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On 10 March 1943 Hitler visited Army Group South's headquarters in occupied Ukraine. Photo: Heinrich Hoffmann / German Federal Archives / Wikimedia Commons.

Ukraine - the corporate annexation

JP Sottile

21st March 2014

As the US and EU apply sanctions on Russia over its annexation' of Crimea, JP Sottile reveals the corporate annexation of Ukraine. For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, there's a gold mine of profits to be made from agri-business and energy exploitation. more...
A rainy day in Berezniki. Photo: Andrew Giba via Flickr.com/

Chemfest and collapse in the heart of Russia

Ola Cichowlas

2nd March 2014

As Russia looks like extending its dominion into Crimea and East Ukraine, Ola Cichowlas finds that Vladimir Putin cares rather less about the the heart of Russia itself - places like Berezniki, the country's very own chemical alley. more...
Image: Caucasian Knot / eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/ .

Russian eco-activist gets 3 years in penal colony

The Ecologist

17th February 2014

Evgeni Vitishko fought against the illegal occupation of protected forest and shore line by Krasnodar's governor Alexander Tkachev, who used the land for construction of his private estate. Now he is paying the price. more...
Construction waste from the Sochi Winter Olympics construction is dumped in the Mzympta River. Photo: SochiWatch.

Sochi - an Olympiad of environmental destruction

Igor Chestin

17th February 2014

The winter Olympics at Sochi have trashed the National Park that contains Russia's richest biodiversity, writes Igor Chestin. Worse, the gutting of key environmental laws means that it can happen all over again, and again. more...
Participants of a protest against nickel production were brutally beaten by security guards of the LLC Mednogorsky Copper and Sulphur Plant in 2013.

Mining Russia - thousands join the protests

Konstantin Rubakhin

2nd January 2014

Protests at the proposed mining of nickel and copper in the heart of Russia's Black Earth belt have been escalating - as has the smear campaign against the protesters. Konstantin Rubakhin sees this as a positive sign ... more...

Arctic 30 coming home

The Ecologist

26th December 2013

The Arctic 30 are leaving Russia. 14 have received exit stamps and all are due back home in time to celebrate the New Year. But their fight for the Arctic is only just beginning ... more...

Christmas amnesty for Arctic 30, Pussy Riot

The Ecologist

18th December 2013

The Russian Parliament has today granted amnesty to the Arctic 30. The Duma voted 446-0 in favour of the Kremlin-backed amendment that extends an Amnesty Act to those charged with hooliganism. more...
July 2012 - Filling the reservoir Boguchan HPP.

Siberia: Sold down the river

Margarita Baranova, from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

9th November 2013

The Angara, the only river draining Lake Baikal, might disappear by 2020, as it is progressively dammed for massive hydroelectric schemes designed to aid the development of ... China. more...
Faiz Oulahsen

Hands off our Russian Arctic!

Elena Racheva

28th October 2013

Russia's seizure in international waters of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has provoked worldwide outrage. But what are the reasons for Moscow's heavy-handedness? And why has the official western response been so muted? more...
Damsel Fly

Nature Writing Contest 2013

Resurgence & Ecologist

8th October, 2012

The newly-merged Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is delighted to announce the launch of a new national Nature Writing competition, which we are running in partnership with three ‘sister’ charities that share a similar ethos and, in addition, have strong and established links with Devon - where we are also based more...
Britain’s forgotten foods

Britain’s forgotten foods

Grace Philip

31st May, 2012

With Jubilee fever hotting up, Grace Philip argues that it’s time to pay attention to another part of our heritage: our tasty native produce 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...

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Evgenia Chirikova, Goldman Prize 2012

Evgenia Chirikova: 'Putinomics' the biggest threat to Russia's environmental movement

Ecologist

19th April, 2012

'We all live in Khimki Forest' has become the rallying cry of a local forest defense campaign. Goldman Prize winner Evgenia Chirikova describes what it's like to be green in Russia the why a culture of impunity and corruption risks destroying the country's natural heritage more...
Climate Rush members protest Waitrose's relationship with Shell by occupying the store's oil aisle

Climate Rush steps up campaign to end Waitrose's relationship with Shell

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Activists from Climate Rush this week occupied the oil aisle at a London Waitrose to protest against the 'ethical' supermarket's partnership with Shell more...
Carton of Tesco milk with Carbon Reduction Label

Is there a future for carbon footprint labelling in the UK?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February 2012

The media frenzy that erupted as Tesco admitted having second-thoughts on carbon footprint labels may have inflicted lasting damage on a once promising sector more...
Octavia Hill National Trust

The National Trust awards recognising pioneering eco-campaigner Octavia Hill

Mike Collins

19th December, 2011

Octavia Hill was a tireless advocate for saving land and green spaces in and around Victorian London. She was also a founder of the National Trust, which is launching an award to recognise modern day 'unsung environmental heroes' more...
Peak phosphorus

How phosphorus shortages could increase global food prices

Hannah Hislop

28th October, 2011

Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient and a vital component of fertiliser, a mainstay of modern farming. But we could be heading for a major shortfall in supplies, argues Hannah Hislop, with some alarming consequences more...
Arctic ice

Putin’s Russia will lead a ‘new era of Arctic industrialisation’

Tom Levitt

19th October, 2011

The isolation of the white wilderness is coming to an end. Scientists and activists are urging caution but Russia is leading an urgent rush to exploit the Arctic’s oil and gas reserves. Tom Levitt reports more...
trains

All aboard the Eco Express: five great places to go by train

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Whether you fancy a little continental flair, a Cornish pasty or a highland fling, there’s a train to get you there. Best of all, it’s clean, green and fuss-free more...
whale

Top 10...European wildlife destinations

William McLennan

1st April, 2011

From birds to whales, Europe has plenty for wildlife watchers to love. William McLennan rounds up some of the best more...

ecoTOOLs: Greener Brushes

The Ecologist

2nd March, 2011

Plastic handles and fur bristles have made cosmetics brushes some of the least eco-friendly products in your make-up bag, but that could all be about to change with the UK launch of American brand, ecoTOOLs
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Gray whales

Russia's ambitions for oil off Sakhalin Island could wipe out whale species

Katharine Helmore

18th January 2011

The Western North Pacific gray whale is under threat of extinction, say WWF, as Russia plans a third oil platform off Sakhalin Island more...

The Wandle Trust: restoring London's 'hidden gem' river

Eifion Rees

3rd January, 2011

The transformation of the Wandle from polluted waterway to one of the capital's most loved rivers shows what communities and rivers trusts can achieve together more...

The Ecologist guide to video activism

Eifion Rees

23rd November, 2010

The video camera is the weapon of choice for activists and campaigners around the world, with campaign films an effective way to get a message across and fight back against mainstream media bias. Here's our guide to taking your stand... more...

Ecotherapy: Go wild, stay well

Laura Sevier

21st September, 2010

An average one in four people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem at some point. New research, and a pioneering therapy project, are proving that nature and the wild outdoors have the power to heal and should be included within a mix of treatments more...

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