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Andy Hall (3rd from right) and colleagues at the Migrant Worker Rights Network. Photo: MWRN.

On trial today - Thailand's food workers' rights

Andy Hall

2nd September 2014

Thanks to Andy Hall's investigations of abuses of migrant workers in Thailand's fish and pineapple industries, a criminal trial begins today in Bangkok - his own. He faces eight years in prison and a $10 million fine for exposing their crimes in a devastating report that has inspired international action against the companies involved. more...
A typical indigenous village in up-country Buriram Province, NE Thailand. Photo: Pinyapat Smily Wilaichit via Flickr.

Thailand army forcibly evicts six forest villages

HRW

23rd July 2014.

Forest-dwellers in Buriram province involved in a land dispute with the Thai government have been forcibly evicted, intimidated, arrested, held without charge, and dumped on a site unfit for human habitation with no water supply. more...
Khone-Phapheng Falls. Photo: hiroo yamagata via flikr.com.

The Mekong must run free!

Tom Fawthrop

14th December 2013

The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But as Tom Fawthrop reports, Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams. more...
Caroline Fiennes

Charity donations: how to spot the most effective good causes

Caroline Fiennes

21st March, 2012

Many of us support charities which work on some of the biggest environmental issues of our time. But which are the good ones, and how can we really help? Caroline Fiennes, author of 'It ain't what you give, it's the way that you give it', finds out more...
Tried and tested: organic facial oils

Tried and tested: facial oils

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

No longer is moisturiser the only way to hydrate your skin. Thanks to Shu Uemura’s pioneering oil-based range, facial oils are becoming a serious alternative to traditional creams. But which are the most planet friendly? more...
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The Ecologist meets… Ila founder Denise Leicester

Ruth Styles

15th February, 2012

Tucked away in leafy Gloucestershire is a beauty brand with a ‘beyond organic’ philosophy that’s making the world sit up and take notice. Ruth Styles hopped on the train and went to meet the inspirational Denise Leicester more...
Five of the best… natural quick fixes

Five of the best… natural beauty quick fixes

Ruth Styles

1st February, 2012

Whether it’s tiredness, stress or winter skin, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles has some super speedy suggestions – and no chemicals involved more...
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Q&A: Wildlife documentary filmmaker, Kim Wolhuter

Ruth Styles

30th November, 2011

Playing with hyenas, hunting with cheetahs and running with wild dogs is all in a day's work for Kim Wolhuter. He tells Ruth Styles why he does it more...
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Snack on that! Are insects the future of food?

Gavin Haines

18th November, 2011

With seven billion people to feed, agriculture is feeling the strain. So are creepie crawlies the solution? The Ecologist takes a closer look more...
Installing the kitchen single unit HRU

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part six – ventilation

Sue Wheat

19th November, 2010

Better insulation means more warmth but also more mould and condensation. Sue Wheat's eco retrofit continues with a look at a super-efficient ventilation system that recycles heat while stamping out damp more...

PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...
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Where did all the green funding go?

Harriet Williams

2nd December, 2009

There's still money to be had for good environmental projects, but it's a fraction of what's being spent in other areas, says Harriet Williams more...

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Cut flowers

Behind the Label: cut flowers

Pat Thomas

18th August, 2009

What's the real price of your bouquet? Pat Thomas dishes the dirt on cut flower production in less-industrialised countries more...
Spraying pesticides by tractor

'Whitewash' at court of appeal for pesticides campaigner

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Pesticides campaigner Georgina Downs has seen her high court victory against the Government overturned by a court of appeal, but vows to take her campaign to the House of Lords more...
In the News

Jatropha overtakes food crops in oil swindle

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The use of the jatropha plant as a source of biofuel has gone from environmental hero to zero in the space of two years. more...
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The pearl of great price

Fergus Drennan

12th June, 2008

It's been a strange week. Within an eight-day period I found beauty, pain and death. 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...
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Backing the Bad Guys

Noreena Hertz

1st December, 2004

As the world’s poorest countries sink further and further into debt, Western corporations grow fat from government-backed projects that fuel conflicts, harm the environment and have built-in kickbacks.
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Who needs a traditional fishmonger?

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Lying on tilted beds of glistening ice, fish from around the world gaze unblinkingly at bored supermarket shoppers. Red snappers, ‘air freighted for freshness’ from the Indian Ocean; Chilean seabass ‘previously frozen’ from the Southern Atlantic; Farmed salmon from the Isles of Scotland; exotic, seemingly abundant fresh fish. more...

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