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Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...

Kiribati and Tuvalu will drown without global climate action

Scott Leckie and Dan Lewis

11th November, 2010

The causes of climate change are far from their shores, but these tiny Pacific nations face growing social strife and eventual annihilation unless western governments wake up and take responsibility, argue Scott Leckie and Dan Lewis more...

COALITION GREEN WATCH: Will the Tory Lib-Dem government deliver on its environmental promises?

Bibi van der Zee

4th November, 2010

In the first of an exclusive new series Bibi van der Zee sets out how we'll put to the test David Cameron's pledge to head the 'greenest government in history' - and why we need YOUR help more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson: spare a moment for the bang bang men of Chongquing...

29th October, 2010

Although the rise of mega-cities raises disturbing questions about living standards and livelihoods, the spread of city living is not all bad, says Tom Hodgkinson more...

The pesticides scandal: Government inaction is destroying lives

Georgina Downs

The new coalition Government must do what Labour failed to do in 13 years in power and finally introduce the necessary measures to protect people from pesticides, says Georgina Downs more...

Do the environmental benefits of gardens outweigh the need for affordable houses?

Simon Leadbeater

19th October,2010

The need for more affordable housing is often cited as a reason for building on often-environmentally important garden plots. But does such a policy result in more cheap homes? Apparently not, argues Simon Leadbeater more...

Why 'eco-friendly' heat pumps increase, not reduce, your carbon footprint

Eric Johnson

8th October, 2010

Switch to heat pumps to warm your home and you'll qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy. But new research reveals the pumps release potent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, says Eric Johnson, significantly increasing the true carbon footprint of this supposedly green technology

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Forget palm oil and soya, microalgae is the next big biofuel source

Matthew Aylott

24th September

Microalgae could help turn the tide on climate change by providing clean, green energy for everything from light bulbs to planes, argues Matthew Aylott. But does the UK have enough space, sunshine - or indeed the stomach - to grow them? more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

How to make money from fighting climate change

Reg Platt

16th September 2010

Renewable energy presents a unique opportunity for getting communities engaged in reducing their emissions - and benefiting financially - says Reg Platt of IPPR more...

Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

Eric Johnson

8th September 2010

For regions with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration... more...
Arjen Y. Hoekstra

The water footprint: the hidden cost of our meat consumption

Arjen Y. Hoekstra

2nd September, 2010

Watching our leaky taps is the least of our problems when it comes to water wastage - agricultural practices and animal products are by far the greater danger more...

Wildlife corridors are the Asian elephant's last chance for survival

Mark Shand

22nd June, 2010

Why wildlife corridors are the new reserves - and why colourful elephants are cropping up on London streets more...

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Tom Hodgkinson

Bring back real markets

Tom Hodgkinson

11th September, 2009

Tom Hodgkinson lays out the case for the return of street markets. Wouldn't we all be better off living outside the box? more...
Ending tax breaks for the airline industry could help spur growth in public transport

The fight to make our train fares fair

Richard Hebditch

12th August, 2009

The Campaign for Better Transport is working hard to bring down train fares and is inviting you to join them in their fight more...
Molly Scott Cato

Face it: orthodox economics messed up

Molly Scott Cato

14th July, 2009

In drowning out the voices of those economists that don't adhere to neoclassical orthodoxy, the current global financial collapse was inevitable more...
Copenhagen

Halfway to Copenhagen

Phil England

2nd July, 2009

Copenhagen is where the future of our planet will be decided. So why is there such little media interest in the run-up to the talks, asks Phil England. more...
Tom Hodgkinson

A brief history of free spirit

Tom Hodgkinson

30th June, 2009

Glastonbury provides the perfect setting to reflect on free spirit. If only the wild thing in all of us could come out more often, writes Tom Hodgkinson more...
ShellGasFlaring2

Shell pays up in New York, but continues to flare gas

Andy Rowell

23rd June, 2009

Shell's $15.5 million settlement provides hard cash to to the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta but while activists claim 'victory' they vow to fight on to end toxic gas flares more...
Rupert Sheldrake

It's all in the mind

Rupert Sheldrake

19th June 2009

Materialism as a scientific ideology has proved itself unworthy of the challenges we face - we must look elsewhere for life's answers, says Rupert Sheldrake more...
Molly Scott Cato

The inefficency of delivery systems

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

What do a privatised post office and jogging have in common? They’re both inefficient, obsolete and all about the bottom line. more...
Joss Garman

Miliband's leadership on climate is tested

Joss Garman

19th June 2009

The climate secretary has been lauded for his coal-fired proposals, but beyond the smokescreen it’s business as usual says Joss Garman more...
Rosie_Boycott

Fanatical about food

Rosie Boycott

19th June 2009

It's time to re-engage with our food and re-evaluate the way we feed ourselves, says Rosie Boycott more...
Bolgs and Comments

Commons cause

Tom Hodgkinson

1st June 2009

Henry VIII’s land-grab robbed ordinary people of their commons – now a new campaign offers us the chance to take back what we’re owed.

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Bolgs and Comments

Restoring New York's natural springs

Reverend Billy

May 1st 2009

With the oil and gas industry spoiling groundwater in the US, New York’s once-prominent natural springs need to be restored.

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Jim_Thomas

High-altitude windpower: pie-in-the-sky or sound science?

Jim Thomas

1st May 2009

Since we don’t have enough land for the renewable technologies we need let’s go stratospheric instead, with a high-altitude solution… more...

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