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winter gardening

How to…make your garden grow in winter

Ruth Styles and Robert Phillips

16th August, 2011

The harvest might be in full swing but, say Ruth Styles and Robert Phillips, if you want the bounty to continue into December, now is the time to start planning your winter vegetable garden more...
Joss Garman

Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

Joss Garman

6th July, 2011

Co-founder of activist group Plane Stupid, Joss Garman reflects on the environmental movements' successes and why, when things look bleaker than ever, we need to remember this more...
Tom Youngman

How to inspire the next generation of eco-activists

Tom Youngman

6th July, 2011

Constructive engagement, optimism and campaigns that benefit local residents are the best tactics to move eco-activism forward more...
Eco Activism Special

Where next for eco-activism?

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

As a new film encourages people to Just Do It, Matilda Lee looks at the future of eco-activism in the UK more...
UK Uncut

Tools of resistance: the insiders guide to grassroots direct action

Molly James & Dan Glass

6th July, 2011

Molly James & Dan Glass outline the most powerful tools in the grassroots action toolbox - plus information on how you can get involved more...
solar impulse plane

Solar powered flights: the future of aviation?

Valentina Jovanovski

19th May, 2011

Last Friday saw the successful completion of the world’s first international solar-powered flight. But, asks Valentina Jovanovski, will this innovation really change the face of air travel or is it just another white elephant? more...
Image of heart

Can we cut cancer and heart disease rates just by going vegan?

Matilda Lee

17th May, 2011

We've heard about the environmental and animal welfare problems with meat consumption. Now a new film, Planeat, presents a convincing health case to re-examine our love affair with meat and dairy, reports Matilda Lee more...
The Desmondium intortum

Why invasive plants are the 'second biggest threat to biodiversity' after habitat loss

Carrie Madren

23rd March,2011

As experts gather in London for a major conference addressing the often overlooked threat of invasive species to biodiversity, Carrie Madren gets a briefing from those on the frontline in the battle against 'pest plants' more...
butterfly feeding

Super nature: creating a wildlife garden

Hazel Sillver

22nd March, 2011

From birds to dragonflies and butterflies to bees, Hazel Sillver explains how to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife more...

Denise Hamu: Brazil 'needs to increase' beef and soya productivity

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

Matilda Lee talks exclusively to the head of WWF Brazil about controversial beef and soya production, the REDD mechanism and deforestation, as well as the wider environmental challenges facing the emerging economic powerhouse more...
Global Action Plan

CAMPAIGN HERO: Trewin Restorick, CEO of Global Action Plan

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

The founder of the carbon reduction charity Global Action Plan on past failures, launching the UK's first on-line carbon calculator and why we must work with the corporate sector to create change more...

Roundwood timber framing: the greener way to build

Maddy Harland

19th October, 2010

Using our native softwoods and 'in the round' construction, this innovative technique results in beautiful buildings with high environmental credentials more...

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Joss Garman

CAMPAIGN HERO: Joss Garman of Plane Stupid

Matilda Lee

25th January, 2011

Veteran campaigner and former Ecologist contributor Joss Garman talks to us about past campaigning successes - and why a Green Investment Bank should be a top priority for the Coalition Government more...
Mine

Toxic waste from Burma's largest coal project could displace 12,000

Katharine Helmore

20th January, 2011

Despite wreaking havoc on the health of local villagers and the environment, Burma's military regime is doing nothing to reduce the impact of the Tigyit power plant and mine more...
Spraying plants

Consumers 'greenwashed' over eco-friendly garden centre products

Ruth Styles

7th January, 2011

Products labelled ‘organic’, ‘natural’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ have been found to confuse consumers in a survey by Which? Gardening and Garden Organic. more...
Coffee beans

Where does your instant coffee come from?

Phil Clarke-Hill

7th October, 2010

A new photographic exhibition - Made in Coorg - looks at what life is like for the coffee growers of the Coorg district of southern India, where the highly fertile land is increasingly sought after for larger plantations and tourism projects more...

The Ecologist October 1970: Genetic backlash for biodiversity

Ecologist

4th October, 2010

Forty years ago this month the plant geneticists Sir Otto Frankel, W.K. Agble, J.R. Harlan and Erna Bennett warned the world about biodiversity loss. Today 22 per cent of the Earth's plants face extinction more...
Eastern Cape giant cycad

Plant life in peril - IUCN and Kew Gardens study

Dearbhla Crosse

29th September 2010

Alarming new research reveals human activity is 'devastating' plant life ahead of UN biodiversity summit, with up to twenty-two per cent of the world’s plants facing extinction more...
Deforestation

Ecocide: making environmental destruction a criminal offence

David Hawkins

28th July, 2010

Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice? more...

Just do it movie: direct action in the UK

Ecologist

6th July, 2010

A documentary that follows UK climate activists as they take on the combined forces of global capitalism, run-away climate change and the metropolitan police. Set for release in early 2011 more...

Small scale Bolivian farmers take up community reforestation

Theodora Tsentas & Matilda Lee

2nd July, 2010

A unique community based forestry project in Bolivia aims to give farmers long-term financial incentives to keep trees standing more...
Ferry

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...
An airplane

UK budget avoids decision on new aviation tax

Ecologist

22nd June, 2010

Chancellor George Osborne promises only to 'explore' proposals for bringing in a per-plane tax on the aviation industry more...
Botanic Gardens: Modern-Day Arks front cover

Why botanic gardens are key to our future

Sara Oldfield

14th June, 2010

The unsung heroes of conservation, botanic gardens are quietly acting as 'arks' for our planets endangered plant species. And we should be very glad they are too... more...
architectural blueprint

What will the coalition Government do about planning law?

Bibi van der Zee

25th May, 2010

Planning - a dull subject that has a direct impact on some of the most important areas of our lives. One proposal to speed up planning has just been scrapped by the new Government. What will replace it, asks Bibi Van Der Zee more...

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