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Cows outdoors

Livestock falling ill in fracking regions, raising concerns about food

28th January, 2013

Elizabeth Royte

In the midst of the US domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. Elizabeth Royte reports more...
Labour abuses in the shrimp industry

The slavery behind our seafood

Jim Wickens

20th September, 2012

Burmese migrants working onboard Thai fishing boats suffer brutal exploitation. And the boats involved supply so-called 'trash fish' for use in feed given to farmed prawns exported globally. The Ecologist Film Unit's Jim Wickens reports
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Grinding Nemo: what's the real cost of your prawn curry?

The Ecologist

20th September, 2012

The tropical shrimp industry in Thailand exploits both people and the environment, a major new film by the Ecologist Film Unit, Link TV and Swedwatch reveals more...
Child working

UK fashion retailers struggle with 'bonded' girl labour in India

Rosie Spinks

15th September, 2011

As London fashion week kicks off, the problem of unfair labour practices tarnishing UK high street brands isn't going away. Rosie Spinks reports 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...

Europe's scramble for gas sees controversial hydraulic fracturing cross the Atlantic

Luke Starr

30th November,2010

In the US, gas-extraction in the Marcellus Shale has been linked to pollution and social conflict. Now Halliburton, Chevron and Exxon, among others, want to bring the so-called 'fracking' process to Europe, reports Luke Starr more...
Smoke from industry

Brown proposes £60 billion climate fund for Copenhagen

Ecologist

26th June, 2009

Gordon Brown called for an annual fund of £60 billion to help less industrialised countries adapt to climate change as part of a range of Government proposals in the run-up to UN talks in Copenhagen later this year more...
natural beauty

'Natural' and 'organic' beauty to be standardised

Matilda Lee

26th June, 2009

The Soil Association hopes that Cosmos, the new natural cosmetics standard, will lead to cleaner, greener ingredients in mainstream beauty products more...
In the News

Database aims to stop biopiracy of traditional Indian remedies

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A new database aims to prevent unscrupulous pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies patenting drugs based on traditional Indian medicines and practices.

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In the News

Land in Latin America exploited by West's demand for meat

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Agricultural expansion on a massive scale in Latin America has directly paralelled the West’s greed for meat. A new report follows the food chain and assesses the damage.



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