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The Story of Energy

Paul Allen

20th December 2013

Our relationship with energy presents big challenges, not only for our technology, but also for our culture, society and democracy. Paul Allen explores where it all went wrong. more...
Zero Carbon Britain 2030

Creating the future: How 'Zero Carbon Britain' is inspiring positivity in today's artists

Paul Allen

16th August, 2012

The Centre for Alternative Technology's Emergence Summit must develop positive versions of the future, as if we can't imagine it - there won't be one, says Paul Allen more...
Top 10... alternatives to sugar

Top 10...alternatives to sugar

Mark Briggs

Want to give up sugar while still indulging your sweet tooth? Mark Briggs rounds up 10 natural alternatives more...
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Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
Hitchhiking in the UK

Hitchhiking: the greenest form of transport that nobody uses?

Adam Weymouth

6th September, 2011

Petrol prices are on the rise, so is youth unemployment. So why aren't more people thumbing it? Adam Weymouth travels through the generational gap to find out more...
SchNews down the years

SchNEWS: how road protesters, ravers and GM activists fought back with direct action tabloid

Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey

29th July, 2011

Established in 1994 in response to Michael Howards' draconian Criminal Justice Act targeting activists, the Brighton-based SchNEWS has become integral to the UK - and global - protest movement, say Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Breeding bees resistant to the varroa mite

Louis Rummer-Downing

22nd October, 2010

British honeybee populations have been decimated by the varroa mite, but hidden inside hives in deepest Cornwall, something very special is happening... more...
Raju Sona is a smallscale farmer, seen with his only Jatrophal tree at his home farm

Jatropha better suited to local communities, not biofuel markets

Ecologist

6th July, 2010

Study predicts the yields of jatropha will fall in the next decade and that it is better suited to community-level, rather than industrial-scale, production for the biofuel market more...

CASE STUDY: Saving the black poplar

Hannah Davey

25th February, 2010

The native black poplar tree is now rarer than the giant panda with only 2,500 specimens remaining in Britain. The Crown Estate's conservation program aims to reinstate them more...
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Vets turn to African herbs as animal drugs stop working

Ecologist

19th February, 2010

The west's veterinary drug drive is not working, say animal disease scientists who have started researching the effectiveness of plant-based treatments used in Ethiopia more...
We are one: A Celebration of tribal peoples

We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples

Emma Bocking

7th January, 2010

Survival International has commissioned a weighty coffee-table book with beautiful photographs and something unique: the words of tribal peoples themselves more...
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10 resources for tackling climate change

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

They're two of the most important issues of our time. These resources will give you the science, some solutions and a good dose of inspiration to act now more...

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Life on a canal boat - Part III

Paul Miles

19th June, 2009

In the final instalment from Britain’s historic waterways, the Ecologist’s narrowboat correspondent finds a literal and metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel on the Grand Union canal more...
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Life on a canal boat - Part II

Paul Miles

1st June, 2009

In the second communiqué from the canals of Britain, a narrowboat newbie finds the pace of life slowing to the speed of the water, offering time for reflection and a deeper appreciation of the great outdoors more...
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What is downshifting?

Laura Sevier

28th March, 2008

Are you living the dream? Or walking zombie-like through the nightmare of modern consumerism? Laura Sevier explores the sanity of downshifting more...
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Tinker's Bubble: low-impact living

Shannon Carr-Shand

30th January, 2009

In 1993 a group of 10 friends, including former Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie, shared a vision of a place where people could live and work in harmony with the land. What resulted became Tinker’s Bubble more...
Paul Miles at a canal lock

Life on a canal boat - Part I

Paul Miles

1st May, 2009

In the first of a three-part series, a repentant travel writer trades in his longhaul flights and luxury holidays for three months living on a narrowboat



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Return of Britain's native species

Robin McKie

8th June, 2009

The first great bustards born in the wild in the UK since 1832 hatched last week. The reintroduction of this and many other species is invigorating the countryside, but eradicating foreign invaders - animals and plants - is equally important more...
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The case for harnessing renewable energy

Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes

9th April, 2009

The authors of the recent Climate Safety report make the case for harnessing the UK's renewable energy resource. By Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes more...
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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

Adam Vaughan

25th February, 2009

Electric cars are backed as a climate panacea by the majority, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification? more...
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What car do you drive?

Richard Heinberg

19th June, 2008

The question arises soon after readers or lecture audiences first become acquainted with global oil depletion and climate change. I must be asked it at least once a week.
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The commons: an antidote to globalisation

Jonathon Rowe

1st April, 2008

The corporate market has become the institutional equivalent of a compulsive eater. It has a built-in hunger that cannot be filled, and it is hard to stop the damage within the framework of its own game.
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Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

Andrew Simms

1st April, 2008

Don’t be afraid of the recession, says Andrew Simms , it may just be the lucky break we need to get our heads around a more sane economy and a better quality of life
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Britain could be carbon-free by 2030

News

9th July, 2007

Britain could become a ‘carbon-free’ country in just twenty years, according to a new report published by the Wales-based Centre for Alternative Technology. more...
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Suppression isn't cure

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

Our love affair with convenience culture extends to a reliance on convenience ‘cures’ for minor complaints. In the first article of a new series, the Ecologist’s Health Editor Pat Thomas says that self-medication isn’t the same as self-help more...

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