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Little White Alice

Review: Little White Alice

Lisa Stephens

31st May, 2012

The perfect country escape, Cornwall's Little White Alice is a green retreat that combines style and sustainability, says Lisa Stephens more...

Conserving the Wild West: Arizona’s green dream

Ruth Styles

29th May, 2012

The cowboys and Indians are still there but there’s more to America’s 48th state than reliving the glory days of the Wild West. Home to seven different ecosystems, it is leading the way in conservation and green tourism. Ruth Styles went to find out more more...
How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

Spring might have sprung but that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Our experts explain how to get a new look without harming the planet more...

The Ecologist Top Ten... vinegars

Laura Sevier

9th December, 2010

Whether it's the old favourite Sarson's, trendy balsamic or the more adventurous rice or wine vinegar, it can be used to clean your house, improve your health and spice up your chips – what makes vinegar so special? Laura Sevier picks 10 of the best... more...
The Commons office in Kilburn

Can direct democracy win a seat in Kilburn?

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2010

Environmental activist Tamsin Omond is running for a Westminster seat on a platform of more collaborative democracy, and resurrecting the idea of the Commons as a shared public good more...
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MP Alan Whitehead proposes a bill to see more recycled resources used in new products


15th April, 2009

Many dutiful recyclers feel rightly frustrated that so few of their carefully washed bottles and cans put out each week seem to make their way back into the same product. more...

Opening a can of worms

Phil Moore

15th October, 2008

It might be fair to say that the earthworm is a farmer’s best friend. more...
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Government's Planning White Paper 'could be illegal'


23rd October, 2007

Friends of the Earth has threatened the Government with legal action if it fails to re-examine the forthcoming Planning White Paper. more...
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New campaign highlights planning madness


10th July, 2007

When do Friends of the Earth and the Campaign to Protect Rural England want to build an incinerator? When they’re part of a new protest coalition called ‘Planning Disaster’ which yesterday filed a planning application to build an incinerator on the site of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. more...
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White papers may have silver lining


1st June, 2007

Last week's planning and energy white papers drew scorn from environmentalists for green-lighting out-of-town developments and nuclear power respectively. more...

River of grass

James Frankham

1st March, 2006

A tale of Indians and airboats, giant alligators and one of the world’s greatest ecosystems hanging in the balance. more...

Enron bought Bush the White House

Greg Palast

1st September, 2004

…and it’s time to tape up the White House gate and hang the sign saying ‘crime scene… property to be confiscated… vacate premises immediately’. more...

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