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A one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park. Photo: ALERT-conservation.org.

Nepal: new transport corridors threaten Chitwan Park

Bhrikuti Rai & Sunir Pandey

12th February 2014

A planned east-west railroad and highway network threaten the the conservation 'jewel in Nepal's crown' - the Chitwan National Park. Bhrikuti Rai and Sunir Pandey report from Chitwan. more...

Could America do without the Environmental Protection Agency?

Ben Whitford

16th October 2013

Personnel at the EPA have been heavily impacted by the ongoing shutdown, leading some commentators to question the necessity of the government agency post-shutdown. Ben Whitford reports.... more...
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Can the Kathmandu Valley be Saved?

by Joseph Mayton

September 26th, 2012

The once bustling Bagmati river has become the focal point of Nepal’s struggle to bring modernity to this once isolated region. And the environment is struggling to survive, writes Joseph Mayton. more...
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Behind the Brand: Danish Crown

Peter Salisbury

20th July, 2011

Can the owner of a slaughterhouse that despatches more than 80,000 pigs per week be remotely ethical? Peter Salisbury takes a closer look at pork exporter, Danish Crown more...
Cleaning the tyres

The art of bike maintenance: trouble shooting squeaks and creaks

Guy Andrews

15th June, 2010

This extract from The Ultimate Guide to Bicycle Maintenance will help you identify the source of, and fix, nasty noises more...
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The struggle to report on the marine environment

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those who fight the abuse of marine environments. more...
Ending tax breaks for the airline industry could help spur growth in public transport

The fight to make our train fares fair

Richard Hebditch

12th August, 2009

The Campaign for Better Transport is working hard to bring down train fares and is inviting you to join them in their fight more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
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Cincinnati law to police polluting businesses

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Cincinnati has passed a new law introducing 'environmental justice permits', and will use police powers to force polluting businesses to clean up their acts or get out of town more...
Lumps of coal

James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
Ecologist Archive

Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
In the News

Call for Tennessee fly ash clean up

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A catastrophic spill of fly ash has renewed calls for the waste to be reclassified. more...

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Biotech firms thwarting GM research, say scientists

News

13th April, 2009

Biotech firms are abusing their trademark controls to stop scientists fully investigating the environmental and health impacts of GM crops, a coalition of US scientists has claimed. more...
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750,000 a year killed by Chinese pollution

News

3rd July, 2007

In a damning cover up the Chinese government has used its involvement in a World Bank report on the environment to conceal results that show around three quarters of a million people in the country die prematurely each year due to pollution. more...
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Telepathy: a new way of seeing

Jeremy Smith

1st September, 2005

Far from being a cranky relic of a pre-Enlightenment dark age, belief in telepathy would seem to be confirmed by contemporary science and might even help secure the planet’s survival.
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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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Protecting US forests

Derrick Jensen

1st February, 2004

The ongoing battle between US tree-sitters and North America’s big logging firms pitches some of the world’s most determined activists against some of its most ruthless corporations. It is a battle that the tree-sitters simply must not lose. more...
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Again, the savage Indian

Kirkpatrick Sale

14th June, 2000

Kirkpatrick Sale is shocked by a new and disturbing view of the ecological role of the American Indian. more...

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