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The Ethical Foodie: Pack up and ship more ethically out?

TIM MADDAMS

24th August, 2016


If you want to make a difference to waste and the environment then you need to think about what you will eat when you're travelling - both for business and for pleasure. It won't be easy, it'll take some planning but the difference you make will be huge writes, TIM MADDAMS our New Voices Ethical Foodie columnist
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We're not having it! 2014 XL Dissent in Washington DC in front of the White House, 2nd March 2014. Photo: Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'

Sam Cossar-Gilbert

8th January 2016

TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them. more...
The US Government finally decided to refuse the KXL pipeline last November after years of protests like this one in 2012. But now US taxpayers may be on the hook for $15 billion under the NAFTA 'free trade' agreement. Photo: 350.org via Flickr (CC BY-NC-S

Trans-Canada sues US for $15 billion over KXL refusal

Guy Taylor

7th January 2015

The US government is being sued for $15 billion for its cancellation of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last year in order to combat climate change. The legal challenge under NAFTA sends a warning to all countries contemplating similar 'free trade' agreements. more...
He listened! 350.org 'No KeyStone XL' protest in Washington, DC 18th November 2012. Photo: John Duffy (duffernutter.com) via Flickr (CC BY_NC-SA).

Obama rejects KXL pipeline - it's the climate!

Oliver Tickell

6th November 2015

US President Obama today refused to permit the 1,200 mile Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska that would have carried 800,000 barrels of oil a year of tarsands oil into the US, citing climate concerns. more...
Can you imagine Stephen Harper here? Justin Trudeau at the 2015 Pride Toronto parade. Photo: Alex Guibord via Flickr (CC BY-ND).

Canada's new Liberal government - an environmental renaissance?

Carol Linnitt / DeSmog.ca

21st October 2015

It's all change in Canada with the dramatic ousting of anti-environment Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, writes Carol Linnitt. Under the new Liberal PM Justin Trudeau things are looking a lot better for climate, science, environment, transparency and First Nations. But Canada is still set to go into the Paris climate talks with the same weak level of commitment. more...
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new solar installation in Little Buffalo, Alberta. Photo: Greenpeace Canada via Youtube.

Energy democracy: Lubicon Cree build a solar dream in a tar sands nightmare

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

15th November 2015

An 500-strong Indigenous community in Alberta, the heart of Canada's environmentally catastrophic tar sands industry, is fighting back against the pollution, writes Melina Laboucan-Massimo - by cutting themselves adrift from dependence on fossil fuels, and starting up their own solar power station: a vital first step towards building a just and sustainable society. more...
Thousands marched through St. Paul Minnesota for the tar sands resistance event on 6th June 2015. Protesters called for the end of using tar sands oil, clean water and clean energy. Photo: Fibonacci Blue via Flickr (CC BY).

#NoTarSands resistance march draws thousands in Midwest

David Goodner / Waging NonViolence

14th June 2015

The Midwest's largest ever anti-tar sands demonstration took place in Minnesota last weekend, writes David Goodner, cementing a new alliance of diverse communities united in resisting the pollution and destruction of tar sands exploitation, processing and transportation. more...
Protest rally against Kinder Morgan at Burnaby Mountain Park, 20th November 2014. Photo: Mark Klotz via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'

Pete Dolack

5th March 2015

Canada's 'Anti-Terrorism Bill' proposes a massive increase in the power of security services, writes Pete Dolack - and in the crosshairs are campaigners against a tar sands industry that's intent on releasing 240 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, and those fighting the pipelines needed to get the heavy crude to market. Who are the real 'extremists'? more...
The oil crash has incinerated $100s of billions of investments in extreme energy and stopped hundreds of damaging projects in their tracks. So why aren't environmentalists celebrating? Photo:  s1lang via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Environmentalists' oil price panic reflects their own existential crisis

Paul Mobbs

8th January 2015

Low oil prices are putting a stop to some of the world's most environmentally damaging 'extreme energy' projects, writes Paul Mobbs, and may close down the entire fracking and tar sands industries. So why are so many 'Greens' issuing dire warnings, instead of celebrating the good news? more...
Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at the White House, Washington DC, November 2011. Photo: tarsandsaction via Flickr.

Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead

Alexander Reid Ross

19th November 2014

The enabling bill for Keystone XL failed yesterday in the US Senate. Supported by all 45 Republican senators, it fell one vote short of the required 60-vote threshold. But the victory will be a temporary one, writes Alexander Reid Ross. The final battle can only be won by massive grassroots engagement and protest in communities across North America. more...

Beware Our Bitumen Salesmen

October 4th, 2013

By Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk warns us that the Canadian pro-Bitumen lobby will stop at nothing - including ignoring democratic processes and barefaced lying - to promote the dirty, carbon-rich substance..... more...

Anti-extraction movement in the US gains momentum

March 25th, 2013

by Eric Moll

Protests against fracked-gas pipelines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are part of a growing movement of direct-action resistance to extraction. Insider Eric Moll reports from the Frontline of the resistance more...

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It's Global Warming, Stupid!

by Eric Moll

November 7th, 2012

Over 70 per cent of Americans now accept global warming as a scientific fact. Yet Climate Change were two words neither Romney nor Obama uttered during their presidential campaigns. So how likely is it that Hurricane Sandy will have been the catalyst to get the 1% (and second-term Obama administration) finally talking about it? more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Could politicians be charged with 'ecocide' if they approve tar sands pipeline?

Rosie Spinks

29th November, 2011

A law of ecocide could potentially see politicians who approve environmentally-damaging projects, like the tar sands pipeline between the US and Canada, face a court trial more...
Diana Vogtel, 350.org

CAMPAIGN HERO: Diana Vogtel, 350.org

Matilda Lee

7th September, 2011

The European coordinator of international climate campaign group 350.org talks to the Ecologist about civil disobedience outside the White House and why she's gearing up for September 24th more...
perfume

Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
International No Tar Sands Network

TAKE ACTION to stop Canadian tar sands

Matilda Lee

15th June, 2011

A day of action is planned this Saturday to highlight the destructive impact of Canada's tar sands industry. In London, this includes a demo-fest at the Canadian High Commission more...
Tar sands mining

Madagascar fears repeat of Canada's tar sands devastation

Tom Levitt

1st June, 2011

UK banks helping to finance oil giant Total's exploitation of tar sands on the world's fourth largest island despite lack of adequate environmental controls or regulation more...

TAKE ACTION to ban 'killer jeans'

Matilda Lee

25th May, 2011

Join Labour Behind the Label in a week of action from 30th May to 5th June to lobby brands to ban the technique of sandblasting denim more...
Open cast tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Europe moves to ban imports of tar sands oil from Canada

William McLennan

29th March, 2011

An attempt to classify tar sands oil as more environmentally-damaging than conventional oil would effectively ban its sale within European Member States more...
Kevin Steele, Climate Week

Just how green is Climate Week?

Matilda Lee

15th March, 2011

From the 21st to 27th March thousands of people in the UK will be involved in a week of action on climate change. So why is Climate Week making some greens so angry? more...

Scents and sustainability: the Green Grocery's organic scent

The Ecologist

16th February, 2011

Combining rose, sandalwood and jasmine essential oils, the Green Grocery’s Love Letter perfume is organic, eco-friendly and utterly gorgeous more...

Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today more...
Sandra Steingraber © Benjamin Gervais/The PPC

Sandra Steingraber: There's a taboo about telling industry and agriculture that practices must change to prevent cancer

Matilda Lee

30th November, 2010

Having survived cancer, biologist Sandra Steingraber wrote a book to expose its link to the environment. As the film version premieres in Europe, she tells the Ecologist why we must all take a stand on air, food and water pollution more...
Tar sands protest at BP AGM

Canada tar sands industry ignoring toxic river pollution

Ecologist

1st September, 2010

Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar sands more...

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