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An empty wallet

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...

Shea butter: a natural moisturiser that's food for the skin

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

1st June, 2010

The low-down on one of the best natural skin moisturisers and a guide to which products contain it more...
Coffee bean

CASE STUDY: Growing coffee more sustainably in Costa Rica

Theodora Tsentas

6th April, 2010

It's not organic but ‘pro-environmental sustainable' farming practices could help coffee farmers move away from damaging industrial monoculture more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
Sugar

Will sugar be the oil of the 21st century?

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2009

You can turn it into everything from fuel to plastics. But will the surge in demand for sugar end up having a serious environmental impact? more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
Rubbish dump

10 groups campaigning against waste

Ecologist

19th June 2009

Viewed in new light, waste is a resource – to be used again, recycled or resurrected for another use more...
Mike Reynolds renegade architect

CASE STUDY: building sustainable houses from rubbish

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

They’re made from recycled materials, and are entirely self-sufficient. Laura Sevier meets the renegade architect behind Earthships more...
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CASE STUDY: from campaign group to Westminster

Dixe Wills

20th March, 2009

From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
Dixe Wills meets a man on a mission
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How the Government could easily fix our food chain

Kirtana Chandrasekaran

13th October, 2009

Our growing demand for cheap feed to produce cheap meat is exacting a terrible human and environmental price. But the solutions are clear, and are within our reach more...
An airplane

London council taken to court over City airport expansion

Ecologist

29th September, 2009

London City Airport has been allowed to double the number of flights despite environmental impact more...

Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...

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Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: Revealing the secret lives of animals

Stephanie Wallis

7th September, 2009

A new book revealing the bizarre, lesser-known behaviour of animals will make you see them in a whole new light
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Working on a wind turbine

Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees

13th July, 2009

Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy 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...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
Film review of Home

HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Polly Cook

22nd June, 2009

Famous for his 'earth from above footage', photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's new film is a feast for the eyes with a strong ecological message says Polly Cook more...
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Saving the world with the flick of a switch

Duncan Hodson

28th March, 2009

At 8:30pm on Saturday 28th March the world will be plunged into darkness. But fear not, this is not a cause for alarm but for celebration. more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

News

24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Blog: Earthenwitch

Earthenwitch

23rd February, 2009

Making your own wine, or the joy of something for (virtually) nothing. A few years back, my father decided that it was time to clear out his shed (Serious business, that. I could swear that his shed was a portal to another world, where its primary function was that of a municipal tip). more...
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Listen to the animals

Rupert Sheldrake

12th February, 2009

Why did so many animals escape December's tsunami? more...
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Religion's role in restoring the earth’s ecological balance

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Laura Sevier meets the man trying to broker a better relationship between God, man, science and the natural world. more...
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Surviving the Century edited by Herbert Girardet

Tara Austin

10th December, 2008

Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges is a book of inspirational and practical solutions
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Opening a can of worms

Phil Moore

15th October, 2008

It might be fair to say that the earthworm is a farmer’s best friend. more...
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All hands to the plough

Ed Hamer

7th August, 2008

The community supports the farmer and the farmer supports the community. Why isn't everyone taking part in the latest agricultural revolution, wonders Ed Hamer more...

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