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Gaian Economics

Subversion lures: three cheers for Banksy

Gaian Economics

22nd June, 2009

Banksy may be playing for laughs with his counter-culture art, but there's a serious take-home message too... more...
Farm Around

Farmaround

Farmaround, the UK's original organic box scheme, delivering assorted selections of seasonal organic fruit and vegetables direct to the door as well as a selection of organic groceries and eco cleaning products. more...
The First Mass Remembrance

The First Mass Remembrance

David Hawkins

1st April, 2009

The new work by artist Maya Lin, famous for her memorial to US soldiers lost in Vietnam, commemorates the species destroyed and endangered by human action. As the list of the dead grows, David Hawkins wonders if the future is set in stone more...
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European elections - will Brussels go Green?

Joss Garman

3rd June, 2009

It probably isn’t too much of an exaggeration to suggest that most people are hard pushed to name a politician they really admire. In Britain, however, one name will come up time and again. more...
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Dan Box Blog - Paradise lost

Dan Box

14th May, 2009

Dan Box reports from a community in its death throes, as the Carteret islanders pack up their homes and prepare to become the world’s first climate change refugees 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...

A radical carbon tax reform

Dr. Adrian Wrigley

2nd August, 2008

Dr Adrian Wrigley lays out his ideas for a radical Carbon Tax and explains how replacing the Council Tax with a Land Value Tax could solve the current housing crisis... more...
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Global palm oil demand linked to human rights abuses

News

13th February, 2008

Growing demand for palm oil is resulting in wide spread human rights abuses in Indonesia, claims a new report. more...
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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

News

7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

News

2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...
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EU policy puts us all at risk from particulates

News

19th September, 2007

Limits set by the EU on the maximum amount of particulate matter allowed in our air could be inadequate, a report by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) makes clear. more...
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Canada and Russia are leading the stampede for a wealth of oil and gas exposed as climate change melts the Arctic sea-ice.

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13th August, 2007

Russia last week planted a flag on the Arctic seabed while the Canadian Prime Minister announced $57 million plans to establish military control over a key future Arctic shipping route, in symbolic moves to seize previously inaccessible Arctic fossil fuel reserves. more...

Eco art: 25/50 of 51
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Cooler Earth?

Isabel Hilton

5th July, 2007

More than one third of the world’s population, if the organisers’ hopes are realized, will tune in on Saturday to the Live Earth concerts – ten concerts – or nine if the Brazilian judge’s ban on the Rio event holds up -- on all seven continents, are aimed at raising awareness of climate change and persuading young music fans around the world to sign up to a climate pledge. more...
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Campaigners celebrate collapse of trade talks

News

25th June, 2007

Environmental groups have welcomed the collapse of the latest round of Doha trade talks, which fell apart on Friday. more...

Fortis bank shirks responsibility for toxic mud-flow

News

21st June, 2007

A major investor in a gas exploration project which has set off a toxic mud-flow has washed its hands of responsibility for the damage caused to homes of thousands of Indonesian people. more...
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GM now organic

News

13th June, 2007

Organic food can now contain almost 1 per cent genetically modified content, thanks to a new ruling by the EU. more...
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Can lawyers save the world?

James Thornton

12th June, 2007

A new species of eco-lawyer is emerging from the legal undergrowth. James Thornton advocates a wig-and-gown approach so campaigners can strengthen their case against unethical corporations more...
In the News

Gordon's 'green budget' to lightly slap 4x4s

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19th March, 2007

Wednesday’s Budget is expected to increase taxes on the most polluting cars, but only by £200, some £1,400 short of recommendations made by Friends of the Earth. more...
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World Bank: Deforestation Good for Growth

News

22nd February, 2007

The World Bank has released a report encouraging the Indonesian government to create vast timber plantations that would damage local ecosystems and livelihood, in order to encourage economic growth.
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New ecology party? That's the last thing we need

Paul Jennings

1st July, 2005

The short cut to transformation offered by politics is an illusion more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Billy Talen

1st March, 2005

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
‘Endangerment of life is ignored when it is real, but sold in bulk when it’s a good enough apocalypse for a movie’
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Time For a New Ecology Party

Aidan Rankin

1st February, 2005

The zealous participation of European Greens in the campaign to thwart Rocco Buttiglione is indicative of the capture of green politics by an unreconstructed, unreformed and unelectable left more...

I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st September, 2004

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… I’m the Reverend Billy more...
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The myth of modern democracy

Ivo Mosley

8th July, 2004

Far from being proof of our political emancipation, our right to vote in parliamentary elections is a symbol of power that keeps us powerless. more...
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If shirts could only speak…if we would only listen

Anita Roddick

8th July, 2004

She is our sister. That garment holds the story of her life. If we ignore it, if we do not care to understand, she suffers. And so do we. more...

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