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Oil deal 'threatens Ugandan biodiversity'

Alice Klein

9th March, 2012

The discovery of oil in Uganda was a blessing to the impoverished East African country. But before the oil has even started pumping, disputes over tax, accusations of corruption and fears for the environment plague the sector. Alice Klein reports from Hoima more...
palm oil

Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...
ORGANIC BEAUTY

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...
A Climate Rush member stands outside of Waitrose covered in 'oil'

Activists target 'ethical' supermarket Waitrose over Shell partnership

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

Inspired by an Ecologist expose on the questionable partnerships between ‘ethical’ supermarkets and oil companies, activists from Climate Rush staged a protest outside a Waitrose store in London more...
Tried and tested: organic facial oils

Tried and tested: facial oils

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

No longer is moisturiser the only way to hydrate your skin. Thanks to Shu Uemura’s pioneering oil-based range, facial oils are becoming a serious alternative to traditional creams. But which are the most planet friendly? more...

The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...
ila

The Ecologist meets… Ila founder Denise Leicester

Ruth Styles

15th February, 2012

Tucked away in leafy Gloucestershire is a beauty brand with a ‘beyond organic’ philosophy that’s making the world sit up and take notice. Ruth Styles hopped on the train and went to meet the inspirational Denise Leicester more...
oil in Belize

Mayan people battle oil giants as Belize's rainforests threatened

Robin Llewellyn

10th February, 2012

Forest communities are fighting increasing incursions onto their land by US oil companies. Now the Belizean government is seeking to reverse a court ruling preventing them allowing oil exploration, logging or mining. Robin Llewellyn reports from Belize
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BP

Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Ben Miller

7th February, 2012

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron more...
The Arctic by Greenpeace

PHOTO GALLERY: The Arctic - Treasure of the North

Bernd Rommelt & Thomas Henningsen

1st February, 2012

A new book of stunning photos of the Arctic documents the wonder of one of the last wilderness regions on the planet more...
The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

Mark Newton

2nd February, 2012

If you only pick up one green book this year, make it Jeremy Rifkin’s The Third Industrial Revolution. It will change the way you think, says Mark Newton more...
Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Priyanka Mogul

25th January, 2012

Eco-label THTC has launched a new range of organic cotton t-shirts in association with the Soil Association, the Carbon Trust and the Fair Wear Foundation more...

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plant and soil

Greeks reclaim the land to ease the pain of economic austerity

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

10th January, 2012

A group of community-minded gardeners have turned a former Athens airport into a blooming vegetable plot, showing how Greece's eroded soil holds the keys to a revival in farming and a way to buck the jobless trend more...
Ecuador rainforest

David v Goliath: Chevron plots to avoid cleaning up oil pollution in Amazon rainforest

Tom Levitt

9th January, 2011

Ecuador government urged not to give in to pressure from the US oil giant Chevron to drop record $18 billion fine for its part in the 'Chernobyl of the Amazon' more...
eco new year's resolutions

Ethical food: four new year's resolutions that you can keep

Gavin Haines

3rd January, 2012

It’s resolution time again so start 2012 on an eco-friendly note by cutting out food miles and eating less meat more...
Carles Puyol, FC Barcelona

Take Action: Save orangutans with football star Puyol

Ben Hudson

22nd December, 2011

Act Now for Orangutans is a new campaign fronted by World Cup winner and Barcelona skipper Puyol aimed at the conservation of orangutans
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Land rights report

Biofuels not food the biggest driver of 'land grabbing' deals, says report

Laurie Tuffrey

18th December, 2011

'Land grab' report highlights growing interest from speculators in ‘flex’ crops like soya, palm oil and sugarcane that can be used for biofuels or food more...
oil art

Artist attempts takeover of BP with sales of 'oil spill art'

Tom Levitt

1st December, 2011

German artist Ruppe Koselleck is buying up shares in the oil giant BP by selling artwork made from oil spills around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico spill more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Could politicians be charged with 'ecocide' if they approve tar sands pipeline?

Rosie Spinks

29th November, 2011

A law of ecocide could potentially see politicians who approve environmentally-damaging projects, like the tar sands pipeline between the US and Canada, face a court trial more...
Steve Kretzmann

Steve Kretzman 'We won the Keystone XL campaign because of nonviolent protest'

Matilda Lee

17th November, 2011

The founder of Oil Change International, Steve Kretzmann, talks about the tight bond between politicians and the fossil fuel industry, 'fracking', and why Occupy is now the anti-Tea Party more...
CAFO

Revealed: the secret horror of the world's 'mega' factory farms

Matilda Lee

9th November, 2011

As the UK grapples with the arrival of 'mega' farms like Nocton and Foston, a shocking new book, CAFO, reveals the cruelty and vast scale of the global meat and dairy industry more...
Bongani Mthembu

CAMPAIGN HERO: Bongani Mthembu of South Durban Community Environmental Alliance

Hannah Corr

26th October, 2011

Bongani Mthembu talks to the Ecologist about the struggles and successes in achieving environmental justice in South Africa’s townships more...
Fuel gauge on empty

Ignore the sceptics, the 'peak oil brigade' is right

Lionel Badal

20th October, 2011

Peak oil sceptics argue the real problem for climate change and our planet may be too much fossil fuel, not too little. Lionel Badal explains why he disagrees more...
Arctic ice melt

TAKE ACTION to stop Arctic oil drilling

Hannah Corr

19th October, 2011

Greenpeace are calling for a curb on Arctic oil exploration in order to save this fragile wilderness more...
Aromatherapy Associates boutique

Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...

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