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How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Giovana Zilli

6th May, 2010

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here's how it's done... more...
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Heathrow aiport expansion will result in £5 billion loss

Ecologist

19th April, 2010

Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report more...
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Heathrow protesters win third runway court victory

Owen Bowcott and agencies

26th March, 2010

High court rules that decision to expand Heathrow airport must be reconsidered in respect to UK climate change policy more...
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Using art to highlight the madness of Heathrow

Laura Sevier

22nd October

The plight of a village set to be demolished to make way for Heathrow's third runway is the inspiration behind Hester Berry's exhibition of paintings on show in a London gallery more...
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Biomass plant gets go-ahead but will not use waste heat

Ecologist

2nd October, 2009

Campaigners have criticised the Environment Agency for not requiring a new wood-chip power plant in South Wales to reuse its waste heat more...

Left luggage to designer fashion

Matilda Lee

1st October, 2009

Two designers were given the ultimate challenge: take suitcases full of unwanted clothes and create something meaningful. The results were on show at 'Reclaim' an exhibition at Eco Age in west London more...
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Government ignoring true cost of Heathrow

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

The Government is ignoring its own figures on the true carbon cost of building a third runway, say Liberal Democrats more...
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Lucas: sustainability requires urgent planning reform

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Green leader Caroline Lucas will today use a Campaign to Protect Rural England lecture to call for urgent action to resolve conflicting land use issues more...
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Low-tech retrofit experiment could transform social housing

Eifion Rees

8th July, 2009

The Greening-the-Box initiative aims to demonstrate that retrofitting can transform hard-to-heat housing association and council properties into models of low-tech sustainability and fuel efficiency - with almost zero heating more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

News

24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Accidental heroes?

Joss Garman

13th January, 2009

The Government's green light for Heathrow's third runway makes no economic - let alone environmental - sense, says Joss Garman more...
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BAA seek injunction against… almost everyone

News

2nd August, 2008

BAA are seeking “arguably one of the most wide-ranging injunctions ever” against the Camp for Climate Action, environmental campaigners told the Ecologist today. more...

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Climate change politics

Joss Garman

19th June, 2008

As an excuse to do nothing itself, this Labour Government has often hidden behind US intransigence on climate change, so it’ll be interesting to see how Gordon Brown might respond to a US President more progressive than he on global warming. more...
Investigations

Whole Foods failure

Chris Milton

1st March, 2008

Only a few years ago, stories about Whole Foods Market became famous for their poetic quality, as journalists waxed lyrical about how the fresh, organic fruit in their stores was proof that you could be a successful business while remaining environmentally friendly. Last year, however, sustained questioning by consumers and regulators alike saw the shine come off the company’s glossy image. 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...
Ecologist: News Analysis

BAA on the run

John Stewart

9th August, 2007

John Stewart, chairman of aviation pressure group HACAN ClearSkies, explains why BAA has been out-gunned and out-manoeuvred more...
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BAA win high court battle - or did they?

Vivienne Raper

9th August, 2007

Did the BAA or the protestors win a High Court order banning climate change demonstrators from Heathrow airport?
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Factories Around the World Consider Halting Production of Biofuels as Price Soars

News

26th February, 2007

Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices. more...

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