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Shell must close carcinogenic Philippines depot

News

8th March, 2007

The Supreme Court in the Philippines yesterday ordered the closure of Shell's Pandacan oil depot, which has been responsible for continuing carcinogenic air pollution. more...
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Breathe Easy?

Christine Loh

8th March, 2007

With news that storms caused by smog from Asian cities over the Pacific Ocean will melt Artic ice, Christine Loh, the CEO of Civic Exchange, looks at Hong Kong, where worsening air pollution causes on average four deaths a day. more...
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Biofuels - facts and fiction

Mark Anslow

19th February, 2007

The claims for biofuels make it seem truly a wonder crop. Mark Anslow separates the wheat from the chaff 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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Nuclear waste dumped in landfill

News

7th February, 2007

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has been found guilty by a court in Scotland of dumping radioactive nuclear waste into a conventional landfill site and allowing radioactive particles to leak from its Dounreay reprocessing plant. more...
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I'm dreaming of an orange Christmas...

News

5th February, 2007

Large areas of Siberia experienced a foul-smelling, oily orange snowfall last week, in what is suspected to be a large-scale case of industrial pollution. more...
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ExxonMobil: Record Profits and $10,000 to Deny Climate Change

News

2nd February, 2007

On the day that ExxonMobil announced record profits of $39 billion reports have surfaced that the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a ExxonMobile funded think tank with close links to the Bush government, offered $10,000 each to IPCC scientists to undermine climate change findings. more...
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Carbon Trading Scam Exposed

news

18th January, 2007

Collusion between UK carbon trading firms and Chinese factories is allowing them to make big profits without any significant reduction in carbon emissions.
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The Stern Review: Editors Comment

Jon Hughes

1st December, 2006

Sir Nicholas Stern was asked to find out what way of averting climate change was economically feasible. A loaded question that has allowed him to find a perverse solution to a fatal problem. more...
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Chemically Bonded

Zoe Cormier

1st December, 2006

For the Canadian Aanishnaabek tribe, who live on a reserve surrounded by chemical plants, there seems no escape. Do they leave, and abandon their past, or stay, and perhaps lose their future? Zoe Cormier investigates

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Still Waters Run Deep

Paul Kingsnorth

1st November, 2006

Npower, owner of the UK's third largest coal-fired power station, says it will have to black out two million customers if it can't fill this lake with poisonous ash. Paul Kingsnorth investigates more...
Plastic Bag

The perils of plastic amnesia

Matthew Carmichael

1st November, 2006

Convenient, flimsy, costly, cynical, manipulative, wasteful, deadly...we'll never forget the plastic bag more...

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Why don't we discuss human population control?

David Nicholson-Lord

22nd September, 2006

David Nicholson-Lord explains why trying to discuss human population growth these days is like placing your head on a stand at a coconut shy more...
Investigations

River of grass

James Frankham

1st March, 2006

A tale of Indians and airboats, giant alligators and one of the world’s greatest ecosystems hanging in the balance. more...
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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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The Water Hyacinth

Tom Hargreaves

1st October, 2003

This beautiful but deadly plant proliferates in lakes across Africa – choking everything in its path. Why, asks Tom Hargreaves, have all attempts to manage it failed? more...
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Debate, What Debate?

Andy Rowell

1st July, 2003

The GM public debate, which runs throughout June and July, is the public’s chance to express any concerns it may have over the growing of GM crops in Britain. Andy Rowell explains why your participation is vital more...
Investigations

Silent Earth

Andrew Kimbell

1st June, 2003

Myth number 7: Industrial agriculture benefits the environment and wildlife more...
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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...
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Cargill: size is everything

Brewster Kneen

1st April, 2003

If you want to understand why globalisation is so destructive, you need look no further than the invisible food giant Cargill. By Brewster Kneen. 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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Fatal Harvest

The Ecologist

1st November, 2002

In the second part of our adaptation of Fatal Harvest’s iconoclastic analysis of agribusiness propaganda, The Ecologist reveals the real cost of industrial food.
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Stand up and be counted

Tom Erik Økland

8th June, 2000

A Norwegian research scientist can trace PCB pollution on the seabed along the Norwegian coast directly back to the manufacturer. Norwegian authorities are considering suing chemical giants such as Monsanto and Bayer for millions of pounds. They may now pay for their misdemeanours, says Tom Erik Økland more...
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Silenced witness

Jon Hughes

30th November, 2007

Following last month's Ecologist story, Burying the truth, the Douglas Gowan story continues. more...
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Sir Richard Doll: A Questionable Pillar of the Cancer Establishment

Martin Walker

1st March, 1998

Sir Richard Doll died in July 2005. Over a year later, evidence came to light that he was in the pay of major chemical companies when he gave the green light to their products. Eight years earlier, the Ecologist was threatened with legal action for running this story... more...

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