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Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...

Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...

Industry and activists clash over environmental footprint of nanotechnology

Kara Moses

25th November, 2010

Conflict grows between green campaigners and the nanotechnology sector following publication of a critical Friends of the Earth report into the industry's environmental impacts more...

Merchants of Doubt

Phil England

10th September 2010

In a hard-hitting new investigation, Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway report on the scientists prepared to distort the truth on the key issues of our time - from tobacco to climate change to coal fired power stations more...
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When will we see a green taxi industry?

Aimee Steen

23rd August, 2010

Buses don't go everywhere, and on some routes they might not even be an efficient option. But many taxis are heavy and polluting compared to ordinary cars - when will this change? more...
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Could open source technologies help us solve climate change?

Jamie Andrews

4th May, 2010

'Open source' is a familiar concept to many web users, providing free, well-supported software across the internet. But could the same principles be used to rapidly disseminate low-carbon technologies around the world? more...
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Join our campaign to halt geoengineering

Jim Thomas

4th May, 2010

It's time to say no to scientists and politicians considering geoengineering as a way of tackling climate change, says Jim Thomas more...
Downtown Honolulu

How deep sea aircon could cut the heat of climate change

Chris Pala

13th April, 2010

The deep ocean is cold; our cities are growing increasingly warm. What if we could tap those frigid depths to cool down energy-hungry metropolises? more...
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Climate scientists accused of being uncooperative

Ecologist

31st March, 2010

MPs say Professor Jones and other scientists caught up in 'Climategate' affair were guilty of failing to disclose data rather than a 'systematic attempt to mislead' more...
Geoengineering

Regulate geoengineering before it's too late, say MPs

Ecologist

18th March, 2010

Climate manipulation must be regulated at the UN level to avoid countries taking matters into their own hands, says a committee of MPs more...
Hull expands out to sea

Architects propose 'radical' coastal flood defenses

Ecologist

15th January, 2010

Architects, engineers and developers say that the UK faces an 'extreme threat' from flooding, and must respond accordingly more...
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Climate expert: Copenhagen is 'four years behind the science'

Arthur Girling

16th December, 2009

Head of the Potsdam Institute and climate change advisor to the German government, Professor John Schellnhuber explains why COP15 is based on out-of-date science, but why he still has hope for a positive outcome more...

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'Climategate' is the first in a new wave of attacks

Chris Genovali

15th December, 2009

The emails hacked from the servers of the University of East Anglia continue to cause controversy. But it was not a singular attack, says Chris Genovali, just the only successful one so far... more...
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Solar India: why climate finance is so important

Anna Da Costa

14th December, 2009

As negotiators haggle in Copenhagen over the levels of financial assistance to be provided to less-industrialised nations, Anna Da Costa highlights the difference this money could make more...
Climate Index

A 'Dow Jones' index for the world's climate

Ecologist

12th December, 2009

The sheer number of different measurements used to show evidence of climate change is dizzying. Now, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme has boiled them down to one, simple graph more...
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Inspiring solutions are out there, you just have to look

Jeremy Smith

25th October, 2009

The 350.org events last Saturday on the International Day of Climate Action give us cause for hope. As Jeremy Smith is discovering, there are thousands of inspiring stories out there about people making a difference more...
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Apple quits Chamber of Commerce over climate denial

Suzanne Goldenberg

6th October, 2009

Technology firm becomes latest in line of high-profile departures after federation opposes efforts to reduce emissions more...
Professor David Mackay

Renewables expert David Mackay appointed to Government

Ecologist

3rd September, 2009

In a surprise move, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has appointed Cambridge Professor David Mackay as its Chief Scientific Adviser more...
Artificial trees depicted amidst an offshore wind farm in the IMECHE report

Geo-engineering: climate solution or dangerous distraction?

Ecologist

1st September, 2009

The launch of the Royal Society's report on geo-engineering raises the spectre of a quick-fix solution to climate change. But is it that simple? more...
Cliff-top wind turbines

Renewables are go (terms and conditions apply)

Ecologist

16th July, 2009

The new suite of measures proposed by the Government for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an impressive list... but as the information sinks in green groups have begun to find some holes more...
Wind turbines

Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
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Biochar: can charcoal really stop global warming?

Almuth Ernsting

30th June, 2009

Biochar - the charcoaled remains of agricultural waste - is being hailed as a huge opportunity to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But is the science sound, and do we have enough waste to go around? more...
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...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...

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