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Greenhouse gases alone are causing unprecedented Arctic warming

October 29th, 2013

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that human influence alone is responsible for warming in the Arctic. more...
How to…give your cocktail a green-over

How to…give your cocktail a green-over

Amy Hall

8th May, 2012

Forget Pimms: eco-friendly cocktails not only taste great, they don’t cause a headache for the planet either. Amy Hall shows you how to give your tipple an eco-friendly spin more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
retrofitting

The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...
green house

Home retrofit experiment shows low carbon living for real people

Charlotte Sankey

24th January, 2012

A single mother, three teenagers and an East London terrace offer a living piece of research on retrofitting designed for real-time living more...
The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

Ruth Styles

19th January, 2012

Don’t let the touchy-feely title put you off: Dr Fabrizio Mancini’s latest opus is packed with sensible advice, argues Ruth Styles more...
Amazon

Review: Amazon exhibition at Somerset House

Ruth Styles

18th November, 2011

Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson’s work offers a compelling insight into a threatened way of life, says The Ecologist's Green Living Editor Ruth Styles more...
House-box

House boxes: the equine homes trend coming to a street near you

George Blacksell

26th August, 2011

Converted horse boxes are becoming increasingly popular among the eco-conscious. George Blacksell chats to horse box home owner, Dean Crago more...
green headlines

Green Business: Greenhouse Public Relations

Peter Salisbury

2nd August, 2011

Anna Guyer has made a name for her company by only taking clients with impeccable green credentials and refusing to ‘greenwash’ big brands. Peter Salisbury met her to find out more more...
Footprint of food chart

Lamb, beef and cheese have largest food footprint

Ecologist

27th July, 2011

US analysis highlights the high greenhouse gas emissions of popular animal products in comparison to alternatives like lentils, rice and tomatoes more...
cute barn owls

How to…turn your home into a wildlife haven

Paul Miles

14th June, 2011

Habitat loss doesn’t just affect rainforest dwellers, says Paul Miles. New builds and carbon reducing measures have been tough on the species that share our homes. Here's how to bring them back more...
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Carbon offsetting version two: a greener way to travel?

Valentina Jovanovski

12th May

Carbon offsetting isn't perfect but Much Better Adventures’ partnership with environmental charity, the Converging World, has produced an initiative that just might work more...

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UK gas fracking boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

As well as local outrage over 'fracking' drilling there is new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential gas boom near Blackpool more...
United Vibrations

United Vibrations: music with a message champions sustainable living

Helena Drakakis

18th April, 2011

Helena Drakakis reports on the London band using music to fund projects dispelling the myth that environmentally sustainable living is synonymous with low-tech, under-developed lifestyles more...
Uk flooding

Man-made climate change doubling risk of extreme flooding

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

By allowing emissions to to rise humans may have doubled the likelihood of further floods like those that struck the UK in 2000, say climate scientists in first attempt to prove link between man-made climate change and extreme weather more...

UK's greenhouse gas emissions reductions an 'illusion'

Eifion Rees

2nd February, 2011

The UK may appear to have made great progress in reducing its carbon emissions, but declaring only what it produces, rather than consumes, presents a skewed picture of its carbon responsibilities and the balance sheet more...
Tiny bubbles of methane trapped in lake ice in Norway

Freshwater lakes and rivers contributing to climate change

Tom Levitt

12th January, 2011

Study estimates emissions of methane from freshwater systems to be 103 million tonnes per year - equivalent to 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's land areas more...
Home insulation

Tesco and B&Q join interest in 'Green Deal' to insulate homes

Mark Jansen

10th January, 2011

The UK government plans to get companies to pay to insulate energy inefficient homes - recovering the money from savings on the householder's energy bill more...
World map

Cancun climate summit fails to agree successor to Kyoto Protocol

Tom Levitt

12th December, 2010

Major industrialised powers claim progress has been made towards a legally-binding agreement but campaigners warn new deal will be 'weak' and 'wholly inadaquate' in preventing climate change more...
Cars

UK economic recovery 'poses threat to environment'

James Meikle

1st December, 2010

Any emergence from recession may erode shift towards more sustainable lifestyles, warns EU report
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Dead fridges

Campaigners issue warning on refrigerant emissions

Dearbhla Crosse

October 27th, 2010

UK efforts to combat ozone-depleting CFC gases has seen supermarkets and other refrigerant users switch to a problematic alternative in HFCs

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PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...

Do the environmental benefits of gardens outweigh the need for affordable houses?

Simon Leadbeater

19th October,2010

The need for more affordable housing is often cited as a reason for building on often-environmentally important garden plots. But does such a policy result in more cheap homes? Apparently not, argues Simon Leadbeater more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
Container ship

Shipping growth threatens climate change targets - report

Emily Shelton

24th September, 2010

Shipping industry needs to urgently adapt to avoid ‘dangerous climate change’ experts warn as emissions spiral
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