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Office lights

Greening my office: no one’s switched on

Sylvia Sunshine

3rd March, 2010

In her second blog posting, young environmental pretender Sylvia Sunshine reports on her attempts to convert her office workplace to more sustainable practices more...
Alun Anderson

Alun Anderson: I'd like a big volcanic eruption and an Arctic disaster

Laura Sevier

22nd February, 2010

Former editor of New Scientist and author of After The Ice: Life, Death and Politics in the New Arctic on climategate, polar military activity and the icecap's chances more...
Print button

Greening my office: these guys print everything

Sylvia Sunshine

18th February, 2010

In the first of a new blog, young environmental pretender Sylvia Sunshine reports on her attempts to convert her office workplace to more sustainable practices more...

UEA's Andrew Watkinson: we need to be much more open about how science works

Matilda Lee

16th February, 2010

Former Director of the Tyndall Centre and a Professor at the University of East Anglia, Andrew Watkinson explains why 'a few loose sentences' in the IPCC report shouldn't change people's opinion of the science more...
Head lice treatments

Behind the Label: head lice treatments

Pat Thomas

11th February, 2010

Faced with an itchy young head full of nits, it's all too easy to reach for a bottle of potent chemicals. But is smothering your child's hair in pesticides really the best solution? more...
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...

Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level more...
How old will you be in 2050?

Climate justice: should the unborn have legal rights?

Andrew Hickman

8th December, 2009

The biggest victims of climate change have no voice - in fact they are not even born yet - but the argument for giving them legal rights is not so far fetched more...
a woman's head rests amongst green grass

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...
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...
Spices

10 (organic) spices to cook with this winter

Laura Sevier

6th November, 2009

Why cooking with spices can be great for the tastebuds and good for your health, plus ten spices to cook with this winter more...

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A ship breaking through Arctic ice

A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...

Basket weaving for the 21st Century

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2009

It's an ancient craft using renewable resources with sustainable techniques. But that doesn't mean it can't be damned sexy, as Mary Butcher shows more...
Pollution

Activists fight to save 'people's law on the environment'

Ecologist

23rd September, 2009

Ruling would allow NGOs and individuals to challenge environmental damage in courts without prohibitive financial risks more...
Polar_bear

Ocean temperatures hit record high for July

Ecologist

20th August, 2009

Combined land and ocean surface temperatures for the world are fifth warmest on record more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Police hostility will not stop us, say activists

Ecologist

28th July, 2009

Climate Camp activists are expecting more aggressive police tactics this summer more...
Post Office in decline

Can communities save the post office?

Steve Shaw

13th July, 2009

Scaled-back, out-sourced or privatised, there's no doubt that the Post Office - the hub of many rural communities - is in a sorry state. Is there a way that local communities can band together to preserve local facilities? more...
Rice fields in India

Bayer clamps down on GM rice protest in India

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Campaigners in India are facing charges including trespassing and criminal intimidation following a protest last month against genetically modified rice being trialled by Bayer BioScience more...
Behind the Label: Orange juice

Behind the Label: orange juice

Pat Thomas

13th July, 2009

Is orange juice as healthy and natural as it claims to be? Can it ever be 'eco'? Pat Thomas reports 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...
Selecting cosmetics in a chemist shop

Greenwash taints most 'eco-friendly' claims

Ecologist

23rd June, 2009

Ninety-eight per cent of the products in our stores claiming to be environmentally friendly are guilty of greenwash, a US committee hears more...
Waterlogged rice paddies

Draining paddy fields could cut methane from rice production

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Chinese scientists have discovered that draining rice paddies just once every growing season may help reduce global methane emissions from the industry by almost a third more...
alice waters

Q & A: Alice Waters, US food activist and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant

Matilda Lee

19th June, 2009

Alice Waters on dining with the Dalai Lama, edible schoolyards and life in Berkeley, USA 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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