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Climate change is about survival - not economics

Tom Burke

11 December 2013

Climate change is an existential threat to humans and our civilisation. A rapid transition to a renewable energy system must take place if we are to survive, argues Tom Burke - never mind the economics. more...
Patrick Holden / Sustainable Food Trust.

True-cost accounting in food and farming

Patrick Holden

29th November 2013

Unsustainable farming systems that damage the environment and public health thrive at the expense of sustainable producers. Patrick Holden makes the case for "true cost accounting" ... more...
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The revolution is already happening

Michael Townsend

28th November 2013

We do not have to be constrained by our current dysfunctional system of capitalism, argues Michael Townsend. People are already finding and implementing more attractive alternatives. A quiet revolution is under way ... more...

The green office

Hazel Sillver & Susan Clark

20th November 2013

Hazel Sillver and Susan Clark round up some of the best and brightest eco-stationery on offer.

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COP19: Poor countries in the dark on climate finance

Oliver Tickell

14th November 2013

Poor countries are being left with little idea about what money is available to help them cope with climate change because of murky accounting and a lack of transparency by rich countries, according to an Oxfam study. more...

A hero for our time

Heathcote Williams

16th November 2013

A new fictional character who ‘fights pain' wherever he finds it is a kind of eco-Bond for our time, says Heathcote Williams. Few could resist this ripping yarn. more...
Baroness Jones of Moulscoomb

Slog, robes and fake fur.

Jenny Jones

14th November 2013

Jenny Jones - now Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb - is the Green Party's first peer to be appointed. A week after her 'introduction' she shares her first impressions ... more...
John Sinfield

Mr Cameron: will it be heating or eating this winter?

John Sinfield

12th November 2013

The MD of Britain's largest insulation company demands: back warm, efficient homes now, or condemn millions to cold, damp and sky-rocketting fuel bills. more...

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...
Nick Clegg

Staying the course on the environment

Nick Clegg

7th November 2013

As the UK Government's green policies come under sustained attack from Tory and UKIP right-wingers, Lib-Dem Leader Nick Clegg nails his green colours to the mast. more...

New Zealand at risk of becoming the next oil exploration frontier

Rachael Shaw

6th November 2013

Deep sea drilling will soon commence in the rough waters off the NZ coast. This could mark the beginning of an oil rush in which democratic process, public concern, environmental protection and safety considerations are all swept aside. more...
Lord Stern

Lord Stern snubbed as free trade trumps climate change

Alex Stevenson

November 6th, 2013

Lord Stern's bold initiative to tackle climate change "unhelpful" says UK Government: free trade and economic growth take precedence over climate change ... more...

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RWE's green energy revolution

Oliver Tickell

3rd November 2010

German energy giant RWE will transform into a decentralized energy provider and enabler of renewable technologies. more...
Solar panels

Small investors pile billions into UK renewable energy

Rebecca O'Connor

4th November 2013

A revolution is under way in personal finance. Investment in clean energy projects is going retail, as people plough their savings and pension funds into renewable energy ventures offering much greater returns than bank deposits. more...

Eco Christmas Gift Guide Part I

Hazel Sillver

From raw mulberry silk pillowcases to beehive adoption, Hazel Sillver suggest some unique green presents for loved ones that don’t cost the earth ...
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Eco Christmas Gift Guide - Part II

Hazel Sillver

30th November 2013

As the festive season approaches draw some inspiration for green gifts from Hazel Sillver's second guide to ethical presents, which includes something for the pet dogs as well as the elephants! more...

Save the Co-op Bank!

Oliver Tickell

1st November 2013

A campaign has been launched to force the UK's Co-operative Bank to retain its ethical and green principles - in the face of a hostile takeover by hedge funds and financial speculators. more...
Bill McKibben speaks at Rochester Institute of Technology

Bill McKibben: time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

Adam Ramsay

31st October 2013

Bill McKibben, founder of the 350.org network, is one of the world's most effective climate change campaigners. And he is in the UK this week. Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy caught up with him ... more...
Borneo Lumbung Mine near Maruwei:

Borneo's rainforest coal: City of London profit.

John Vidal writing for the Guardian

30 October 2013

The development of coal mines in East Kalimantan is having a huge impact on local and indigenous populations, destroying the forest and displacing communities. London banks and City financiers take the profit. more...

Greenhouse gases alone are causing unprecedented Arctic warming

October 29th, 2013

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that human influence alone is responsible for warming in the Arctic. more...

Go fossil-free, urge investment managers

Kieran Cooke

28th October 2013

Fossil fuel companies are feeling the heat from investors concerned that many of their assets may prove worthless. more...

Conscience Clothing

Ethical Consumer

Ethical Consumer, a bi-monthly publication which helps purchasers make ethical choices, explains why we should care about where and how our clothes are made more...
Grangemouth oil refinery

Ecology is the meaning of life

27th October 2013

Dr. Glen Barry

Dr. Glen Barry tells the Ecologist why he believes that ecology is far more than just the study of life and its environment......
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Wyke Farm 100% Green Initiative

October 24th, 2013

Lynn Batten

Last month the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor launched its biogas plant, with a view to becoming 100% self sufficient in green energy. Lynn Batten went along to see what all the fuss was about....... more...

Eco funerals increasing in popularity

October 1st, 2013

By Clare Stevens

Many of us are living greener lifestyles, but what about the imprint we leave when we die? Traditional burial and cremation practices can create a sizeable carbon footprint. Clare Stevens explores the options for those seeking to make their goodbye a green one....... more...

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