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plant and soil

Greeks reclaim the land to ease the pain of economic austerity

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

10th January, 2012

A group of community-minded gardeners have turned a former Athens airport into a blooming vegetable plot, showing how Greece's eroded soil holds the keys to a revival in farming and a way to buck the jobless trend 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...
Coastal erosion

Atlantic Rising: Living on the edge on Nantucket Island in the US

Lynn Morris

28th September, 2010

Homes are being moved and maps redrawn as coastal erosion eats away at an island off Massachusetts
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Coffee bean

CASE STUDY: Growing coffee more sustainably in Costa Rica

Theodora Tsentas

6th April, 2010

It's not organic but ‘pro-environmental sustainable' farming practices could help coffee farmers move away from damaging industrial monoculture more...
Digging up sand

Atlantic Rising: Sand extraction and coastal erosion in Sierra Leone

Tim Bromfield

9th January, 2010

Unregulated sand extraction in Sierra Leone is good for business but wreaks havoc on the coastal environment more...

Selling Indonesia's coast for cheap prawns and profit

Jim Wickens

24th November 2009

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

Atlantic Rising: rebuilding beaches in Gambia

Lynn Morris

4th November, 2009

In Gambia's coastal towns one of the country's chief assets - pristine beaches - is being steadily eroded. In a move to make King Cnut proud, the government is shipping in sand... more...
Soil erosion is being blamed on poor farming practices

Half India’s land degraded: agro-chemicals partly to blame

Ecologist

17th August, 2009

Deforestation, wind erosion and poor farming practices blamed for deterioration of soil as the real costs of the Green Revolution are measured more...
More than 1,000 miles of coastline is still inaccessible

English coast still not open to walkers

Ecologist

31st July, 2009

An audit finds more than a third of the English coastline is not open to the public more...

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