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10 things to do during Climate Week

Jeff Holman

16th March, 2011

Fancy going to a clothing upcycling workshop, learning how to cook insects from a celebrity chef or sharing tips on greening your office or school? Here's the Ecologist's pick of ideas to get you geared up for Climate Week more...
A nuclear power station

The toxic cost of coal in China

Ecologist

28th February, 2011

Grave dangers face those living next to ash disposal sites connected to Chinese power stations more...
Lumps of coal

UK urged to stop funding dirty coal power stations overseas

Ecologist

10th February, 2011

Overseas aid still being channelled by DFID through the World Bank who is investing record amounts in coal-fired power stations more...
Mine

Toxic waste from Burma's largest coal project could displace 12,000

Katharine Helmore

20th January, 2011

Despite wreaking havoc on the health of local villagers and the environment, Burma's military regime is doing nothing to reduce the impact of the Tigyit power plant and mine more...
Supermarket trolley

Laura Sandys MP: why food security must be viewed as a strategic threat

Laura Sandys

18th January, 2011

With cheap food pricing, over-reliance on imports, and the pressures of a growing population, the UK's food security is set to rise up the national agenda. The Coalition Government must be prepared for the challenges ahead more...
A receipt

Toxic bisphenol-A found in US shopping receipts and dollar bills

Tom Levitt

8th December, 2010

Campaigners call for ban on suspected hormone-disrupting chemical BPA after study discovers high quantities in paper receipts and bank notes more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: James Thornton of ClientEarth

Matilda Lee

6th December, 2010

Can lawyers really save the world? James Thornton from UK law firm ClientEarth believes they can - and is leading the way in achieving ecological justice more...
hunterston banner

Locals 'unable' to oppose Scottish coal power station

Dearbhla Crosse

October 15th, 2010

Campaign groups including RSPB challenge decision not to allow environmental objections to a new coal-fired power station in North Ayrshire

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Lumps of coal

World Bank invests record sums in coal

Juliette Jowit, Observer environment editor

16th September, 2010

Last year, $3.4bn was invested in the dirtiest fossil fuel despite international commitments to cut emissions more...
architectural blueprint

What will the coalition Government do about planning law?

Bibi van der Zee

25th May, 2010

Planning - a dull subject that has a direct impact on some of the most important areas of our lives. One proposal to speed up planning has just been scrapped by the new Government. What will replace it, asks Bibi Van Der Zee more...
Guardian Environment Network

Activists threaten direct action against Scotland's 'Kingsnorth'

Severin Carrell and Tim Webb

15th March, 2010

Ayrshire Power starts planning process for power station which would be UK's first to use carbon capture and storage more...

Lester Brown: 'We shouldn't count on Copenhagen to save us'

Matilda Lee

10th November, 2009

Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the WorldWatch Institute, on his fears for Copenhagen, genetically modified food and the failure of the media more...

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Didcot power station

Activists celebrate week of action against coal

Ecologist

30th October, 2009

Protest group celebrates as activists force Didcot power plant to temporarily halt coal-fired electricity generation and switch to gas more...
The Great Climate Swoop

Protest moves from Kingsnorth to Ratcliffe-on-Soar

Ecologist

9th October, 2009

Climate activists prepare to shut down Ratcliffe-On-Soar after celebrating the demise of plans for a new coal power plant at Kingsnorth
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Suncor's Tar Island tailings pond reclamation

Emissions from tar sands seriously underestimated

Ecologist

5th October, 2009

Governments and companies making no effort to quantify the real climate impacts more...
Guardian Environment Network

Coal gets 20 times more money than marine power

Terry Macalister

24th August, 2009

Amount invested in marine energy is a drop in the ocean against more than £50m for collieries more...
Dan Glass, climate change campaigner

Climate Camp Scotland: why we are protesting

Dan Glass

4th August, 2009

Climate change campaigner Dan Glass explains why he and other protesters have set up camp on the site of a proposed coal mine more...
Archery

The Mongolian detour

Ewan Kingston

22nd July, 2009

Ewan deviates from his odyssey to check out Mongolia, and finds a friendly country full of surprises but fully in thrall to King Coal... more...
Algae

ExxonMobil and Venter sign $600 million algae biofuel deal

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

Oli giant ExxonMobil has signed a $600 million deal with controversial genome scientist J Craig Venter to develop biofuels made from algae more...
Working on a wind turbine

Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees

13th July, 2009

Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy more...
Fighting Coal

Fighting Coal

Frank Joseph Smecker

7th July, 2009

The Appalachians, America's vast network of mountains, has long been threatened by destructive coal mining practices. Local communities fighting mountain top removal are putting their hopes behind new legislation now in Congress more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Treasury Building, Westminster

Legal challenge to Treasury over RBS investments

Ecologist

2nd July, 2009

A green coalition has brought a legal challenge against the Treasury for refusing to rein-in the Government-owned RBS bank, which continues to invest in polluting industries more...
Lumps of coal

James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...

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