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China accused of stealth land grab over Mozambique's great rice project

Cecilia Anesi and Andrea Fama in co-publication with China Files

30th November 2013

China led the reclamation of the largest abandoned rice farm in Mozambique, with the blessing of the authorities. But now the company involved is accused of land grabbing and displacing thousands. Cecilia Anesi and Andrea Fama report
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Left In The Dark

by Bibi van der Zee

The reshuffle has turned Heathrow into a messy political vortex...but it may also be beside the point, says Bibi van der Zee more...
Scroby Sands offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Wind turbines: the future of renewable energy or a blight on UK countryside?

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

The wind farms debate rages on as the need for renewable energy grows. But is the UK in danger of putting aesthetics before the need to cut carbon emissions and adopt greener technologies? more...

Carbon neutral clubbing

The Ecologist

18th March, 2011

Dutch company, Sustainable Dance Club, have come up with a novel way to party and save the planet at the same time more...

'Stop robbing land from the poorest' urges UN food expert

Tom Levitt and Jemima Roberts

25th October, 2010

Improving smallholder rights to the land they depend on is becoming more of a necessity as farmland speculation and competition between food and energy crops threatens their tenure more...

London's Savoy hotel gets five stars for eco refit

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2010

One of London's most prestigious hotels has had a green makeover as part of a £220 million refit. Ahead of the official reopening, Matilda Lee gets an exclusive preview of the capital's most environmentally responsible luxury hotel
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World bank hints Africa is ‘quick win’ for land grabbing investors

Ecologist

14th September, 2010

Report on land-grabbing reveals large-scale farmland deals amounted to 45 million hectares in 2009 alone with 6 million hectares expected to be added every year in less industrialised countries
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Philippine farmers

Foreign land grabbing leaves Filipino farmers with nothing

Theodora Tsentas

26th July, 2010

Advocates of foreign ownership of agricultural land say it brings wealth, infrastructure and new farming techniques; opponents say that displaced and deskilled smallholders are often the result more...

Amelia's Anthology of Illustration

Theodora Tsentas

30th April, 2010

In Amelia Gregory's dazzlingly colourful book, illustrators artistically interpret a variety of emerging renewable technologies more...

How to fix a leaky tap

Sian Berry

5th January, 2010

Fixing a tap could help save tens of thousands of litres of clean water in a year, and save yourself money in the process. In her new book, Mend It!, Siân Berry explains how more...
Port Talbot

Biomass plant gets go-ahead but will not use waste heat

Ecologist

2nd October, 2009

Campaigners have criticised the Environment Agency for not requiring a new wood-chip power plant in South Wales to reuse its waste heat 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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Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
Investigations

Everest in peace

Eifion Rees

1st June, 2009

The mountaineers who come to conquer Everest mistake their achievement – in the quest to overcome nature’s ultimate natural obstacle, humans have already won

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Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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In the News

A following wind for clean energy

News

5th October, 2007

The UK is now the second most attractive place in Europe in which to invest in renewable energy, and has attracted the attention of Californian power giant, Clipper Windpower. more...
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Mum's gone bin-fishing...

Mel

27th September, 2007

It’s last orders at the bar in a certain vegan pub in a certain British city, and my friend Daisy checks casually, ‘Do you need to get any food in? We could do with a bit of veg…’ more...
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Irish eyes are smiling

News

30th May, 2007

Environment Secretary David Miliband's proposed reforms to the British waste collection system have caused no end of bitter debate. But would the public be more welcoming if the Secretary of State took a leaf out of Ireland's book? more...

George Monbiot: No more wind turbines on land

News

29th May, 2007

Leading environmental campaigner and author George Monbiot has said that he believes land-based wind farms in the UK 'have reached saturation point', and that any future farms should be built at sea. more...
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Bin your bin

Jon Hughes

1st July, 2006

If you don't want an incinerator near you, you are either going to have to move to a rich neighbourhood or bin your bin... more...
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People Power

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2004

The community of Machynlleth has gone beyond just investing in someone else’s wind turbine. They’ve clubbed together and planned, built and paid for one of their own. more...
Investigations

Wind turbines debate

Alison Hill, Alison Hill

1st March, 2004

Do wind turbines provide an affordable means of harnessing a limitless source of clean power, or are they inefficient blots on the landscape that devastate birdlife and are more likely to exacerbate than reduce CO2 emissions? more...

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