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Renewable Revolution or Nuclear Nightmare?

Oliver Tickell

13th July 2012

The rapid spread of solar power across China, India, Africa and Latin America is being driven not by subsidy but by the market more...
The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...
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Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...
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CAMPAIGN HERO: Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

Ecologist

27th January, 2012

It is estimated that by 2030, 92 per cent of Britons will live in cities. The CEO of charity Trees for Cities on why its so important but difficult to plant trees in our streets more...
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TAKE ACTION: Five campaigns to make fashion more fair

Hannah Corr

2nd November, 2011

From supporting garment workers' rights, to ending harmful denim sandblasting, there are many campaigns to improve high street clothing retail practices. Take action and add your voice to the call to make fashion fair more...

The Ecologist Top Ten... vinegars

Laura Sevier

9th December, 2010

Whether it's the old favourite Sarson's, trendy balsamic or the more adventurous rice or wine vinegar, it can be used to clean your house, improve your health and spice up your chips – what makes vinegar so special? Laura Sevier picks 10 of the best... 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...

CAMPAIGN HERO: James Thornton of ClientEarth

Matilda Lee

6th December, 2010

Can lawyers really save the world? James Thornton from UK law firm ClientEarth believes they can - and is leading the way in achieving ecological justice more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...

Fishing and the environment: why the two are inextricably linked

Robert MacDougall-Davis

15th October, 2010

Anglers may set out to hunt fish - for fun or food - but they are also some of greatest protectors of aquatic environments, argues Robert MacDougall-Davis more...
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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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10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...

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Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
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Using lichen as indicators of air quality

Henry Unwin

13th October, 2009

Curious about the air quality in your area? Lichen are nature's own indicators of polluted or pure air. Take part in a national survey that will help give scientists a greater insight into England's air quality more...
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Fighting a Liquified Natural Gas Terminal

Kate Herbert

29th September, 2009

Dubbed 'insanity island', protesters are campaigning against the Atlantic Sea Island Group's proposal to build a mega liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey more...
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CASE STUDY: campaigning against pesticides

Jonathan Leake

1st April, 2006

Jonathan Leake meets Georgina Downs, the one-woman whirlwind who’s holding the pesticide industry and politicians to account 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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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...
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Is this the future of cleaning?

Laura Sevier

23rd July, 2009

Ecover has developed the world's first ‘eco surfactant' - the beating heart of a cleaning product - that it claims is 'more ecological and powerful' than their old formulations... more...
Fighting Coal

Fighting Coal

Frank Joseph Smecker

7th July, 2009

The Appalachians, America's vast network of mountains, has long been threatened by destructive coal mining practices. Local communities fighting mountain top removal are putting their hopes behind new legislation now in Congress more...
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Renewable energy - how greywash drowns the green

Joss Garman

9th June, 2008

With fuel bills rising and back in the news, bizarrely it’s green energy in the firing line. more...

Power On - Clean Coal

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Clean Coal Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the technology of stripping carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil fuels and then burying it as a liquid underground.
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Scrub for victory

Laura Sevier

24th October, 2007

Clean the most difficult places in a natural,
eco-friendly way. Laura Sevier explains how
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BP's carbon capture plans buried

News

24th May, 2007

Energy giant BP has scrapped plans to build a 'carbon capture' power plant in Scotland, which would have been able to bury its CO2 emissions underground, because of government delays. more...
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Surf's up for Australian energy generation

News

2nd March, 2007

Just days after an announcement by the Australian government that it plans to ban the sale of incandescent light-bulbs, the country's first commercial wave-power station is set to begin operation. more...

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