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CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses 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...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Carbon capture no solution to tar sands

Ecologist

26th October, 2009

Even the most optimistic forecasts for the potential of CCS technology to reduce CO2 emissions are not enough to make the development of tar oil sands comparable with other fossil fuels, says a new report more...
Suncor's Tar Island tailings pond reclamation

Emissions from tar sands seriously underestimated

Ecologist

5th October, 2009

Governments and companies making no effort to quantify the real climate impacts more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Activists force tar sand mine to close in Canada

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

Greenpeace activists block Shell's tar sands oil extraction operation in protest at its environmental cost more...
A convoy of 400 ton dump trucks carries the bitumen-laden sands

Tar Sands protest comes to UK Climate Camp

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Oil extraction from tar sands is causing large-scale environmental damage, say activists more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Tar sands: tearing the flesh from the Earth

Paul Miles

18th August, 2009

As the price of oil increases again, Canada's tar sands once more look like a giant cash cow to the industry. Now, the only thing standing between the 400 ton bulldozers and rampant environmental destruction may be a small group of First Nations people... more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...
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Cassandra: education

John Papworth

21st November, 2008

Our prophet becomes a parish pariah for daring to challenge the orthodoxy of the educational system more...
Bolgs and Comments

Cassandra

John Papworth

1st February, 2007

Don’t wait for Dave or Tony to give you a hug. If you are dissatisfied with your leaders, take control of your own more...
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Ready Meals

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

No European country is as reliant on supermarkets for its food shopping as Britain. It is no coincidence that the UK also has the worst eating habits in Europe. more...

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The great British supermarket sandwich

The Ecologist

1st September, 2004

Supermarket take-away sandwiches - are they such a great step forward? more...

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