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Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

CAMPAIGN HERO: Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

Ecologist

27th January, 2012

It is estimated that by 2030, 92 per cent of Britons will live in cities. The CEO of charity Trees for Cities on why its so important but difficult to plant trees in our streets more...
How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

Ruth Styles

24th January, 2012

There’s more to an eco-friendly closet than FSC timber (although that helps). From getting rid of clutter to reworking old clothes, here’s all you need to know about stylishly sustainable storage more...
Into the wild: getting to grips with primal fitness

Wild at heart: getting to grips with primal fitness

Hazel Sillver

24th January, 2012

Fed up of slaving in the gym? Wild Fitness’ emphasis on natural movement of the sort our ancestors would have used could be just what you need. Get in touch with your inner caveman more...
Top 10… natural ways to detox

Top 10… natural ways to detox

Laurie Tuffrey

20th January, 2012

From upping your antioxidant intake to raising your yoga game, we round up 10 easy ways to detox – no dodgy pills or extreme diets involved more...
Air pollution

UK uses EU 'loophole' to delay tackling air pollution in London

Tom Levitt

13th December, 2011

Government lawyers set to argue in High Court that EU rules allow them to delay meeting air pollution targets until as late as 2025 in London despite growing health crisis more...
Bottle of milk

Where will our milk come from: 'battery' farms or free range cows?

Rosie Shute

11th November, 2011

The recent axing of the Nocton 'super-dairy' renewed interest in how our milk and cheese is produced. The Ecologist visited two dairy farms - an indoor, intensive unit and a year-round outdoor operation - to assess their very different approaches more...
'Not in my banger' campaign

US-style 'mega' Foston pig farm could still be halted says Soil Association

Ecologist

1st November, 2011

Proposals for a large-scale pig farm in Foston, Derbyshire, could herald new era of US-style factory farming in the UK but face concerns from government health officials more...
Behind the Label Supplement 2011

Behind the Label: read and download the best articles

The Ecologist has produced a printable PDF magazine of the best articles from our popular Behind the Label series
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coffee

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

George Blacksell

4th October, 2011

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act more...

Sour Milk – undercover inside the US intensive dairy industry

Jim Wickens

21st September 2010

With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business... more...
garden accessories

Five of the best…green gardening accessories

Anjuli Koshal

5th August, 2011

From scratch-proof gloves to soothing organic balms, Anjuli Koshal rounds up five green gardening essentials that the eco-conscious shouldn’t be without more...
Ecologist Magazine December 1971

The Ecologist December 1971: Japan’s ‘economic miracle’

George Blacksell

1 December, 2011

Forty years ago this month The Ecologist reported on the environmental implications of the rise of the Japanese economy. In the wake of the recent earthquake and associated nuclear fears has it cleaned up its act?
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popping pills

Beauty supplements: are they worth it?

Robert Phillips

26th July, 2011

Supplement is the latest beauty industry buzzword but just how effective are beauty power pills? And just how green? Robert Phillips takes a closer look more...
Air pollution protest

Air pollution may be ‘health timebomb’ for London’s deprived children

Henry Gass and Tom Levitt

28th July, 2011

On-going study of children in east London finds air pollution a factor in lung impairment - but political deadlock and lack of public awareness are holding up solutions more...
Catalytic Clothing

Ethical fashion takes a new direction with 'catalytic clothes' that purify polluted air

Matilda Lee

15th July, 2011

London College of Fashion recently unveiled a dress that purifies polluted city air through a chemical reaction on the surface of the fabric more...
Plane flying over palm trees

Could we be entering the era of greener air travel?

Henry Gass

12th July, 2011

Last week Thomson announced the launch of a weekly flight to Palma, fuelled by old cooking oil. Henry Gass asks whether more sustainable air travel could finally be in sight more...
Bulldog products

Green Business: Bulldog

Peter Salisbury

29th June, 2011

A natural, Fairtrade men's skincare line might sound obvious, but when Simon Duffy and Rhodri Ferrier launched Bulldog, it was a wholly new concept. Peter Salisbury sits down with the men making grooming green more...
aeroplane takes off

European airlines to start controversial biofuel-powered flights

William McLennan

24th June, 2011

The use of plant-based fuels for flights, backed by the EU, could contribute to higher food prices and increased greenhouse gas emissions more...
Brighton Bike Train

Saddle up: how Brighton's bike train is greening the notorious school run

Jan Goodey

24th June, 2011

Come Friday morning and a group of kids and their parents converge to begin Brighton's Bike train cycle to school. Could this be the beginning of the great two-wheeled school run revolution? Jan Goodey reports more...
Fairtrade coffee

Five of the best...Fairtrade and organic coffees

Valentina Jovanovski

20th June, 2011

From monocultures to deforestation, a cup of coffee can leave a bitter taste. But as Valentina Jovanovski discovered, ethically produced coffee can benefit some of the world’s poorest people and the planet to boot

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mcdonald's

Behind the Brand: McDonald’s

Peter Salisbury

16th June, 2011

In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the world – McDonald’s – and asks: has the burger giant done enough to clean-up its act? more...
Smog

Black carbon: how reducing it could slow global warming and lift the Asian smog

William McLennan

17th June, 2011

Emissions of short-lived pollutants like black carbon can be reduced and provide quick reductions in climate change and improvements in air quality. The Ecologist reports more...
Organic restaurants

Top 10…eco-friendly eateries

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Looking for a fabulous place to eat without compromising on your eco-friendly lifestyle? Valentina Jovanovski serves up 10 restaurants that combine good eating with a green ethos more...
cool jewels

Cool jewels: ethical design hits London Jewellery Week

Ruth Styles

7th June, 2011

London Jewellery Week is kicking off and there’s no shortage of creative talent combining ethics with fashion. Ruth Styles rounds up five designers who are helping to make bijoux green more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...

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