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Elvis and Kresse

A belting idea: meet the pioneers turning discarded firehose into fashion

Gavin Haines

12th October, 2011

Firehose isn’t an obvious choice of textile for an accessories range, but for the entrepreneurs behind Elvis & Kresse, it’s simply perfect. Gavin Haines reports more...
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Five of the best…green gardening accessories

Anjuli Koshal

5th August, 2011

From scratch-proof gloves to soothing organic balms, Anjuli Koshal rounds up five green gardening essentials that the eco-conscious shouldn’t be without more...
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Lost Property of London

The Ecologist

13th April, 2011

Can sustainability be stylish? If Lost Property of London’s eco-accessories are anything to go by, yes it can more...

CASE STUDY: Lewes New School pioneers curiosity-based learning

Nick Kettles

17th December, 2009

How do children learn? Is it through testing or open-ended class discussions aimed at piquing curiosity? Lizzie Overton, head teacher at Lewes New School, is spearheading a new approach to education more...
Green Living

Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
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Growing your own - where to begin

Paul Kingsnorth

19th May, 2009

'Where do I start?' Paul Kingsnorth answers the oft-asked question of those who want to grow their own food - but are lacking in knowledge, time, space, or all three. No problem. Read on... more...
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More is More

Malcolm Tait

16th February, 2009

There are few things more awe-inspiring in nature than the massing in vast numbers of a single species of animal. To explain why the phenomenon is so thrilling requires an understanding of why and how it happens in the first place more...
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Listen to the animals

Rupert Sheldrake

12th February, 2009

Why did so many animals escape December's tsunami? more...
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How to be free: Endogenous growth theory

Tom Hodgkinson

1st October, 2008

The more I think about it, the more sense it makes: gardening will save the world. For in a garden is truth, beauty and lots of good food... more...
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Foraging for sanity - building Holistic Health in Harmony with Nature

Fergus Drennan

1st June, 2008

Expelled from Eden and adrift amid the miracles of modern living, going back to nature is the only way to stay sane and healthy in this mad, bad world, says Fergus Drennan

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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...

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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. more...
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A steady-state economy

Herman Daly

1st April, 2008

Economist Herman E Daly argues that our future depends on a new economic model, one that needs to be defined by the dynamic balance – the steady state – of the natural world upon which it depends. more...
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Set in Stone

Emily Young

1st November, 2007

The loveliness, power and strength in stone is the raw beauty of Nature herself. In every piece of stone there is a story told more magnificent than any creation myth; a story that shocked and astonished the Christian geologists of late-1700s England when they first started to decipher, through the fossil record, the history of life on Earth. more...
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US Chief Scientist says world could become 'unliveable' under global warming

News

14th September, 2007

The US Government's chief scientist Professor John Marburger has admitted that the world could become 'unliveable' if CO2 emissions are not checked. more...
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Exxon may stop funding climate deniers

News

15th June, 2007

ExxonMobil, the notorious US oil giant at the top of environmentalists' 'most wanted' list, has said it may stop funding controversial think-tanks which produce research claiming that climate change is not happening. more...

'Hollywoodisation' of climate science doesn't work

News

15th May, 2007

Scaring people over the consequences of global warming won't get you anywhere. more...
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Less waste, more speed

Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes

29th March, 2007

Growing crops to solve the planet’s energy needs doesn’t work. Recycling the energy in our waste just might have a significant part to play. By Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes more...
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Esso's tactics to create uncertainty over climate change

Jon Hughes

1st March, 2007

How Esso employs tactics and people used by tobacco firms to create uncertainty over the science of climate change. Report by Jon Hughes more...
Investigations

England Vanishing

22nd September, 2006

How do we define ourselves in time and space? A new book England In Particular suggests it is the commonplace, the local and the distinctive that tells us where we are more...
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A brown tree snake

Anthony Wall

1st February, 2006

At dead of night, unseen, a slithering stowaway disembarks from a newly docked ship… down a rope, across the quay and into concealing undergrowth. Is that what happened? Or did the snake hitch a ride on a military aircraft from Indonesia, maybe, to take up residence here on the American island of Guam in the Pacific? more...

Lessons From Nature

Anthony Wall

9th November, 2005

Episode Two - Poison Toads more...
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13 Globe-trotting indigenous grannies carry message of unity and prayer

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2001

Grandmother Earth - Thirteen matriarchs from indigenous cultures are currently touring the world, promoting peace, unity and a respect for nature. nicola Graydon meets one of them, Mona Polacca more...
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Lessons From Nature

Anthony Wall

30th November, 1999

Episode One - Killer Bees more...

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