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World Carfree Day 2007

Olivia Percival

20th September, 2007

Are you ready to leave the wheels in the drive? more...
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EU policy puts us all at risk from particulates

News

19th September, 2007

Limits set by the EU on the maximum amount of particulate matter allowed in our air could be inadequate, a report by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) makes clear. more...
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Campaigners outraged at escalating costs of road widening

News

31st July, 2007

Campaigners from Transport 2000, the sustainable transport group, have exposed the escalating costs of the M6 road-widening scheme. more...
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4x4s will pay more to park up

News

6th June, 2007

A North London council is proposing to double residential parking charges on high-emission 4x4 vehicles. more...
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Zac, the Prince, and the eco-cars

Rosalie Portman

6th June, 2007

On Monday, Zac Goldsmith and Prince Charles test drove a series of environmentally friendly vehicles at an event arranged by Revolve, a charity which promotes sustainable transport. more...
Investigations

It's electrifying...

Mark Anslow

17th May, 2007

Once you get over the fact that not even tinted windows, a subwoofer, and Snoop Dogg riding shotgun would make the Maranello IV electric car ‘cool’, you can begin to think about driving and car ownership in a whole new way. more...
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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...

Car makers continue to push 4x4s

News

30th March, 2007

The car industry is still promoting and advertising gas guzzling vehicles just as fervently as it did 18 months ago, exposing manufacturer's claims that they are producing greener cars which consumers 'just don't buy'. more...
In the News

Gordon's 'green budget' to lightly slap 4x4s

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19th March, 2007

Wednesday’s Budget is expected to increase taxes on the most polluting cars, but only by £200, some £1,400 short of recommendations made by Friends of the Earth. more...
Investigations

Road rage

Paul Kingsnorth

1st March, 2007

Unnoticed by most of the media, New Labour has embarked on a roadbuilding scheme just as large as the one the Tories bragged was ‘the biggest since the Romans’. All over the UK, however, ordinary people have noticed, and everyone – from doctors and teachers, to old-style road protestors – are once again saying: enough is enough. Paul Kingsnorth reports more...
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Paying for Pollution: Road Subsidies Promote Global Warming

News

26th February, 2007

Road transport subsidies of up to €140bn ($184bn) a year are preventing attempts to reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions. more...
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Factories Around the World Consider Halting Production of Biofuels as Price Soars

News

26th February, 2007

Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices. more...

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Tony Blair hits back at road pricing protesters

News

21st February, 2007

Tony Blair today insisted that congestion would increase by 40% in under 20 years unless car use is deterred. more...
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Road pricing is 'part of the answer'

News

13th February, 2007

Environmentalists have urged the government to support road pricing plans against a rising tide of protest. more...
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EU Car Emission Legislation Stall

News

7th February, 2007

The European Commission is expected to soften its original proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions for cars produced in Europe, just two weeks after the European Union embraced a "low-carbon economy," saying it would lead the way in the fight against climate change by shifting away from imported oil and natural gas. more...
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Everyday Green

City Hippy

28th August, 2006

Follow my efforts to create a green lifestyle roadmap for the mainstream. more...
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The End of Cheap Oil - The Consequences

Dan Box, Tully Wakeman and Jeremy Smith

1st October, 2005

Our lives are now so dependent on oil that it is impossible to conceive of a world without it. Before long, however, we will have no choice. The sooner we start planning for that reality, and changing the way we live, the better our chance of survival. more...
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Debate: Sports Utility Vehicles (4x4s)

Michael Harvey and Paul Kingsnorth

21st May, 2005

Are SUVs a crime against civilisation, or paragons of efficiency? Are they ugly, arrogant and antisocial, or bright, beautiful and mobile? And do the polar passions they arouse pit the politics of envy against the Americanisation of British culture? Paul Kingsnorth and Michael Harvey discuss

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Greening Cities

Dan Box

1st April, 2003

With human beings about to become a predominantly urban species, Dan Box asks whether cities can ever be sustainable. more...
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Like Flowers Breaking through the Cement

Holly Wren

1st April, 2003

Many people dismiss environmentalism as a middle-class luxury that few can afford. But in Mexico City a group of impoverished street punks are pioneering radical social alternatives because their survival depends on it. Holly Wren reports. more...

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