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Nigeria gold rush sees 200 children killed in outbreak of lead poisoning

Xan Rice, Guardian East Africa correspondent

23rd September, 2010

The UN has sent an emergency team to Zamfara state, in Nigeria, as processing of ore by hand affects 18,000 people more...
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Starting out: how Teddy Goldsmith launched the Ecologist 40 years ago

Peter Bunyard

26th July, 2010

Running a magazine on a shoestring budget; printing unpopular but groundbreaking analyses; fighting off lawsuits: the Ecologist has evolved over its 40 year history, but the passion present in 1970 is still here today... more...
Rospuda Valley

Saving a pristine wilderness from an international motorway

Laura Sevier

20th April, 2010

How activist Malgorzata Górska helped protect a Polish forest valley, and changed her government's attitude to conservation in the process more...
Gold panning

Great victory against cyanide for gold mining

Stephanie Roth

8th January, 2010

A landmark ban in Hungary on the use of cyanide in mining looks set to make huge improvements in public health. Now the country's neighbours need to follow her lead... more...
Marc Ona Essengui

CASE STUDY: fighting a mine funded by foreign investment in Gabon

Chris Carroll and Eifion Rees

3rd August, 2009

Fighting a mine funded by foreign investment in Gabon has seen Marc Ona Essangui spend time in prison, but his only response, he says, is 'serenity' more...
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Teddy Goldsmith: a tribute

Peter Bunyard

1st September, 2009

A man of extraordinary humanity - as comfortable discussing farming with labourers as he was holding forth on the very nature of life itself. Peter Bunyard pays tribute to the rich life of Edward Goldsmith more...
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Ecologist founder Edward Goldsmith dies at age 80

Ecologist

26th August, 2009

Edward Goldsmith, the founder of the Ecologist and one of the world's foremost green thinkers, has died at the age of 80 more...
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Teddy Goldsmith: godfather of green

Paul Kingsnorth

Having launched the Ecologist 37 years ago, Teddy Goldsmith was instrumental in everything from the setting up of the world's first political green party to being the first to expose many of the problems associated with global development, such as giant dams and nuclear power. Following his death on 21st August 2009, we reprint this interview with Teddy from the Ecologist March 2007 edition more...
Bolgs and Comments

Why The Ecologist has gone on-line

Zac Goldsmith

9th April, 2009

Ecologist readers will know by now that the magazine is to re-launch on-line. I want to explain why. more...
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Ecologist magazine to relaunch as online brand

The Ecologist

8th April, 2009

As the world’s most respected environmental affairs magazine, the Ecologist has always embraced change. That is why as of June we will be relaunching online. This change means we can reach a much wider audience, and provide them with better quality, more up to date news and analysis, as well as substantially reducing our own environmental footprint. more...
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Indonesia wages war against tribe

Paul Kingsnorth

29th January, 2009

Armed and financed by Western corporations, Indonesia is waging a brutal war against a tribal people with little more than bows and arrows to defend itself. more...
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As green as gold?

Phil Moore

25th September, 2008

Environmental group Global Response has challenged Wal-Mart’s claim that their Love, Earth jewelery is ‘committed to protecting the environment’. more...

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Unearthing justice

Rashmi Mistry

28th May, 2008

Imagine you’re walking along and notice a flash from the ground. You look down and you’ve stumbled upon gold. You think your luck has changed, what’s shining back at you is a life of luxury, problems over. Except if you’re Luis Arteaga, a 95 year-old father of 10 in Honduras. more...
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Not all that is gold, glitters - a report on the dark side of the precious metal

Laura Sevier

17th April, 2008

The world’s favourite precious metal is hiding a dirty little secret. Laura Sevier reports on the truth behind the glitter, and asks whether gold can ever be green more...
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The 11th Hour

Zac Goldsmith

19th June, 2007

Zac Goldsmith talks to Leonardo DiCaprio about his new environmental film The 11th Hour more...
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Zac, the Prince, and the eco-cars

Rosalie Portman

6th June, 2007

On Monday, Zac Goldsmith and Prince Charles test drove a series of environmentally friendly vehicles at an event arranged by Revolve, a charity which promotes sustainable transport. more...
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Starbucks ruffled by success of coffee documentary

News

29th January, 2007

MPs will be given a private screening today of the highly-acclaimed film ‘Black Gold’, a documentary which charts the exploitation of coffee growers in Ethiopia. more...
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We Are All Addicts

Edward Goldsmith

1st September, 2006

A 1971 editorial from the ecologist founding editor Edward Goldsmith on how our society is becoming ever more addicted to gimmicks intended to ensure our survival in ever less favourable conditions more...
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The Sanctity Of Life

Edward Goldsmith

1st July, 2006

An editorial from November 1971, by the Ecologist founding editor, Edward Goldsmith, explains why the sanctity of life is a myth whilst profit reigns supreme more...
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New ecology party? That's the last thing we need

Paul Jennings

1st July, 2005

The short cut to transformation offered by politics is an illusion 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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