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Beachy Head, East Sussex, by Rhys Davies (Commended in the Living the View Category)

PHOTO GALLERY: Landscape Photographer of the Year

Eifion Rees

25th January, 2011

Taking in some of the UK’s most breathtaking views, the Landscape Photographer of the Year prize celebrates Britain’s natural beauty more...
The Flycatcher by Richard Steel (Highly Commended in the International Year of Biodiversity Category)

PHOTO GALLERY: The best of Britain's biodiversity

Eifion Rees

30th December, 2010

A new book featuring some of the best wildlife photographers working in the country celebrates the British natural world more...

Cut down on food waste: making the most of your Christmas bird

Tom Antebi

28th December, 2010

Have you maximised your festive leftovers potential this year? Here are our top tips for getting the best out of your turkey for Boxing Day and beyond - and a recipe for the perfect roast chicken more...

Recycle your car, don't scrap it

Eifion Rees

7th December, 2010

Two million cars are disposed of every year in the UK, only half of them through the proper channels. Recycle materials and cut down on pollution by sending your old banger to an authorised treatment facility more...
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Green Impact Students’ Unions

The Ecologist is proud to be this year’s media partner for the NUS Green Impact Students’ Unions programme more...
Herbs

Aromatherapy in your kitchen: part one - cooking with herbs

Pat Thomas

10th August, 2010

How to make your food your medicine and medicine your food, starting with six common herbs you can use in your recipes and everyday cooking more...
Ecologist summer reads

The Ecologist's top ten eco summer reads

Claire Baylis

29th July, 2010

Seven top environmentalists recommend their reads for the summer, covering everything from psychological thrillers to steady state economics more...
RepRap 'Mendel' machine

Will the RepRap machine bring a new manufacturing and the end of consumerism?

Ann Danylkiw

20th July, 2010

3D printing machines such as the 'RepRap' already allow people to design and 'print out' products at home. Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional, capitalist manufacturing? more...
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Scrapstores: turning waste into arts and crafts

Giovana Zilli

9th February, 2010

The Watford Scrapstore is a treasure trove for children, teachers and eco-conscious artists on a budget. Here, scrap materials are transformed into community art more...
Tetrapak cartons

How green are tetrapak food cartons?

Emilie Filou

19th January, 2010

They're becoming more and more common - wrapped around everything from milk to chickpeas. But just how environmentally friendly are composite cartons compared to the good, old-fashioned tin or jar? more...
Mistletoe ampoules

Cancer drug: the other use for mistletoe

Laura Sevier

18th December, 2009

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under. In some European countries the plant is a respected and widely used treatment for cancer. Will it catch on in the UK? more...
Andy Hamilton holding a sprig of holly

Christmas presents and decorations - without shopping

Andy Hamilton

7th December, 2009

Christmas needn't be an orgy of consumerism: the more thought, and the less money, that goes into a gift, the more gratefully it is likely to be received. Here are some great ideas... more...

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Gift of Gab

Album review: Gift of Gab's Escape 2 Mars

David Hawkins

19th November, 2009

Rapping about climate change, big pharma and peak oil brings a new edge to a medium still saturated with lyrics of violence and consumerism more...
An Amazon horned frog in Cristalino State Park, Brazil.  © Daniel Beltra, courtesy of The Prince's Rainforests Project and Sony

Q & A: Daniel Beltrá, environmental photographer

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2009

The award winning environmental photographer on witnessing rainforests around the world, working for Greenpeace and why photos can help save the world more...
Gaian Economics

When it comes to work, less is more

Gaian Economics

18th August, 2009

Why don't we follow the French model and take the whole month of August as holiday? It may help strengthen our economy 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...

Government cuts DEFRA funding - climate change departments at risk

News

6th February, 2008

Environment department ministers will meet today to discuss funding cuts of almost £1bn over three years. more...
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Rape cultivation causes damage

News

19th April, 2007

Writing in the Guardian, Joanna Blythman has highlighted the environmental damage caused by intensive growing of oil-seed rape - the distinctive yellow-flowering crop which is now a major source of oil for biofuels. more...
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Exposed: Climate Change in Britain's Backyard

Laura Sevier

19th April, 2007

An exhibition showing the effects of climate change in the UK? Laura Sevier investigates... more...
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Such a waste

News

16th March, 2007

One third of the contents of an average British fridge ends up in landfill, a new report from the government's waste and recycling body, Wrap (The Waste and Resources Action Programme), is expected to reveal. more...
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The new world of flying winemakers

Monty Waldin

1st December, 2006

Antipodean winemakers are still breathing fresh air into the stuffy Old World of wine. Monty Waldin reports more...
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Medication nation

Mark White

16th December, 2005

Too fat, too thin, too sad, too happy... Whatever the problem Biotech is developing a vaccine or a pill to cure us. Mark White examines the consequences of a world where all our worries can be medicated away. more...
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Heaven-Scent

Kim Erickson

1st May, 2005

Conventional perfumes are cocktails of synthetic chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancers, birth defects and central nervous system disorders. Time to try something more natural more...
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Percy Schmeiser: the man that took on Monsanto

Edward Goldsmith.

1st May, 2004

For 40 years Percy Schmeiser grew oilseed rape on his farm in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Usually, he would sow each year’s crop with seeds saved from the previous harvest. In 1998 Monsanto took Schmeiser to court. more...
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Finding extra lattitude on the topic of cancer

Tina Cooke

14th June, 2000

Despite modern man’s failure to defeat cancer, the established medical approach continues to dismiss alternative therapies. Sufferer Tina Cooke knows why. more...

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