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We need to talk about... flying

Jeremy Smith

2nd July, 2009

To fly or not to fly? Jeremy Smith navigates his way through a tricky issue and finds that there isn't a simple answer more...
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Behind the Label: tinned tuna

Pat Thomas

23rd June, 2009

You may think that by avoiding the near-extinct bluefin you're off the hook and can tuck into other types of tuna. Think again, says Pat Thomas
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Home truths - low-carbon materials key to greener dwellings

James Hulme

1st June 2009

Forget complex, high-end technologies – basic truths and natural, low-carbon materials hold the key to sustainable and truly energy-efficient homes, argues James Hulme more...
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Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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Sustainable palm oil usage at unsatisfactory levels

Ecologist

1st July, 2009

Land victory will allow Borneo’s indian tribes to fight palm oil industries, although use of sustainable palm oil sits at a mere one per cent. more...
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Q & A: Jonathon Porritt. environmentalist

Matilda Lee

1st May, 2009

Jonathon Porritt on renewables, roast lamb and life at Westminster more...
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Sustainable transport - a green roadmap?

Hank Dittmar

1st June, 2009

Sustainable transport offers not only a golden ticket out of our pollution- and traffic-choked cities, but also a means of improving the health and well-being of travellers and society alike. more...
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How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...
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Homes for climate change

Susan Roaf

1st June, 2009

Building a more sustainable future is vital if our societies are to survive in a post-fossil-fuel future – but, argues Susan Roaf, the way we build must itself first change more...
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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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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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The power of sustainable thinking

Bob Doppelt

20th February, 2009

From carbon trading to embodied emissions, our difficulties would be greatly reduced if we changed the way we perceive our own beliefs, says Bob Doppelt more...

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World Bank is unfit to manage new global climate funds, say 142 organisations

Ecologist

19th January, 2009

Environmental groups were pleased at the end of 2007 when the UN announced that its under-resourced adaptation funds - established to help less-industrialised nations adapt to the effects of climate change - were to receive a cash injection. more...
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Ecologist Film Unit: Consumer guide

Anna Baubock

5th December, 2008

Seven easy tips to sustainable fish more...
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'This is big'

Joss Garman

1st November, 2008

‘Britain’s astounding retreat from reason is now legitimising anarchy.’ That was the conclusion of the hotblooded screaming radical Melanie Phillips, writing for The Spectator. more...
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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...
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Money or the planet's future? You decide

Richard Heinberg

1st October, 2008

During the past weeks, the world’s media have been transfixed by the convulsions of the US and global fi nancial system. At stake are billions in bail-outs and trillions in derivatives. The viability of banks and currencies is threatened, and ultimately the savings and investments of hundreds of millions of ordinary people. more...
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How to be free: non-action in action

Tom Hodgkinson

1st October, 2008

From all sides, the cry is the same: something must be done. More must be done. more...
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The Forest King

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja
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Drizzle with care

Laura Sevier

7th August, 2008

With vast areas decimated by industrial farming, the salad days are over for mass-produced olive oil. Laura Sevier looks at the effect its rise in popularity has had on the European landscape, and at some more sustainable brands. more...
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Ecovillages: A model life?

Laura Sevier, Mike Henderson & Nritijuna Naidu

3rd June, 2008

More people are turning to eco communities as a viable alternative to urban life. Laura Sevier reports more...
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Food Futures Now by Mae Wan Ho et al.

Claire Robinson

1st May, 2008

Chemicals, pesticides, GM and agrofuels – when it comes to food production it seems the lunatics are running the asylum. But there is hope in some new approaches more...
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The end of food as we know it

Joanna Blythman

1st March, 2008

It’s 2008, and feeding ourselves has never been easier. We take for granted a supply of every agricultural commodity on the planet, 365 days a year. Food is cheap. Never in living memory have we spent less on it as a proportion of our total expenditure. Even our poorest citizens can afford the luxury foods of yesteryear, like salmon and chicken. more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

News

2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...
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Sustainble Communities Bill edges closer to becoming law

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22nd June, 2007

The Sustainable Communities Bill - the landmark legislation tabled by MP Nick Hurd which promises to be an enabling act for local communities - has passed its third reading in the House of Commons. more...

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