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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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Man's Industrial Progress

Phil Moore

25th September, 2008

One of Canada’s most well known photographers, Edward Burtynsky, has travelled the world documenting the link between nature and industry through his large-format photos of nature transformed through industry; the ‘manufactured landscapes’ of mines, dams, and factories. more...
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Activists get thrashed by locals

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

When opponents of local youth football team Deansgate Ridge in Kent failed to turn up, Camp for Climate Action members stepped in – only to lose 7-1. more...
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A load of hot air?

Phil Moore

9th July, 2008

Consensus without commitment on climate change is the result of this year’s group of eight summit in Hokkaido, Japan. more...

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A systems view of corporate culture change

John Renesch

22nd June, 2008

We have the ability to think our way out of the seemingly unchangeable ways in which we conduct business, says John Renesch more...
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FAO backpedals on organics under agribusiness pressure

News

1st May, 2008

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization made a u-turn against organic agriculture after lobbying by the biotechnology industry, according to documents seen by the Ecologist. more...
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Co-operatives taking up the post.

Mark Anslow

1st May, 2008

With so many rural post offices in the UK threatened with closure, Mark Anslow visits two villages whose residents have taken it upon themselves to deliver the goods.

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Tata and the turtles

Ashish Fernandes

24th April, 2008

Tata is not limiting itself to dominance of the mainland. Ashish Fernandes reports on the sea turtles falling foul of the corporation in waters off the Indian subcontinent more...
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Spinning Wheels

Dan McDougall

13th March, 2008

‘This is the Indian dream!’ shouts Mohit, clutching a tattered plastic bag as he joins the impatient throng gathering at Hall A of the Auto Expo in New Delhi. Around us more than 100,000 Indians are aggressively jostling for space and a precious glimpse of the £1,200 Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car. It is a vehicle that, put simply, costs less than the optional DVD player on the new Lexus LX470 SUV. more...

Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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Flamingos threatened by soda-ash mining

News

12th July, 2007

A huge soda-ash mining plant to be built on the banks of Lake Natron in Tanzania will push the lesser flamingo to the brink of extinction, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Greenpeace: nuclear power sums don't add up

News

3rd May, 2007

Greenpeace has published an independent report demonstrating that support for nuclear power as a way of tackling climate change would be an economic disaster. more...
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US lobbies for watered-down IPCC report

News

2nd May, 2007

The United States is trying to water-down the recommendations made in the third report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be released this Friday, the Associated Press reports. more...
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IPCC set to green-light nuclear power and biofuels

News

1st May, 2007

The third report of the year from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to green-light nuclear power and large-scale biofuel production as a way of tackling climate change, to the dismay of environmentalists worldwide.
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Shell must close carcinogenic Philippines depot

News

8th March, 2007

The Supreme Court in the Philippines yesterday ordered the closure of Shell's Pandacan oil depot, which has been responsible for continuing carcinogenic air pollution. more...
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Esso's tactics to create uncertainty over climate change

Jon Hughes

1st March, 2007

How Esso employs tactics and people used by tobacco firms to create uncertainty over the science of climate change. Report by Jon Hughes more...

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