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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… more...
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Call for publicly funded research into GM crops

Ecologist

20th October, 2009

Technologies to increase agricultural productivity will allow the UK to help feed the world, says Royal Society report more...
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Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
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Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence more...

Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...
The Other CO2 Problem

The Other CO2 Problem

Kate Herbert

1st September, 2009

Students at Ridgeway School in Plymouth show concern for ‘the other CO2 problem’ in an award-winning animated film about ocean acidification more...
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Q & A: 1 Giant Leap, musicians and filmmakers

Laura Sevier

16th July

Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman on music, insanity and saying 'YES' more...
Gaian Economics

Mr. Bean to explain quantitative easing policy

Molly Scott Cato

16th July, 2009

The deputy-director of the Bank of England is on a national tour to convince us of the seriousness of its policies to ease the recession. Molly Scott Cato can't wait for the punchline more...
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FDA supports ban on growth antibiotics in livestock

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration has said that antibiotics should not be administered to livestock except to prevent or treat disease more...
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Face it: orthodox economics messed up

Molly Scott Cato

14th July, 2009

In drowning out the voices of those economists that don't adhere to neoclassical orthodoxy, the current global financial collapse was inevitable more...
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Government response to school WiFi petition panned

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled 'dangerously out of date' more...
Gaian Economics

Once more unto the brink

Gaian Economics

2nd July, 2009

Note to politicians: surviving the current financial crisis means accepting that capitalism is broke more...

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Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...
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Green seniors bid for greater environmental role

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'Green seniors' are asking to be trained as volunteer environmental advisers for their local areas, and call for 'age-proof' green strategies in a new manifesto more...
Molly Scott Cato

The inefficency of delivery systems

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

What do a privatised post office and jogging have in common? They’re both inefficient, obsolete and all about the bottom line. more...
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Can environment-backed currency pay off?

Molly Scott Cato

1st April, 2009

The creation of a new and neutral currency unit linked to the environment would stabilise the economy and reduce CO2. more...
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Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

27th May, 2009

Cattle ranchers bigger culprits in Amazon deforestation than soy farmers, new NGO study shows more...
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How to home educate

Mike Fortune-Wood

15th March, 2009

Letting children learn flexibly and organically creates rounder, more educated human beings, says Mike Fortune-Wood more...
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Eco-schools scheme help to 'green' schools

Nick Kettles

13th March, 2009

More and more educational establishments are becoming environmentally friendly, thanks to the Eco-Schools scheme. Is this our road map to sustainability? more...
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To farm or to fish - does aquaculture have the answer?

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

Our oceans are suffering from chronic overfishing - but are fish farms any better for the environment? Matilda Lee weighs up the piscine pros and cons in the battle to save world stocks from collapse. more...
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Robotic children

Nick Kettles

2nd February, 2009

Production line education is creating clones and stifling the imagination of our children. Is it any wonder they are stressed and unhappy? more...
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Lost in translation

Ed Gillespie

1st December, 2008

The way we present the fight against climate change can be as important as the fight itself. It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it, counsels Ed Gillespie more...
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Cassandra: education

John Papworth

21st November, 2008

Our prophet becomes a parish pariah for daring to challenge the orthodoxy of the educational system more...
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Growing concern

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2008

Genetically modified food. It’s a big issue. Increasingly, we are handed the notion that GM food is just like any other food, only better, because of its almost magical power to solve our most immediate crises of poverty, hunger, fossil-fuel depletion and climate change. more...
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Harvesting rain

Michael Kenneth Cowan

1st June, 2008

Can traditional water-harvesting systems teach us how to solve contemporary water problems? Michael Kenneth Cowan says we have a lot to learn from the ancient and troubled ecology of the Middle East more...

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