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Amazon

Belo Monte dam marks a troubling new era in Brazil's attitude to its rainforest

Karen Hoffmann

15th August, 2011

Belo Monte is just one of a dozen giant dam projects Brazil plans to build in the Amazon region in the coming decades and opens up the world's largest tropical rainforest to oil and mining exploration more...
Sarawak forests

Activists challenge 'corrupt' government in the battle for Sarawak's rainforests

Alex Joseph

10th August, 2011

Land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion have decimated Sarawak's forests. But now an invigorated reform movement is fighting back - accusing the government and its chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud of duplicity. Alex Joseph reports more...
Rainforest Saver

The Rainforest Saver

Daniel Elkan

February 2005

After more than 20 years work, Mike Hands, a British tropical ecologist has come up with a groundbreaking way to stop vast areas of rainforest destroyed more...
A langur monkey

Can the palm oil we eat ever be wildlife-friendly?

Tom Levitt

12th July, 2011

Conservationists battling to save Indonesia's rainforests are locked in a dispute over moves to make oil palm plantations more wildlife-friendly. Tom Levitt reports more...
Oil palm

Greenwash and spin: palm oil lobby targets its critics

Alex Helan

8th July, 2011

The spread of oil palm plantations has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest. But the billion-dollar palm oil industry is now mounting a major PR offensive. Alex Helan reports more...
Brighton Bike Train

Saddle up: how Brighton's bike train is greening the notorious school run

Jan Goodey

24th June, 2011

Come Friday morning and a group of kids and their parents converge to begin Brighton's Bike train cycle to school. Could this be the beginning of the great two-wheeled school run revolution? Jan Goodey reports more...
A forest community

Warning over REDD projects excluding rural poor from forests

Tom Levitt

16th June, 2011

Global study finds forests provide one-fifth of household income in rural communities and says access for them should be prioritised in REDD-type conservation projects more...
barbie

Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation

Ecologist

9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
green train

The ‘Solar Tunnel’: a greener future for our railways?

Henry Gass

8th June, 2011

The opening of Belgium’s ‘Solar Tunnel’ railway project has raised questions about the use of solar for UK transport projects, says Henry Gass more...
Fair trade carbon trading

Fair trade carbon credits: will certification benefit people and planet?

Adam Corner

3rd May, 2011

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, carbon trading is a controversial topic. But could the concept of fair trade carbon credits revolutionise the sector, or is it just a distraction from the bigger problems with carbon markets? Adam Corner investigates more...
trains

All aboard the Eco Express: five great places to go by train

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Whether you fancy a little continental flair, a Cornish pasty or a highland fling, there’s a train to get you there. Best of all, it’s clean, green and fuss-free more...
christian mensah

Q&A: sustainable agriculture expert, Christian Mensah

Ruth Styles

20th April, 2011

Making Ghana’s cocoa sector more sustainable isn’t the easiest of tasks but for the Louis Bolk Institute’s Christian Mensah that’s all part of the job. Ruth Styles caught up with him to find out how he’s doing it more...

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Anti-nuclear protest

EU 'ignoring safety risks' in financing of nuclear expansion in Ukraine

Tom Levitt

17th March, 2011

As Japan's Fukushima disaster unfolds, the EU is financing a controversial nuclear expansion programme in Ukraine to increase exports to energy-hungry consumers in western Europe. Tom Levitt reports more...
Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
Cattle ranching

WWF calls for 'scaling up' of beef production to combat deforestation in Brazil

Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

In an interview with the Ecologist, WWF Brazil CEO Denise Hamu says increasing productivity can help combat deforestation in the Amazon more...

A good sport

The Ecologist

15th February, 2011

Say no to exploitation and eco crime with French sportswear company Veja’s ultra cool, ultra green trainers

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A drain

Susanne Charlesworth: we must use sustainable drainage systems to green our cities

Dr Susanne Charlesworth

7th February, 2011

Our ageing drainage systems need to be reinvented. Instead of trying to rush water into our sewer systems we should be making use of it to reduce flooding and encourage green space more...
Landscape devastated by palm oil

World's largest ecological experiment to examine impact of oil palm plantations

Tom Levitt

1st February, 2011

Ten-year project will look at whether setting-aside natural forests within oil palm plantations can save threatened species such as the Orang-utan, Pygmy Elephant and Clouded Leopard more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve 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...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Palm oil seeds

Cargill sticks with rainforest-destroying palm oil supplier

Ecologist

6th September, 2010

US food giant refuses to stop buying palm oil from Sinar Mas group as Burger King joins Nestle and others in criticising its illegal activities more...
The Ecologist 1970

The Ecologist September 1970: Air pollution panic

Eric S. Albone

4th September, 2010

Forty years ago this month, when Eric S. Albone’s wrote his ‘The Ailing Air’ article, the UK was suffering badly from air pollution and still today Londoners are breathing some of the worst air in Europe more...
Logging

Norway accused of 'hypocrisy' over ethical investment

Tom Levitt

24th August, 2010

The Norwegian government has sold its investment in one Malaysian logging and palm oil company but remains a big shareholder in another accused of destroying rainforest and orang-utan habitats more...
Peatland

Palm oil giant Sinar Mas admits breaking law by clearing peatland

Tom Levitt

11th August, 2010

Indonesia's largest palm oil and pulp company started clearing land for palm oil plantations before it had received permits or made conservation assessments. Tom Levitt reports more...

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