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Environment Agency staff cuts risk economy and reputation

Veerle Heyvaert

26th November 2013

The Environment Agency, the UK's lead eco-regulator, faces huge cuts that may leave it unable to fulfill its legal mandate. The Government is making a false economy, argues Veerle Heyvaert, and betraying its green promises. more...

To Life!

Martin Spray

November 8th, 2013

Martin Spray reviews a text on eco-art that whilst (surprisingly) not visually stunning he found presented a comprehensive guide to the issues and approaches of the genre, as well as providing clues on 'where to look to next' ... more...

Environmental education is not a choice – it is an explicit priority

by Emily Buchanan

Emily Buchanan argues that there are certain lessons in life so significant that if we fail to teach them in the classroom we will leave future generations in perilous ignorance. more...

The hidden conservation costs of renewable energy

March 27th, 2013

by Luke Dale-Harris

Ecologist writer Luke Dale-Harris questions the ability of Natura 2000 to work as an effective environmental regulator
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How social media is helping galvanise the Greens

January 24th, 2013

by Ben Whitford

Thanks to the Web and social media, environmentalism has become a worldwide movement. Ben Whitford reports on the need now to take bigger risks and have even bigger confrontations more...

Breaking Congressional Gridlock - 113th Congress

Ben Whitford

10th January, 2013


What do cockroaches, used-car salesmen and root canals have in common? They’re all more popular than the 112th U.S. Congress, which ended its two-year term last week with its reputation at an all-time low.
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Politics? Or naked mudwrestling?

by Bibi van der Zee

October 19th, 2012

That was the week - in politics - that was ...and you couldn't have made it up, says Bibi van der Zee
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A Kathmandu shanty town

Can the Kathmandu Valley be Saved?

by Joseph Mayton

September 26th, 2012

The once bustling Bagmati river has become the focal point of Nepal’s struggle to bring modernity to this once isolated region. And the environment is struggling to survive, writes Joseph Mayton. more...

Update from Satish

Satish Kumar

Our Focus on Food, plus why we need to defend the rights of Nature more...

Left In The Dark

by Bibi van der Zee

The reshuffle has turned Heathrow into a messy political vortex...but it may also be beside the point, says Bibi van der Zee more...
Sunset over rolling hills

Environmental Justice

Jason Lowther

14th August 2012

Studies have shown that while there is a greater awareness of the seriousness of environmental damage in society, this shift is not obvious in environmental sentencing. Jason Lowther reports more...
Fish on a fishing boat

New EU fish reforms anger artisan fishermen

Victor Paul Borg

31 July, 2012

More than seven out of ten edible marine species in the EU are over-fished and coastal communities are dying. So you might think new draft reforms would help reverse this trend. Not so, says Victor Paul Borg, who investigates the impact of changes that the community fishermen themselves do not want more...

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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...
Lui Jianquiang

Liu Jianqiang: fighting for environmental justice in China

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2012

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism in China more...
How to…give your cocktail a green-over

How to…give your cocktail a green-over

Amy Hall

8th May, 2012

Forget Pimms: eco-friendly cocktails not only taste great, they don’t cause a headache for the planet either. Amy Hall shows you how to give your tipple an eco-friendly spin more...
Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton more...
Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Ruth Styles

16th April, 2012

A marine biologist by trade and a conservationist by nature, Monty Halls is an unlikely champion for the fishing industry. A classic case of gamekeeper turned poacher? Not so says Halls. As he explains to Ruth Styles, nothing is simple when it comes to sustainable fish more...
A Climate Rush member stands outside of Waitrose covered in 'oil'

Activists target 'ethical' supermarket Waitrose over Shell partnership

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

Inspired by an Ecologist expose on the questionable partnerships between ‘ethical’ supermarkets and oil companies, activists from Climate Rush staged a protest outside a Waitrose store in London more...
Pirate Fishing

Film exposes the tragedy of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone

Priyanka Mogul

14th February, 2012

A new Al Jazeera documentary follows reporter Juliana Ruhfud and producer Orlando von Einsiedel as they investigate Sierra Leone's multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade more...
Ecologist cover A Blueprint for Survival January 1972

The Ecologist January 1972: a blueprint for survival

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Forty years ago the Ecologist published its landmark ‘A Blueprint for Survival’ issue outlining the need for a serious economic and environmental overhaul more...
The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

Mark Newton

2nd February, 2012

If you only pick up one green book this year, make it Jeremy Rifkin’s The Third Industrial Revolution. It will change the way you think, says Mark Newton more...
High speed train speeding by in a blur

HS2: can the UK fast-track a better rail system?

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Are the UK's new high speed rail plans part of a sustainable future for public transport in the UK or a big statement that only benefits a minority? more...
Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

CAMPAIGN HERO: Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

Ecologist

27th January, 2012

It is estimated that by 2030, 92 per cent of Britons will live in cities. The CEO of charity Trees for Cities on why its so important but difficult to plant trees in our streets more...

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