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Molly Scott Cato

Forget the 'big society'; we just need a co-operative one

Molly Scott Cato

16th August, 2010

Claims that we need a 'big society' to fix our 'broken' one are just Victorian throwbacks - we have the business tools to survive; we just need a co-operative attitude to go with them more...
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UK businesses call for compulsory carbon reporting

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

BT, Aviva and Microsoft among host of big corporations urging the Government to make reporting on carbon emissions a legal requirement by the end of 2010 more...
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Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
Dan Box

Stop the big pubcos taxing our local pubs out of existence

Dan Box

7th June, 2010

Pubs are closing everywhere, and in many cases there's a simple reason behind the shuttering of the local... more...

Lab grown meat: a low-fat, low-carbon, cruelty-free future?

Matilda Lee

6th April, 2010

The technology isn't fully developed yet, but when meat really can be grown in a lab it's going to turn all our arguments about carnivorous diets on their heads... more...
Dan Box

I've picked 5 good firms; 5 bad. Who will do best?

Dan Box

2nd April, 2010

Dan launches a highly unscientific experiment to track the financial fortunes of five green companies, and five less-than-green... more...
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Label EU pork: 'offspring of a sow in a crate'

Tracy Worcester

26th January, 2010

Simply labelling pig meat products with their country of origin won't change consumer behaviour. Telling people how it was produced just might more...
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Walls sausages reluctant to come clean on origin of pork

Ecologist

26th January, 2010

Owner of Walls, Mattessons and Richmond sausage brands says telling public where meat comes from would 'add cost' and 'jeopardise our brand positioning' more...

GRAPHIC: What business wants in Copenhagen

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Copenhagen is awash with lobbyists of all creeds and colours, but those representing big business interests have more power than most. Here are their demands... more...
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CASE STUDY: fighting food multinationals in South America

Polly Cook

19th June, 2009

In the Brazilian town of Santarem, one brave priest is the only thing standing between multi-national grain trader Cargill and the rest of the Amazon more...
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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...

The 300-350 Show: "Our climate is not your business!"

Phil England

5th November, 2009

Climate Radio turns its focus on the actions of big business and asks why we need to stop them stopping climate action more...

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How can we tell which companies are really green?

David Ord

6th October, 2009

Green claims are everywhere: surely there must be some simple way of measuring exactly what impact a company is having on the climate? more...
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EU must act against Cargill says watchdog

Ecologist

24th September, 2009

US company has too much influence over market and is partly to blame for recent high food prices more...
Jonathon Porritt

Have NGOs sold out?

Jonathon Porritt

13th July 2009

Accusations that NGOs have got far too cosy with big business have been around for years. But where does the blame really lie? 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...
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Cincinnati law to police polluting businesses

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Cincinnati has passed a new law introducing 'environmental justice permits', and will use police powers to force polluting businesses to clean up their acts or get out of town more...
Dan Box

Climate change professionals are rich, male and secure. Should we care?

Dan Box

19th June 2009

What happens when the market research on the good guys starts looking a lot like the profile of the bad guys? You breathe a sigh of relief, argues Dan Box more...
Ecologist Visionaries

The Visionaries

Ecologist

20th March, 2009

Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.
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Vattenfall & Shell win Climate Greenwash '09

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall won a gold medal at this year's celebration of climate spin and misinformation, with a special award going to the government of Denmark for services to the world's most polluting industries more...
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Visionaries: Bill Drayton

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Bill Drayton is a slight, eager man who straddles worlds. He knows his stuff, having graduated from Harvard, Oxford and Yale, and has a theory of everything. 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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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...
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Seychelles hotel cancelled

Xan Rice

1st April, 2009

A planned hotel in the Seychelles has been cancelled thanks to the protests of locals concerned about their food supply more...
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A global land-grab

Martin Large & Neil Ravenscroft

16th March, 2009

Wealthy countries and agribusiness want farmland, poorer countries need capital – but what happens to the locals? By Martin Large and Neil Ravenscroft more...

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