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Dried up Omo River in Ethiopia

‘We are ready to die for our land’, say pastoralists in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley

Elizabeth Hunter

3rd May, 2012

A hydroelectric dam Gibe III in south-west Ethiopia threatens the livelihood of the ancient tribes of the Lower Omo River, say the campaign group Survival more...
Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...
Five of the best… country pubs

Five of the best… country pubs

Rachael Stubbins

23rd April, 2012

Fresh, locally sourced produce, real ale and cosy fireplaces: the Great British country pub is one foodie tradition that’s not going anywhere. Rachael Stubbins rounds up five of the best more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton more...
Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Ruth Styles

16th April, 2012

A marine biologist by trade and a conservationist by nature, Monty Halls is an unlikely champion for the fishing industry. A classic case of gamekeeper turned poacher? Not so says Halls. As he explains to Ruth Styles, nothing is simple when it comes to sustainable fish more...
Bees

Grave threat of pesticides to bees' billion-pound bonanza is now clear

Damian Carrington, Guardian Head of Environment

April 2012

Replacing the pollination of food crops that the UK's bees perform for free would cost £1.8bn. With hard data now linking pesticides to bees' rapid decline, there is no excuse for inaction, says Damian Carrington more...
Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Mark Briggs

13th April, 2012

As the weather heats up, gardeners’ thoughts are turning towards seeds. We round up the top spots to pick up organic, ethically produced seeds more...
BedZED eco-town

What has happened to the UK’s eco-towns?

Bethany Hubbard

2nd April, 2012

Although currently out-of-favour with the UK government, eco-towns may still offer the best hope for creating sustainable communities more...
Amazon forest

RESPONSE: The flawed arguments behind biomass

Robert Palgrave

27th March, 2012

Is biomass really a low-carbon, sustainable energy source? Industry group Back Biomass say yes while watchdog group Biofuelwatch says no more...
Dietary supplements in pill form

The rise of nutraceuticals: how the ‘placebo-driven’ industry has got us hooked

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Big companies, from PepsiCo to Kellogg’s, are cashing in on our interest in health food ‘quick fixes’ while continuing to sell us high fat, sugary foods more...
Pill sandwich with a fork sticking out

Dietary supplement and functional food industry is ‘placebo-driven’ warns expert

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to nutraceuticals - the fast-growing pharma food and supplements sector more...

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Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson

Occupy World Street: a call to action for the '99 per cent'

Matilda Lee

21st March, 2012

The Ecologist speaks to author, activist and former businessman Ross Jackson about his idea for a roadmap for radical economic and political reform more...
unesco

The Ecologist meets… UNESCO's Kishore Rao

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

Can the planet’s cultural and natural heritage be protected during a war? Ruth Styles talks Syria, conservation and natural wonders with Kishore Rao, head of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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Forestry

Response: biomass 'needs to be part of our low-carbon future'

Jess Lennard

2nd March, 2012

The biomass industry responds to an Ecologist article by Biofuelswatch to counter what it says are the 'myths' around biomass, arguing that it is sustainable, proven and low carbon more...
A Climate Rush member stands outside of Waitrose covered in 'oil'

Activists target 'ethical' supermarket Waitrose over Shell partnership

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

Inspired by an Ecologist expose on the questionable partnerships between ‘ethical’ supermarkets and oil companies, activists from Climate Rush staged a protest outside a Waitrose store in London more...
Pirate Fishing

Film exposes the tragedy of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone

Priyanka Mogul

14th February, 2012

A new Al Jazeera documentary follows reporter Juliana Ruhfud and producer Orlando von Einsiedel as they investigate Sierra Leone's multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade more...
ECO CEMENT

Eco cement: the world's favourite building material gets a green-over

Paul Miles

14th February, 2012

Cement manufacturers are among the world’s biggest polluters and produce more emissions per capita than aviation. So how can you ensure that the cement you use isn’t wrecking the planet? more...
RELAX SPA

Review: the Relax and Rejuvenate uplifting facial

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

If your visage has lost its va va voom, some TLC could be required. Luckily Covent Garden’s Relax Spa has just the thing for skin-conscious greenies more...
Transsiberian Railway

HS2: Why low speed rail - or closure - is vastly preferable to high speed

B W Edginton

8th February, 2012

Politicians, 'dynamic' business and the media (even if it denies it) all want high speed rail. But they are missing the point , says B W Edginton. After all, who wants to visit London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds? more...
The Ecologist guide to skills, courses and employment

The Ecologist guide to skills and courses 2012

Laurie Tuffrey

1st February, 2012

What does it take to make it in the low-carbon economy? The Ecologist takes a look at the skills and courses that will set you up for success 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...
The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

Mark Newton

2nd February, 2012

If you only pick up one green book this year, make it Jeremy Rifkin’s The Third Industrial Revolution. It will change the way you think, says Mark Newton more...
The Ecologist guide to skills, courses and employment

The Ecologist guide to skills, courses and employment

Laurie Tuffrey

1st February, 2012

What does it take to make it in the low-carbon economy? The Ecologist takes a look at the skills and courses that will set you up for success more...
High speed train speeding by in a blur

HS2: can the UK fast-track a better rail system?

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Are the UK's new high speed rail plans part of a sustainable future for public transport in the UK or a big statement that only benefits a minority? more...

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