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L'OREAL PROFESSIONEL

Behind the Brand: L’Oréal

Peter Salisbury

10th August, 2011

It is the biggest beauty company in the world and owns numerous ethical brands including The Body Shop and Pureology, but do its own ethics stand up to close scrutiny? Peter Salisbury reports more...

Revealed: UK fish and chips linked to Icelandic whale slaughter

Tom Levitt

11th July, 2011

British diners could unwittingly be supporting Iceland's whale hunt as a major UK fish wholesaler continues to source seafood from an Icelandic company linked to the killing of endangered fin whales more...
soft fruit

Soft fruit special: how to make the most of the summer glut

Valentina Jovanovski

21st June, 2011

Strawberries, cherries, blackberries and raspberries are all coming into season over the next few months. Valentina Jovanovski looks at how to make the most of the soft fruit glut more...
A forest community

Warning over REDD projects excluding rural poor from forests

Tom Levitt

16th June, 2011

Global study finds forests provide one-fifth of household income in rural communities and says access for them should be prioritised in REDD-type conservation projects more...
Selfridges' Project Ocean

Project Ocean: Selfridges campaign to save fish, fashionably

Matilda Lee

10th June, 2011

Selfridges Creative Director Alannah Weston has raised the bar for ethical commitments in high-end retail more...
cool jewels

Cool jewels: ethical design hits London Jewellery Week

Ruth Styles

7th June, 2011

London Jewellery Week is kicking off and there’s no shortage of creative talent combining ethics with fashion. Ruth Styles rounds up five designers who are helping to make bijoux green more...
nature watching

Wild UK: Britain’s big five

Sella Oneko

5th May, 2011

Africa might have elephants, rhinos and leopards but Britain’s got a big five of its own and they’re just as impressive. Sella Oneko shows you where to find them more...

Family fun in the forest: the FC Tour 2011

The Ecologist

7th April, 2011

Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment more...
Mphatheleni Makaulule

Celebrating women activists: South Africa's Mphatheleni Makaulule

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

On international women's day, a remarkable lady fighting to maintain the ancient traditions, local knowledge and sacred sites of one of South Africa's last indigenous clans talks to the Ecologist more...

Dubble Whammy: two good causes, one bag of chocolate

The Ecologist

7th March, 2011

Treat yourself to some chocolate and show your support for Red Nose Day with Fairtrade Dubble chocolate coins more...
Data activism

The Ecologist guide to data activism

Christine Ottery

4th March, 2011

You don't have to be a web geek to join the growing ranks of activists who have told powerful stories using data visualisation. Christine Ottery outlines how you can use data as a powerful tool to press for change more...

Spring beauty: the green way

Ruth Styles and Lou Dartford

3rd March, 2011

Lou Dartford, make-up artist and green beauty blogger, shows how it's done more...

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Open letter from Douglas Gowan

Douglas Gowan

16th August, 2007

In an open letter to the Ecologist, Douglas Gowan has detailed a two-year smear campaign waged against him in the Seventies by Monsanto, details of which were known to the Agency and were only revealed when Gowan submitted a Freedom of Information request. Who was it protecting? more...
RENCTAS

RENCTAS: the Brazilian NGO on the frontline of the war on animal trafficking

Giovana Zilli

11th February, 2011

RENCTAS and its fearless leader Raulff Lima are taking on Brazil's lucrative - and dangerous - black market in wildlife, reports Giovana Zilli more...
Peatland

UN forest protection plans failing because of land scarcity and demand for food

Tom Levitt

24th January, 2011

REDD-type forest agreements ignore indigenous populations and are seeing a scramble for forest 'carbon credits' by governments and individuals, warns study more...
Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl

Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl: a comedy about human extinction

Matilda Lee

21st January, 2011

Now showing as part of London's International Mime Festival, Flesh and Blood is about two office workers becoming feral. It's absurd yet its ecological messages are clear, says Matilda Lee 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...

Financial problems could wipe out commercial whaling

Peter Nolan-Smith

5th January, 2011

Commercial whaling by many nations continues despite an international ban and widescale condemnation. What may end the practice, argues Peter Nolan-Smith, is that the financial incentives are starting to dry up more...

Behind the Label: Christmas turkey

Pat Thomas

16th December, 2010

Christmas dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. But the intensively reared and genetically manipulated birds that most will consume this holiday season leave a nasty taste in the mouth more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...
Blue sky with clouds

Cancun: your five-minute guide to the COP16 climate change conference

Vi Nguyen

25th November, 2010

Following the hype and failure of last year's Copenhagen COP15 summit, the Ecologist outlines what's on the agenda at the forthcoming COP16 Cancun conference – and assesses the chances of progress...
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Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...

How Essex schoolchildren help save endangered species through Millenium Seed Bank

Kara Moses

19th November, 2010

Kara Moses reports on a group of 10-year-olds from Holly Trees Primary School who - by fundraising for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership - have helped secure the future of a rare Namibian plant that was virtually extinct in the wild more...

How to have sex (sustainably and ethically)

Eifion Rees

9th November, 2010

Kicking off a new series of 'how to...' we show you the most satisfying way to 'green up' your lovemaking between the sheets. Now relax, lie back and think of the Ecologist… more...

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