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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...
Geoengineering

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering

John Vidal, guardian environment editor

6th February, 2012

Wealthy individuals, including Bill Gates, have funded a series of reports into the future use of technologies to geoengineer the climate more...
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TAKE ACTION: Join London's biggest bike photo on September 24th

Ecologist

21st September, 2011

This Saturday bring your bike to a global day of action organised by Moving Planet to show the government we can move beyond fossil fuels more...
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How to…make following your sports team green

Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay

16th September, 2011

Whether it’s rugby, cricket or football you’re into, there are ways to make your sporting pursuits a little greener. Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay have more more...
Tesco

Tesco and Starbucks feel the heat in battle against 'clone town Britain'

Eifion Rees

23rd August, 2011

David Cameron's appointment of a 'shops tsar', the controversial Localism Bill, and increasing opposition to supermarkets and other chain stores could mark a turning point in the struggle to save Britain's high streets more...
Billingsmoor Farm

Down on the farm in Devon

Matilda Lee

8th June, 2011

With luxury tents and a steady supply of organic milk included, as Matilda Lee discovered, a weekend under canvas at Billingsmoor Farm is far from basic more...
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TAKE ACTION on conserving home energy (with a sexy helping hand)

Matilda Lee

1st April, 2011

Friends of the Earths' saucy new campaign video aims to get people turned on to energy efficiency more...
Helen Iles

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Eifion Rees reports on the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media more...
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Eaarth by Bill McKibben

Phil England

6th April, 2010

Pioneering environmentalist Bill McKibben hopes to take his readers by the collars and shake them in his new climate change wake-up call, Eaarth more...
copenhagen map

'There's a lot of money looking to get involved in REDD'

Phil England

15th December, 2009

In an interview at Copenhagen, Bill Barclay of the Rainforest Action Network explains why the huge amount of money behind forest carbon schemes could lead to the tail wagging the dog more...
350.org in India

350.org: the ultimate climate change campaign?

Matilda Lee

9th July, 2009

Writer turned climate change activist Bill McKibben is organising a global day of witness on 24th October. Mark your calendars now more...
Treasury Building, Westminster

Legal challenge to Treasury over RBS investments

Ecologist

2nd July, 2009

A green coalition has brought a legal challenge against the Treasury for refusing to rein-in the Government-owned RBS bank, which continues to invest in polluting industries more...

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Smoke from industry

Brown proposes £60 billion climate fund for Copenhagen

Ecologist

26th June, 2009

Gordon Brown called for an annual fund of £60 billion to help less industrialised countries adapt to climate change as part of a range of Government proposals in the run-up to UN talks in Copenhagen later this year more...
An old electricity meter

Government pledges smart meters for all by 2020

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

As the Government commits to a high-tech revolution in the home - meters that can be read remotely and may help alter energy habits - questions are raised about data security... and whether any of us will be interested more...
Bolgs and Comments

Restoring New York's natural springs

Reverend Billy

May 1st 2009

With the oil and gas industry spoiling groundwater in the US, New York’s once-prominent natural springs need to be restored.

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Let's call a truce on billboards

James Page

7th January, 2009

Knowing something of the energy consumed by flat screen displays I couldn't help noticing the appearance of an enormous (6 x 3 metres) digital advertising hoarding outside Richmond Fire Station in London. more...

The Desire and the Doom

Bill Talen

7th November, 2008

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory more...
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Saving our seas

Dr Haris Livas-Dawes

7th August, 2008

The Government says it realises our oceans are at risk from pollution and overfishing, says Dr Haris Livas-Dawes, so why won't it produce a marine bill with more teeth? more...
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US greenhouse gas bill proposed

News

19th October, 2007

Two US Senators have proposed a bill which would force the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2050. more...

Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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Sustainble Communities Bill edges closer to becoming law

News

22nd June, 2007

The Sustainable Communities Bill - the landmark legislation tabled by MP Nick Hurd which promises to be an enabling act for local communities - has passed its third reading in the House of Commons. more...
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The Sustainable Communities Bill: is this the most significant piece of legislation this decade?

Mark Anslow

29th March, 2007

Has your local pub closed down? Is your high street turning into a drab strip of chain stores? Has Tesco boarded up your post-office and turned in into an 'express' store? If so, then you need to know about the Sustainable Communities Bill. Mark Anslow asks if this is the most important piece of legislation since Labour came to power more...
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Climate Change Bill announced

News

13th March, 2007

The government has this morning released its draft Climate Change Bill, which will make a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 60 per cent by 2050 - and a 26 to 32 per cent reduction by 2020 - legally binding targets. more...
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A thirst for control: water privatisation

The Ecologist

1st March, 2004

During the past decade or so, international trade agreements have been dramatically expanded to encompass affairs that had always previously been strictly matters of domestic concern. more...
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Rev Billy talks...

Reverend Billy

1st June, 2002

We interrupt our regular programming for
a moral advisory... My country's war on the natural world parallels its war on that other silent Other, namely people who live far enough away to have their own God, to avoid our products, to traffic about in robes and dark skin.
more...

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