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Local villager

The carbon con: the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

29th November, 2011

Exclusive film looks at allegations that a coal power project in central India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...
Coal

UN-backed coal power station linked to deforestation and land grabbing

Luke Starr

29th November, 2011

An Ecologist investigation reveals how the largest coal power plant to be awarded UN carbon credit funds is displacing poor communities and destroying forest in India. Luke Starr reports from Madhya Pradesh more...
mining

Spanish mountains under threat from open cast coal mining

Almudena Serpis

26th October, 2011

Almudena Serpis reports on the activists taking action against the expansion of coal mining in the beautiful and ecologically important Lacaiana valley more...
Joss Garman

Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

Joss Garman

6th July, 2011

Co-founder of activist group Plane Stupid, Joss Garman reflects on the environmental movements' successes and why, when things look bleaker than ever, we need to remember this more...
Tom Youngman

How to inspire the next generation of eco-activists

Tom Youngman

6th July, 2011

Constructive engagement, optimism and campaigns that benefit local residents are the best tactics to move eco-activism forward more...
Eco Activism Special

Where next for eco-activism?

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

As a new film encourages people to Just Do It, Matilda Lee looks at the future of eco-activism in the UK more...
Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity more...
anti-coal protesters at the Defend Huntington Lane camp

Activists square up to coal mine threatening 'Lord of the Rings' site

Sarah Bentley

3rd May, 2011

Sarah Bentley reports from the activist camp standing in the way of an open cast coal mine in Shropshire in an area said to have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth more...
Drilling equipment

UK shale gas boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

Despite outrage in the US over ‘fracturing’ techniques used to extract shale gas and new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal, the UK has given the go-ahead to companies here to begin drilling. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential unconventional gas boom near Blackpool more...
Drilling equipment

UK gas fracking boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

As well as local outrage over 'fracking' drilling there is new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential gas boom near Blackpool more...
Facebook

Just how green is Facebook?

The Ecologist

5th April, 2011

Greenpeace's 'Unfriend Coal' campaign is calling on the world's biggest social networking site to free its energy-intensive business from coal power

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A green bulb

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...

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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...
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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