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Killer cuteness: how YouTube sent an endangered species to the brink of extinction

Professor Anna Nekaris

14th November 2013

There is nothing endearing about the truth behind the 'cute' YouTube videos of Slow Loris, a critically endangered species. Still, video clips of species of conservation concern may have a positive flip side ... more...

Smile - You've Just Killed My Mum

Philip Mansbridge

November 8th, 2013

Phillip Manbridge, CEO of Care for the Wild International, introduces the 'No Photos, Please!' campaign, which forces us to look beyond the adorable faces of captive animals we encounter abroad and ask - what is the real story here? more...

What haunts the Captain of the Rainbow Warrior?

by Maxine Newlands

Peter Wilcox, Captain of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III is deeply worried, but not about being blown up by the secret service (again), direct action, terrorism, or being rammed. Maxine Newlands finds out what it is he truly fears..... more...
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Nature Writing Contest 2013

Resurgence & Ecologist

8th October, 2012

The newly-merged Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is delighted to announce the launch of a new national Nature Writing competition, which we are running in partnership with three ‘sister’ charities that share a similar ethos and, in addition, have strong and established links with Devon - where we are also based more...
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Young people suffering fuel poverty, says new research

Ecologist staff writer

12th July, 2012

It’s a problem more usually associated with pensioners but according to new research fuel poverty has become an issue amongst younger people – particularly students - too. more...
Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...
How green is your fuel?

How green is your fuel?

Andrew Simms

12th April, 2012

In an exclusive extract from 'Ampera We're Electric', Andrew Simms takes a closer look at what powers our cars and asks whether motoring has a greener future to look forward to more...
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Review: Amazon exhibition at Somerset House

Ruth Styles

18th November, 2011

Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson’s work offers a compelling insight into a threatened way of life, says The Ecologist's Green Living Editor Ruth Styles more...
Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies: organic skincare to feed the soul

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2011

Neal's Yard Remedies is a cut above other skincare companies in its commitment to natural ingredients. Laura Sevier speaks to owner Peter Kindersley about the brand's deep ecology more...

Laundry: how to make it green

The Ecologist

4th March, 2011

From chemical-based washing powders to electricity-hungry dryers, doing the laundry is worse for the planet than you might think. Here’s how to clean it up
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Behind the Label: Flea Powder

Pat Thomas

11th January, 2011

Flea powder probably isn't something you think often about. But with some frighteningly toxic ingredients you should: they can be deadly for you and your pets


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1 minute to save the world

1 minute to save the world - Film Competition

Vi Nguyen

30th November, 2010

1minutetosavetheworld.com is an online film competition that encourages people from all over the world to submit a one minute length film about climate change. more...

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Green Impact Students’ Unions

The Ecologist is proud to be this year’s media partner for the NUS Green Impact Students’ Unions programme more...
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Art for the Amazon: Natural History Museum uses art to tackle eco-crisis

Sam Phillips

12th October, 2010

A new exhibition draws inspiration from the plight of the Amazon and uses artwork to suggest and inspire creative solutions to an impending environmental catastrophe more...

Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

Eric Johnson

8th September 2010

For regions with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration... more...
a rising price line behind oil barrels

Will high petrol prices help the environment?

Mark Jansen

12th July, 2010

High petrol prices mean less demand and less pollution, right? Not necessarily, finds Mark Jansen. Our relationship with our cars is far more complex... more...
wrecking ball

A toothless cap-and-trade scheme is a planetary wrecking ball

Alison Smith

10th December, 2009

The theory of cap-and-trade is brilliantly simple; in practice, however, it's just not moving fast enough, says Alison Smith. A runner-up in the Ecologist/nef essay competition... more...
Russian Roulette

Carbon pricing is planetary Russian Roulette

Andrew Hutt

20th November, 2009

How much would you have to be paid for each bullet loaded into a gun in a game of Russian Roulette? A runner-up in the Ecologist/nef essay competition... more...

Are your emissions 'survival' or 'luxury'?

Daniel Scharf

11th November, 2009

A runner-up in the Ecologist/nef essay competition, Daniel Scharf suggests that the whole concept of a carbon 'market' is radically flawed... more...
Climate change: Our changing world

Climate Change - Our Warming World

Amy Dickson

10th November, 2009

Christina Hutchins' book delivers the facts in a simple, effective and stark way rather than bombarding you with scientific data more...
ton weight

Pricing the tonne of carbon that tips us into climate catastrophe

Janine Morley

4th November, 2009

In this brilliant winning entry of the Ecologist/New Economics Foundation essay competition, Janine Morley imagines what it would be like to buy that fateful tonne of carbon from a telephone broker... more...
Dan Box

As the troops withdraw, the oil execs move in...

Dan Box

7th July, 2009

As US troops pulled out of Iraq last week the bidding for the country's oil fields began. Big Oil makes for epic (tragic) drama says Dan Box more...
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Direct action - the winning argument?

Sarah Lewis

13th May, 2009

When a Victorian tea party took over Heathrow's Terminal 1 earlier this year, it was a clear sign that environmental campaigning had taken a large step away from time-worn methods of protesting. more...
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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg

7th August, 2008

Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically. more...
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Flask-Grown Flesh

Jim Thomas

20th July, 2008

If radical vegan Ingrid Newkirk has her way, the nouvelle cuisine on vegetarian menus in five years time may be a big juicy steak. more...

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