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Lord Anthony Giddens

Durban climate change conference: 'Sideline the UN' says leading academic

Matilda Lee

7th November, 2011

Ahead of the latest UN climate conference, leading academic Anthony Giddens explains why it's time to switch to smaller agreements between major world powers more...

Shale gas fracking 'probable' cause of Lancashire quakes

Juliette Jowit and Hanna Gersmann, guardian reporters

2nd November, 2011

Controversial 'fracking' technique to extract gas from the ground was the 'highly probable' cause of earth tremors, report finds more...

Occupy the Streets: voices from inside the London protest

Catuxa Argibay

26th October, 2011

It started in Wall Street but has now spread to cities all over the world. The Ecologist visited the London demonstration against financial greed and inequality to hear what activists had to say... more...
Fuel gauge on empty

Ignore the sceptics, the 'peak oil brigade' is right

Lionel Badal

20th October, 2011

Peak oil sceptics argue the real problem for climate change and our planet may be too much fossil fuel, not too little. Lionel Badal explains why he disagrees more...
Vandana Shiva

CAMPAIGN HERO: Vandana Shiva, anti-GM activist and head of Navdanya

Rosie Spinks

19th October, 2011

Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests more...
Oil corruption

How oil and corruption have become so closely linked

Eifion Rees

19th October, 2011

As a new oil-fever gathers pace in Arctic countries such as Greenland the lesson from history is that where there is oil, corruption will quickly follow. Eifion Rees reports more...
Sunlight through the trees

UK charity dogged by 'monocultures and rights violations' claims

Ecologist

7th October, 2011

The Jewish National Fund UK has always denied a swirl of claims over its history and activities in the Middle East, including allegations of land grabbing Palestinian villages. But campaigners want the organisation stripped of its charitable status more...

Ecologist Film Unit

Investigative films on key environmental and climate change issues from the Ecologist Film Unit more...
Coal

The carbon con: investigating the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

1st December, 2011

The Ecologist investigates allegations a coal power project in India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...
Corn seller

Food speculation – how betting on food commodities fuels Mexico’s tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...

Selling The Sea – revealing Indonesia’s little-known plans to privatise huge swathes of coastline for aquaculture

Jim Wickens

In an exclusive investigation, the Ecologist Film Unit reveals the impact of Indonesia's plans to privatise its entire 90,000 km coastline more...

Melting Point – on the frontline of environmental activism

Andrew Wasley

13th July 2008

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK more...

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Child working

UK fashion retailers struggle with 'bonded' girl labour in India

Rosie Spinks

15th September, 2011

As London fashion week kicks off, the problem of unfair labour practices tarnishing UK high street brands isn't going away. Rosie Spinks reports more...
Deborah Doane

Time to ignore bankers and start fixing our broken markets

Deborah Doane

13th September, 2011

It's time we stopped listening to the banking sector and started pressuring MPs and MEPs to regulate food speculation, argues Deborah Doane more...
Corn seller

Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...
Food speculation

Food speculation 'boom' linked to volatile food prices

Ecologist

13th September, 2011

In a major investigation and film, the Ecologist takes a look at how volatile financial speculation on food commodities is causing hunger and poverty in Mexico - and around the world more...
Corn seller

Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...
WDM campaign image

Banks should end 'secretive' trade in food commodities

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

Financial speculation in key commodities, like wheat and maize, is being linked to recent volatile food prices but attempts to regulate are being delayed by lobbying from the banking sector. Tom Levitt reports more...
Ecologist Magazine December 1971

The Ecologist December 1971: Japan’s ‘economic miracle’

George Blacksell

1 December, 2011

Forty years ago this month The Ecologist reported on the environmental implications of the rise of the Japanese economy. In the wake of the recent earthquake and associated nuclear fears has it cleaned up its act?
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Laos Vietnam timber

Revealed: how the Vietnamese military fuels destruction of Laos' forests

Faith Doherty

28th July, 2011

Undercover filming by the Environmental Investigation Agency has unearthed shocking evidence of military involvement in the illegal timber trade, all to feed western demand for stylish wood products, according to Faith Doherty more...
Climate change protest

Where next for eco-activism in the UK?

Bibi van der Zee

6th July, 2011

After the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks, the undercover police scandal, the disbanding of Climate Camp - and the sudden rise of UK Uncut - Bibi van der Zee takes the temperature of Britain's green activism movement more...

Alarm as controversial EBRD eyes up Middle Eastern investment opportunities

Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath

10th June, 2011

Before rushing to finance projects in Africa and the Middle East, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) should address its environmental and social lending criteria, says Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath more...
dirty banks

Barclays, HSBC and RBS linked to 'dirty financing' for fossil fuels

Henry Gass

14th June, 2011

With a bigger spotlight than ever on the role of banks in funding fossil fuel projects we report on unethical and environmentally damaging investments by Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
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Food speculation

A guide to food speculation: how to argue with a banker

The Ecologist

9th June, 2011

The financial industry has been quick to dismiss its role in pushing up food prices but with the evidence growing daily the Ecologist cuts through the jargon to explain the reality of food speculation more...
Coral reefs

Nature isn't a commodity that should be bought, sold and traded

1st May, 2011

Dr Kate Rawles

Defra's attempt to put a price tag on nature with its National Ecosystem Assessment may reinforce the dangerous conceit that our own place in ecosystems is more important than any other, argues Dr Kate Rawles more...

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