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Fashion forward: the green designers whose clothes are making a real difference

Valentina Jovanovski

5th July, 2011

As Valentina Jovanovski discovered, today’s young designers have more on their mind than just making a quick buck more...
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PHOTO GALLERY: The best of Britain's biodiversity

Eifion Rees

30th December, 2010

A new book featuring some of the best wildlife photographers working in the country celebrates the British natural world more...

Behind the Label: Christmas turkey

Pat Thomas

16th December, 2010

Christmas dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. But the intensively reared and genetically manipulated birds that most will consume this holiday season leave a nasty taste in the mouth more...
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Climate change needs persuasive art, not propaganda

Jay Griffiths

16th March, 2010

What is art's role in raising awareness of climate change? In this extract from her passionate, poetic essay 'The Far-seers of Art', Jay Griffiths explains why culture without nature is as good as worthless more...

Win a green roof for your school by photographing local wildlife

Matilda Lee

9th March, 2010

With spring around the corner, why not take a walk around your local park or forest to get a closer look at - and photograph - local wildlife. Uploading pictures can win a school near you a green roof more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Changing the language of fashion

Matilda Lee

25th February, 2010

London Fashion Week's ethical show 'estethica' is more than just a niche offering: it is changing the landscape, and language, of the fashion industry more...

Fight climate change as a recruit in BTCV's Carbon Army

Emma Bocking

11th December, 2009

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers has created a 'Carbon Army' with marching order for hands-on action during the Copenhagen summit more...
Lichen

Using lichen as indicators of air quality

Henry Unwin

13th October, 2009

Curious about the air quality in your area? Lichen are nature's own indicators of polluted or pure air. Take part in a national survey that will help give scientists a greater insight into England's air quality more...
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Fighting for nuclear disarmament

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Ploughshares actions started in 1980 in the US. They have taken place in many different countries, with weapons as diverse as rifles, warships, missiles, submarines and aircraft being dismantled or damaged. more...
Gaian Economics

When it comes to work, less is more

Gaian Economics

18th August, 2009

Why don't we follow the French model and take the whole month of August as holiday? It may help strengthen our economy more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
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Capital Growth: London’s floating gardens

Louise Downing

26th February, 2009

Capital Growth and British Waterways have teamed up in a bid to convert London’s canals into flourishing floating vegetable gardens. more...

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In the News

Government committee critical of airline's carbon offsets

Ecologist

23rd July, 2007

The Environmental Audit Committee has slammed the aviation industry for a ‘diverse and generally unsatisfactory attitude’ towards their misuse of carbon offsets. more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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BA 'fly in the face of science' with Newquay flights

News

21st March, 2007

British Airways yesterday launched a new service between Gatwick airport in London and Newquay, in Cornwall. more...
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Neighbourless Hoods

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2005

Churches turned into pubs. Brooding Victorian warehouses replaced with sparkly identikit apartments. Family shops and independent cafes bankrupted by Starbucks, Tesco’s et al. When will we wake up to this grim, placeless reality? more...
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My Big Welcome

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Joanna Blythman describes how she infiltrated the employee-conditioning process of Asda, subjecting herself to its brain-melting mix of Maoist self-criticism and revivalist-style fervour more...
Investigations

Wind turbines debate

Alison Hill, Alison Hill

1st March, 2004

Do wind turbines provide an affordable means of harnessing a limitless source of clean power, or are they inefficient blots on the landscape that devastate birdlife and are more likely to exacerbate than reduce CO2 emissions? more...
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Dispelling myths about sugars and health by the sweet food industries

Jack Winkler

1st November, 2003

Action and Information on Sugars (AIS) was created by public health dentists and dietitians in the mid-1980s to dispel the myths about sugars and health propagated by the sweet foods industries. One of our greatest successes was a campaign to stop GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claiming that its Ribena ToothKind drink ‘did not encourage tooth decay’. The claim was endorsed by the British Dental Association (BDA). more...
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Adopt a veg

Alexandra Abrahams

1st October, 2003

Have you ever heard of – let alone tasted – the Rats Tail radish, the Crookneck squash or the Prince of Prussia pea? We report on what’s being done to save Britain’s rich agricultural heritage.

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