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Mozambique under threat from resource exploitation

Thembi Mutch

27th September 2013

As investors flock to the resource-rich but still poverty-stricken African nation of Mozambique, Thembi Mutch warns that - as usual - it won't be the Mozambiquans who reap the multi billion dollar rewards of an economic boom in what remains the world's second poorest country...... more...
Human Element

The Human Element: Ten New Rules to Kick-start Our Failing Organisations

Ian Tennant

24 September 2012

New management rules are essential to successful business.
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How the smartphone boom could damage your health and the environment

Ecologist

3rd December, 2012

Behind the rise of smartphones and tablets, microwave pollution is a serious assault on our health reports Lynne Wycherley, whilst a new Ecologist Film Unit investigation uncovers the hidden cost of tin used in many phones more...
The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa

Mark Newton

9th May, 2012

From slave labour to armed conflict, our thirst for natural resources has created serious problems for Africa. Pádraig Carmody’s latest book attempts to unravel the moral morass, says Mark Newton more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton more...
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Tourism has a negative impact on Laos' wildlife

Dawn Starin

14th October,2011

Tourists eager to try exotic meat and buy wildlife souvenirs in Laos are helping destroy the country's natural heritage. The consequences for both people and environment are worrying, reports Dawn Starin

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Niger's water crisis

Water trading: how the world's most vital resource is up for sale

Debika Ray

21st September, 2011

Like carbon trading, REDD and food speculation before it, the buying and selling of water is just the latest example of market principles being applied to natural resources. But just how ethical is it? Debika Ray reports more...
The Moon

Plans to strip mine the moon may soon be more than just science-fiction

Henry Gass

4th July, 2011

It may not be long before we start mining the moon for its resources, particularly the rare Helium-3 for its use in nuclear fusion more...
When the Rivers Run Dry

When The Rivers Run Dry: What Happens When Our Water Runs Out?

Jeff Holman

16th June, 2011

From chronic mismanagement to increased demand, Fred Pearce’s analysis of the issues surrounding water supply is compelling and infuriating by turns, says Jeff Holman more...
Niger's water crisis

PHOTO STORY: Drought, food insecurity and desertification blight Niger

Matilde Gattoni

3rd May, 2011

In the first of a new series of photo-stories documenting the growing global crisis over water resources, Matilde Gattoni reports from Niger and finds a country struggling to quench its increasing thirst more...
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Gold's Costly Dividend: film reveals the hidden side of gold production

Ecologist

21st February,2011

In the month that the world's first Fair Trade gold is launched, Human Rights Watch release a film reporting on alleged abuses at Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea more...

Consumptionomics

Katharine Helmore

24th January, 2011

Asia is growing at an unprecedented rate and consumption is following a similar trajectory. This, argues businessman Chandran Nair in his new book, could have dramatic consequences for the environment more...

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Can British activists solve Middle Eastern water conflicts using permaculture?

William Parry

25th January, 2011

An unreported war over natural resources in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories has led students from Bangor University to set up a radical eco-movement, Bustan al Qaraaqa, to address the issue. William Parry reports from Bethlehem more...

Industry and activists clash over environmental footprint of nanotechnology

Kara Moses

25th November, 2010

Conflict grows between green campaigners and the nanotechnology sector following publication of a critical Friends of the Earth report into the industry's environmental impacts more...
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Written charter for land use vital for 'Big Society' management of natural resources

Kara Moses

23rd November,2010

A written charter for land use must be adopted to best manage England’s land resources as part of the 'Big Society', according to academics from the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme more...
Burma mine site

'Thousands threatened' by giant iron mine in Burma

Jemima Roberts

5th November, 2010

As Burma prepares for national elections activists have launched a film to highlight the negative environmental and social impacts of the country’s largest iron mine more...
Deforestation

Growing conflicts over Tanzania's 'charismatic carbon'

Thembi Mutch

7th September 2010

The country's forests are at the centre of a new global scramble to 'buy up' carbon, but as Thembi Mutch reports, is the process really going to benefit the environment or people? more...
Silhouette of oil pumpjacks in a setting sun

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...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...

UK losing £650m a year by binning and burning waste

Ecologist

7th October, 2009

A report from Friends of the Earth reveals the huge extent of the pollution and financial losses caused by our love of landfill and incineration more...
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Trade in precious minerals and timber continues to fuel violence and conflict across the globe

Ecologist

1st June, 2008

Revenues obtained from the often illegal extraction and supply of commodities such as timber and diamonds are directly bankrolling corrupt regimes and armed insurgency groups, and fund the purchase of weapons and other contraband goods that perpetuate cycles of conflict.
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Waste not, want not

News

8th June, 2007

What is waste? In the natural world, the answer is nothing. In human society, the answer is whatever happens to be classified as waste. more...
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Our natural resources need to be managed locally, says report

News

8th May, 2007

Local communities should have a right in determining access to and use of natural resources, a report from think-tank the World Resources Institute (WRI) has said. more...
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Ecologist questionnaire: how much do you know about where you live?

The Ecologist

1st May, 2004

‘If we could think locally, we would take far better care of things than we do now. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, "What will this do for our community?" tends toward the right answer for the world.’ Wendell Berry more...
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Bursting at the seams

Derrick Jensen

1st March, 2004

Most discussion of population misses the point. The earth simply cannot support our lifestyle. more...

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