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The Living Machine: an ecological approach to poo

Tafline Laylin

8th June, 2010

By mimicking the purifying behaviour of wetland ecosystems we can deal with our sewage using one quarter of the energy, and a fraction of the smell... more...
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Water companies, not farmers, to blame for river pollution

Ecologist

15th April, 2010

Household sewage waste rather than farm slurry should be the target of tough pollution measures to reduce phosphorus levels in English rivers, says study more...

Journey to Arne Naess's Cabin

Paul Miles

24th December, 2009

Arne Naess, the father of the deep ecology movement, spent much time in his cabin on top of a mountain. Paying homage, Paul Miles recreates the trip more...

Copenhagen: peasant farmers can save the planet

Ed Hamer

15th December, 2009

Carbon reduction potential of ecological farming methods is highlighted at Copenhagen, as protests against industrial agriculture gather strength more...

CASE STUDY: saving marine life with flowerpots

Emma Bocking

27th October, 2009

Although sea walls are a strong form of coastal defence they effectively wipe out rock pools which are important oases for marine life. Scientists in Sydney have found a solution involving flower pots... more...
evolution

What use is evolution to environmentalists?

Amelie Wachner

10th November, 2009

Evolution may be a brilliant model by which to explain the diversity of the natural world, but it doesn't contain the slightest hint as to how human beings should act towards that world more...

Africa doesn't need a green revolution. It needs agroecology

Dan Taylor

23rd September, 2009

Green Revolution architect Norman Borlaug is credited with 'feeding India'. But the feat took more than hybrid varieties and fertiliser, and it will take a much more sophisticated approach to help Africa feed itself more...

Can cows help stop climate change?

Ed Hamer

15th September, 2009

Meat, dairy... in fact, livestock in general has in recent years joined the ranks of the 4x4 and the short-haul flight. But could a change in the way we graze animals not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but even remove them from the atmosphere? more...
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Have academics forgotten how to talk to each other?

Dr David Roser & Dr John Merson

July 21st, 2009

Increased specialisation within academia means that academics no longer talk, share ideas or work together. It also means they're not good at practising what they preach, especially environmentally... more...
Invasive species

Invasive species - are they always bad news?

Dr Peter Bridgewater

15th June, 2009

Native species = good; invasive species = bad, right? Not necessarily, says Dr Peter Bridgewater. Try taking a longer term view of ecology... more...
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Ecopads with Marcus Brigstocke

Ecologist

28th April, 2009

Comedian, writer and actor Marcus Brigstocke reveals some of the eco-renovations made to his home in true MTV Cribs style more...
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...

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GM trees in US

Claire Robinson

1st November, 2007

The US government has given he go-ahead for a test plot of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees in Alabama. For the first time, these trees will be allowed to flower and set seed, opening the door to potential widespread contamination of the American South. more...
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Our natural resources need to be managed locally, says report

News

8th May, 2007

Local communities should have a right in determining access to and use of natural resources, a report from think-tank the World Resources Institute (WRI) has said. more...
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Why greens should be politically incorrect

Aidan Rankin

12th June, 2000

Aidan Rankin argues that modern liberal values can be more of a threat than a liberation. more...

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