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Climate Index

A 'Dow Jones' index for the world's climate

Ecologist

12th December, 2009

The sheer number of different measurements used to show evidence of climate change is dizzying. Now, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme has boiled them down to one, simple graph 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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Fighting for nuclear disarmament

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Ploughshares actions started in 1980 in the US. They have taken place in many different countries, with weapons as diverse as rifles, warships, missiles, submarines and aircraft being dismantled or damaged. more...
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Shakespeare had no Blackberry: let's have a technological Sabbath

Tom Hodgkinson

9th November, 2009

Putting down some of our hi-tech gadgets and hi-octane pastimes might help us make a lot less impact... more...
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Does shipping have a green future?

Chris Carroll

27th October, 2009

The aviation industry has its climate change plans, car manufacturers are working on 'eco' alternatives, and rail is considered top of the class, but what has the transport mode that delivers 90 per cent of goods to the UK done to improve upon its environmental credentials? more...
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Inspiring solutions are out there, you just have to look

Jeremy Smith

25th October, 2009

The 350.org events last Saturday on the International Day of Climate Action give us cause for hope. As Jeremy Smith is discovering, there are thousands of inspiring stories out there about people making a difference more...
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National Grid plan for local waste-to-biogas plants

Ecologist

8th October, 2009

Electricity operator National Grid believes that with the right Government incentives, renewable gas could be produced from our waste and fed straight into the mains more...
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Apple quits Chamber of Commerce over climate denial

Suzanne Goldenberg

6th October, 2009

Technology firm becomes latest in line of high-profile departures after federation opposes efforts to reduce emissions more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods. more...
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Renewables expert David Mackay appointed to Government

Ecologist

3rd September, 2009

In a surprise move, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has appointed Cambridge Professor David Mackay as its Chief Scientific Adviser more...
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Geo-engineering: climate solution or dangerous distraction?

Ecologist

1st September, 2009

The launch of the Royal Society's report on geo-engineering raises the spectre of a quick-fix solution to climate change. But is it that simple? more...
Solar Car 'Endeavour'

Under the hood of the solar electric car

Ecologist/Positive TV

25th August, 2009

Cambridge University's solar electric car 'Endeavour' was unveiled in July as a contender in the Global Green Challenge - a gruelling race across the Australian outback in October. Now, the Ecologist and Positive TV take a look at the guts of this remarkable vehicle, and ask - what does it mean for the average road user? more...

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Dan Box

Oi! You nicked my reef!

Dan Box

3rd August, 2009

In the cut-throat world of clean energy investment, is it more important that things are done for the right reason, or that the right thing gets done? We may not like the answer... more...
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Hewlett-Packard = Hazardous Products, says Greenpeace

The US company has been singled out for its failure to remove dangerous chemicals from computers more...
The world's first solar-powered blimp

Solar plane to cross English Channel

Ecologist

25th July, 2009

World's first manned solar-powered airship provides an inspiration for cleaner travel more...
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MPs call for an end to GM crop protests

Ecologist

22nd July, 2009

MP's report leaves environmentalists facing a dilemma, should they allow GM crop trials or not? more...
Child with mobile phone

Mobile phones and health: what do we know?

Yanar Alkayat

21st July, 2009

In a matter of months, an Irish mobile network will launch 'Firefly' - the mobile phone for kids. With even official Government advice against such a move, Yanar Alkayat takes a timely look at what we know for certain about mobile phones and health more...
Realtimecarbon.org

New website shows best time to use electricity

Ecologist

17th July, 2009

Realtimecarbon.org offers electricity-users a chance to understand how changing their power habits can help reduce emissions more...
Pembrokeshire college

Welsh construction centre leads field in sustainability

Eifion Rees

16th July, 2009

The new Construction and Sustainable Energy Centre in Haverfordwest is a blueprint for the newbuild higher education buildings of the future, in Wales and beyond more...
Cliff-top wind turbines

Renewables are go (terms and conditions apply)

Ecologist

16th July, 2009

The new suite of measures proposed by the Government for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an impressive list... but as the information sinks in green groups have begun to find some holes more...
Wind turbines

Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
Rush hour on the M6

Policy rethink required to avoid worsening congestion

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

Building more roads is not the answer to worsening motorway congestion, according to new research from the Campaign for Better Transport, which advocates more low-impact solutions more...
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Computer companies breaking promises on toxins

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

Greenpeace's most recent green electrics guide shows that PC manufacturers are still not meeting their obligations in terms of phasing out toxic substances more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
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Biochar: can charcoal really stop global warming?

Almuth Ernsting

30th June, 2009

Biochar - the charcoaled remains of agricultural waste - is being hailed as a huge opportunity to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But is the science sound, and do we have enough waste to go around? more...

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