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No 'road to ruin' at Izembek Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Isabel Ricker and Courtney Sexton

27th December 2013

Secretary Jewell decides: no road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, following a broad based campaign to save this wildlife jewel. more...

Road building programme gets green light by stealth

Jan Goodey

5th October, 2012

With a government seemingly intent on pushing through the latest road-building programme via its localism agenda campaigners are readying themselves for combined resistance using legal experts, alliance groupings and direct action
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Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Ben Martin

20th February, 2012

The idea of eating meat sourced from the roadside - whether deer, pheasant, fox or even otter - might sound revolting to you but for some, it's a gastronomic opportunity and a way of avoiding factory farmed meat more...
The A to Z of foraging

The A to Z of foraging

Chloe Barrow

31st January, 2012

Fed up of paying a premium for supermarket berries and herbs? Take a walk on the wild side and pick your own more...
A langur monkey

Why the BBC is wrong to scrap its Wildlife Fund

Rob St John

3rd August, 2011

The planned closure of the BBC Wildlife Fund represents the premature end of a model for how wildlife film-making can support conservation of the very environments it documents, says Rob St John more...
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Why Glasgow's M74 road extension will increase air pollution

Stan Blackley

28th June, 2011

The decision to press ahead with the controversial construction was the worst environmental decision of devolution, says Stan Blackley of Friends of the Earth more...
mackerel

In season now: what to eat during July

Henry Gass

27th June, 2011

Raspberries, mackerel and broad beans are all on the menu this month more...

Bexhill bypass puts road building back in the spotlight

Jan Goodey

18th January, 2011

Opponents say the controversial bypass will damage ancient woodlands, disturb wetland birds and impact on protected areas - and it's just one of 22 similar schemes currently awaiting approval. Jan Goodey investigates
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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...
Helen Iles

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Eifion Rees reports on the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media more...
Cars

Road pricing is becoming inevitable, says RAC

Ecologist

5th July, 2010

Politicians are storing up problems for future generations by 'shying away' from making a decision on road charging, says road users group more...

Five wild (and cheap!) things to do this half term

the Wildlife Trusts

27th May, 2010

Stuck for ideas when you're stuck with the kids? Here are five outdoor activities from the Wildlife Trusts' new book '152 Wild Things to do' more...

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Rospuda Valley

Saving a pristine wilderness from an international motorway

Laura Sevier

20th April, 2010

How activist Malgorzata Górska helped protect a Polish forest valley, and changed her government's attitude to conservation in the process more...

Beekeeping for ecology, economy and food security

Jamie Skey

1st September, 2009

Bees Abroad, a UK beekeeping charity, has initiated a project to train and support Malawian beekeepers. Find out how you can help... more...
Rush hour on the M6

Policy rethink required to avoid worsening congestion

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

Building more roads is not the answer to worsening motorway congestion, according to new research from the Campaign for Better Transport, which advocates more low-impact solutions more...

Solsbury Hill: Chronicle of a road protest

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

This book’s photographs by Adrian Arbib capture the spirit of a movement beginning to find its voice. more...
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Campaigners outraged at escalating costs of road widening

News

31st July, 2007

Campaigners from Transport 2000, the sustainable transport group, have exposed the escalating costs of the M6 road-widening scheme. more...
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New campaign highlights planning madness

News

10th July, 2007

When do Friends of the Earth and the Campaign to Protect Rural England want to build an incinerator? When they’re part of a new protest coalition called ‘Planning Disaster’ which yesterday filed a planning application to build an incinerator on the site of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. more...
Investigations

Road rage

Paul Kingsnorth

1st March, 2007

Unnoticed by most of the media, New Labour has embarked on a roadbuilding scheme just as large as the one the Tories bragged was ‘the biggest since the Romans’. All over the UK, however, ordinary people have noticed, and everyone – from doctors and teachers, to old-style road protestors – are once again saying: enough is enough. Paul Kingsnorth reports more...
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Paying for Pollution: Road Subsidies Promote Global Warming

News

26th February, 2007

Road transport subsidies of up to €140bn ($184bn) a year are preventing attempts to reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions. more...
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Tony Blair hits back at road pricing protesters

News

21st February, 2007

Tony Blair today insisted that congestion would increase by 40% in under 20 years unless car use is deterred. more...
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Road pricing is 'part of the answer'

News

13th February, 2007

Environmentalists have urged the government to support road pricing plans against a rising tide of protest. more...
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Roadkill Chef

Paul Kingsnorth

1st June, 2006

‘OK then,’ I say to Fergus, with a challenge in my voice, ‘what about badger?’ ‘Badger?’ says Fergus, his eyes on the road as he drives me into the Kent countryside. ‘Many times. There’s no rhyme or reason to badger. Sometimes it tastes really gamey and uriney, even if it’s fresh. It can be excellent though.’ I look at him as he drives. He’s definitely serious. more...
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Debate: Sports Utility Vehicles (4x4s)

Michael Harvey and Paul Kingsnorth

21st May, 2005

Are SUVs a crime against civilisation, or paragons of efficiency? Are they ugly, arrogant and antisocial, or bright, beautiful and mobile? And do the polar passions they arouse pit the politics of envy against the Americanisation of British culture? Paul Kingsnorth and Michael Harvey discuss

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