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A U-turn too far!

Natalie Bennett

18th December 2013

The UK Government's U-turn on new airport capacity in England defies all logic, argues Natalie Bennett. We must end our obsession with 'high speed projects' and invest in low-speed sustainable transport. more...
Britain’s forgotten foods

Britain’s forgotten foods

Grace Philip

31st May, 2012

With Jubilee fever hotting up, Grace Philip argues that it’s time to pay attention to another part of our heritage: our tasty native produce more...
How to... look after your orchard

The beginner's guide to growing your own fruit

Mark Briggs

14th May, 2012

Whether you live in the city or in the heart of rural England, planting your own fruit trees provides you with a free source of fruit and a boost for biodiversity more...
Top 10… water inspired breaks

Top 10… water inspired breaks

Ruth Styles

4th May, 2012

Last month’s downpours might have put you off water for life but that doesn’t mean a watery getaway isn’t worth a look. Ruth Styles rounds up 10 of the best
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Alde Garden

Review: Alde Garden

Rachael Stubbins

26th April, 2012

From the DIY ‘treebog’ to the solar powered fairy lights, bell tents and yurts, Suffolk’s Alde Garden is the perfect place for an eco-friendly weekend break. Rachael Stubbins paid a visit more...
The Peregrine

The Peregrine

Mark Newton

26th April, 2012

A masterpiece of nature writing, J.A. Baker’s ‘The Peregrine’ is well worth revisiting, says Mark Newton, not just for the prose but also to help us re-engage with the natural world more...
gypsy caravans

Five of the best... gypsy caravan breaks

Lisa Stephens

19th April, 2012

Forget My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding; the UK’s Romany caravans offer discreet luxury, emerald eco credentials and the chance to get back to nature in style. Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best more...
scilly isles

See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
festive UK

Our Land: website champions sustainable holidays in English countryside

Ben Hudson

2nd December, 2011

Forget Lapland - a festive break in the English countryside is just as beautiful. New website Our Land will help you discover sustainable tourism in the Cotswolds, South Downs and New Forest, amongst others more...
voluntourism

Ten of the best... British volunteering holidays

Christine Ottery

21st October, 2011

Volunteering holidays aren't just for bored teenagers. As Christine Ottery found out, there are plenty of ways to see the UK and do your bit at the same time more...
London

The eco travel guide to England

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Boasting vibrant cities, countless historical treasures and lush rolling countryside, England has much to offer green travellers, says Green Living Editor Ruth Styles
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compass and map

Five brilliant English day trips

Ruth Styles

24th March, 2011

With sunny days on the way, make the most of your weekends with an English day out
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Bringsty Common

One man's remarkable journey to gain access rights to his local common

Chris Baker

28th January, 2011

When Tom Fisher applied for commoners' rights to graze a goat and take firewood from his local common in Bringsty, he had little idea it would lead him on an eight-month delve around England's labyrinthine Commons Act more...
Tractor spraying pesticide

Independent testing of pesticides in food in doubt after quango cull

Tom Levitt

14th October, 2010

Campaigners fear 'backward' step in pesticide regulation in UK after testing body scrapped as Government also confirms major budget cuts to Natural England and the Environment Agency more...
More than 1,000 miles of coastline is still inaccessible

English coast still not open to walkers

Ecologist

31st July, 2009

An audit finds more than a third of the English coastline is not open to the public more...
Gaian Economics

Mr. Bean to explain quantitative easing policy

Molly Scott Cato

16th July, 2009

The deputy-director of the Bank of England is on a national tour to convince us of the seriousness of its policies to ease the recession. Molly Scott Cato can't wait for the punchline 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...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
An old couple on a park bench

Green seniors bid for greater environmental role

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'Green seniors' are asking to be trained as volunteer environmental advisers for their local areas, and call for 'age-proof' green strategies in a new manifesto more...
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Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

Peter Hughes

1st June, 2008

Plastic population English culture is becoming increasingly artificial, but there are still those fighting its decline more...

Government cuts DEFRA funding - climate change departments at risk

News

6th February, 2008

Environment department ministers will meet today to discuss funding cuts of almost £1bn over three years. more...
Investigations

England Vanishing

22nd September, 2006

How do we define ourselves in time and space? A new book England In Particular suggests it is the commonplace, the local and the distinctive that tells us where we are more...

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