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Pity the freezing children of Norway

October 25th, 2013

Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane believes that the idea of development should be rooted in empathy and solidarity....
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Pedal Power

April 5th, 2013

by Hazel sillver

Donating unwanted bicycles helps others and the environment. Hazel Sillver reports on a new partner scheme between Re~Cycle and Halfords more...
Oxfam Unwrapped

Charity gifting: do festive gifts mean misery for animals?

Ben Hudson

13th December, 2011

With Animal Aid raising concerns about the welfare of livestock sent abroad at Christmas by groups such as Oxfam and Christian Aid, is it time to take another look at charity giving? more...
ZIMBABWE

On patrol with Zimbabwe's wildlife defenders: the last hope for black rhinos?

Ruth Styles

1st December, 2011

The illegal wildlife trade threatens Zimbabwe's black rhinos with decimation. Ruth Styles reports on the Malilangwe Trust and safari company Singita's attempts to reverse the decline
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Steve Trent

WildAid: How to end the illegal wildlife trade

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2011

WildAid's Steve Trent on why only robust anti-poaching operations, undercover investigations and high profile prosecutions can save the remaining wild rhinos, elephants, tigers and sharks more...
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Ethical Easter egg alternatives

The Ecologist

28th March, 2011

Make this year’s Easter celebrations greener, with ethical gifts from Divine and planting charity, Tree Aid more...
Lumps of coal

UK urged to stop funding dirty coal power stations overseas

Ecologist

10th February, 2011

Overseas aid still being channelled by DFID through the World Bank who is investing record amounts in coal-fired power stations more...

Charities suffer as criminal gangs target lucrative clothing recycling sector

Louise Hunt

1st February, 2011

Charities, including Oxfam and Traid, which rely on donations of unwanted clothes are facing an escalating theft problem - which could undermine public confidence in recycling and increase clothing waste, reports Louise Hunt more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...
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Aid should focus on climate resilience and less intensive farming models

Tom Levitt

20th July, 2010

Subsistence farming may be seen as a low rung on the development ladder but it can play a vital role in helping low-income countries to adapt to climate change says a government-funded report more...
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UK overseas aid ignoring small scale agriculture

Ecologist

3rd February, 2010

Department for International Development (DfID) accused of failing to support long-term agricultural programmes and being obsessed with an 'industrial model' of food production more...
Climate disaster

Is aid without climate adaptation a waste of time?

Tom Levitt

29th January, 2010

Aid agencies are well resourced and quick to act, but not enough of them appear to be using their power to tackle the long term problems posed by climate change. Tom Levitt reports more...

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water splashing

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...
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CASE STUDY: supplying clean water in Africa

Leonora Oppenheim

1st May, 2009

Working alongside the people of Ethiopia, WaterAid is helping bring clean water and safe sanitation to drought-hit areas, as Leonora Oppenheim discovers more...
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How to forage a first aid kit

Andy Hamilton

6th October, 2009

Natural remedies don't have to be bought from a shop. Whether for stings, cuts or colds there's likely to be a medicinal plant growing somewhere nearby... more...
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Snow time: Japanese authorities use a 200m-wide pile of insulated snow to cool Hokkaido airport

News

15th April, 2009

Groundstaff at Japan’s Hokkaido airport must be the only team in the world trying to save the snow that collects on the taxi-ways, rather than get it to melt as quickly as possible. more...
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A load of hot air?

Phil Moore

9th July, 2008

Consensus without commitment on climate change is the result of this year’s group of eight summit in Hokkaido, Japan. more...
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How to be free: bad medicine

Tom Hodgkinson

3rd June, 2008

Bono may be cheerleading for its charitable wing, but corporate America is not waging a war on AIDS for the sake of its health, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
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1 billion homeless by 2050, says Christian Aid

News

14th May, 2007

One billion people could have been forced out of their homes by 2050 as a result of the pressures of climate change, a new report by development charity Christian Aid says. more...

Andrew Pendleton, from Christian Aid, on the UK's hidden carbon dioxide emissions

Mark Anslow

22nd February, 2007

Christian Aid this week released a report showing that, if account is taken of the UK's overseas investments, the country is responsible for as much as 15 per cent of global emissions of CO2. We asked Andrew Pendleton, the lead author of the research, where we go now. more...
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UK responsible for 15 per cent of world emissions

News

19th February, 2007

A new report suggests that the UK is responsible for 15 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, not 2 per cent as the government claims. more...
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A denial of beautiful dreams

Yves Engler

1st May, 2004

Haiti is a failed state: one of those places that just can’t seem to get its act together, despite the best efforts of benevolent Western powers. Or so the mainstream media would have you believe. Yet history tells us a more complicated story. more...

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