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Fortis bank shirks responsibility for toxic mud-flow

News

21st June, 2007

A major investor in a gas exploration project which has set off a toxic mud-flow has washed its hands of responsibility for the damage caused to homes of thousands of Indonesian people. more...
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Attenborough launches new climate campaign

News

31st May, 2007

Veteran naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has launched a new multi-million pound fund to combat climate change. more...
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1 billion homeless by 2050, says Christian Aid

News

14th May, 2007

One billion people could have been forced out of their homes by 2050 as a result of the pressures of climate change, a new report by development charity Christian Aid says. more...
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Cargill's Amazon soy plant forced to close

News

26th March, 2007

Cargill, the international agribusiness giant, has been forced to closed a soy-bean export terminal in the Amazon. more...
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Bushmen struggle to return to Central Kalahari

Clive Dennis

1st March, 2007

Botswanan police are refusing to allow Kalahari Bushmen to return to their ancestral homelands, despite their having won a landmark high court case allowing them to do so, writes Clive Dennis more...

'Build on the green-belt' says think-tank

News

23rd January, 2007

A new report by the Policy Exchange think-tank has advocated scrapping the green-belt and simplifying the planning system. more...
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Milton Friedman: Architect of Neoliberalism RIP

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

Death is rarely something to be celebrated, but I can’t say I shed a tear last week when I heard that Milton Friedman, the father of neoliberal economics, had gone to the great free market in the sky. more...
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Nairobi: where did it all go wrong?

Mark Anslow

24th November, 2006

Having enjoyed brief media coverage, world attention towards climate change during the last few weeks did not end with a bang. Instead, it fizzled out, bogged down in international policy and technicalities at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi last week. Why? more...
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Bush didn't bungle Iraq you fools

Greg Palast

1st May, 2006

... the mission was indeed accomplished more...
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Economic growth - the elephant in the room?

Aidan Rankin

1st December, 2005

‘Religion is the opium of the people’ is one of Marx’s best-known aphorisms. It is memorable because it tells us so much about the manipulation of faith in the industrial era more...
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The End of Cheap Oil - The Consequences

Dan Box, Tully Wakeman and Jeremy Smith

1st October, 2005

Our lives are now so dependent on oil that it is impossible to conceive of a world without it. Before long, however, we will have no choice. The sooner we start planning for that reality, and changing the way we live, the better our chance of survival. more...
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Red Road Rising

Yves Engler

1st March, 2005

Can the world survive China’s burgeoning love affair with the automobile? more...

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Boycott Coca-Cola

Max Keiser

1st February, 2005

Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
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Backing the Bad Guys

Noreena Hertz

1st December, 2004

As the world’s poorest countries sink further and further into debt, Western corporations grow fat from government-backed projects that fuel conflicts, harm the environment and have built-in kickbacks.
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A thirst for power: China in Tibet

Lynne O’Donnell

1st June, 2004

Since colonising Tibet in 1959, China has ripped out virgin forests, dug up minerals and metals, and dumped nuclear waste with little regard for the fragile ecology of the Tibetan plateau.
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A denial of beautiful dreams

Yves Engler

1st May, 2004

Haiti is a failed state: one of those places that just can’t seem to get its act together, despite the best efforts of benevolent Western powers. Or so the mainstream media would have you believe. Yet history tells us a more complicated story. more...
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Amazon Crime

Greg Nasmyth

1st May, 2004

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, renegade logging firms are stealing the land of impoverished communities and stripping it of the trees on which the whole world depends. Greg Nasmyth boards a 700-tonne icebreaker to join a group of Greenpeace activists in their bid to stop them. more...
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Killa Cola

Keith Hyams

1st April, 2004

I’m sitting opposite the large Coca-Cola bottling plant next to the village of Plachimada in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Plachimada is a farming village of about 800 families, many of them tribal. The ugly factory looks rather out of place in such a beautiful setting, the Western Ghats mountains clearly visible in the distance. more...
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Submerging Freedom

Keith Hyams

1st March, 2004

Some 245 Indian villages are in the middle of being destroyed by a $7 billion dam project that will consume more energy than it provides and has even been condemned by its World Bank sponsors. more...
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Saving Malibu from the stars

Arnie Cooper

1st February, 2004

Barbara Streisand prides herself on being a movie star with an environmental conscience. So why did she take one man to court over his efforts to protect the California coastline? more...
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Seeds of Hope

Nicola Graydon

1st December, 2003

Ladakh is framed by the Karakoram mountains to the north and the Himalayas to the south. Yet even in this remote environment the forces of global consumerism are intruding. Nicola Graydon reports on the locals' inspiring defence of their culture more...
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Masters of Illusion

Janine Roberts

1st September, 2003

Janine Roberts describes how De Beers cons the world into paying so much for its cheap, plentiful diamonds and turns a blind eye to the eradication of the oldest culture on the planet. more...
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Some GM questions answered

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Why are GM crops being grown, how are plants genetically modified, where is it being cultivated, who’s in control and what is being researched and developed? more...

More Than Honey

Kate Atkins

1st May, 2003

They build masterfully constructed homes, have a brilliantly regulated social order, are essential to sustaining the environment and are playing a vital role in sustainable development projects. more...
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Terrorism and globalisation

Fritjof Capra

1st May, 2003

For all its obsession with international terrorism, Washington fails to see how the phenomenon is driven by its own model of globalisation – a model that is itself uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Fritjof Capra on security and sustainability more...

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