameron and Tony Blair to take the title of climate change champion of the world. Following hard on the EU measures, the government's bill set out more radical targets than before and promises to deliver them – a promise that will be reinforced by a new committee of independent auditors. more...
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Conservatives vie with Brown over green taxes

News

12th March, 2007

The Conservative party has unveiled new taxes on aviation in a bid to control increasing carbon dioxide emissions from the sector. more...
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Re-writing the pre-budget report

Paul Kingsnorth

7th December, 2006

The Chancellor's pre-budget report on Wednesday 6th December was a green-washed shambles. Paul Kingsnorth gives Gordon a helping hand with the re-write more...

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