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Smart meters - would we be better off sticking with these, and cutting £12 billion off our fuel bills? Photo: nilexuk via Flickr.com.

UK's £12 billion 'smart' meter program is FCUKED

Nick Hunn

27th December 2013

The UK's smart metering is set to be the country's next Government IT disaster, writes Nick Hunn - saddling consumers with a £12 billion cost on their fuel bills for little or no benefit. more...

Campaigners cry 'insanity' as UNEP postpones frozen gas report

Oliver Tickell

18th November 2013

UNEP today postponed the launch of a highly controversial report - branded as "lunatic" by climate campaigners - at the COP19 talks in Warsaw. more...

Tried & tested eco-cosmetics

April 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

Avoid cosmetics that cost the earth – today’s eco makeup is much better quality anyway, says Hazel Sillver. more...
Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Thea Byrgesen

9th May, 2012

With synthetic and chemical free formulas, and a colour range to rival Monet, modern mineral make-up is skin and planet friendly. Thea Byrgesen rounds up the best more...
Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign

Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign

Mark Briggs

25th April, 2012

To coincide with World Day for Laboratory Animals, Lush turned their Regent Street shop window into a human testing zone to highlight the plight of the millions of animals worldwide who suffer at the hands of the beauty industry more...
TAKE ACTION to end animal testing on cosmetics

TAKE ACTION to end cosmetic testing on animals

Mark Briggs

24th April, 2012

Lush Cosmetics have teamed up with the Humane Society International to launch a campaign to ensure long-awaited proposals banning products tested on animals outside the EU are fully enforced more...
terre d'oc

Natural make-up: why it’s giving MAC a run for its money

Matilda Lee

18th April, 2012

Matilda Lee meets the Estée Lauder of natural make-up, Terre d’Oc’s Valerie Roubaud, to find out why natural cosmetics are ready to take on the conventional kind more...

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Mark Briggs

10th April, 2012

Knowing what isn't in a beauty product can be as important as knowing what is. New EU legislation threatens to restrict the 'free from' term on skincare labels but Neal's Yard Remedies say this penalises those that go out of their way to ensure products are safe more...
The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...
palm oil

Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...
The A to Z of beauty goodies

The Ecologist A to Z of beauty goodies

Priyanka Mogul

3rd February, 2012

You’ve learned to avoid parabens and sulphates but what should you be using instead? The Ecologist takes a closer look at the natural beauty ingredients that can make a positive difference to your skin more...
Cosmetic surgery: is it safe?

How safe is cosmetic surgery?

Ruth Stokes

17th January, 2012

In the wake of the PIP implant scandal, the Ecologist examines the cosmetic surgery industry and asks what impact it is having on the health of patients and the environment more...

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Eco beauty heroes 2011

Ruth Styles

29th November, 2011

From the brands making strides towards reducing packaging to the nail polishes made without toxins, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles salutes the beauty brands who have gone further for the planet this year
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DIY BEAUTY

DIY beauty products: do they really work?

Sophie Laggan

16th November, 2011

With no harmful ingredients and no packaging to recycle, DIY make-up is definitely good for the planet. The big question though, is does it do the job? more...
eco lipsticks

Hello Hauschka! The green skincare brands making a bid for your make-up bag

Ruth Styles

28th September, 2011

OK, so Dr Hauschka’s cosmetics range isn’t really news, but the goodies coming out of Haushka and NATorigin HQ are well worth spending a few pennies on. Ruth Styles puts them to the test more...
dangerous beauty

The A to Z of beauty baddies

George Blacksell

20th September, 2011

Confused by chlorobutanol? Baffled by bronopol? George Blacksell has the skinny on beauty’s nastiest additives more...
eco lipsticks

Mineral magic: five of the best natural lipsticks

The Ecologist

25th May, 2011

Being green doesn't have to mean adopting a soap-and-water approach to beauty: these fabulous eco lipsticks are as sustainable as they are stylish more...
on the beach

Feel the burn: Lavera's aftersun gel put to the test

Valentina Jovanovski

18th May, 2011

An organic aftersun with no nasties and excellent moisturising properties: sound too good to be true? Valentina Jovanovski put Lavera’s aftersun gel to the test more...
Drilling equipment

UK shale gas boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

Despite outrage in the US over ‘fracturing’ techniques used to extract shale gas and new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal, the UK has given the go-ahead to companies here to begin drilling. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential unconventional gas boom near Blackpool more...
Drilling equipment

UK gas fracking boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

As well as local outrage over 'fracking' drilling there is new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential gas boom near Blackpool more...
Ecologist Magazine May 1971

The Ecologist May 1971: Trace Elements in the Environment

The Ecologist

3rd May, 2011

Forty years ago this month, Professor Henry A. Schroeder wrote Trace Elements in the Environment, about the dangers of toxic metals in the air, food and water that humans expose themselves to
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Tiny bubbles of methane trapped in lake ice in Norway

Freshwater lakes and rivers contributing to climate change

Tom Levitt

12th January, 2011

Study estimates emissions of methane from freshwater systems to be 103 million tonnes per year - equivalent to 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's land areas more...

Recycle your car, don't scrap it

Eifion Rees

7th December, 2010

Two million cars are disposed of every year in the UK, only half of them through the proper channels. Recycle materials and cut down on pollution by sending your old banger to an authorised treatment facility more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

Green business: Lush

Eifion Rees

17th November, 2010

Cosmetics company Lush is a zero-packaging pioneer on the high street. In the first of our new 'Green business' series, founder Mark Constantine discusses gourmet consumerism, dream factories and why his ethical creation is a work in progress more...

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