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oil spill

US plans to sue BP will 'not prevent future ecocide'

Tom Levitt

16th December, 2010

US officials say they are determined to 'prevent future devastation' but campaigners say fines alone will not make oil and energy companies change risky behaviour more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: James Thornton of ClientEarth

Matilda Lee

6th December, 2010

Can lawyers really save the world? James Thornton from UK law firm ClientEarth believes they can - and is leading the way in achieving ecological justice more...
A survey of the River Trent

Pesticide companies told to fund clean up of waterways

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

Coalition of environmental groups including RSPB and the National Trust urge government to introduce a levy on chemical industry and enforce bigger fines for polluters more...

Fishing and the environment: why the two are inextricably linked

Robert MacDougall-Davis

15th October, 2010

Anglers may set out to hunt fish - for fun or food - but they are also some of greatest protectors of aquatic environments, argues Robert MacDougall-Davis more...
Joyce D'Silva

Joyce D'Silva: 'Meat should carry a health warning'

Eifion Rees

30th September, 2010

Eifion Rees talks to the Compassion in World Farming veteran and co-editor of The Meat Crisis - a shocking new book that exposes the range of environmental and health threats facing us if we don't kick our addiction to meat more...
Arjen Y. Hoekstra

The water footprint: the hidden cost of our meat consumption

Arjen Y. Hoekstra

2nd September, 2010

Watching our leaky taps is the least of our problems when it comes to water wastage - agricultural practices and animal products are by far the greater danger more...
Guardian Environment Network

Tibetan nomads struggle as grasslands disappear from the roof of the world

Jonathan Watts

2nd September, 2010

Scientists say desertification of the mountain grasslands of the Tibetan plateau is accelerating climate change more...
London consumes 6.9 million tons of food a year, most imported from outside the UK

12 shocking facts about your food

Eifion Rees

7th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: A pocket-sized book highlights some of the super-sized problems associated with the way we feed ourselves more...
Venezuela

Atlantic Rising: sea level rise threatens the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela

Will Lorimer

1st September, 2010

Rising sea levels are forcing the migration of indigenous peoples and threatening the freshwater ecosystem of catfish and piranha found in the Orinoco Delta near the coast of Venezuela more...
The Three Gorges Dam

Resettlement fears over China's South-North water transfer project

Ecologist

31st August, 2010

Biggest engineering project in Chinese history could repeat failures of Three Gorges Dam, with significant pressure on ecosystems and fisheries from the resettlement of 300,000 people more...
Sparrow

A wildlife-friendly garden - ponds, baths and natural pest control

Andy Hamilton

20th August, 2010

Making a garden attractive to winged wildlife means more than just leaving out food during the winter months - here are some top tips on gardening beyond veg! more...
CSP trough-based system

Solar power – the hidden threat to water supplies

Andrew Williams

18th August, 2010

Concentrating solar power plants seem in many ways like a silver bullet for the world's energy problems - but have we looked closely enough at their environmental impacts? more...

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Wild swimming

Wild swimming: top tips for a natural dip

Laura Sevier and Kate Rew

17th August, 2010

Forget the chemical depths of your local swimming pool: wild swimming is the more refreshing, natural way to cool off this summer more...
India's first Sauvignon blanc

Growing green grapes and bottling sustainable wine in India

Anna da Costa

10th August, 2010

Viticulture is growing at a rate of knots in India, and the country's largest winery is leading by environmental example more...
Seedlings growing in drought-cracked ground

Growing without water: how to garden in a drought

Andy Hamilton

27th July, 2010

Summer in the garden is beautiful, but hauling gallons of water from the kitchen tap to your beds is neither fun nor sustainable. Here's some tips on how to drought-proof your plot more...
Water scarcity hotspots

Report lists top ten countries at risk of water shortages

Ecologist

29th June, 2010

Sub-Saharan African countries top list of those with most vulnerable water supplies as report warns of 'looming crisis' in both Asia and Africa from pollution and depletion of natural water resources more...
Severn Barrage

Severn barrage faces economic rather than environmental hurdles

Mark Jansen

30th June, 2010

The coalition Government's silence on the Severn tidal barrage may be a reflection of the high economic costs rather than the environmental concerns surrounding the project more...
oil in water

The link between BP, geoengineering and GM

Jim Thomas

28th June, 2010

BP won't stop at dangerous deep water drilling: the company is bent on still more dangerous projects, including genetic modification and hacking the planet's atmosphere... more...
Uplands

Pay hill farmers to protect water supply and carbon sinks, report urges

Martin Wainwright

16th June, 2010

Peat stores 200m tonnes of carbon in England and hills are source of 70 per cent of the country's drinking water, say rural experts more...
Drinking fountain

Lack of drinking fountains in parks makes kids buy fizzy drinks

Ecologist

4th June, 2010

Children may be more likely to turn to sugary drinks and ice-creams because of a lack of working water fountains in public parks in the UK, says campaign group more...

A beginner's guide to fishing

Robert MacDougall-Davis

18th May, 2010

Few sports bring you as close to nature as angling. Here's how, why and where to get started more...

How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Giovana Zilli

6th May, 2010

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here's how it's done... more...
River

Excessive water abstraction threatens UK rivers

Ecologist

29th April, 2010

Out-of-date licensing rules mean water companies are taking too much water from rivers and threatening local ecosystems more...
Irrigation

Water shortages biggest barrier to increasing food production

Ecologist

28th April, 2010

The real issue in food production is not whether we should go for intensive agriculture, GM crops or organic but future water availability, says an environmental think-tank more...
India protest

Coca-Cola 'misleading' investors over water use in India

Ecologist

23rd April, 2010

Campaigners accuse Coca-Cola CEO of not being open with investors about the potential liabilities it faces for environmental damage in water-stressed areas of India more...

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