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Oil drilling in the Amazon

Texaco's pollution of Ecuador's indigenous lands brought to light in new DVD

Nicola Peel

8th August, 2012

Nicola Peel talks about her new DVD, Blood of the Amazon, telling of her travels through the rainforest and her investigations on the effects of reckless oil drilling on indigenous communities more...
Cosmetic surgery: is it safe?

How safe is cosmetic surgery?

Ruth Stokes

17th January, 2012

In the wake of the PIP implant scandal, the Ecologist examines the cosmetic surgery industry and asks what impact it is having on the health of patients and the environment more...
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Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots

Rosie Spinks

19th August, 2011

Thought you couldn’t swim in the Thames? As Rosie Spinks discovered, London’s waterway is one of the UK’s top locations for a natural dip more...
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Beauty supplements: are they worth it?

Robert Phillips

26th July, 2011

Supplement is the latest beauty industry buzzword but just how effective are beauty power pills? And just how green? Robert Phillips takes a closer look more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...
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What is the Pill doing to our bodies and planet?

Yanar Alkayat

2nd February, 2010

It was the drug that fuelled the sexual liberation of the 1960s, but what price are we paying for our love of the contraceptive Pill? more...
Alli - your new best friend?

Behind the Label: Alli (Orlistat)

Pat Thomas

26th August, 2009

It's the popular, over-the-counter diet drug that's now been linked to liver damage. But popping a 'weight loss' pill is not going to solve the obesity crisis - especially with health concerns like these - says Pat Thomas
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Government response to school WiFi petition panned

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled 'dangerously out of date' more...
Drugs on tap

Drugs on tap

John Naish

1st May 2009

Taking a pill for a headache may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but prescription drugs are forcing their way into every corner of our lives and environment, says John Naish more...
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Drugs on tap

John Naish

30th April, 2009

Britain has a serious and unnecessary drug habit, but the implications of our pill-forevery-ill culture go far beyond the adverse effects on human health. The complex chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals, as well as the manufacturing processes involved, leave a massive industrial footprint on the natural world that is largely ignored by both science and government. more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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The graveyard shift

Tom Hodgkinson

23rd March, 2008

Working life in contemporary Britain should come with a health warning,argues Tom Hodgkinson, or we’ll all end up dying for a job more...

ill health: 1/19 of 19

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Incinerators: the lethal consequences of breathing fire

Pat Thomas

6th September, 2007

Despite the best efforts of the industry to rebrand and clean up incineration, the fact remains that today's incinerators still permit pollution. more...
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Five men's products you should steer clear of

Pat Thomas

26th April, 2007

Metrosexual man cares about his appearance. He uses body sprays, hair gel, and fragrances. He maybe even eats salads. Does he give any thought as to what social norms have forced onto his skin? 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...
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Monsanto dumped waste in Welsh landfill

News

12th February, 2007

Chemical company Monsanto dumped thousands of tonnes of toxic waste in an un-lined Welsh landfill site, the Guardian has revealed. more...
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Medication nation

Mark White

16th December, 2005

Too fat, too thin, too sad, too happy... Whatever the problem Biotech is developing a vaccine or a pill to cure us. Mark White examines the consequences of a world where all our worries can be medicated away. more...
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A thirst for control: water privatisation

The Ecologist

1st March, 2004

During the past decade or so, international trade agreements have been dramatically expanded to encompass affairs that had always previously been strictly matters of domestic concern. more...

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