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June 2010 newsletter

June 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

28th May, 2010

In this month's newsletter we look at a model for tackling deforestation that truly involves the local community; we examine a new breed of waste incinerator; we ask whether open source technologies could be part of the answer to climate change, and analyse what the new UK coalition government means for essential planning decisions. To download, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Letter - Time to get serious with the EU Emission Trading Scheme

27th May, 2010

Mark Chadwick

Mark Chadwick from Carbon Clear argues a full auctioning of ETS permits is needed if the trading scheme is to start working more...

Letter: Making a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Martin Hemingway

13th May, 2010

A reader recalls a solar water heater being installed in a local school swimming pool back in the late 1960s more...
May 2010 newsletter

May 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

April 30th, 2010

This month's newsletter includes articles on using ocean temperatures to cool our cities, hiring (rather than buying) products, whether lab-grown meat is a 'green' solution, the health impact of air pollution and what the impact of a huge expansion of wind power will be on the electricity grid. To download, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
Cows outdoors

Letter: 'Have we got it right on meat and greenhouse gas emissions?'

Nicholas Beuret

15th April, 2010

Friends of the Earth food campaigner Nicholas Beuret says the negative impact of the meat and dairy sector has been underplayed rather than overestimated more...
Cows outdoors

Letter: grazing pasture is a net carbon sink

Colin Tudge

9th April, 2010

The article, 'Have we got it right on meat and greenhouse gas emissions?' misses an important point made at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, which is that properly managed pasture is a net carbon sink more...
March 2010 newsletter pages

March 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

26th February, 2010

In this month's newsletter we print a special, two-part investigation in jatropha biofuels, look at the horrors of the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, examine the possibility of a trade war as a result of climate change policy, and ask whether we are paying too high an environmental price for the convenience of the Pill. To download, login and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
Desert world

Letter: Desert solar power could scale up easily

Dr Gerry Wolff

17th February, 2010

Take away the subsidies from fossil fuels - and account for their carbon costs - and electricity from desert-based solar power will look like a no-brainer more...
Rib of beef

Letter: why are you promoting beef?

Robert Goodland

4th Febuary, 2010

Should the Ecologist run articles on meat without highlighting its ecological impact? more...
Fred Pearce

Letter: Fred Pearce is in a muddle about population

Chris Padley

3rd February, 2010

The charge of 'racism' against population campaigners does not sit with the rest of Fred Pearce's argument more...
February 2010 newsletter

February 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

1st February, 2010

In this month's newsletter, we look at using historical records to understand today's fish populations; we wonder whether existing sustainable businesses will support tomorrow's economy; we look at the worrying prospect of peak phosphorus and uncover the green truth about tetrapak food cartons. To download the newsletter, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
Tiger farming

Letter: A market for tigers

JP Floru

20th January, 2010

Freedom Alliance director argues that overturning the ban on the sale of tiger parts would safeguard their future more...

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Letter: we still believe that chewing gum is safe

Martin Turton

19th January, 2010

The Food and Drink Federation responds to Pat Thomas' article, 'Behind the Label: chewing gum' more...
January 2010 newsletter

January 2010 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

5th January 2010

In this month's newsletter, we ask whether greens have got it wrong about tar sands, learn from a remote Scottish community, look at land struggles in Africa, examine the claims for carbon capture, and look at whether sugar might be the new oil. To download, log-in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
A Christmas tree

Poem: "I suppose it must snow"

Stephen Pain

17th December, 2009

Stephen Pain's poem fears the momentum for tackling climate change could be lost in a white Christmas more...

Letter: A Low-Tech, International Solution That Can Integrate All Sectors

Peter Dudink

17th December, 2009

Large-scale mobilisation of the poor, unemployed or prison population into ecological farming will help everyone more...

Letter: shame on the Ecologist for joining climategate melee

Asta Audzijonyte

7th December, 2009

The UEA hacked emails reveal nothing of substance, and the deniers' charges should not be repeated by the Ecologist more...
December newsletter

December 2009 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

27th November, 2009

In this month's newsletter we look at the implications of a plan to privatise Indonesia's coastline; we ask whether fossil carbon and tree carbon are equivalent; examine whether the Arctic will become more dangerous as it melts; and wonder whether evolution has anything to offer environmentalists. To download, scroll to the bottom of the page... more...
Seasonal recycling

Letter: remember, it's reduce, reuse, THEN recycle

Phill Piddell

25th November, 2009

Rewarding recycling distracts attention from the real issue of packaging more...
Edward Goldsmith (1928-2009)

Letter: a sonnet to Teddy Goldsmith

Robert Prescott-Allen

25th November, 2009

A former colleague of Teddy Goldsmith pens the Ecologist founder a sonnet... more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

Letter: be careful with the term 'pesticide'

K Jean Cottam

18th November, 2009

Using the term 'pesticides' generically can mislead and confuse more...
The Cove

Letter: everybody should see 'The Cove'

Arthur Bond

6th November, 2009

'The Cove' is truly shocking, and yet the publicity the film has received is minimal... more...
Barrels of nuclear waste

Letter: everyone suffers from new nuclear

Marianne Birkby

30th October, 2009

It's not just the UK that suffers from the Government's new fervour for nuclear power; communities worldwide will feel the folly of the move... more...

November 2009 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

30th October, 2009

In this month's newsletter we take a look at a radical new approach to fish-farming, document the human and environmental cost of soya production for cheap livestock farming, examine the technologies which promise to make shipping green, and ask how we can tell which companies are really green. To download, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page... more...

Letter: can we trust the FSC?

Saskia Ozinga

29th September, 2009

Don't be too hard on the EU FLEGT deforestation plan... more...

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