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Global palm oil demand linked to human rights abuses


13th February, 2008

Growing demand for palm oil is resulting in wide spread human rights abuses in Indonesia, claims a new report. more...
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Biofuels not the answer, conference told


16th August, 2007

Large-scale biofuel production will cause water and food shortages, delegates at the World Water conference will be told this week. more...

Zac, the Prince, and the eco-cars

Rosalie Portman

6th June, 2007

On Monday, Zac Goldsmith and Prince Charles test drove a series of environmentally friendly vehicles at an event arranged by Revolve, a charity which promotes sustainable transport. more...

Less waste, more speed

Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes

29th March, 2007

Growing crops to solve the planet’s energy needs doesn’t work. Recycling the energy in our waste just might have a significant part to play. By Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes more...

The next genetic revolution?

Robin Maynard & Pat Thomas

29th March, 2007

We didn’t want GM on your table, but the crucial question now is, will we allow it in our tanks? Robin Maynard and Pat Thomas report more...
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230 say 'no' to EU's biofuels directive


7th March, 2007

An open letter signed by over 230 organisations and individuals – including author/campaigner Mark Lynas and Green Party MEP Caroline Lucas – has been sent to the European Union calling for ministers to vote against planned biofuel targets at the EU Summit on Friday. more...

Biofuels Report: Against the Grain

Robin Maynard

1st March, 2007

Plant fuels can never meet our current and growing energy needs and, as Robin Maynard reports, adopting a ‘carbohydrate economy’ may prove disastrous for our farmers, our food supply and our future more...

Biofuels Report: Forests or Fuel

Renton Righelato

1st March, 2007

The world’s forests are natural carbon ‘sinks’ that remove and store atmospheric CO2. So why, in the name of saving the earth, asks Renton Righelato, are we cutting down these precious resources to make way for fuel crops? more...

Biofuels Report: Introduction

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

In his final State of the Union address, George Bush announced his support for the adoption of biofuels on a massive scale. But is the plan such a good idea? By Pat Thomas more...

Ecologist Special Report: Biofuels


1st March, 2007

The world fervour for biofuels continues to grow at an alarming pace. In this comprehensive special report, the Ecologist examines the facts, fictions and fabrications behind this ballooning industry. The results are worrying... more...
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Factories Around the World Consider Halting Production of Biofuels as Price Soars


26th February, 2007

Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices. more...

Biofuels - facts and fiction

Mark Anslow

19th February, 2007

The claims for biofuels make it seem truly a wonder crop. Mark Anslow separates the wheat from the chaff more...

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