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White Rot Mushroom, Trametes versicolor. Photo: Luke Detwiler via Flickr.

Fungi clean contaminated soils

The Ecologist

22nd May 2014

A new system for cleaning soils contaminated with industrial toxins harnesses the power of White rot - a common fungus that decays fallen wood in forests. Research in Finland shows it can also destroy dioxins and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. more...
Food Bank

The UK sees a huge rise in families turning to Food Banks

Paul Creeney

Earlier this week, the Trussel Trust reported the number of UK families using food banks has tripled in the last year and increased a staggering FIVE FOLD since the coalition came to power. Paul Creeney asks the big question ...

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Grace Lee

Why Aren’t My Fellow Americans Doing More Recycling?

Grace Lee

27th July, 2012

Grace Lee has just spent a month in Seoul, South Korea working as an intern for the Resource Recirculation Management Division under the Climate Change and Environment Bureau of Seoul City Hall. Here’s what she has to say to her fellow US citizens about their domestic waste… more...
nuclear

Chemical weapon and radiation fear at Scottish RAF base

Ecologist

21st May, 2012

RAF Kinloss in Moray, Scotland, at the centre of an investigation into radioactive contamination and chemical weapons buried at the site

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Plastic bottles of water

Bottled water industry wages PR battle against tap water movement

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2012

Worried by an eco backlash, the bottled water industry is waging a PR battle to turn the public back onto plastic bottled water more...
Man tipping vegetables into container. Consumers & supermarkets need to tackle food waste

Love Food Hate Waste: could you live without throwing food away?

Madeleine Cuff

30th March, 2012

Madeleine Cuff challenged herself to spend a week reducing her food and packaging waste. Did it work, and will other consumers and supermarkets take note? more...
How to… make your own Easter eggs

How to… make your own Easter eggs

Rachael Stubbins

4th April, 2012

Less waste and fewer food miles make homemade Easter eggs the greener alternative to supermarket chocolate. Time to get creative more...
Nuclear waste in Cumbria

Battlelines drawn as Cumbrian residents square up over nuclear waste site

Matilda Lee

15th February, 2012

A decision looms on whether - and where - to build the UK's first deep disposal for nuclear waste. Two borough councils in Cumbria have 'volunteered' - but can the communities be convinced? Matilda Lee reports more...
Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Laurie Tuffrey

6th February, 2012

Home experts Andrew Leech and Chris Askew explain how to make your kitchen a greener place to be more...
Man tipping vegetables into container. Consumers & supermarkets need to tackle food waste

Supermarket food waste to power renewable energy instead of tackling food poverty

Matilda Lee

23rd December, 2011

Food aid charities argue supermarket food waste could help prevent hunger in vulnerable people. Yet supermarkets' anaerobic digestion plans may eclipse food redistribution says Matilda Lee more...
A carrot

Who's to blame for supermarket rejection of 'ugly' fruit and vegetables?

Sarah Bentley

29th December, 2011

Fields of wasted crops lie testament to our fussy shopping habits and the refusal of supermarkets to stock edible but less-than-perfect-looking food more...

Ecologist Film Unit

Investigative films on key environmental and climate change issues from the Ecologist Film Unit more...

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Scavenger carrying waste

San Francisco's scavengers: a story of gangs, poverty and recycling

Felicity Carus

16th August, 2011

Scavenging is on the rise in the US and is no longer the exclusive domain of the poor. Felicity Carus reports on San Francisco's attempts to close down this informal sector and its impact on a burgeoning recycling culture more...
A toilet

The mission to build a toilet that utilises human poo

Paul Miles

11th August, 2011

The Gates Foundation has just announced a $42 million project over several years to develop a toilet that doesn't need water, mains power or sewerage and that will cost next to nothing more...
holding

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
Pollution

Burned: Merthyr's fight for clean air and green jobs

The Ecologist

27th June, 2011

What would you do if an American company planned to site a huge incinerator - bigger than the Millennium Stadium - above your town? How would you feel if you knew that no existing technology could prevent that incinerator pumping out toxic chemicals? more...
organic clothes

Ask the Ecologist: cotton, hemp and bamboo - which is the green choice?

Ruth Styles

22nd June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're talking textiles more...
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare

CAMPAIGN HERO: Lindsay Boswell of community food network FareShare

Matilda Lee

21st June, 2011

Inspiring businesses to reuse food that would have otherwise be sent to landfill, the pioneering group FareShare collects and distributes it to homeless shelters: feeding the needy, saving CO2 and diverting waste from landfill more...
Erin O'Connor

Erin O' Connor: 'World Without Bottles'

Ruth Styles

2nd June, 2011

A behind-the-scenes look at the British supermodel's shoot for SodaStream's 'World Without Bottles' campaign more...
e-waste

How to combat the growing menace of e-waste

Anja ffrench

31st May,2011

More robust enforcement of laws designed to tackle the growing problem of e-waste is urgently needed, says Anja ffrench of Computer Aid, along with improved management of electrical waste by governments more...

TAKE ACTION to ban 'killer jeans'

Matilda Lee

25th May, 2011

Join Labour Behind the Label in a week of action from 30th May to 5th June to lobby brands to ban the technique of sandblasting denim more...
Erin O'Connor

Five minutes with…Erin O’Connor

Ruth Styles

24th May, 2011

She’s one of the world’s most successful models and a seasoned environmental campaigner. Now Erin O’Connor has the packaging problem in her sights. Ruth Styles met her to find out more more...
Egyptian flag

Egypt faces 'environmental crisis' following ousting of Mubarak

Joseph Mayton

19th May, 2011

The political future of the Arab world's largest country could look brighter following the recent uprising in Tahrir Square and beyond. But the country faces an ecological catastrophe - much of it tourism related - reports Joseph Mayton from Cairo more...
e-waste

UK company implicated in toxic e-waste trail from London to West Africa

Andrew Wasley

14th May, 2011

The Environmental Investigation Agency and BBC Panorama use GPS to prove British electronic waste is being exported to poor African nations where it threatens the environment and human health. Andrew Wasley reports more...
green house

Top 10…cheap ways to green your home

Sella Oneko

29th April, 2011

Greening your home doesn’t have to bust the budget. Sella Oneko rounds up 10 inexpensive ways to make your home a more eco-friendly place more...

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