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Wheatgrass juice

Raw food diets: are they worth it?

Laura Sevier

12th July, 2010

Some like it hot, others like it... raw. A vegan diet based on uncooked plant food is good for the planet - but is it right for everyone? more...
thermostat

Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
Community shops

Saving and rebuilding community shops

Eifion Rees

1st June, 2010

Mourning the loss of your beloved local shop? With a little help from the Community Shops Network, you can set up and run your own shop and post office...
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Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
for hire

Don't buy it - hire it: the real green consumer

Ewan Kingston

30th March, 2010

It's an unfashionable idea, but would a return to hiring products and services rather than buying them help us reduce our ecological footprint and turn businesses green? more...
curry and rice ready meal

Greening my office: tacking the microwave meal

Sylvia Sunshine

22nd March, 2010

Sylvia's office gets a new, green employee, and she begins to hatch plans for changing her ready-meal-eating, email-printing, energy-burning colleagues... more...
Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...
Office lights

Greening my office: no one’s switched on

Sylvia Sunshine

3rd March, 2010

In her second blog posting, young environmental pretender Sylvia Sunshine reports on her attempts to convert her office workplace to more sustainable practices more...
Alun Anderson

Alun Anderson: I'd like a big volcanic eruption and an Arctic disaster

Laura Sevier

22nd February, 2010

Former editor of New Scientist and author of After The Ice: Life, Death and Politics in the New Arctic on climategate, polar military activity and the icecap's chances more...
Print button

Greening my office: these guys print everything

Sylvia Sunshine

18th February, 2010

In the first of a new blog, young environmental pretender Sylvia Sunshine reports on her attempts to convert her office workplace to more sustainable practices more...

UEA's Andrew Watkinson: we need to be much more open about how science works

Matilda Lee

16th February, 2010

Former Director of the Tyndall Centre and a Professor at the University of East Anglia, Andrew Watkinson explains why 'a few loose sentences' in the IPCC report shouldn't change people's opinion of the science more...
Head lice treatments

Behind the Label: head lice treatments

Pat Thomas

11th February, 2010

Faced with an itchy young head full of nits, it's all too easy to reach for a bottle of potent chemicals. But is smothering your child's hair in pesticides really the best solution? more...

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Legal challenge

How the legal system is preventing environmental justice

Sarah Lewis-Hammond and Tom Levitt

4th February, 2010

Individuals and local campaign groups are being prevented from challenging environmental damage because of the potentially crippling cost of legal action more...

Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level more...
How old will you be in 2050?

Climate justice: should the unborn have legal rights?

Andrew Hickman

8th December, 2009

The biggest victims of climate change have no voice - in fact they are not even born yet - but the argument for giving them legal rights is not so far fetched more...
a woman's head rests amongst green grass

10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...
Save our seas from pirate fishing

Campaigning against pirate fishing

Laura Sevier

22nd June, 2009

Illegally caught 'dirty' fish threatens local fishermen, consumer health and the future of the world's fisheries. The EJF's Pirate Fishing Campaign is tackling the problem head on more...
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Using the law to protect the environment

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Investigation into the dangers faced by lawyers who champion human rights and environmental justice. more...
Spices

10 (organic) spices to cook with this winter

Laura Sevier

6th November, 2009

Why cooking with spices can be great for the tastebuds and good for your health, plus ten spices to cook with this winter more...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...

Basket weaving for the 21st Century

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2009

It's an ancient craft using renewable resources with sustainable techniques. But that doesn't mean it can't be damned sexy, as Mary Butcher shows more...
Pollution

Activists fight to save 'people's law on the environment'

Ecologist

23rd September, 2009

Ruling would allow NGOs and individuals to challenge environmental damage in courts without prohibitive financial risks more...
Polar_bear

Ocean temperatures hit record high for July

Ecologist

20th August, 2009

Combined land and ocean surface temperatures for the world are fifth warmest on record more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Police hostility will not stop us, say activists

Ecologist

28th July, 2009

Climate Camp activists are expecting more aggressive police tactics this summer more...
Post Office in decline

Can communities save the post office?

Steve Shaw

13th July, 2009

Scaled-back, out-sourced or privatised, there's no doubt that the Post Office - the hub of many rural communities - is in a sorry state. Is there a way that local communities can band together to preserve local facilities? more...

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