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No BBC science reporting course since 2012, documents reveal

Mat Hope

6th November, 2017

Lord Lawson, the chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, was invited on to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, where he mislead listeners about the science of climate change. Should the journalists on the programme have received better training on climate science? Mat Hope reports. more...

Green Party well placed to capitalise on youth demand for climate policies

Joe Ware

12th October, 2017

As the Green Party unveils ambitious policies to tackle climate change a new poll from the think tank Bright Blue has revealed that young voters care deeply about the environment. This could have a profound effect on British politics, reports JOE WARE. more...

Will the all-electric future take off - where other energy innovations have failed?

Dr Christian Jardine

8th September, 2017

The advancement in technology and recent UK government policy announcements both point towards the successful take over of the electric car, even where other energy innovations have failed. Dr Christian Jardine assesses the latest developments more...

Support Woodland Trust's ‘Save Our Ancients' campaign to save UK's ancient woodland

Laura Briggs

20th March 2017

There's welcome news for campaigners lobbying for the protection of Britain's ancient woodland. LAURA BRIGGS reports more...

A Solar Revolution

Jonathon Porritt

5 September 2014

The advance of solar power around the world is bringing instant, dramatic improvements to people's lives, so why aren’t more governments overhauling their dysfunctional energy policies? more...

World Future Council going global with 100% renewable energy

Anne Reis

23rd May 2014

A new global campaign that advocates 100% renewable energy aims to change the political mindset and make renewable energy 'the new normal'. more...
Nuclear power station

The big divide: is ideology holding back greens from embracing nuclear power?

Matilda Lee

20th July, 2011

Once united in opposition, the environmental movement is now divided on nuclear power. Matilda Lee reports on why some greens say that anti-nuclear is just sentimentalism more...
Carbon

Lord Teverson: Why UK businesses need to get smart on energy usage

Lord Teverson

28th February,2011

A new Carbon Connect report argues that the private sector can save cash, carbon and safeguard the UK’s future fuel security by adopting energy efficiency measures to reduce UK energy demand more...

Transylvania: could this 'lost in time' land be the future of European agriculture?

Laura Sevier

7th January, 2011

Transylvania has maintained traditional farming methods for hundreds of years. As it faces the twin threats of intensive agriculture and byzantine EU policies, its model of under-development is attracting the interest of policy makers more...
In the News

UN indicates shift in food policy

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, has made welcome statements indicating a shift in attitude towards food policy more...
In the News

Personal carbon accounting concluded to be 'relatively quick and easy'

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

A groundbreaking trial of personal carbon accounting reports that capturing and reporting the emissions of all UK citizens is 'quick and easy'. more...

Advertising Policy

June 2009

As a business the Ecologist web site is made possible by support from two areas: individual subscribers and advertising revenue. more...

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High Court action against UK Government over toxic crop pesticides

Georgina Downs

29th January, 2009

Hers was a landmark victory against the Government. Campaigner Georgina Downs on the importance of setting a policy precedent on pesticides more...
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Government pulls plug on local renewables policy

News

24th August, 2007

Environmental groups and local authorities are dismayed by Government plans to drop a key local policy to promote renewable energy, following pressure from developers. more...

Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...

Green groups set tests for environmental leadership

Tracy Carty

1st March, 2007

The attention that the three main parties are now giving to the environment is welcome, but no party is yet offering leadership of the kind needed. more...

One of our germs is missing

Heather Wokusch

1st June, 2005

Undeterred by a series of terrifying accidents, the Bush administration is pushing ahead with its potentially apocalyptic biological weapons programme. more...

The Wages of Denial

David Fleming

1st April, 2003

We are all about to pay the price of ignoring the coming energy famine. By David Fleming more...

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