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New Zealand at risk of becoming the next oil exploration frontier

Rachael Shaw

6th November 2013

Deep sea drilling will soon commence in the rough waters off the NZ coast. This could mark the beginning of an oil rush in which democratic process, public concern, environmental protection and safety considerations are all swept aside. more...
Pillage Theory

Charles Taylor verdict could set precedent on conflict resources

Ecologist

23rd April, 2012

The trial of the ex-Liberian President - accused of purchasing arms with funds from the illegal timber and diamond trade - could lead to a wave of prosecutions using the 'pillage' theory more...
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Pillage theory: a blueprint for prosecuting corporations trading in conflict resources

Matilda Lee

20th April, 2012

Timber, diamonds, gold and oil have long been recognised as drivers of war. But companies involved in trading commodities from conflict zones are seldom prosecuted. Isn't it time they were held to account? Matilda Lee reports more...

The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...
BP

Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Ben Miller

7th February, 2012

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron more...
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David v Goliath: Chevron plots to avoid cleaning up oil pollution in Amazon rainforest

Tom Levitt

9th January, 2011

Ecuador government urged not to give in to pressure from the US oil giant Chevron to drop record $18 billion fine for its part in the 'Chernobyl of the Amazon' more...
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North Sea oil spill: polluters should pay but can we make them?

Susie Wilks

17th August, 2011

Shell’s oil spill in the North Sea this week is the worst in a decade, but compensation for any environmental damage could be in short supply says Susie Wilks from ClientEarth more...
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Beauty supplements: are they worth it?

Robert Phillips

26th July, 2011

Supplement is the latest beauty industry buzzword but just how effective are beauty power pills? And just how green? Robert Phillips takes a closer look more...
oil spill

US plans to sue BP will 'not prevent future ecocide'

Tom Levitt

16th December, 2010

US officials say they are determined to 'prevent future devastation' but campaigners say fines alone will not make oil and energy companies change risky behaviour more...
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Arctic oil spill could take 'year or more' to clean up

Ecologist

24th September, 2010

Russia and the US are leading the scramble for oil and gas in the Arctic, but Gulf of Mexico pollution highlights danger of oil spills say campaigners more...
Oil spill

Gulf oil disaster not unique to BP and will 'happen again'

Ecologist

9th September, 2010

UK government needs to 'wake up' to the dangers of offshore drilling and outlaw the practice, demand activists more...
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Toxic dispersants in Gulf oil spill creating hidden marine crisis

Tom Levitt and Nicole Edmison

6th September, 2010

More than 200 million tons of crude oil have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since the rupture of Deepwater Horizon. The chemicals used to clean up the spill have received less attention but could have devastating long-term effects on the marine ecosystem more...

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oil in water

The link between BP, geoengineering and GM

Jim Thomas

28th June, 2010

BP won't stop at dangerous deep water drilling: the company is bent on still more dangerous projects, including genetic modification and hacking the planet's atmosphere... more...
Oil spill

BP criminal action will not safeguard against oil spills, say campaigners

Ecologist

3rd June, 2010

Sanctions and legal action against BP unlikely to prevent further oil spill, say environmental groups that argue the US needs to cut its ties with oil industry more...
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Scientists use shellfish to assess toxic impact of BP gulf oil spill

Ecologist

26th May, 2010

Concerns rise that smaller animals will absorb toxic compounds and pass them along the marine food chain causing lasting damage to fisheries and marine ecosystems more...
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What is the Pill doing to our bodies and planet?

Yanar Alkayat

2nd February, 2010

It was the drug that fuelled the sexual liberation of the 1960s, but what price are we paying for our love of the contraceptive Pill? more...
Alli - your new best friend?

Behind the Label: Alli (Orlistat)

Pat Thomas

26th August, 2009

It's the popular, over-the-counter diet drug that's now been linked to liver damage. But popping a 'weight loss' pill is not going to solve the obesity crisis - especially with health concerns like these - says Pat Thomas
more...
Drugs on tap

Drugs on tap

John Naish

1st May 2009

Taking a pill for a headache may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but prescription drugs are forcing their way into every corner of our lives and environment, says John Naish more...
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Drugs on tap

John Naish

30th April, 2009

Britain has a serious and unnecessary drug habit, but the implications of our pill-forevery-ill culture go far beyond the adverse effects on human health. The complex chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals, as well as the manufacturing processes involved, leave a massive industrial footprint on the natural world that is largely ignored by both science and government. more...
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Black Sea

News

13th November, 2007

Russia was facing up to a ten-year clean-up operation after a major oil spill in the Black Sea region. more...
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Medication nation

Mark White

16th December, 2005

Too fat, too thin, too sad, too happy... Whatever the problem Biotech is developing a vaccine or a pill to cure us. Mark White examines the consequences of a world where all our worries can be medicated away. more...

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