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Rush hour on the M6

Policy rethink required to avoid worsening congestion

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

Building more roads is not the answer to worsening motorway congestion, according to new research from the Campaign for Better Transport, which advocates more low-impact solutions more...
Jeremy Harrall

Low-tech retrofit experiment could transform social housing

Eifion Rees

8th July, 2009

The Greening-the-Box initiative aims to demonstrate that retrofitting can transform hard-to-heat housing association and council properties into models of low-tech sustainability and fuel efficiency - with almost zero heating more...
Transition Culture

Five amazing things you never knew about potatoes

Transition Culture

6th July, 2009

Inspired by digging up some home grown new potatoes on a July afternoon Rob Hopkins is running a special competition - to win one of his potatoes... more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Tesco 'trusts' cattle suppliers involved in Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Despite the lack of traceability in the supply chain, the assurances of cattle producers that they are not involved in the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is apparently enough for Tesco, a letter to the Guardian reveals more...
Unpackaged, Amwell Street

Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...
Selecting cosmetics in a chemist shop

Greenwash taints most 'eco-friendly' claims

Ecologist

23rd June, 2009

Ninety-eight per cent of the products in our stores claiming to be environmentally friendly are guilty of greenwash, a US committee hears more...
Barbecue

How to have the most ethical barbecues

Andy Hamilton

19th June 2009

As summer sets in, Andy Hamilton grabs his tongs and invites you to have a sizzling and sustainable barbecue more...
Paul Miles man on a boat

Life on a canal boat - Part III

Paul Miles

19th June, 2009

In the final instalment from Britain’s historic waterways, the Ecologist’s narrowboat correspondent finds a literal and metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel on the Grand Union canal more...
Paul Miles - Man on a Boat

Life on a canal boat - Part II

Paul Miles

1st June, 2009

In the second communiqué from the canals of Britain, a narrowboat newbie finds the pace of life slowing to the speed of the water, offering time for reflection and a deeper appreciation of the great outdoors more...

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Paul Miles at a canal lock

Life on a canal boat - Part I

Paul Miles

1st May, 2009

In the first of a three-part series, a repentant travel writer trades in his longhaul flights and luxury holidays for three months living on a narrowboat



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