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Zero Carbon Britain 2030

Creating the future: How 'Zero Carbon Britain' is inspiring positivity in today's artists

Paul Allen

16th August, 2012

The Centre for Alternative Technology's Emergence Summit must develop positive versions of the future, as if we can't imagine it - there won't be one, says Paul Allen more...
Offshore wind turbines

TAKE ACTION to start a British clean energy revolution

Mark Briggs

11th May, 2012

Friends of the Earth are calling on Prime Minister David Cameron, and Energy Secretary Ed Davey to wean the UK off fossil fuels and create a 'Clean British Energy Revolution' 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...
Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

A midwife's manifesta on how to have a fearless birth

Laura Sevier

4th May, 2012

Birth Matters, a new book by pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin aims to empower women to gain control over their bodies in order to have the kind of birth they want more...
The Arctic by Greenpeace

PHOTO GALLERY: The Arctic - Treasure of the North

Bernd Rommelt & Thomas Henningsen

1st February, 2012

A new book of stunning photos of the Arctic documents the wonder of one of the last wilderness regions on the planet more...
Fracking site in Lancashire

Middle England and eco-activists unite in opposition to shale gas and fracking

Jan Goodey

15th January, 2012

In a perfect storm, Middle England is joining forces with climate activists to say no to fracking and the UK's much-talked about shale gas boom more...

Shale gas fracking 'probable' cause of Lancashire quakes

Juliette Jowit and Hanna Gersmann, guardian reporters

2nd November, 2011

Controversial 'fracking' technique to extract gas from the ground was the 'highly probable' cause of earth tremors, report finds more...

Fracking Hell – the environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom

30th November, 2010

Jim Wickens

The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights 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...
Oil drilling in the Arctic

Scramble for Arctic oil and gas puts pristine ecosystem at risk

Mark Jansen

6th June, 2011

The Arctic is becoming a battleground as Russia, Norway, Canada and the US vie for access to oil, gas and minerals – campaigners fear safety and the environment will be the losers more...
Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity more...
Tar sands mining

Madagascar fears repeat of Canada's tar sands devastation

Tom Levitt

1st June, 2011

UK banks helping to finance oil giant Total's exploitation of tar sands on the world's fourth largest island despite lack of adequate environmental controls or regulation 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...
Drilling equipment

UK shale gas boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

Despite outrage in the US over ‘fracturing’ techniques used to extract shale gas and new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal, the UK has given the go-ahead to companies here to begin drilling. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential unconventional gas boom near Blackpool more...
Drilling equipment

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...
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...

UK's 'fracking' gas-extraction is not unconventional says industry

Ecologist

2nd March, 2011

The controversial gas-extraction process known as 'fracking' is safe, says UK-based Cuadrilla Resources, and not a threat to ground or surface water supplies 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...

Growing pressure for moratorium on UK shale gas 'fracking'

The Ecologist

27th January,2011

Shadow energy minister Huw Irranca-Davies calls for a halt to shale gas drilling after an Ecologist investigation and Tyndall Centre report highlight environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing more...

UK urged to ban controversial 'fracking' gas-extraction

Tom Levitt

17th January, 2011

Gas extraction plans underway in Lancashire would pose a serious risk of contaminating ground and surface waters, says Tyndall Centre report 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...
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...

Addicted to frack: the dirty gas drilling coming to a field near you

Ecologist

7th December, 2010

Exclusive film examining the bitter fall out from gas extraction in the US involving a process known as hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. And it's coming to Europe... 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...

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