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Chernobyl

Lessons for Japan from the Chernobyl catastrophe

Ian Sample, guardian science correspondent

18th March, 2011

The Fukushima nuclear plant crisis appears less dangerous than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but the risk of radiation spreading wide remains more...

Smalls Talk: say pants to non-organic knickers

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

Whether organic, upcycled or even recycled, make sure your underwear draw is a green one more...
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Silenced witness

Jon Hughes

30th November, 2007

Following last month's exclusive Ecologist investigation, Burying the truth, the Douglas Gowan story continues... more...

Financial problems could wipe out commercial whaling

Peter Nolan-Smith

5th January, 2011

Commercial whaling by many nations continues despite an international ban and widescale condemnation. What may end the practice, argues Peter Nolan-Smith, is that the financial incentives are starting to dry up more...
Tiger farming

Species vs ecosystems: save the tiger or focus on the bigger issues?

Kara Moses

2nd January, 2011

Millions have been raised to protect tigers but does this help or hinder the efforts to prevent wider biodiversity loss by tackling habitat loss, climate change and pollution? more...

PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...
Organic vegetables

Organic food comes of age at Bristol's Organic Food Festival

Eifion Rees

26th August, 2010

Held at Bristol Harbourside and celebrating its 10th anniversary, Europe's largest organic festival is a feast of food, drink and fabric that doesn't cost the earth more...
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Pierre Mineau: let's get rid of the pesticides that are killing birds

Laura Sevier

17th December, 2009

Canadian scientist Dr Pierre Mineau talks about the ongoing struggle to protect birds from pesticides that 'don't belong in this millennium' more...
Guerrilla garden gnome

Using art to highlight the madness of Heathrow

Laura Sevier

22nd October

The plight of a village set to be demolished to make way for Heathrow's third runway is the inspiration behind Hester Berry's exhibition of paintings on show in a London gallery more...
An airplane

London council taken to court over City airport expansion

Ecologist

29th September, 2009

London City Airport has been allowed to double the number of flights despite environmental impact more...
Ewan Kinsgton on the ferry

Travelling to Japan by sea

Ewan Kingston

9th September, 2009

Ewan continues his journey by ferry from China to Japan but is still unsure if he's taken the most eco-friendly option more...
Lumps of coal

Japan commits to 25 per cent cut in CO2 emissions

Ecologist

7th September

New Prime Minister's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions face strong opposition from Japanese industrial sector more...

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The Gishwati Forest 'eco-guards'

Forest or people? One woman trying to save both in Rwanda

Jayme Otto

25th August, 2009

On the one side stand half a million poor farmers, desperate to find land for more crops. On the other, a patch of once-extensive forest that is the area's ecological lynchpin. In between, one woman more...
The most ethical hat in the world?

Could this be the most ethical hat in the world?

Laura Sevier

6th August, 2009

All hail the rise of the Fair Trade Panama hat. Laura Sevier meets ethical fashion pioneer Carry Somers of Pachacuti more...
Half Farmer, Half Something Else

Japanese turn to farming to find fulfilment

Hiroyo Hasegawa

23rd July, 2009

Growing in popularity in Japan, a new environmental lifestyle choice is helping people grow their own food, reconnect with the land and pursue more fulfilling vocations more...
Dan Box

As the troops withdraw, the oil execs move in...

Dan Box

7th July, 2009

As US troops pulled out of Iraq last week the bidding for the country's oil fields began. Big Oil makes for epic (tragic) drama says Dan Box more...
A rice field in Madagascar

Extent of agricultural land-grab revealed on new website

Eifion Rees

22nd June, 2009

With rich, resource-poor nations increasingly outsourcing their food production to less developed nations, a new website aims to expose the extent of the agricultural land-grab epidemic more...
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Al Jazeera Film: People & Power - Dumping Ground

Ecologist

20th May, 2009

Al Jazeera's five-part series, 'Corporations on Trial' looks at some of the rapidly growing law suits across the world today. more...
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Snow time: Japanese authorities use a 200m-wide pile of insulated snow to cool Hokkaido airport

News

15th April, 2009

Groundstaff at Japan’s Hokkaido airport must be the only team in the world trying to save the snow that collects on the taxi-ways, rather than get it to melt as quickly as possible. more...
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Behind the Label: Pantene Pro-V Style

Pat Thomas

10th April, 2009

Farah brought us the flick. Jennifer gave us the ‘Rachel’. Madonna made ‘blonde ambition’ a desirable thing – at least for a while. And Britney? Well, she got fed up and shaved all hers off. more...
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The G20 marches - a pointless protest against everything, or the dawn of a new collective action?

Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Rickard Straus

2nd April, 2009

Protests. A political free-for-all or a new collective activism around social and environmental problems? Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Straus find out. more...
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Somalia used as toxic dumping ground

Chris Milton

1st March, 2009

Pirates ruled Somalia’s waves last year, but a greater crime is still being perpetrated by the multinational companies using the mainland as a toxic dumping ground. Chris Milton reports more...
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Q & A: Dr Jane Goodall, conservationist and primatologist

Laura Sevier

4th February, 2009

Dr Jane Goodall on chimpanzee emotion, life on the road and optimism
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Economy distorted by multimillion pound bonuses

Nick Robins

28th January, 2009

Everyone loves a good bonus. None more so than the thousands of financiers across the globe who enjoyed ‘stonking’ payments in 2006. more...
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Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available:
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