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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...
Pepper farmers

Pepper: how our favourite spice is tainted by a deadly legacy

Frederik Johannisson and Peter Bengtsen

25th January, 2011

From India to Indonesia pepper farmers are increasingly vulnerable to harvest failures, food price crashes and price fixing, an investigation by Frederik Johannisson & Peter Bengtsen of Danwatch has revealed more...

Revealed: the child victims of pesticide poisoning in India

Peter Caton and Beatriz Lopez

4th January, 2012

Endosulfan is the pesticide of choice for farmers in rural India trying to control insects threatening cashew nut and other crops - but the chemical can have devastating health impacts more...
Local villager

The carbon con: the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

29th November, 2011

Exclusive film looks at allegations that a coal power project in central India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...
Coal

UN-backed coal power station linked to deforestation and land grabbing

Luke Starr

29th November, 2011

An Ecologist investigation reveals how the largest coal power plant to be awarded UN carbon credit funds is displacing poor communities and destroying forest in India. Luke Starr reports from Madhya Pradesh more...
Fast Forward

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming

Mark Newton

20th October

Their grasp of science can’t be faulted but William Antholis and Strobe Talbott need to offer solutions too, says Mark Newton more...
Vandana Shiva

CAMPAIGN HERO: Vandana Shiva, anti-GM activist and head of Navdanya

Rosie Spinks

19th October, 2011

Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests more...
Bt Brinjal Monsanto

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'

Rosie Spinks

12th October, 2011

Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks more...

Giri Raja: the Forest King – reporting on the “wonder-chicken” hailed as a solution to feeding India’s poor

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja more...
Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity more...
Amazon rainforest being burnt

Amazon rainforest activist killed after ambush

Tom Philips, guardian Brazil correspondent

25th May, 2011

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection - he is the latest in a long-line of environmental activists being threatened or killed more...
A nuclear power station

The truth behind India's nuclear renaissance

Praful Bidwai

9th February, 2011

Jaitapur's French-built nuclear plant is a disaster in waiting, jeopardising biodiversity and local livelihoods, says activist Praful Bidwai more...

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Amit Jethwa

Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists, report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt more...
Coffee beans

Where does your instant coffee come from?

Phil Clarke-Hill

7th October, 2010

A new photographic exhibition - Made in Coorg - looks at what life is like for the coffee growers of the Coorg district of southern India, where the highly fertile land is increasingly sought after for larger plantations and tourism projects more...
India's first Sauvignon blanc

Growing green grapes and bottling sustainable wine in India

Anna da Costa

10th August, 2010

Viticulture is growing at a rate of knots in India, and the country's largest winery is leading by environmental example more...
World map

'Uneven' sea level rises threaten Indian Ocean coastal regions

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Global warming is adversely affecting certain countries around the Indian Ocean with higher than average sea level rises, according to analysis published in Nature Geoscience more...
Bhopal disaster

Fatal Bhopal pesticide plant disaster sees first convictions

Ecologist

7th June, 2010

A twenty-five year wait for first convictions relating to the gas leak at Bhopal chemical plant in India ends, but the contamination of the local environment and population continues more...
The proposed site of the new international airport in Mumbai

Mangroves vs airport: Mumbai's development battle

1st June, 2010

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

Plans for a new international airport in the coastal city of Mumbai will destroy yet more of its mangrove ecosystems, and there are fears the deal has already been closed more...

Why hand-weaving is a technology for the 21st century

Katherine Joseph

12th May, 2010

Far from being drudgery, weaving without a machine is, for many Indians, a route to emancipation and financial independence more...
India protest

Coca-Cola 'misleading' investors over water use in India

Ecologist

23rd April, 2010

Campaigners accuse Coca-Cola CEO of not being open with investors about the potential liabilities it faces for environmental damage in water-stressed areas of India more...
Margaret Hill

UK warned toxic ship would be scrapped on Indian beach

Ecologist

18th February, 2010

Campaigners say the Environment Agency failed to heed warnings that the gas tanker Margaret Hill would be sent to ship-breaking yards in India more...
Aubergine

India bans planting of first GM food crop

Ecologist

9th February, 2010

Campaigners welcome decision to put on hold cultivation of genetically modified (GM) aubergine crop, Bt Brinjal, until 'safety of product' established more...
Bhopal disaster

Bhopal chemical poisoning continuing 25 years on

Ecologist

3rd December, 2009

Drinking water in area surrounding the factory is contaminated and creating a 'second Bhopal disaster', say campaigners more...
India protest

Coca-Cola just part of India’s water ‘free-for-all’

Tom Levitt

4th December, 2009

Water scarcity and mis-management in India are creating a significant human and ecological crisis that will only be worsened by climate change more...
Copenhagen Counts logo

Will the US get 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere?

Navroz K. Dubash

25th November, 2009

India has a substantial part to play in a climate deal, but failing to acknowledge historical responsibility is akin to giving the US 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere more...

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