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UK's largest nature conservation charity objects to wind farm application

Andrea Gear

October 29th, 2013

The RSPB's reaction to a wind farm application in Scotland's Flow Country demonstrates that supporting green energy is not always so straightforward ... more...

Behind The Headlines

by Bibi van der Zee

November 2nd, 2012

After yet another week in which our national politics bore rather more resemblance to a slow-motion car crash than one would really like, Bibi van der Zee decides to get to the bottom of things. more...

Ecologist Partners: Triodos Bank

by Lisa Stanley

The UK is at a crossroads at which choices need to be made that will decide where our energy comes from in the future. Recent events are prompting an energy revolution, and many people are now more convinced than ever that a significant part of the UK’s future energy supply has to derive from our own renewable sources. more...

Ecologist Partners: Triodos Bank

by Lisa Stanley

The UK is at a crossroads at which choices need to be made that will decide where our energy comes from in the future. Recent events are prompting an energy revolution, and many people are now more convinced than ever that a significant part of the UK’s future energy supply has to derive from our own renewable sources. more...
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Smash EDO: the inside story of activists' battle against arms giant

Richard Purssell and Jan Goodey

20th March, 2012

A decade of protest has seen a war of words between police and campaigners, with allegations of undercover spies and a ground-breaking legal victory for activists after a Brighton arms factory was damaged more...
Scroby Sands offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Wind turbines: the future of renewable energy or a blight on UK countryside?

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

The wind farms debate rages on as the need for renewable energy grows. But is the UK in danger of putting aesthetics before the need to cut carbon emissions and adopt greener technologies? more...

Violence and pollution stain Brazil's shrimp farming boom

Kennedy Warne

17th February, 2012

Despite being an economic success, prawn farms built in Brazil's mangroves have displaced natural ecosystems and the coastal communities which rely on them, says Kennedy Warne in an exclusive extract from 'Let Them Eat Shrimp'

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Pigs on a farm

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...
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The Ecologist November 1971: rural to urban shift

The Ecologist

11th November, 2011

Forty years ago, the Ecologist wrote about problems associated with the flight of Spain's agricultural workers to city centres. more...

Spring beauty: the green way

Ruth Styles and Lou Dartford

3rd March, 2011

Lou Dartford, make-up artist and green beauty blogger, shows how it's done more...
Wind farm

'Privileged' opposition holding back wind farm development

Ecologist

10th September, 2010

Onshore wind sites being ignored because of threat of local resistance as analysis points to unfulfilled potential of community-driven projects more...
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Why working holidays on organic farms help you see the world anew

Laura Laker

14th July, 2010

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is not just a cheap way to see the world - it's a hands-on way to learn new skills of sustainable living more...

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Most UK milk already from industrial-sized dairy farms

Ecologist

2nd March, 2010

'Biggest not always best' says dairy industry as new super-dairy is proposed for Lincolnshire more...

Info-activism: using technology to force social change

Andrew Hickman

19th January, 2010

A must-see documentary explores how campaigners are successfully using new technologies and tactics to change the status quo more...
Wind farm

Wind turbines have no impact on house prices

Ecologist

8th December, 2009

Ten-year survey of house sales in US finds wind turbines have no negative affect on market price despite public fears more...
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The Age of Stupid film premiere

Sylvia Rowley

15th March, 2009

“What I don’t understand is where does everybody else get their apathy from?” Franny Armstrong is out to change the minds of 250 million people... more...
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Urban Composting

The Ecologist

1st February, 2005

Imagine you could turn 30 per cent of your household waste, at no cost, into high-quality compost for your plants, while also reducing toxic emissions from incinerator plants...
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Visionaries: Jimmie Hepburn

Ecologist

1st April 2009

‘“Visionary” is a terrible word to use,’ Jimmie Hepburn grimaces. ‘I’m not doing this for my own ego. I’m happy for contributions and new ideas; I’m starting from scratch here, but I want people to build upon this.’ more...

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Reasons to go organic

10 reasons why organic can feed the world

Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow

1st March 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must eat and farm differently more...
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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...
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Sick as a pig

Jim Wickens

26th March, 2009

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates
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Study shows worms can develop pesticide resistance in as little as 80 days

Ecologist

2nd February, 2009

The pesticide industry knows all too well that nature quickly develops immunity to its chemical armoury. But a new study by scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal has shown that a species of worm can develop resistance to a common pesticide in just 20 generations, or 80 days. more...
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Opening a can of worms

Phil Moore

15th October, 2008

It might be fair to say that the earthworm is a farmer’s best friend. 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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