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Pungesti - the protests against Chevron and the fracking profiteers continue as homes are shaken by earthquakes and wells are poisoned. Photo: Radu Ciorniciuc.

Romania - a Peasants Revolt against fracking

Jim Wickens & Paraic O'Brien

18th February 2014

Earthquakes and poisoned wells are setting off a revolt against fracking in Romania, revealing deep fault lines between the rural heartlands and the urban political elite. Jim Wickens & Paraic O'Brien report on a country at war with itself. more...

Pungesti - villagers 'living in terror' of police violence

Oliver Tickell

28th December 2013

Romania - A leading human rights group has charged the Government with serious violations of the human rights of inhabitants of Pungesti following protests against pre-fracking gas exploration by Chevron. more...

Romania rejects Rosia Montana gold mine

The Ecologist

12th December 2013

Romania's parliament has voted down changes to mining laws that would have allowed Europe's biggest open cast pit gold mine to go ahead at Rosia Montana in the Carpathian mountains. more...
Villagers clash with riot police at Pungesti. Image: RT.com

Pungesti, Romania: people versus Chevron and riot police

Alex Summerchild in Pungesti

12th December 2013

Pungesti is at the terrifying front line of Romania's resource war - where villagers are fighting off rapacious corporations and their private army of violent riot police, backed by corrupt politicians. Alex Summerchild reports ... more...
Village anti-fracking protest. Photo: Jim Wickens / EFU.

Transylvania revolts: Farmers against fracking

Jim Wickens

27th November 2013

The unspoilt pastoral landscape of Transylvania is the latest battlefield in the war against aggressive fossil energy extraction. Jim Wickens reports on the farming communities fighting back against multinational energy companies. more...

Open Letter to Prince Charles about Cyanide mining in Romania

September 12th, 2013

From Rupert Wolfe Murray

Rupert Wolfe Murray writes to Prince Charles about his grave concerns for the Rosia Montana region of Transylvania, under threat from Cyanide mining....... more...
Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial

Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial

Ruth Styles

2nd May, 2012

Aromatherapy Associates newest facial delivers an all-natural anti-ageing punch, reports a fresh-faced Ruth Styles more...
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Make mine a massage: how the power of touch can give you better health

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

Not just a luxury, massage can reduce stress, tension and immune system baddie, cortisol. But not everyone can afford a weekly back rub so the Ecologist joined the students at Neal’s Yard Remedies to find out how to do it DIY style more...
Beat the January blues

How to...beat the January energy slump naturally

Liz Parry

6th January, 2012

It’s the afternoon and you can feel that familiar energy slump kicking in. Forget coffee or chocolate, try a healthier alternative, or give yoga, massage or aromatherapy a go instead more...
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Q&A: Geraldine Howard

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, discusses naturals, synthetics and why certification schemes need an overhaul with Ruth Styles more...
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Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...

Review: Skin Nectar 'The Balancer' Radiance Oil

Ruth Styles

9th March, 2011

It smells gorgeous and is 100 percent organic but does Skin Nectar’s Radiance Oil live up to its billing? Green Living editor, Ruth Styles, tried it out more...

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Top 10…essential oils

Venita Machnicki

25th February, 2011

Essential oils have long been a medicine cabinet mainstay. Venita Machnicki, aromatherapist and founder of organic beauty company, Skin Nectar, rounds up the most useful
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Beat the Winter Beauty Blues

Karen Drake

1st February, 2011

Whether it’s dry skin or chapped elbows, Sophyto founder, Karen Drake, has the solutions to your winter beauty woes more...

Transylvania: could this 'lost in time' land be the future of European agriculture?

Laura Sevier

7th January, 2011

Transylvania has maintained traditional farming methods for hundreds of years. As it faces the twin threats of intensive agriculture and byzantine EU policies, its model of under-development is attracting the interest of policy makers more...

Poverty forces Roma people to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel and Jemima Roberts

12th October, 2010

Persecuted Roma communities in France are being forced to scavenge for dangerous e-waste, potentially threatening health and questioning the country's recycling policies more...

Revealed: scandal of Roma people forced to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel

12th October, 2010

In the wake of President Sarkozy's crackdown on the Roma people, an Ecologist investigation uncovers how poverty and discrimination are forcing persecuted communities to scratch a living recycling France's growing mountain of e-waste - potentially threatening health and raising questions over the effectiveness of waste policies

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Herbs

Aromatherapy in your kitchen: part one - cooking with herbs

Pat Thomas

10th August, 2010

How to make your food your medicine and medicine your food, starting with six common herbs you can use in your recipes and everyday cooking more...
Child with mobile phone

Mobile phones and health: what do we know?

Yanar Alkayat

21st July, 2009

In a matter of months, an Irish mobile network will launch 'Firefly' - the mobile phone for kids. With even official Government advice against such a move, Yanar Alkayat takes a timely look at what we know for certain about mobile phones and health more...
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Give Bees a chance

Pat Thomas

11th February, 2008

Recent reports of catastrophic declines in bee populations have had scientists buzzing around looking for a plausible explanation. Is it mites? Is it GM crops? Is it mobile phones or habitat loss? It's all of these things, says Pat Thomas, but it's also so much more than that. more...
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Scientists: no one knows the real risks of Wi-Fi

News

30th April, 2007

A professor at Bristol University has called for an inquiry into the dangers of Wi-Fi wireless internet technology. more...
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Mobile phone study covered up

News

18th April, 2007

A study which directly linked the radiation from mobile phone transmitter masts with an increased risk of developing cancer was covered up by operator T-Mobile, a scientist has claimed. more...
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Mobile phones could lead to bee decline

News

16th April, 2007

Radiation from mobile phones might be contributing to the world-wide loss of bee colonies, a new study has shown. more...
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Mobile Headache

Maggie King

1st March, 2007

In the middle of a meeting in Westminster Silvia Wilson stood up, in tears, pleading for a doctor that could diagnose and treat her daughter’s health problem. more...
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Steffi the Vampire Slayer

PAUL KINGSNORTH

1st June, 2005

Paul Kingsnorth talks to Stephanie Roth, the former Ecologist campaigns editor who has
just been awarded the 'environmental movement's Nobel prize' for risking life and limb
to prevent the exploitation of the largest gold reserves in Europe
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