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Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...
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See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
Five ways to make 2012’s family holiday the greenest ever

Five ways to make this year's family break the greenest ever

Laurie Tuffrey

17th January, 2012

From taking the ferry to a budget version of the Orient Express, Greentraveller founder, Richard Hammond, shares his top five ways to holiday without harming the planet
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Sea Shepherd

Targeting the whale hunters: on patrol with Sea Shepherd

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

1st November, 2011

A volunteer crew member on the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship during recent operations targeting bluefin tuna fishing and pilot whale hunting argues the organisations' activities are vital for preventing slaughter on the high seas more...

Warning over contaminated whale meat as Faroe Islands' killing continues

Vi Nguyen

26th November, 2010

Faroese government accused of ignoring scientific evidence over safety of whale meat as record number of pilot whales are slaughtered more...
LNG

Fighting a Liquified Natural Gas Terminal

Kate Herbert

29th September, 2009

Dubbed 'insanity island', protesters are campaigning against the Atlantic Sea Island Group's proposal to build a mega liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey more...
Skomer Island

Secret getaway: Skomer Island

Eifion Rees

17th September, 2009

Want to mix a little conservation with your holiday? Volunteering on Skomer Island, a haven for seabirds and nature lovers, is a rewarding experience says Eifion Rees

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First island power grid being used in Wales

Ecologist

9th September, 2009

Renewable energy created on-site can now be used instead of being exported to the national grid more...
Copenhagen

Halfway to Copenhagen

Phil England

2nd July, 2009

Copenhagen is where the future of our planet will be decided. So why is there such little media interest in the run-up to the talks, asks Phil England. 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...

Dan Box Blog: Morning in Tinputz

Dan Box

29th April, 2009

I slept in my clothes last night, on the bare wooden floor of one of the houses the first boatload of people to be evacuated from the Carteret Islands are building for their families. It was a jet-black night in the small clearing hacked out amid the jungle, the dark broken only by our two candles and the lights of Fireflies jigging in the trees. more...
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The Evacuation Begins

Dan Box

22nd April, 2009

Dan Box is on-site to witness the world's first climate refugees being evacuated due to rising sea levels more...

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Dan Box blog: Almost there

Dan Box

15th April, 2009

'You have camera?' The taxi driver makes a tube out of his forefingers and thumb and holds it to his eye. more...

Dan Box blog: Final preparations

Dan Box

9th April, 2009

In Dan Box's final write-up before he heads for the Carteret Islands, he contemplates his journey and how prepared he really is. more...

Dan Box Blog: learning about climate change

Dan Box

26th March, 2009

Dan Box teaches a class about climate change and its effects on the Carteret Islands, which are sinking due to rising sea levels, and how children can help stop climate change. more...

Dan Box Blog: Keeping an eye out

Dan Box

19th March, 2009

Where the wild things are... Planning his trip to the Carterets Islands, Dan Box wonders what he'll encounter while in transit on Papua New Guinea more...

Dan Box Blog: The nuts and bolts of travel insurance

Dan Box

12th March, 2009

Working up to his departure for the Carteret Islands to report on the world's first officially recognised climate change refugees, Dan Box considers how travel insurance takes on a whole new meaning... more...

Dan Box Blog: climate change refugees

Dan Box

5th March, 2009

An inhospitable planet? As climate change forces increasingly large numbers of people to flee their homes, Ecologist blogger Dan Box considers what 'climate change refugees' actually means more...

Dan Box Blog - The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

26th February, 2009

Something is starting to bother me about this trip. It’s not the travelling (though when I picked up my flight tickets yesterday, the travel agent warned me that people in Papua New Guinea still wear bones through their noses. I promised to keep an eye out). more...

Blog: The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

19th February, 2009

So, the Carteret Islands are sinking, but why should you care? It’s a question well worth trying to answer; after all, the islands are a long, long way away, you are unlikely to meet the people who are about to loose their homes and when they do, it won’t change your daily life. more...

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