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Chatsworth: attic junk to renewable energy centre

The Ecologist

4th December 2013

Not all of us could raise £2.5m by selling the junk in our attics. But that's what the Chatsworth Estate achieved in 2010 - and now the money is funding a major renewable energy expansion. more...
Fenced in by eucalyptus

Biomass: The Chain of Destruction

Almuth Ernsting

9th November 2013

Biomass electricity in the UK = clear-cutting of ancient swamp forests + bulldozing of traditional communities' lands + deprived UK communities bearing the brunt of toxic emissions. more...

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...
The sun shines across the Arctic expanse.

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...
dr wakde

Review: Backache Therapy Massage with Ozone Steam

Ruth Styles

21st May, 2012

Combining stress-busting know how with Ayurvedic tradition, Dr Wakde’s Natural Health Clinic is the place to go when you need a natural solution for stress and aches, says a revitalised Ruth Styles more...
How to... buy an eco-friendly home

How to... buy a green home

Bethany Hubbard

6th April, 2012

From wool insulation to wood-burning boilers, a greener property is possible. Bethany Hubbard rounds up the key things to look out for more...
Amazon forest

RESPONSE: The flawed arguments behind biomass

Robert Palgrave

27th March, 2012

Is biomass really a low-carbon, sustainable energy source? Industry group Back Biomass say yes while watchdog group Biofuelwatch says no more...
lake garda

Glorious Garda: olives, red wine and a biomass boiler by Italy’s largest lake

Ruth Styles

14th March, 2012

From wood chips to lights that turn themselves off, Lake Garda’s Lefay Resort and Spa offers an unusually green experience to travellers. What’s more, says Ruth Styles, the views of the lake and mountains are sensational more...
natural labour

Top 10...tips for a natural labour

Holly Jeffery

7th March, 2012

Whether it’s raspberry leaf tea or a spot of stretching, pregnancy massage specialist Holly Jeffery suggests some all-natural ways to keep labour pain at bay more...
massage

Make mine a massage: how the power of touch can give you better health

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

Not just a luxury, massage can reduce stress, tension and immune system baddie, cortisol. But not everyone can afford a weekly back rub so the Ecologist joined the students at Neal’s Yard Remedies to find out how to do it DIY style more...
Forestry

Response: biomass 'needs to be part of our low-carbon future'

Jess Lennard

2nd March, 2012

The biomass industry responds to an Ecologist article by Biofuelswatch to counter what it says are the 'myths' around biomass, arguing that it is sustainable, proven and low carbon more...
Forestry

Stop the biomass blackout: say no to the UK's destructive bioenergy policies

Ian Lander

7th February, 2012

Biofuelwatch warn of an unfolding 'biomassacre' as the UK is set to rely on a growing amount of wood-based biomass, driving landgrabbing, replacing old growth forests with plantations, destroying biodiversity and causing air pollution more...

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Five of the best… natural quick fixes

Five of the best… natural beauty quick fixes

Ruth Styles

1st February, 2012

Whether it’s tiredness, stress or winter skin, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles has some super speedy suggestions – and no chemicals involved more...
Beat the January blues

How to...beat the January energy slump naturally

Liz Parry

6th January, 2012

It’s the afternoon and you can feel that familiar energy slump kicking in. Forget coffee or chocolate, try a healthier alternative, or give yoga, massage or aromatherapy a go instead more...
Sugarcane

Biomass is the next biofuel 'land grab' on tropical forests, warn campaigners

Tom Levitt

5th December, 2011

Just as biofuels have gobbled up farmland that should have been growing food so the push on biomass by Monsanto, Cargill and others will see an 'unprecedented' grab on land, plants and biodiverse-rich forests more...
Aromatherapy Associates boutique

Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...
wind

Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
Renewable investment by country

Revealed: how your country compares on renewable investment

Tom Antebi

29th March, 2011

A breakdown of how major countries compare on their success in attracting investment in wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy in the past year more...
Biomass crops

Biomass Britain: do fields of energy crops spell an end to grazing livestock?

Tom Levitt

13th July, 2010

A new vision to replace our grazing land with energy crops will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but many are unwilling to embrace its suggestions for our future diet and countryside more...
Installing solar panels

UK to pay public for generating green energy - but will it be enough?

Ecologist

1st February, 2010

Campaign groups believe the payments will be too low to encourage significant numbers of people to install small scale renewable energy in their homes and communities more...
A burning fire

Atlantic Rising: energy-efficient cooking in Guinea Bissau

Tim Bromfield

23rd November, 2009

Children are learning to use stoves made from cow dung and termite mud in a battle to reduce consumption of timber for fuel more...
Port Talbot

Biomass plant gets go-ahead but will not use waste heat

Ecologist

2nd October, 2009

Campaigners have criticised the Environment Agency for not requiring a new wood-chip power plant in South Wales to reuse its waste heat more...
Lumps of coal

James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
Book Face on your plate

Can you read this and not become a vegan?

Sophie Morris

19th June, 2009

Jeffrey Masson's powerful new book, The Face On Your Plate reveals the truth about food. Be it for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons, the less animal products we consume, the better. more...
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Britain to build world's biggest biomass plant

News

22nd November, 2007

The Government has given the go-ahead for the biggest biomass plant in the world to be built on the South coast of Wales. more...

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