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The Great Green Wall

Bobby Bascomb

12th July, 2012

Africa’s answer to climate change is a proposed 4,000-mile long, nine mile wide wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. Designed to stop encroaching desertification, some interpret the project (and its benefits) literally whilst others see it as more of a metaphor. Despite this split, the project is now taking root in Senegal where they have already planted 50,000 acres of trees. more...
The World’s Heritage

The World’s Heritage

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

Championing conservation and shining a spotlight on some of the planet’s most iconic places, UNESCO's latest tome, The World’s Heritage, is an inspiring read, says Ruth Styles
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Conserving Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 'The Best Expedition in the World'

Ben Southall

26th May, 2011

In the first of an exclusive series, former island caretaker and ambassador for Tourism Queensland Ben Southall explains why the Great Barrier Reef needs protection and how the ‘Best Expedition in the World’ will help more...

Q&A: Ben Southall

Ruth Styles

2nd February, 2011

He’s been a charity fundraiser and is now a fully-fledged adventurer. But is ‘Best Job in the World’s’ Ben Southall about to add eco-warrior to his CV? Ruth Styles met him to find out
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Among the Great Apes

Among the Great Apes by Paul Raffaele

Grace ter Haar

2nd March, 2010

Exploring the lives and behaviour of our close ancestors and the threats they face, this book makes a compelling case for their protection more...
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A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...
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Money or the planet's future? You decide

Richard Heinberg

1st October, 2008

During the past weeks, the world’s media have been transfixed by the convulsions of the US and global fi nancial system. At stake are billions in bail-outs and trillions in derivatives. The viability of banks and currencies is threatened, and ultimately the savings and investments of hundreds of millions of ordinary people. more...
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Last bastion of climate sceptics topples

News

11th July, 2007

Today, Martin Durkin and Channel 4 must hang their heads in shame. more...
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Ecologist response to Channel 4's Great 'Global Warming Swindle'

Mark Anslow

15th March, 2007

Last week, Channel 4 aired a documentary by controversial film-maker Martin Durkin. Entitled 'The Great Global Warming Swindle', the film suggested that a combination of factors has led us to mistakenly believe that our emissions of carbon dioxide are causing the planet to warm, and that in fact, natural cycles, solar activity and disaffected radicals were to blame. more...
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Scientists move to block Channel 4 DVD

News

26th February, 2007

A group of climate scientists are trying to halt the DVD release of Channel 4's controversial documentary, 'The Great Global Warming Swindle', shown on March 8th. more...
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Stand up and be counted

Tom Erik Økland

8th June, 2000

A Norwegian research scientist can trace PCB pollution on the seabed along the Norwegian coast directly back to the manufacturer. Norwegian authorities are considering suing chemical giants such as Monsanto and Bayer for millions of pounds. They may now pay for their misdemeanours, says Tom Erik Økland more...

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