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Tasman Sea: small ships sail to confront oil giant

November 8th, 2013

A 'People's Flotilla' of small boats is launched today from ports around New Zealand to confront a ship set to begin deep sea oil drilling off the west cost of New Zealand's North Island. more...

New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight

October 23rd, 2013

Martin Lukacs for the Guardian

Images of burning cars and narratives about Canadian natives breaking the law obscure the real story about the Mi'kmaq people's opposition to shale gas exploration writes Martin Lukacs.... more...

Badger Cull has brought out the best of British compassion

September 16th, 2013

By Dominic Dyer

The Badger cull debate has become a much wider discussion about our relationship with wildlife and how we value and care for it says Dominic Dyer..... more...

The Ballad of Oaken Wood

Andy White

When Andy White realised that there would be no green knight coming to save an ancient woodland from 'death by quarry', he refused to join the ranks of people who had all but despaired and decided to take action......... more...

Class, poverty & climate change

Susan Clark

15th May 2013

It may be one of those New York Times best-sellers on sale at the airport but Susan Clark is not fooled; Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour is a novel that sets out to tackle the biggest single issue we are facing ...
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Fracking our future: the corrosive influence of extreme energy

28th February, 2013

Frack Off

Following in the wake of shale gas and coal-bed methane (CBM) extraction is the spectre of underground coal gasification (UCG). But if we adopt these wholesale we could close off any hope of stepping back from the climate change brink, says campaign group Frack Off
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Activist's Handbook

The Activist’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

Lorna Howarth

24 September 2012

The latest book by activist Aidan Ricketts presents a powerful guide to successful campaigning. more...

Update from Satish

Satish Kumar

Our Focus on Food, plus why we need to defend the rights of Nature more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Blue Skies or Little White Lies?

Olivia Boyd

11th July 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics, Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Beijing's blue skies...or little white lies?

Olivia Boyd

6th July, 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...

Why the best world-changing ideas begin in your neighbourhood

John-Paul Flintoff

22nd May, 2012

Your ideas for changing the world may be desperately important. But if you can't find a way to engage the interests of the people around you they may never take off, argues John-Paul Flintoff more...
350.org in India

TAKE ACTION to connect the dots on climate change

Mark Briggs

27th April, 2012

Take action with campaign group 350.org to ‘connect the dots' of climate change and extreme weather more...

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Climate Week's Kevin Steele: 'We must focus on solutions, not problems'

Matilda Lee

13th March, 2012

This week thousands of groups and communities will ACT on climate change as part of Climate Week. Founder Kevin Steele speaks to the Ecologist about what it takes to maximise momentum in the climate movement more...
10:10 Lighter Later campaign

TAKE ACTION: Urge your MP to vote for 10:10's climate-friendly Daylight Saving Bill

Priyanka Mogul

20th January, 2012

Adding an extra hour of daylight would decrease carbon emissions, promote outdoor activities and make travel safer. Make sure your MP supports the Daylight Saving Bill in today's vote more...
An Ecology of Mind by Nora Bateson

An Ecology of Mind: film interprets a life of unconventional thought

Rachel Fleming

11th January, 2012

A new documentary, An Ecology of Mind, directed by Nora Bateson, celebrates her father Gregory - anthropologist, philosopher, ecologist and systems theorist more...
squatting

Europe's empty houses drive new wave of squatting activism

Almudena Serpis

6th January, 2012

As the recession continues, squatting across Europe has enjoyed a renaissance. Although controversial, occupying vacant buildings has become a form of activism, promoting alternative lifestyles and challenging the mainstream more...
plant and soil

Greeks reclaim the land to ease the pain of economic austerity

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

10th January, 2012

A group of community-minded gardeners have turned a former Athens airport into a blooming vegetable plot, showing how Greece's eroded soil holds the keys to a revival in farming and a way to buck the jobless trend more...
Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach

CAMPAIGN HERO: Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach

Ben Hudson

28th December, 2011

Dave Hampton on watt's watt in carbon footprints and why he aims to launch a campaign for a million more carbon coaches more...
Rebecca Sweetman, the Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift: how one young activist uses documentary film to inspire change

Sophie Laggan

20th December, 2011

Rebecca is an ordinary woman with extraordinary ambitions, inspiring people all over the world and making 'Shift Happen' through her charity that creates free educational films more...
Marine Protected Areas

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...
Community garden in Essex

The only way is Essex: the community breathing new life into a disused country estate

Laura Sevier

11th November, 2011

In Romford, Essex, villagers are getting their hands dirty transforming a historic walled garden at Bedfords Park more...
The DoNation

TAKE ACTION: Pledge action, not money, with DoNation

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

If money's tight, but you still want to 'do something' why not join DoNation's growing army of action volunteers to help create a low-carbon society more...
Mark Wood

CAMPAIGN HERO: Mark Wood, solo skiing the North and South Poles for climate change awareness

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

Mark Wood, who today begins a 2,000 km solo skiing expedition to raise awareness about climate change, talks to the Ecologist about why the best way to support his cause is through action, not donations more...
Rebellious Media Conference

John Pilger and Noam Chomsky debate future of radical media

Sarah Bentley

25th October, 2011

Sarah Bentley reports on the UK radical media conference asking what's next for the non-corporate press more...
Moving Planet, 350.org

TAKE ACTION: Join London's biggest bike photo on September 24th

Ecologist

21st September, 2011

This Saturday bring your bike to a global day of action organised by Moving Planet to show the government we can move beyond fossil fuels more...

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