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Nothing will happen at Copenhagen until the 11½ hour

Graciela Chichilnisky

27th October, 2009

Copenhagen was always going to be a nail-biting experience, but if we abandon Kyoto and try to reinvent the wheel you might end up gnawing your fingers off too more...
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China's 'carbon intensity' commitment means nothing

Molly Scott Cato

15th October, 2009

There's been plenty of excitement over China and India's pledges to reduce the 'carbon intensity' of their economies. But without absolute limits, this is just business as usual more...
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Should the US scrap the Waxman-Markey climate bill?

Phil England

8th October, 2009

Neither greens nor fossil-fuel addicts are happy with it, and there could be better ways of forcing the US to reduce its emissions. So should we just scrap the Waxman-Markey climate bill? more...

The 300-350 Show: phasing out fossil fuel subsidies

Phil England

6th October, 2009

A pre-requisite for making the transition to a clean energy future is to switch subsidies from fossil fuels to renewable energy projects. If that’s the case, why are we still bank-rolling dirty energy projects in developing countries? more...

Left luggage to designer fashion

Matilda Lee

1st October, 2009

Two designers were given the ultimate challenge: take suitcases full of unwanted clothes and create something meaningful. The results were on show at 'Reclaim' an exhibition at Eco Age in west London more...
Lord Stern

Stern: US only obstacle to Copenhagen success

Ecologist

25th September, 2009

The former World Bank chief economist says US needs to overcome its internal politics to enable world to tackle climate change more...
Dan Box

China's green policies knock ours into a cocked hat

Dan Box

16th September, 2009

The West has an image of China as a coal-burning monstrosity standing in the way of a clean future. But the truth is very different more...

The 300-350 Show: The Bonn informals

Phil England

2nd September, 2009

Another negotiating week on the road to Copenhagen has come and gone. We try and tell you as much as we can in plain English about where the talks currently stand, now that there are just 100 days left to go to Copenhagen. Our focus here is on the overall  'shared vision' element of the agreement more...
Gaian Economics

When it comes to work, less is more

Gaian Economics

18th August, 2009

Why don't we follow the French model and take the whole month of August as holiday? It may help strengthen our economy more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

Rich countries fall short on Copenhagen cuts

Ecologist

13th August, 2009

Proposed emissions cuts by many industrialised countries fall short of levels called for by NGOs and climate scientists more...
Dan Glass, climate change campaigner

Climate Camp Scotland: why we are protesting

Dan Glass

4th August, 2009

Climate change campaigner Dan Glass explains why he and other protesters have set up camp on the site of a proposed coal mine more...
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Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...

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Ecopads with Marcus Brigstocke

Ecologist

28th April, 2009

Comedian, writer and actor Marcus Brigstocke reveals some of the eco-renovations made to his home in true MTV Cribs style more...
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Government committee calls for standardisation in eco labelling to help tackle greenwash

News

15th April, 2009

An EAC report calls for new measures to tackle greenwash. more...
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Plane Stupid, climate campaigners treated as terrorists

Andrew Wasley

1st July, 2008

Government and big business are countering resurgent eco activism with spies, strongarm tactics and news manipulation. Who are they calling terrorists? asks Andrew Wasley more...
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Ecovillages: A model life?

Laura Sevier, Mike Henderson & Nritijuna Naidu

3rd June, 2008

More people are turning to eco communities as a viable alternative to urban life. Laura Sevier reports more...
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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. 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

Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

News

2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...
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BP's carbon capture plans buried

News

24th May, 2007

Energy giant BP has scrapped plans to build a 'carbon capture' power plant in Scotland, which would have been able to bury its CO2 emissions underground, because of government delays. more...
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UPDATE: Environment Agency responds to the Ecologist's article

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

3rd April, 2007

Just over one week ago, the Ecologist posted a story on its website detailing the Environment Agency's failure to sue Monsanto for dumping tonnes of highly toxic chemicals in a Welsh landfill site. more...
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EXLUSIVE: How the Environment Agency is gagging one eyewitness to what is potentially one of the UK's biggest environmental crimes

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd March, 2007

The Environment Agency (EA) is within weeks of letting Monsanto escape its liability for dumping thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals – including all the ingredients of the DDT defoliant Agent Orange – in two quarries in Wales. more...

Green groups set tests for environmental leadership

Tracy Carty

1st March, 2007

The attention that the three main parties are now giving to the environment is welcome, but no party is yet offering leadership of the kind needed. more...
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Reclaimed Wood

Ecologist

1st June, 2005

For aesthetic and ethical reasons, salvaged timber is the best. more...

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