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The revolution is already happening

Michael Townsend

28th November 2013

We do not have to be constrained by our current dysfunctional system of capitalism, argues Michael Townsend. People are already finding and implementing more attractive alternatives. A quiet revolution is under way ... more...

European forests absorbing less C02 - time for a rethink?

November 5th, 2013

Alan Simson

New research shows that European forests are 'peaking' in terms of their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. If this is true, writes Alan Simson, it's time to embrace some novel landscape-scale solutions ... more...

Landscape Photography: a communion with the elements

Charlie Waite

25th October 2013

As the winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2013 are unveiled, award founder Charlie Waite takes the opportunity to tell the Ecologist why he believes landscape photography and environmental passion go hand in hand..... more...

Is carbon-capture ready for primetime?

Ben Whitford

11th October 2013

Ben Whitford asks whether concerns over potential earth tremors, escaping gas and logistical nightmares will be enough to halt industry enthusiasm for carbon-capture and storage technology....... more...

What haunts the Captain of the Rainbow Warrior?

by Maxine Newlands

Peter Wilcox, Captain of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III is deeply worried, but not about being blown up by the secret service (again), direct action, terrorism, or being rammed. Maxine Newlands finds out what it is he truly fears..... more...
Chelsea Flower Show

Greener gardening at Chelsea 2012

Rebecca Campbell

From boosting biodiversity to gardens that are helping to tackle climate change, Chelsea Flower Show 2012 will be green in more ways than one. Rebecca Campbell went behind the scenes more...
Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Mark Newton

8th March, 2012

An evocative combination of stunning photography and beautiful prose drives home the natural wonder of the Arctic in Jeff Jones and Laurie Hoyle’s wonderful book 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...
Electricity pylons at sunset

'Soundscape ecology': the new science helping identify ecosystems at risk

David Hawkins

16th December, 2011

As industrial development and human encroachment intensifies globally, academics believe the study of natural soundscapes could teach us much about how ecosystems function - and how they are under threat more...
KWANDWE

Lions and eco luxury on South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Ruth Styles

1st December, 2011

Pristine wilderness and eco-friendly lodges have made the Kwandwe Reserve a key stop on South Africa's Garden Route. Ruth Styles went to visit more...
Landscape Photographer of the Year, 2011

PHOTO GALLERY: Landscape Photographer of the Year

Ben Hudson

17th November, 2011

From haunting seascapes to craggy moors and emerald hills; the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards show Britain at its best more...
Grasslands Trust

Can the common agricultural policy save England's green and pleasant land?

Matilda Lee

11th October, 2011

As reform of the EU's agriculture policy gets underway, Miles King of the Grassland Trust tells Matilda Lee how intensive farming has all but destroyed England's 'rainforests' and why it's time we started asking for more from our farmers more...

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Quebec to beat California in setting up first carbon market in North America

Henry Gass

20th July, 2011

Quebec is set to bring in North America’s first cap-and-trade system from January 2012. But debate still rages about its usefulness more...
Beachy Head, East Sussex, by Rhys Davies (Commended in the Living the View Category)

PHOTO GALLERY: Landscape Photographer of the Year

Eifion Rees

25th January, 2011

Taking in some of the UK’s most breathtaking views, the Landscape Photographer of the Year prize celebrates Britain’s natural beauty more...
Sheep

Question marks over EU plans for a 'greener' farm subsidy scheme

Tom Levitt

19th November, 2010

EU Commission proposes compulsory environmental measures for farmers in reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) but campaigners fear member states will weaken final agreement more...

Mark Lynas: 'More than half of greens agree with me on GM & nuclear'

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Mark Lynas, featured in Channel 4's recent and highly controversial documentary, 'What the green movement got wrong', tells Matilda Lee why he is not the pariah of the eco movement more...
Graciela Chichilnisky

Will 21st century capitalism go green?

Graciela Chichilnisky

21th September, 2010

The role of economics and the future of capitalism will be to preserve our natural resources rather than destroy them but the US may be missing the message, says economist Graciela Chichilnisky more...
RepRap 'Mendel' machine

Will the RepRap machine bring a new manufacturing and the end of consumerism?

Ann Danylkiw

20th July, 2010

3D printing machines such as the 'RepRap' already allow people to design and 'print out' products at home. Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional, capitalist manufacturing? more...

How to campaign for better food

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

29th June, 2010

Concerned about the state of your food? Here are some ways to tackle the problem at root - from community gardens to animal welfare more...

Saving our perry pears, plums and cider apples for the future

Eifion Rees

4th May, 2010

How one group is restoring the lost lustre of England's fruit orchards, and why a landfill site turned out to be a blessing in disguise more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia ditches carbon trading plans

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Carbon trading plans were opposed by conservative politicians and criticised by environmental groups for containing loopholes for industry 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...
Carbon

Carbon: from pollutant to potential resource

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2009

Instead of dumping carbon deep underground we could be exploring ways to use it and reduce our overall emissions at the same time more...
Industrial pipework

Will carbon capture and storage work?

Mark Jansen

15th December, 2009

Carbon capture sounds like a fantastical idea: dig up fossil fuels, burn them, then return the captured CO2 underground. But the hurdles that stand in its way are formidable more...
wrecking ball

A toothless cap-and-trade scheme is a planetary wrecking ball

Alison Smith

10th December, 2009

The theory of cap-and-trade is brilliantly simple; in practice, however, it's just not moving fast enough, says Alison Smith. A runner-up in the Ecologist/nef essay competition... more...

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