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Bramley Frith wood in Hampshire will never be same again. In 1965 the National Grid build a substation there serving Basingstoke.

Ancient woodland cannot be 'offset'

Austin Brady

11th January 2014

Owen Paterson has done it again - offering up ancient woodland for development via 'biodiversity offsetting' - planting new trees elsewhere. Trouble is, says Austin Brady, ancient woods are centuries in the making. more...
In season now: what to eat during June

In season now: what to eat during June

Tahsin Pak

28th May, 2012

Professional forager Fergus Drennan tells Tahsin Pak how to make the most of the free food in season this month more...
Spotters guide to spring flowers

The spotters guide to spring wild flowers

Rebecca Campbell

6th April, 2012

With spring in full swing, the UK’s ancient woodland is bursting into life. From bluebells to ramsens, Rebecca Campbell rounds up the best British blooms

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vegan shoes

Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
herb guide

How to… grow and use herbs

Michael Littlewood

9th March, 2012

Expand your culinary horizons, says Michael Littlewood, as a confident hand with home-grown herbs will add a new dimension to your cookery more...
Illegal timber

UK shamed as appetite for cheap timber sees it top sales of illegal wood

Tom Levitt

23rd February, 2012

The £700 million trade is 'one of the best kept secrets', say campaigners, with consumers largely unaware they are buying illegally felled timber more...
Naked Fashion

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Showing fashion at its worst while providing upbeat solutions is a tough call but Safia Minney has achieved it with Naked Fashion, says Ruth Styles more...
Bamboo

Bamboo: can it live up to the 'green gold' hype?

Eifion Rees

30th August, 2011

It could reduce the pressure on native forests but the rapid expansion in bamboo plantations is in danger of making it the latest in a long line of tarnished 'wonder crops' more...
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Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
perfume

Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
Real Bread Campaign

TAKE ACTION: Make a loaf of bread for the Real Bread Campaign

Matilda Lee

11th May, 2011

Dust off your old bread maker and get your hands dirty during Real Bread Maker Week from May 9 - 16
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Family fun in the forest: the FC Tour 2011

The Ecologist

7th April, 2011

Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment more...

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Five brilliant English day trips

Ruth Styles

24th March, 2011

With sunny days on the way, make the most of your weekends with an English day out
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5 of the best… eco-friendly children’s books

Phoebe Doyle

15th March, 2011

Parenting journalist and blogger, Phoebe Doyle, rounds up the best books for your budding eco-warriors more...

Scents and sustainability: the Green Grocery's organic scent

The Ecologist

16th February, 2011

Combining rose, sandalwood and jasmine essential oils, the Green Grocery’s Love Letter perfume is organic, eco-friendly and utterly gorgeous
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PICK OF THE DAY: VisitWoods Interactive Woodland Website

The Ecologist

10th February, 2011

The Woodland Trust’s new VisitWoods website has everything you need to know about the UK’s woods and forests

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Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...

Top 10...Woodland Walks

Ruth Styles

28th January, 2011

Packed with rare flora and fauna, Britain’s woodlands are the perfect place for getting to grips with nature. From Yorkshire to the Lake District, Hampshire and beyond, Ruth Styles rounds up the best walks more...
Seasoning wood

How to ensure a warmer winter by seasoning your firewood

Jonathan Rouse

17th September, 2010

Drying wood properly can increase the energy it releases when burned. Read on for The Ecologist's guide to ensuring your Yuletide logs are as fuel-efficient as possible more...

Roundwood timber framing: the greener way to build

Maddy Harland

19th October, 2010

Using our native softwoods and 'in the round' construction, this innovative technique results in beautiful buildings with high environmental credentials more...
Forestry

Huge majority oppose England forest sell-off plans, poll finds

Damian Carrington, guardian head of environment

23rd January, 2011

YouGov poll finds 84 per cent of British public agree that woods and forests should be kept in public ownership for future generations more...
Global Cool

Campaign Hero: Caroline Fiennes of Global Cool

Matilda Lee

11th January, 2011

Global Cool is the green lifestyle organisation that uses celebrities and mainstream culture to market low-carbon living. Its director Caroline Fiennes talks to the Ecologist more...
Forestry

Forest of Dean protesters fight big woodland sell-off

John Vidal, guardian environment editor

4th January, 2011

More than 3,000 people at rally pledge to defend 'the people's' trees from what they fear will be corporate land grab more...
Timber in a warehouse

UK public unaware they could be contributing to illegal logging - WWF

Dearbhla Crosse

20th September, 2010

Many consumers mistakenly think that wood and paper products sold in the UK are not sourced from illegally logged timber linked to deforestation

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Wood

EU's ban on billion-pound illegally logged timber trade only the 'first step'

Ecologist

8th July, 2010

New regulations will apply to forest owners and companies importing timber but not to the rest of the supply chain and leaves sanctions down to individual countries more...

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