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'Executed' at home: the price one environmentalist couple paid to protect forests

Burag Gurden

7 July, 2017

The alleged murder of activists Aysin and Ali Buyuknohutcu by a mining company following a legal dispute is resonating in Turkey. The married couple had been taken to court by Bartu Mermer after protesting to protect their local forest. In March 2017 the company’s lawsuit collapsed and the mining was stopped. But six weeks later, the couple were shot dead at their country home in southern Turkey, reports BURAG GURDEN. more...

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth

Lesley Docksey

3rd July, 2017

LESLEY DOCKSEY reviews Paul Kingsnorth's book, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist more...

Colombian environmental protestors 'see off' one of the world's biggest gold mining companies

Burag Gurden

22nd June, 2017

Two months ago Colombia's largest gold-mining project ‘La Colosa' was called off after a small town said "NO" in a local referendum. A wave of public consultations against similar projects is now sweeping Colombia and beyond, while the Government hesitates to introduce rigorous environmental regulations for the industry writes BURAG GURDEN more...

Conference Seeks Security for Embattled Environmental Activists

Olesia Plokhii

19th June, 2017

This week, the first-ever Forest Defenders Conference, organized by environmental activist support group Not1More, takes place (21st-22nd June) at St. Hugh's College in Oxford, UK. The aim of the conference is to highlight the growing risks and help develop safety strategies for frontline environmentalists who face increasing violence for their work.
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LUSH ethical cosmetics company launches a new Spring Prize fund for regenerative projects

LUSH cosmetics

6th January, 2017

Nominations have opened for the new Lush Spring Prize. Launched jointly with the Ethical Consumer Research Association this is a new and very welcome £200,000 annual prize fund that aims to support those projects around the world that work towards environmental and social regeneration. more...
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Remembering Teddy: new website honours the founder of the Ecologist

Ben Hudson

21st October, 2011

Teddy Goldsmith’s death left a hole at the heart of the green movement. The website set up in his memory is a fitting tribute to his life's work and is a must-read for the eco-conscious, says Ben Hudson more...
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Q & A: Paul Kingsnorth, green activism is 'simply a faction of consumer society'

Mark Newton

21st September, 2011

Writer, journalist and environmental activist: Paul Kingsnorth has been them all. Now, however, he has rejected activism in favour of a dystopian strain of thought epitomised by his Dark Mountain project. Mark Newton caught up with him to discover why more...
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I stopped believing in environmentalism. And did this instead...

Paul Kingsnorth

28th April, 2010

Former deputy editor of the Ecologist, Paul Kingsnorth, explains why he became disillusioned with the parables of environmentalism, so decided to write his own instead more...

Journey to Arne Naess's Cabin

Paul Miles

24th December, 2009

Arne Naess, the father of the deep ecology movement, spent much time in his cabin on top of a mountain. Paying homage, Paul Miles recreates the trip more...
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Paul Kingsnorth: environmentalists have lost their way

Matilda Lee

9th December, 2009

Former deputy editor of the Ecologist, Paul Kingsnorth, tells Matilda Lee why an obsession with CO2 has distracted environmentalists, and why we may already be beyond the point of no return... more...
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Tackling illegal logging

Andrew Wasley

1st April, 2009

Reporting from the front-line of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those combating illegal logging more...
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A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...

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Time's Up! by Keith Farnish

Polly Cook

12th March, 2009

Conveniently crafted into four manageable sections, this book attempts to cover everything and anything that climate change has, and will, destroy - and presents some radical solutions more...
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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
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Counquer ourselves first

Miguel Mendonça

1st October, 2008

During my global travels, spreading the word on the cheapest, most effective and equitable policy road for renewables, my observations and experiences have led me to several infuriating and distressing conclusions. more...
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Earth Day 2007

Maggie King

19th April, 2007

It's easy to forget, amidst endless negative news coverage, that the US has one of the biggest environmental movements in the world. Maggie King reports on the activities planned for Earth Day, Sunday 22nd April more...

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