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Millions worldwide hit by unprecedented flooding as climate change becomes a deadly reality

Claire James

31st August, 2017

Floods in Sierra Leone. Floods in India. Floods in Nepal. Floods in Bangladesh. Officials now estimate 41 million people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh have been affected. And of course there have been floods in Houston, Texas. We knew climate change would bring more flooding, so is this what the future holds, asks CLAIRE JAMES more...

Brexit is not a good time to be a British bee - claims Green MEP

Molly Scott Cato MEP

3 July, 2017

Bees in Britain are looking enviously at their EU neighbours. The EU is set to extend a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides - but agri-chemical lobbyists have the ear of pro-Brexit Tories, argues Molly Scott Cato MEP. The member of the European Parliament’s Agricultural Committee responds to our report in The Ecologist on Friday about new corporate funded research confirming the threat to bees. She argues it is now time to redouble our efforts to protect our vital pollinators. more...

Neonicotinoid pesticides do harm honeybees, shows first industry funded pan-European field study

The Ecologist

30 June, 2017

The threat posed to vital honeybee populations by neonicotinoid pesticides has long been a cause for serious concern. Now industry funded research proves that those concerns are well founded. more...
Oil palm plantation in Indonesia. Photo: Ryan Woo for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

‘Land Grabbing’: exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities

Chris Lang / REDD Monitor

8th February 2016

Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces, writes Chris Lang. The documentary ‘Land Grabbing’ investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water. more...

Frontline Online: What's killing our bees?

April 3rd, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

The Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on news and action from the environmental frontline.... more...
The Story of Broke

The Story of Broke

Ben Hudson

3rd December, 2011

Annie Leonard's new film looks at how money that could be used to build a sustainable future through investment in renewables and increasing recycling is being used to fund wars and subsidise fossil fuels more...
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TAKE ACTION to protect Britain's bees

Matilda Lee

5th July, 2011

Sign the petition to ban neonicotinoids in the UK and help safeguard Britain's threatened bee population more...
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Leaked document exposes risks to bees and insects from Bayer pesticide

Tom Levitt

3rd January, 2010

US government scientists flag up risks to bees and aquatic insects from neonicotinoid pesticide that biotech giant Bayer are trying to gain approval for use by farmers more...

The Story of Stuff: Cosmetics

Matilda Lee

27th October, 2010

Annie Leonard is back with another installment of the Story of Stuff - this time taking an in-depth look at the cosmetics industry and how we are dying to be beautiful more...
Help protect our honeybees

Help protect our honeybees

Laura Sevier

13th July, 2009

Neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our honeybees. Sign the Soil Association petition to help get it banned. Then take part in Twitter's 'Tweehive' - starting on 14th July more...
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Renewed call for pesticide ban to protect bees

Ecologist

14th September, 2009

Previous calls to ban neonicotinoids have been turned down by the UK government because of lack of evidence more...
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Carry On Climate Camp

Ian Duff

14th August, 2008

Campaigns officer for WWF UK, Ian Duff, reflects on his participation in this year's Climate Camp and the relevance of civil disobedience in today's climate change campaign more...

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Climate camp visions

Luisa Miller

14th August, 2008

Climate camp isn't just about direct action - it's an alternative space giving many the opportunity to do things differently, as Luisa Miller tells us more...

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