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The mass die-in of cyclists outside Transport for London's offices, 30th November 2013. Photo: Catherine Nelson.

Dying-in for cycling sanity

Catherine Nelson

2nd November 2013

Last Friday 2,000 people joined a massive 'die-in' to protest at recent death of six London cyclists - and their public demonisation by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Catherine Nelson was there, demanding a radical re-balancing of London's transport priorities. more...
Cyclist's vigil at Bow following the sixth cyclist death in 2 weeks. Photo: Ben Broomfield.

London's cycle deaths: we know the solutions

Rachel Aldred

20th November 2013

Six London cyclists have been killed on London's roads in under two weeks. As London Mayor Boris prepares to be questioned by Assembly Members on the death toll this morning, Rachel Aldred says we already know the answers ... more...

Boris - save London's cyclists!

Oliver Tickell

15th November 2013

After five cyclists die on London's roads in nine days, a thousand cyclists call on Mayor Boris Johnson - 'save our skins!' more...

Aerial Boris Bike-abouts for London?

Oliver Tickell

7th November 2013

Suspended aerial cycle paths are the way for Boris to extend cycle superhighways over London's busiest and most dangerous roundabouts. The Ecologist understands he is looking at the idea ... more...

Petroldead?: How Britain's fuel addiction may be coming to an end

October 10th, 2013

Paul Creeney

When looking at the numbers of cars cruising Britain's roads, the amount of carbon being constantly released is staggering. Paul Creeney looks at how public transport is evolving to become a viable alternative.... more...
Five of the best…electric cars

Five of the best… electric cars

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

If you can’t use public transport, the electric car is the next best thing – provided of course, you power it up with renewable electricity. We round up five of the most planet-friendly

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Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Ben Martin

1st March, 2012

Greener than cars and healthier than the tube, the ‘e-bike’ looks set to become one of 2012’s top travel trends more...
Transsiberian Railway

HS2: Why low speed rail - or closure - is vastly preferable to high speed

B W Edginton

8th February, 2012

Politicians, 'dynamic' business and the media (even if it denies it) all want high speed rail. But they are missing the point , says B W Edginton. After all, who wants to visit London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds? more...
High speed train speeding by in a blur

HS2: can the UK fast-track a better rail system?

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Are the UK's new high speed rail plans part of a sustainable future for public transport in the UK or a big statement that only benefits a minority? more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Risks and uncertainities accompany efforts to reduce Britain's carbon

Matthew Leach

20th January, 2012

A low carbon Britain rests on the electrification of our energy supply. But new research by the University of Surrey has highlighted the challenges facing government, market and civil society-led pathways to reducing emissions more...
train

Beyond HS2: invest in existing rail and reduce rail fares to make travel greener

Richard Hebditch

11th January, 2012

More investment in existing rail lines, joining up the high speed line to public transport and ensuring rail fares are sustainable and affordable are what the government should focus on argues Campaign for Better Transport more...
Exhaust pollution from a car

Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel

Richard Bourn

13th December, 2011

The National Planning Policy Framework will sideline smart growth in favour of out-of-town sprawl - rolling back decades of town centred development. Now campaigners have launched a toolkit to reduce travel demand within local transport plans more...

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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...
city bike

Could the Haibike Xduro e-bike spark a cycling revolution?

Gervase Poulden

18th August, 2011

Electric bicycles are yet to go mainstream in the UK but could the launch of Haibike’s new electric mountain bike change all that? Gervase Poulden reports more...
rugby player

Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

Robert Phillips

16th August, 2011

From shoes to shirts and everything in between, Robert Phillips takes a closer look at the eco sports gear on offer more...
Ecologist August newsletter

August 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

16th August, 2011

This month's newsletter looks at the return of the trade in blood diamonds and includes a special focus on sport and the environment
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Cycling and the environment

How the boom in climbing, biking and sailing is costing the earth

Isabella Kaminski

28th July, 2011

In the first of a two-part sport and environment special, Isabella Kaminski reports on how habitat damage, waste, nanotechnology and persistent organic pollutants are increasingly linked to our favourite outdoor pursuits more...
Air pollution protest

Air pollution may be ‘health timebomb’ for London’s deprived children

Henry Gass and Tom Levitt

28th July, 2011

On-going study of children in east London finds air pollution a factor in lung impairment - but political deadlock and lack of public awareness are holding up solutions more...
Cars

Why Glasgow's M74 road extension will increase air pollution

Stan Blackley

28th June, 2011

The decision to press ahead with the controversial construction was the worst environmental decision of devolution, says Stan Blackley of Friends of the Earth more...
A tram

How trams could save us from the ‘tyranny of the car’

Robert Williams

26th April, 2011

Back in 2000 John Prescott mooted 25 different tram projects across the UK, but a decade later where has that dream gone? Robert Williams laments how we have lost a solution to cutting cars and reclaiming our urban streets more...
London olympics site

London 2012 Olympics: what's the hidden cost to green spaces and wildlife habitats?

Tom Antebi

16th March,2011

Already hit by rows over radioactive waste and airport expansion, the London 2012 Olympic Games are accused of degrading green land vital to local communities and wildlife. Tom Antebi reports more...

A good sport

The Ecologist

15th February, 2011

Say no to exploitation and eco crime with French sportswear company Veja’s ultra cool, ultra green trainers

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Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...

Bexhill bypass puts road building back in the spotlight

Jan Goodey

18th January, 2011

Opponents say the controversial bypass will damage ancient woodlands, disturb wetland birds and impact on protected areas - and it's just one of 22 similar schemes currently awaiting approval. Jan Goodey investigates
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The Ecologist Top Ten: recycled bike enterprises

Vi Nguyen

23rd December, 2010

If you're planning a new year health kick there's no point buying an expensive new bike - reconditioned or recycled cycles are the environmentally friendly way to lose those Christmas pounds more...

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