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Boat on dried out lakebed

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

John Vidal

31st August, 2012

Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed a population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, warns Stockholm International Water Institute more...
Gorilla

Congo’s rangers locate first mountain gorilla families in rebel-held territory

The Ecologist

7th August, 2012

Rangers have detected gorilla families in Virunga National Park for the first time since fighting broke out between M23 rebels and government forces earlier this year more...
The sun shines across the Arctic expanse.

A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
Five of the best…eco home blogs

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Lisa Stephens

4th May, 2012

Need inspiration for sprucing up your house? From retro furnishings to sustainable interiors, Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly home blogs more...
Fragile Earth

PHOTO GALLERY: Fragile Earth app

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

From shrinking seas to devastated rainforests, a new app, Fragile Earth, is helping to chart humanity’s trail of destruction while challenging us to do something about it more...
tenerife bio home

Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...
Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Mark Newton

22nd March, 2012

Tara Lohan’s Water Matters is an anthology that almost, but doesn’t quite deliver, says Mark Newton more...
Ecologist cover A Blueprint for Survival January 1972

The Ecologist January 1972: a blueprint for survival

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Forty years ago the Ecologist published its landmark ‘A Blueprint for Survival’ issue outlining the need for a serious economic and environmental overhaul more...
Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Daniel Copley

5th January, 2012

What could have been a rip-roaring yarn with an important message is spoiled by unlikely dialogue and overly simple characters, says Daniel Copley more...
Right Livelihood Award

The world's 'alternative' Nobel Prize: an award fit for the 21st century

Matilda Lee

26th December, 2011

How a rejection by the Nobel Committee spurred Jakob von Uexkull to create the Right Livelihood Award celebrating the solutions helping to ensure a healthy planet and people more...
Frankincense and myrrh

Frankincense and myrrh: an ethical nightmare?

Sophie Laggan

14th December, 2011

Frankincense and myrrh are prized for their fabulous scent and are an essential ingredient in beauty products. But with 90 per cent of the global supply originating in war-torn Somalia, just how ethical can they really be?
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Richard Willson

Obituary: Ecologist cartoonist Richard Willson

Peter Bunyard & Robert Prescott-Allen

30th November, 2011

Two founding members of the Ecologist pay tribute to a talented and thoughtful man whose wildly seditious cartoons in the magazine called into question accepted dogma on everything from economic growth to science more...

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Durban climate change conference: is it time to forget about 2C of warming?

Tom Levitt

8th November, 2011

Ahead of the latest UN climate conference, Tom Levitt asks if its time we let go of the holy grail of targets and looked at alternatives such as 'carbon clubs'? more...
Teddy Goldsmith

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...
Geraldine Howard

Q&A: Geraldine Howard

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, discusses naturals, synthetics and why certification schemes need an overhaul with Ruth Styles more...
War on Want

TAKE ACTION to demand a strong supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

12th October, 2011

Join War on Want's campaign for a independent supermarket watchdog to help stop supplier bullying more...
An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

Gervase Poulden

29th September

David Shukman’s book is both an entertaining collection of a journalist’s tales and the perfect introduction to the environmental challenges facing the world today, says Gervase Poulden more...
building a green movement

The young activist’s guide to building a green movement

George Blacksell

24th August, 2011

Sharon J. Smith’s book acts as an inspirational guide for the youth of today to taking environmental matters into their own hands
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Polar bear

Endgame for polar bears as Arctic habitat melts away

Gavin Haines

24th August, 2011

The recent polar bear attack in Norway is the latest reminder that time is running out for these iconic mammals, with runaway climate change and habitat loss. Gavin Haines reports more...
Virtual Water

Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource

Mark Newton

21st July, 2011

According to Tony Allan, overuse of water is an environmental crisis in the making. So why, asks Mark Newton, aren't we doing something about it? more...
Ashden Awards

Energy heroes: Ashden Awards winners help deliver UK's low-carbon future

Matilda Lee

17th June, 2011

From education and training to hands-on application of energy efficiency and renewable technologies, this year's Ashden Award winners, announced this week, are weaning the UK off its addiction to fossil fuels more...
trawler

Five fish it’s OK to eat

The Ecologist

6th June, 2011

The Marine Stewardship Council's James Simpson picks five fish that can be enjoyed guilt-free more...
Warren Carter

How ethical food production can change troubled lives

Jan Goodey

26th April, 2011

From Slough to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project in Brighton, Warren Carter is a radical food grower on a mission to transform the lives of troubled youngsters. Jan Goodey meets him more...
A green bulb

10 things to do during Climate Week

Jeff Holman

16th March, 2011

Fancy going to a clothing upcycling workshop, learning how to cook insects from a celebrity chef or sharing tips on greening your office or school? Here's the Ecologist's pick of ideas to get you geared up for Climate Week more...
Pisaurina mira spider

Study of spiders shows species may be able to adapt to global warming

William McLennan

10th March, 2011

Species may be able to adapt to gradual increases in temperature preventing the collapse of biological communities in the face of global climate change more...

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