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Ethical jewellery: what to ask and what to buy

Amy Hall

24th April, 2012

From blood diamonds to mining with cyanide, bling is a big problem for the planet. But as Amy Hall explains, clued-up consumers mean greener gems more...
Mekong River

Climate hotspot: sea level rise threatens millions in Mekong Delta rice belt

Ecologist

20th January, 2012

Some 60 million people depend on the Mekong River for their livelihoods but sea level rise and severe weather puts the area at risk, as Gratianne Quade's unique film shows more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Global Witness quits Kimberley Process as Zimbabwe 'blood diamonds' exported

Rosie Spinks

6th December, 2011

Consumers could unwittingly buy rings or other jewellery linked to serious human rights abuses after Kimberley Process fails to prevent the sale of diamonds from Robert Mugabe's Marange diamond fields more...
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Export of Zimbabwean diamonds threatens ethical jewellery trade

Rosie Spinks

08 August, 2011

With the Kimberley Process in a state of paralysis over Zimbabwean diamonds, consumers can no longer be sure they’re buying ethical jewels. Ahead of a BBC Panorama investigation into the issue, Rosie Spinks reports more...
perfume

Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
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Man-made climate change doubling risk of extreme flooding

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

By allowing emissions to to rise humans may have doubled the likelihood of further floods like those that struck the UK in 2000, say climate scientists in first attempt to prove link between man-made climate change and extreme weather more...
Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl

Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl: a comedy about human extinction

Matilda Lee

21st January, 2011

Now showing as part of London's International Mime Festival, Flesh and Blood is about two office workers becoming feral. It's absurd yet its ecological messages are clear, says Matilda Lee more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

China counts £130bn cost of economic growth in ecological damage

Jonathan Watts, Guardian Asia environment correspondent

29th December, 2010

Cost of pollution, deteriorating soil and other impacts surged to 1.3tr yuan in 2008 - equivalent to 3.9 per cent of country's GDP - as officials warn of threats to ecology, food safety and flood control more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics, to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...
Hull expands out to sea

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...
An old African slave fort

Atlantic Rising: Ghana's flood defense plans unfinished

Lynn Morris

13th January, 2010

An ambitious sea defence scheme in Ghana could have been successful but the job is not finished and thousands of homes still flood annually more...

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Atlantic Rising: Life in a flooded slum in Freetown

Lynn Morris

11th December, 2009

Most people love their home town. But what if you lived in a regularly flooded slum? more...
Winter eco skincare

Winter skincare: top ten eco picks

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th December, 2009

Clean, green beauty products for the holiday season more...
Boscastle

Boscastle - after the flood, a green future

Paul Miles

21st July, 2009

When the Cornish village of Boscastle was devastated by flooding in 2004, few hoped to do any more than salvage the town. Today, it is flourishing, thanks to a new found awareness - and respect - for the power of Nature more...
Blood samples

Scientists link Parkinson's with specific pesticide

Ecologist

14th July, 2009

Tests on Parkinson's sufferers have revealed a high incidence and levels of the organochloride pesticide beta-HCH, holding out the hope of a blood test to catch the disease early more...
Hasankeyf in Turkey

Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
Dan Box

As the troops withdraw, the oil execs move in...

Dan Box

7th July, 2009

As US troops pulled out of Iraq last week the bidding for the country's oil fields began. Big Oil makes for epic (tragic) drama says Dan Box more...
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House of Bamboo

Laura Sevier

1st April, 2007

It’s used for kitchen wares, flooring, furniture and textiles. It’s natural, fast-growing and versatile. Is bamboo the green gold of furnishing materials? more...
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Direct action - the winning argument?

Sarah Lewis

13th May, 2009

When a Victorian tea party took over Heathrow's Terminal 1 earlier this year, it was a clear sign that environmental campaigning had taken a large step away from time-worn methods of protesting. more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue

Pat Thomas

22nd May, 2008

Your recycled loo paper may be soft, strong and very, very long, but is it really all that green? Pat Thomas gets to the bottom of an issue of convenience more...
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Loopholes and scams dog ‘green’ energy

News

1st April, 2008

Green energy is coming under pressure to clean up its act after severe criticism of the Government’s attempts to change the rules on how renewable energy is calculated and further condemnation of the ‘splash and dash’ trading scam in biofuels. more...
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Embracing the waters

News

21st August, 2007

Sustainable cities will welcome floods rather than building defences, say futurologists at the Royal Institute of British Architects. more...
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Weather Report

Merlin Sheldrake

1st July, 2007

With floods in the north of England and no summer in sight what has happened to the weather? Merlin Sheldrake tries to make sense of a record-breaking year for the setting of weather records more...

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