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Petroldead?: How Britain's fuel addiction may be coming to an end

October 10th, 2013

Paul Creeney

When looking at the numbers of cars cruising Britain's roads, the amount of carbon being constantly released is staggering. Paul Creeney looks at how public transport is evolving to become a viable alternative.... 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...
How to… make your own Easter eggs

How to… make your own Easter eggs

Rachael Stubbins

4th April, 2012

Less waste and fewer food miles make homemade Easter eggs the greener alternative to supermarket chocolate. Time to get creative more...
Ecologist cover A Blueprint for Survival January 1972

The Ecologist January 1972: a blueprint for survival

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Forty years ago the Ecologist published its landmark ‘A Blueprint for Survival’ issue outlining the need for a serious economic and environmental overhaul more...
Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach

CAMPAIGN HERO: Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach

Ben Hudson

28th December, 2011

Dave Hampton on watt's watt in carbon footprints and why he aims to launch a campaign for a million more carbon coaches more...
Richard Willson

Obituary: Ecologist cartoonist Richard Willson

Peter Bunyard & Robert Prescott-Allen

30th November, 2011

Two founding members of the Ecologist pay tribute to a talented and thoughtful man whose wildly seditious cartoons in the magazine called into question accepted dogma on everything from economic growth to science more...
Footprint of food chart

Lamb, beef and cheese have largest food footprint

Ecologist

27th July, 2011

US analysis highlights the high greenhouse gas emissions of popular animal products in comparison to alternatives like lentils, rice and tomatoes more...
Climate change headlines

Climate adaptation is bringing sceptics in the US and UK onboard - but is it fast enough?

Lynn Morris

7th March, 2011

Some of the more conservative areas of the US like Florida are now adapting to climate change yet they are still unwilling to accept the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions more...
David Nussbaum, WWF-UK CEO

It's time we copied the Malaysians and ate less meat and dairy

David Nussbaum

13th October, 2010

As Earth Overshoot Day gets earlier every year, David Nussbaum argues that changing our diets to less meat and dairy could help us stay within the planet's environmental limits 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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Wild swimming

Wild swimming: top tips for a natural dip

Laura Sevier and Kate Rew

17th August, 2010

Forget the chemical depths of your local swimming pool: wild swimming is the more refreshing, natural way to cool off this summer more...
RepRap 'Mendel' machine

Will the RepRap machine bring a new manufacturing and the end of consumerism?

Ann Danylkiw

20th July, 2010

3D printing machines such as the 'RepRap' already allow people to design and 'print out' products at home. Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional, capitalist manufacturing? more...

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How Bad are Bananas front cover

GRAPHIC: Find out the carbon footprint of...

Ecologist

1st July, 2010

Using data from Mike Berners-Lee's fascinating new book, 'How Bad are Bananas?', this graphic shows the carbon impact of some everyday activities more...
Tom Hodgkinson

I love Glastonbury, but there's absolutely nothing green about it

Tom Hodgkinson

30th July, 2010

Tom partied in the fields of Somerset last weekend like the best of them, but the commercial and environmental impact of Glastonbury left a sour taste in his mouth more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
January 2010 newsletter

January 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

5th January 2010

In this month's newsletter, we ask whether greens have got it wrong about tar sands, learn from a remote Scottish community, look at land struggles in Africa, examine the claims for carbon capture, and look at whether sugar might be the new oil. To download, log-in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
London's carbon footprint

Graphic: London's carbon footprint

Ecologist

4th December, 2009

A new graphic shows the major contribution of household energy and transport to London's carbon footprint more...
10:10

Make your 10 per cent CO2 cut for 2010

Laura Sevier

2nd September, 2009

Join the thousands of people, companies and organisations pledging to cut emissions by 10 per cent in 2010 as part of a new campaign launched by The Age of Stupid team more...
Teddy Goldsmith (1928-2009)

Ecologist founder Edward Goldsmith dies at age 80

Ecologist

26th August, 2009

Edward Goldsmith, the founder of the Ecologist and one of the world's foremost green thinkers, has died at the age of 80 more...
Behind the Label: Orange juice

Behind the Label: orange juice

Pat Thomas

13th July, 2009

Is orange juice as healthy and natural as it claims to be? Can it ever be 'eco'? Pat Thomas reports more...
Inner change

Change your inner life and change the world

Nick Kettles

19th June, 2009

How we communicate with others affects how the environmental community is perceived. Self-confidence, a positive outlook and ‘being the change’ is the way to go. more...

Dan Box blog: listening to the radicals

Dan Box

2nd April, 2009

Dan Box makes a detour to the G20 climate protests in London, but leaves disappointed. Later, a lecture by Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern review, lifts his spirits. more...
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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

Adam Vaughan

25th February, 2009

Electric cars are backed as a climate panacea by the majority, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification? more...
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How to reduce your carbon footprint

As told to Sam Southgate

5th February, 2009

Despite being a committed green for almost two decades, John Cossham was surprised to find he had one of the lowest carbon footprints in the country more...
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Water, water everywhere?

Phil Moore

28th August, 2008

You’ve heard of carbon footprints, right? You may even have calculated your own? But what about your water footprint? Have you ever considered how much ‘hidden’ water it takes to make your cup of coffee in the morning or indeed the tomato in your sandwich? more...

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