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Lake Nicaragua, ecological jewel of Central America, will never be the same if the canal project goes ahead. Photo: Helen ST via Flickr.

The Nicaragua Canal - a disaster in waiting?

Nathan Wood

15th August 2014

A second canal joining the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is planned for Nicaragua, writes Nathan Wood. But the gigantic project is raising growing fears due to a grossly unfair contract, glaring failures of process, close links to the Chinese government, and its enormous - but uncosted - ecological impacts. more...
An electric Nissan Leaf provided by e-car club. Photo: e-car club.

Travelling light - car clubs and lift shares

Ruth Stokes

16th December 2013

In the third of her series on Activism for Busy People, Ruth Stokes looks at how we can use 'car clubs' and 'lift-share' networks to reduce the burdens and impacts of car ownership - but still have access to a car when we need one. more...

Petroldead?: How Britain's fuel addiction may be coming to an end

October 10th, 2013

Paul Creeney

When looking at the numbers of cars cruising Britain's roads, the amount of carbon being constantly released is staggering. Paul Creeney looks at how public transport is evolving to become a viable alternative.... more...
Five of the best…electric cars

Five of the best… electric cars

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

If you can’t use public transport, the electric car is the next best thing – provided of course, you power it up with renewable electricity. We round up five of the most planet-friendly

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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...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Risks and uncertainities accompany efforts to reduce Britain's carbon

Matthew Leach

20th January, 2012

A low carbon Britain rests on the electrification of our energy supply. But new research by the University of Surrey has highlighted the challenges facing government, market and civil society-led pathways to reducing emissions more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...
An electric car

UK announces £5,000 subsidy for electric car buyers from 2011

Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

Electric cars are no longer just a 'pipe dream' claims transport minister as he announces £60 million in funds for charging points and grants for people buying new vehicles more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
Cars

Bigger engines, two-car households and school runs on rise

Ecologist

16th February, 2010

Far from downsizing, Government transport statistics reveal a trend towards multi-car households and bigger engines as well as more children being driven to school more...

The open-source hydrogen car set to change the industry

Alex McDonald

20th January, 2010

Cars are evil, right? But what if they ran on hydrogen, did 300 miles per gallon, were leased rather than owned, and were produced under an open source business model... more...
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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...

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Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting

Ecologist

22nd September, 2009

Aviation sector wants to avoid a closed trading scheme and forced carbon emissions cuts more...
Solar Car 'Endeavour'

Under the hood of the solar electric car

Ecologist/Positive TV

25th August, 2009

Cambridge University's solar electric car 'Endeavour' was unveiled in July as a contender in the Global Green Challenge - a gruelling race across the Australian outback in October. Now, the Ecologist and Positive TV take a look at the guts of this remarkable vehicle, and ask - what does it mean for the average road user? more...
Dan Box

Will Big Business make you thin?

Dan Box

20th July, 2009

Tackling climate change will have lots of knock-on benefits, but one we probably haven't considered is what it will do to car-related injuries. Dan Box meets a man who has... more...
A wind turbine on argicultural land

Lucas: sustainability requires urgent planning reform

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Green leader Caroline Lucas will today use a Campaign to Protect Rural England lecture to call for urgent action to resolve conflicting land use issues more...
Bolgs and Comments

Your chariot awaits

Tom Hodgkinson

19th June, 2009

Giving up your car doesn't mean giving up luxury or freedom- you'll save time, money and discover a more regal existence without one. more...
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Why can't the automobile industry get a handle on low-carbon cars?

Harriet Williams

19th February, 2009

A hub of invention, why can't the automobile industry get a handle on low-carbon cars? The answer's in the profit margins - which is why the credit crunch offers hope for the future, says Harriet Williams more...
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What car do you drive?

Richard Heinberg

19th June, 2008

The question arises soon after readers or lecture audiences first become acquainted with global oil depletion and climate change. I must be asked it at least once a week.
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A bad appraisal

Rebekah Phillips

19th June, 2008

Forget environmental considerations, money’s in the driving seat when it comes to approving transport schemes. It’s time to reappraise the appraisers, says Rebekah Phillips more...
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The future of waterways

Tom Savory

1st January, 2008

Parliament has recommended it, Sainsbury’s has tried it and Tesco is doing it, but what is the future for sustainable transport along the UK’s inland waterways? more...
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Campaigners outraged at escalating costs of road widening

News

31st July, 2007

Campaigners from Transport 2000, the sustainable transport group, have exposed the escalating costs of the M6 road-widening scheme. more...
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4x4s will pay more to park up

News

6th June, 2007

A North London council is proposing to double residential parking charges on high-emission 4x4 vehicles. more...
Investigations

It's electrifying...

Mark Anslow

17th May, 2007

Once you get over the fact that not even tinted windows, a subwoofer, and Snoop Dogg riding shotgun would make the Maranello IV electric car ‘cool’, you can begin to think about driving and car ownership in a whole new way. more...
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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...

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