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Dark Clouds gathering

Jim Thomas

1st October, 2008

Do you know where your email is stored and what it costs the environment to store it there? more...
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Poison Fire Interview

Phil Moore

11th September, 2008

Filmmaker Lars Johansson talks to the Ecologist about the making of the film 'Poison Fire' and the curse of oil in the Niger Delta. more...
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The Forest King

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja
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Drizzle with care

Laura Sevier

7th August, 2008

With vast areas decimated by industrial farming, the salad days are over for mass-produced olive oil. Laura Sevier looks at the effect its rise in popularity has had on the European landscape, and at some more sustainable brands. more...
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How to be free: Get disconnected

Tom Hodgkinson

6th June, 2008

The internet once represented something like freedom for Tom Hodgkinson, but the honeymoon ended when the problems of the virtual life became all-too-real more...
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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods.
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Manufactured Landscapes

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Ever wondered where computers go when they die? Or what the endless expanse of a Chinese factory floor actually looks like? This film is a meditation on the consumer world more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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Only 4% of untouched ocean left: global report on oceans shows devastating damage

News

15th February, 2008

The North sea is amongst the worst affected seas in the world a global investigation into the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems revealed yesterday. more...

Dark Days for Low Energy Light Bulbs

News

7th January, 2008

This month shops in the UK will begin to phase out traditional tungsten bulbs as part of a government plan to replace them completely by 2011 and save 5m tonnes of carbon emissions a year. However the current crop of low energy light bulbs are coming under criticism for causing skin complaints and migraines, releasing Mercury into the environment on disposal and not being as energy efficient as new LED equivalents. more...
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Black Sea

News

13th November, 2007

Russia was facing up to a ten-year clean-up operation after a major oil spill in the Black Sea region. more...

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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

News

7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...
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Brofiscin: Environment Agency shoots the messenger

Jon Hughes

7th November, 2007

Prominent critics of the failure of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) to pursue the UK’s interests against Monsanto in the US Bankruptcy Court have come under extraordinary attack over the past 10 days. more...
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Chinese children suffering more birth defects

News

30th October, 2007

Nearly 40 per cent more Chinese children are being born with birth defects than in 2001, a new report by the World Health Organisation has shown. more...
Investigations

Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...
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Burying The Truth

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed...
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Europe threatens to sue UK over sulphur dioxide levels

News

4th September, 2007

The Government is facing legal action from the European Commission over levels of sulphur dioxide pollution in East England, the Campaign for Clean Air in London has revealed. more...
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750,000 a year killed by Chinese pollution

News

3rd July, 2007

In a damning cover up the Chinese government has used its involvement in a World Bank report on the environment to conceal results that show around three quarters of a million people in the country die prematurely each year due to pollution. more...
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Behind the label focus: PFOS

Mark Anslow

1st July, 2007

Firefighting foam laced with this toxic chemical was used to extinguish the Buncefield oil depot inferno, leaving a deadly legacy. Was it necessary? more...
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Chinese environmental protesters take to the streets

Sam Geall

7th June, 2007

Protests of unprecedented scale have been taking place in China against rapid and deadly environmental destruction. A new youth movement is taking to the streets and demanding change. Sam Geall reports more...
In the News

'We're no role model', says Australian green group

News

27th April, 2007

'Don't make the same mistakes as us,' Australian think-tank the Mineral Policy Institue has warned China more...
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UPDATE: Environment Agency responds to the Ecologist's article

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

3rd April, 2007

Just over one week ago, the Ecologist posted a story on its website detailing the Environment Agency's failure to sue Monsanto for dumping tonnes of highly toxic chemicals in a Welsh landfill site. more...
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US clamp down on shipping emissions

News

28th March, 2007

The US House of Representatives has passed a law which could enforce limits on the amount of emissions made by international shipping. more...
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EXLUSIVE: How the Environment Agency is gagging one eyewitness to what is potentially one of the UK's biggest environmental crimes

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd March, 2007

The Environment Agency (EA) is within weeks of letting Monsanto escape its liability for dumping thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals – including all the ingredients of the DDT defoliant Agent Orange – in two quarries in Wales. more...

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