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Top Banana 2

Behind the label: how fair are organic and Fairtrade bananas?

Tom Levitt

28th May, 2012

The Dominican Republic's organic and Fairtrade boom has helped banana growers but what about the slum-dwelling Haitian migrant workers? Tom Levitt reports on the plight of the forgotten people in the banana trade more...
Lui Jianquiang

Liu Jianqiang: fighting for environmental justice in China

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2012

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism in China more...

Environment chief backs gas 'fracking' and nuclear in the UK

Ecologist

8th May, 2012

Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, joins the calls for a gas 'fracking' boom, saying it would provide 'energy security' more...
A young pastoralist with cattle

Crisis or rebirth? The future of Ethiopia's pastoralist tribes

Tom Levitt

3rd May, 2012

Pastoralism is in crisis across Africa. But it could yet survive as the best available defence against climate change and famine. Tom Levitt reports from southern Ethiopia more...
nuclear

Nuclear waste 'may be blighting 1,000 sites' in the UK

Rob Edwards, guardian

2nd May, 2012

MoD under fire after DECC report finds number of sites contaminated with radioactive waste is far higher than previously estimated more...
Naked bike protest

World Naked Bike Ride: the environmental protest with a difference

Amy Hall

27th April, 2012

How a seemingly jovial naked bike ride protest can bring key environmental issues like oil and car dependency to new audiences more...
The Olympic 2012 greenwashing award

BP, Dow and Rio Tinto targeted by Olympic ‘greenwash’ award

Mark Briggs

16th April, 2012

Row over ‘unethical’ London 2012 sponsorship continues as campaigners target BP, Rio Tinto and Dow Chemicals more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

Namibia's 'cruel' seal hunt sparks calls for tourism boycott

Tafline Laylin

12th April, 2012

In the lead up to the new seal hunting season, activists have expressed dismay over the failure of Namibia to halt its annual slaughter of 91,000 Cape Fur seals
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fish in a marine protected area

Do protected areas for wildlife really work?

Eifion Rees

11th April, 2012

Can national parks and marine protected areas safeguard endangered wildlife against the growing pressures of population growth and climate change? more...
Plastic bottles of water

Bottled water industry wages PR battle against tap water movement

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2012

Worried by an eco backlash, the bottled water industry is waging a PR battle to turn the public back onto plastic bottled water more...
BedZED eco-town

What has happened to the UK’s eco-towns?

Bethany Hubbard

2nd April, 2012

Although currently out-of-favour with the UK government, eco-towns may still offer the best hope for creating sustainable communities more...
Bees

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline

Damien Carrington, guardian head of environment

29th March, 2012

The first study conducted in a natural environment has shown that systemic pesticides damage bees' ability to navigate more...

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Sheep dip victim David Layton

Ghosts of farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides

Tom Levitt

28th March, 2012



Government orders to use dangerous organophosphate chemicals left hundreds of sheep farmers with debilitating ill health, Tom Levitt reports on the UK's forgotten pesticide tragedy

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Pesticide spraying

UK fights EU attempts to bring in stricter rules on pesticide and crop spraying

Alistair Driver

28th March, 2012

UK opposition to restricting the use of pesticides in the 1990s and 00s has at times even seen the intervention of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lobby the case for the farming industry more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Global Witness quits Kimberley Process as Zimbabwe 'blood diamonds' exported

Rosie Spinks

6th December, 2011

Consumers could unwittingly buy rings or other jewellery linked to serious human rights abuses after Kimberley Process fails to prevent the sale of diamonds from Robert Mugabe's Marange diamond fields more...
Bt Brinjal Monsanto

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'

Rosie Spinks

12th October, 2011

Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks more...
WFP_Food Aid

Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Rosie Spinks

8th September, 2011

In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost? more...
Tesco

Tesco and Starbucks feel the heat in battle against 'clone town Britain'

Eifion Rees

23rd August, 2011

David Cameron's appointment of a 'shops tsar', the controversial Localism Bill, and increasing opposition to supermarkets and other chain stores could mark a turning point in the struggle to save Britain's high streets more...
Shell protest

The sleepy Irish village that challenged Shell over controversial pipeline

Mark Jansen

21st March, 2011

A ten-year campaign opposing a Shell gas pipeline in a remote cornor of Ireland is documented in a major new film - The Pipe - and has become a focal point for a community's right to oppose corporations and central government more...

How secretive government agency funded BP pipeline blighted by human rights allegations

Sarah Bentley

15th March, 2011

The Export Credit Guarantee Department is accused of underwriting unethical and carbon-intensive business deals in developing countries and operating with a lack of transparency - charges it denies. more...

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