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Sunlight through the trees

Putting communities back in charge of their forests

Christopher Davey

29th June, 2010

What can western countries learn from their less industrialised counterparts about returning woodlands and forests to productive, profitable, local control? more...

CASE STUDY: Saving the black poplar

Hannah Davey

25th February, 2010

The native black poplar tree is now rarer than the giant panda with only 2,500 specimens remaining in Britain. The Crown Estate's conservation program aims to reinstate them more...
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Perfume: how natural are you willing to go?

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

In a world of synthetic fragrances it's important to remember that there are natural alternatives. Here's where to buy them, what to look for and... how to go beyond patchouli more...
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10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
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CASE STUDY: managing woodlands through social enterprise

Jeremy Lovell

25th June, 2009

Social entrepreneur Nigel Lowthrop has pioneered a win-win woodland management scheme combining environmental protection with rehabilitating disadvantaged young people more...
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CASE STUDY: recycling waste wood

Mel Poluck

9th June, 2009

Mel Poluck visits a flagship environmental project that rescues, reuses and recycles tonnes of wood destined for landfills, doing much the same for those it employs more...
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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...
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Q & A: Jo Wood, founder of Jo Wood Organics

Laura Sevier

13th October, 2009

The eco-beauty businesswoman on why she loves all things organic, the secret of creating a heavenly fragrance and training for Strictly Come Dancing more...
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FSC targeted in New York City protest

Ecologist

25th September, 2009

World's leading forest certification scheme is not doing enough to prevent the sourcing of unsustainable wood, say activists more...
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Tinker's Bubble: low-impact living

Shannon Carr-Shand

30th January, 2009

In 1993 a group of 10 friends, including former Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie, shared a vision of a place where people could live and work in harmony with the land. What resulted became Tinker’s Bubble more...
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Can environment-backed currency pay off?

Molly Scott Cato

1st April, 2009

The creation of a new and neutral currency unit linked to the environment would stabilise the economy and reduce CO2. more...
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Tree Thieves

Steve Kemper

7th August, 2008

The environmental disaster that put paid to China's intensive logging spawned an illegal trade in timber that risks global erosion. In their rush to feed the dragon, loggers on both sides of the law can't see the trees for the wood, says Steve Kemper more...

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Northern Petroleum eyes Markwells Wood

Sarah Lewis

1st July, 2008

A decision to allow the destruction of an ancient woodland suggests the UK’s environmental policies are crumbling at the first hint of oil, says Sarah Lewis more...
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The pearl of great price

Fergus Drennan

12th June, 2008

It's been a strange week. Within an eight-day period I found beauty, pain and death. more...
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Sustainable Warmth

Mark Anslow

1st January, 2008

Three years ago, winter was not a good time of year for residents at Hoathly Hill in West Sussex. A community founded in 1972 on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, many of Hoathly Hill’s residents enjoyed the sense of quiet self-sufficiency that living on a smallholding in Sussex’s High Weald gave them. more...
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Wood fuel for thought

Adam Nicolson

23rd August, 2007

Today's energy policies are concerned overwhelmingly with generating electricity. But 84 per cent of the energy we use at home is to heat our rooms and hot water. What if that energy could come from a source which is not only renewable, but is cheap, readily available, and even improves the environment it is extracted from? Adam Nicolson reports on the growing potential for wood fuel in Kent more...
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Behind the Eco Labels

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Ethical consumerism in the UK is currently worth £29.3 billion, yet 60 per cent of us feel we don't have enough information to make an ethical decision. There is an ever-growing array of eco labels, but what do they tell us? Or fail to tell us? Pat Thomas explains more...
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Let Our Children Roam Free

Tim Gill

23rd September, 2005

Fear of traffic risks and ‘stranger danger’ are holding our children captive indoors. For the sake of their health and development, and for the environment they will one day need to protect, we have to find ways of getting them into the wild.

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Reclaimed Wood

Ecologist

1st June, 2005

For aesthetic and ethical reasons, salvaged timber is the best. more...
Investigations

Saving Malibu from the stars

Arnie Cooper

1st February, 2004

Barbara Streisand prides herself on being a movie star with an environmental conscience. So why did she take one man to court over his efforts to protect the California coastline? more...

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