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IPCC's shale gas error

Alex Kirby

14th April 2014

The latest IPCC report urges a dash for gas to allow us to reduce the burning of coal, including shale gas from fracking. But as Alex Kirby reports, their calculations appear to be based on an arithmetical flaw. more...

Human suffering will be exacerbated greatly by climate change

Andrea Gear

November 5th, 2013

According to a leaked draft IPCC document Planet Earth is likely to become increasingly inhospitable to the human race ... more...

'Badgers are moving the goalposts' says Owen Paterson of cull

Damien Carrington for the Guardian

9th October 2013

Cull branded 'farce' after marksmen seek extensions to kill the minimum number of badgers required more...

The IPCC has spoken. Now what?

Oliver Tickell

2nd October 2013

If we are to move beyond the political impasse generated by the IPCC report and prevent catastrophic climate change we must look to market mechanisms, specifically price competitive renewables, writes Oliver Tickell...... more...

The forgotten crisis: Why is no one in Britain debating climate change?

Alex Stevenson

1st October 2013

Alex Stevenson asks why, given the findings of the latest IPPC climate report, the issue of climate change does not appear to be on the priority lists of UK politicians............. more...

Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown

George Monbiot for The Guardian

28th September 2013

The message from the IPCC report is familiar and shattering: it's as bad as we thought it was, says George Monbiot more...
Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Lisa Stephens

25th May, 2012

Don’t go to IKEA – unleash your inner artist and revamp your table and chairs instead. Lisa Stephens shares some expert advice
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Goodone

Claire Farrell: ‘There’s no reason for Primark to ever go on the cover of a magazine’

Grace Philip

22nd May, 2012

The duo behind eco label Goodone, Nin Castle and Claire Farrell, aren’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Next up: showing the big boys that green is good and persuading the press to say goodbye to Primark and co more...
How to…make recycling pay

How to… make recycling pay

Bethany Hubbard

30th March, 2012

From turning old clothes into bags to making plastic cups into fabulous pencils, spring-cleaning just got lucrative more...
tribal trend

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

You don’t need to go to Africa to nail this season’s tribal trend. Priyanka Mogul explains how to wear it the eco-friendly way more...
patchwork quilt

How to… make your own patchwork quilt

Rebecca Campbell

23rd March, 2012

Pretty, practical and the perfect way to make the most of old clothes, patchwork quilts are the coolest way to give your home a shot of upcycled style
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PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear

PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear and Central St Martins

Ben Martin

21st February, 2012

As London Fashion week draws to a close, don’t miss the chance to see the work of a talented band of up-and-coming young designers who are helping to make upcycling this season’s hottest new trend more...

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The Ecologist meets…Orsola de Castro

The Ecologist meets… Orsola de Castro

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

The designer and Estethica founder chats to Ruth Styles about upcycling, showcasing new green talent and why eco-design has earned its place at the top table of British fashion more...
How to...make recycled art

How to...make recycled art

Bethany Hubbard

10th February, 2012

Upcycling is one of 2012’s hottest design trends but you don’t have to stop at furniture. If you’re looking for some decorative inspiration, get to grips with our guide to making your own eco-fabulous art more...
Bernard Matthews

What's the real cost of Bernard Matthews Christmas turkey?

Peter Salisbury

20th December, 2011

In a Behind the Brand special, Peter Salisbury assesses whether Bernard Matthews has cleaned up its act following undercover investigations revealing 'shocking' cruelty and the notorious avian flu H5N1 outbreak more...
Homemade Christmas

How to... make your own Christmas decorations

Daniel Copley

14th December, 2011

Instead of heading to the supermarket for your baubles, take the green route and create your own more...
organic labels

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean?

Ruth Styles

13th September, 2011

The Ecologist's Green Living Editor finds answers to your ethical dilemmas. This week she’s looking at eco-labels more...
holding

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
sewing kit

Five easy ways to give your wardrobe a green-over

Valentina Jovanovski

19th July, 2011

Looking for ways to update your wardrobe without making a dent in your wallet or on the planet? We asked eco-designer and founder of Sew Last Season, Elena Garcia, for her tips on making the most of what you’ve got more...
summer dresses

Top 10...eco friendly summer dresses

Valentina Jovanovski

20th May, 2011

From pretty prints to elegant nudes, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on this season’s essential summer dresses more...
lupe castro

Upcycling: 2011's greenest decorating trend

Julia Nelson

19th April, 2011

Make do and mend might not sound particularly exciting but, says Julia Nelson, a little creative upcycling can turn junk into something spectacular more...
green bags

Top 10...eco-friendly bags

Ali Gane

25th March, 2011

Upcycled, recycled and 100 per cent green, Ali Gane, owner of online ethical accessories boutique onfriday, rounds up the 10 best eco bags around more...
Erik Zwaga

Erik Zwaga: Belgium’s newest eco-design star

The Ecologist

25th March, 2011

With a talent for breathing new life into what most of us would regard as junk, designer, Erik Zwaga, has taken the art of upcycling to new heights more...

Ada Zanditon: London Fashion Week's greenest rising star

Ruth Styles

21st February, 2011

One of London Fashion Week’s hottest new talents, eco-designer Ada Zanditon is one to watch, says Ruth Styles
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Investigations

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...

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