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The BP Deepwater Horizon disaster: one year on

The Ecologist

21st April, 2011

Greenpeace video released on the anniversary of the 'worst environmental disaster in the history of the US' more...
Tree leaves

Do smaller trees play any real role in tackling carbon and pollution?

Chris Baker

11th April, 2011

A study in Torbay is the first time i-Tree software has been used in the UK to establish the true value of the 'urban forest' and raises questions over the effectiveness of smaller trees in absorbing carbon and pollutants more...
Ecologist Magazine May 1971

The Ecologist May 1971: Trace Elements in the Environment

The Ecologist

3rd May, 2011

Forty years ago this month, Professor Henry A. Schroeder wrote Trace Elements in the Environment, about the dangers of toxic metals in the air, food and water that humans expose themselves to
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teflon

Out of the frying pan: cooking without toxic Teflon

William McLennan

13th April, 2011

Non-stick pan coatings made from PTFE, otherwise known as Teflon, release carcinogens, pollutants and even a World War One nerve gas when heated. So what’s the alternative? more...
nuclear

Fukushima fall-out: why the nuclear industry's liability for an accident is too low

Dr Paul Dorfman

21st March, 2011

With Japan's nuclear catastrophe still far from resolved, Dr Paul Dorfman argues why nuclear remains 'economically unreliable' and why it will be the taxpayer who ends up being liable as well as facing all the risks more...
Obesity

Medical profession 'oblivious' to role of chemicals in diabetes and obesity

William McLennan

22nd March,2011

US officials are beginning to take a greater interest in the reported links between the exposure to environmental chemicals, like Bisphenol A, with the development of diabetes and obesity more...

How one young activist is challenging the oil industry over Great Bear Rainforest pipeline

Eric Keen

9th March, 2011

A remarkable young environmentalist is standing in the way of a controversial Canadian oil pipeline which campaigners fear could become the next Exxon-Valdez or Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eric Keen reports more...
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Open letter from Douglas Gowan

Douglas Gowan

16th August, 2007

In an open letter to the Ecologist, Douglas Gowan has detailed a two-year smear campaign waged against him in the Seventies by Monsanto, details of which were known to the Agency and were only revealed when Gowan submitted a Freedom of Information request. Who was it protecting? more...
Ecologist June 2007

Silenced witness

Jon Hughes

30th November, 2007

Following last month's exclusive Ecologist investigation, Burying the truth, the Douglas Gowan story continues... more...
Ecologist November 2007

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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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...
Investigations

The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...

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Map of world

An atlas of pollution: The world in carbon dioxide emissions

Fiona Harvey, guardian environment correspondent

31st, January 2011

Continuing expansion of China has offset the reduction in carbon emissions in recession-hit western countries, according to data released by US more...

Consumptionomics

Katharine Helmore

24th January, 2011

Asia is growing at an unprecedented rate and consumption is following a similar trajectory. This, argues businessman Chandran Nair in his new book, could have dramatic consequences for the environment more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

China counts £130bn cost of economic growth in ecological damage

Jonathan Watts, Guardian Asia environment correspondent

29th December, 2010

Cost of pollution, deteriorating soil and other impacts surged to 1.3tr yuan in 2008 - equivalent to 3.9 per cent of country's GDP - as officials warn of threats to ecology, food safety and flood control more...
The Ecologist January '71

The Ecologist January 1971: PCBs

Ecologist

Forty years ago this month – John Noble and Harry Rothman wrote in the Ecologist about the mystery of 8,000 bird deaths and the toxic effects of PCBs found in the environment more...

The Wandle Trust: restoring London's 'hidden gem' river

Eifion Rees

3rd January, 2011

The transformation of the Wandle from polluted waterway to one of the capital's most loved rivers shows what communities and rivers trusts can achieve together more...
Traffic jam

Air pollution linked to 200,000 premature deaths in UK

Tom Levitt

21st December, 2010

Campaigners urge health secretary Andrew Lansley to act to reduce air pollution, as government medical experts warn of its 'significant' health burden more...

Love your Lakes: a campaign to get phosphates out of the Lake District

Laura Sevier

16th December, 2010

Following the closure of some of the UK's most stunning lakes, a dynamic campaign has been set up to stop phosphates from washing detergents causing algal blooms more...

Europe's scramble for gas sees controversial hydraulic fracturing cross the Atlantic

Luke Starr

30th November,2010

In the US, gas-extraction in the Marcellus Shale has been linked to pollution and social conflict. Now Halliburton, Chevron and Exxon, among others, want to bring the so-called 'fracking' process to Europe, reports Luke Starr more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...
A survey of the River Trent

Pesticide companies told to fund clean up of waterways

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

Coalition of environmental groups including RSPB and the National Trust urge government to introduce a levy on chemical industry and enforce bigger fines for polluters more...
Ecologist November 1970

The Ecologist November 1970: Fertility or Pollution

Anna Sheldrick

9th November, 2010

Forty years ago after Lawrence Hills wrote ‘Fertility or Pollution’ the use and disposal of sewage is still a problem but things are starting to look up more...

One-minute guide to a greener Guy Fawkes night

Dearbhla Crosse

3rd November, 2010

Tips on maximising the enjoyment and minimising the disturbance of Guy Fawkes Night... more...

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