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Could open source technologies help us solve climate change?

Jamie Andrews

4th May, 2010

'Open source' is a familiar concept to many web users, providing free, well-supported software across the internet. But could the same principles be used to rapidly disseminate low-carbon technologies around the world? more...
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Join our campaign to halt geoengineering

Jim Thomas

4th May, 2010

It's time to say no to scientists and politicians considering geoengineering as a way of tackling climate change, says Jim Thomas more...

How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Giovana Zilli

6th May, 2010

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here's how it's done... more...

Amelia's Anthology of Illustration

Theodora Tsentas

30th April, 2010

In Amelia Gregory's dazzlingly colourful book, illustrators artistically interpret a variety of emerging renewable technologies more...
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How deep sea aircon could cut the heat of climate change

Chris Pala

13th April, 2010

The deep ocean is cold; our cities are growing increasingly warm. What if we could tap those frigid depths to cool down energy-hungry metropolises? more...
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Climate scientists accused of being uncooperative

Ecologist

31st March, 2010

MPs say Professor Jones and other scientists caught up in 'Climategate' affair were guilty of failing to disclose data rather than a 'systematic attempt to mislead' more...
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Deformed toad artist hopes to win public sympathy for amphibians

Laura Sevier

30th March, 2010

The mystery of legless and multi-limbed frogs and toads has captivated artist and ecological researcher Brandon Ballengée for over a decade. Here's how he blends science with art more...
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Regulate geoengineering before it's too late, say MPs

Ecologist

18th March, 2010

Climate manipulation must be regulated at the UN level to avoid countries taking matters into their own hands, says a committee of MPs more...

Win a green roof for your school by photographing local wildlife

Matilda Lee

9th March, 2010

With spring around the corner, why not take a walk around your local park or forest to get a closer look at - and photograph - local wildlife. Uploading pictures can win a school near you a green roof more...
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Mobile phone metals fuelling Congo war

Ecologist

17th February, 2010

Technology companies should be honest with customers about the origin of the metals in their products, says NGO Global Witness more...

The open-source hydrogen car set to change the industry

Alex McDonald

20th January, 2010

Cars are evil, right? But what if they ran on hydrogen, did 300 miles per gallon, were leased rather than owned, and were produced under an open source business model... more...
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Architects propose 'radical' coastal flood defenses

Ecologist

15th January, 2010

Architects, engineers and developers say that the UK faces an 'extreme threat' from flooding, and must respond accordingly more...

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Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

11th January, 2010

Despite promising the world in 2009, biotech corporations have increasingly raised the hackles of scientists and citizens worldwide more...
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Climate expert: Copenhagen is 'four years behind the science'

Arthur Girling

16th December, 2009

Head of the Potsdam Institute and climate change advisor to the German government, Professor John Schellnhuber explains why COP15 is based on out-of-date science, but why he still has hope for a positive outcome more...
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'Climategate' is the first in a new wave of attacks

Chris Genovali

15th December, 2009

The emails hacked from the servers of the University of East Anglia continue to cause controversy. But it was not a singular attack, says Chris Genovali, just the only successful one so far... more...
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Solar India: why climate finance is so important

Anna Da Costa

14th December, 2009

As negotiators haggle in Copenhagen over the levels of financial assistance to be provided to less-industrialised nations, Anna Da Costa highlights the difference this money could make more...
Climate Index

A 'Dow Jones' index for the world's climate

Ecologist

12th December, 2009

The sheer number of different measurements used to show evidence of climate change is dizzying. Now, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme has boiled them down to one, simple graph more...
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CASE STUDY: from campaign group to Westminster

Dixe Wills

20th March, 2009

From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
Dixe Wills meets a man on a mission
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Fighting for nuclear disarmament

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Ploughshares actions started in 1980 in the US. They have taken place in many different countries, with weapons as diverse as rifles, warships, missiles, submarines and aircraft being dismantled or damaged. more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Shakespeare had no Blackberry: let's have a technological Sabbath

Tom Hodgkinson

9th November, 2009

Putting down some of our hi-tech gadgets and hi-octane pastimes might help us make a lot less impact... more...
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Does shipping have a green future?

Chris Carroll

27th October, 2009

The aviation industry has its climate change plans, car manufacturers are working on 'eco' alternatives, and rail is considered top of the class, but what has the transport mode that delivers 90 per cent of goods to the UK done to improve upon its environmental credentials? more...
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Inspiring solutions are out there, you just have to look

Jeremy Smith

25th October, 2009

The 350.org events last Saturday on the International Day of Climate Action give us cause for hope. As Jeremy Smith is discovering, there are thousands of inspiring stories out there about people making a difference more...
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National Grid plan for local waste-to-biogas plants

Ecologist

8th October, 2009

Electricity operator National Grid believes that with the right Government incentives, renewable gas could be produced from our waste and fed straight into the mains more...
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Apple quits Chamber of Commerce over climate denial

Suzanne Goldenberg

6th October, 2009

Technology firm becomes latest in line of high-profile departures after federation opposes efforts to reduce emissions more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods. more...

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