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A fracked landscape South of Odessa, Texas. Photo: Dennis Dimick via Flickr.com.

Who will pay the costs of the fracking revolution?

Lesley Docksey

31st December 2013

Despite all the hype that fracking the UK will mean cheaper energy bills, it is increasingly clear that the opposite is the case, writes Lesley Docksey. And who will pay the cost? Taxpayers, energy users, and the environment ... more...
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

UK Government all at sea

By Natalie Bennett

6 December 2013

Yesterday Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to a braying House of Commons. For Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett, his speech was a glorious exposition of stupidity and deliberate ignorance. No wonder his backbenchers loved it ... more...
Winston Churchill. Photo: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons.

Climate change is about survival - not economics

Tom Burke

11 December 2013

Climate change is an existential threat to humans and our civilisation. A rapid transition to a renewable energy system must take place if we are to survive, argues Tom Burke - never mind the economics. more...
Patrick Holden / Sustainable Food Trust.

True-cost accounting in food and farming

Patrick Holden

29th November 2013

Unsustainable farming systems that damage the environment and public health thrive at the expense of sustainable producers. Patrick Holden makes the case for "true cost accounting" ... more...
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The revolution is already happening

Michael Townsend

28th November 2013

We do not have to be constrained by our current dysfunctional system of capitalism, argues Michael Townsend. People are already finding and implementing more attractive alternatives. A quiet revolution is under way ... more...

Oil giant Halliburton lined up as potential UK fracking partner

Andrew Wasley

5th October 2013

Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park. Andrew Wasley reports
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Extreme Energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

Paul Mobbs, leading environmental campaigner, author and engineer, tells the Ecologist Film Unit that extraction industries, including coal bed methane extraction, are going ahead in the UK despite serious environmental concerns........ more...

Unconventional gas: 'unsafe, unnecessary and unwanted'

September 20th, 2013

Mary Church

It’s hard to see what unconventional gas - including fracking and coal bed methane extraction - has to offer the UK with our vast renewable energy potential, says Mary Church more...

Mozambique under threat from resource exploitation

Thembi Mutch

27th September 2013

As investors flock to the resource-rich but still poverty-stricken African nation of Mozambique, Thembi Mutch warns that - as usual - it won't be the Mozambiquans who reap the multi billion dollar rewards of an economic boom in what remains the world's second poorest country...... more...

Underground coal gasification: the 'nuclear option' of unconventional energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

So-called extreme energy - including fracking, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification - is being rolled out with little concern for the environment, leading campaigner, author and engineer Paul Mobbs tells the Ecologist Film Unit more...

Biofuels vote bad news for orangutans

Matt Adam Williams

12th September 2013

Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's European Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world..... more...

The Occupy movement is dead – long live participatory democracy!

Lorna Howarth

11th September 2013

As governments in economic difficulties increasingly turn to environmentally damaging extraction industries for quick cash, citizens of those countries are responding with increasingly louder cries of protest. Lorna Howarth reports........... more...

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People or Polar Bears?

August 30th, 2013

Robin Maynard

Robin Maynard tells the Ecologist why he is trying to encourage environmental NGOs to have the courage to move beyond a politically correct stance on issues of population growth and really engage with the big questions...... more...

China's choice

Jennifer Duggan

15th August 2013

China's State Council has announced plans to make green industries central to the economy by 2015..... more...

Fracking will meet resistance from southern nimbys, minister warns

Patrick Wintour

5th August 2013

Michael Fallon's comments in private meeting herald shale gas exploration from Hampshire to Kent that risks putting Tories on collision course with heartland support more...

The heavy price of Greek gold

Jim Wickens

25th July 2013

The birthplace of Aristotle is being laid waste by a vast mining project, opening a rift in a cash-strapped society more...

Legal challenges to new nuclear: can we trust government?

Paul Dorfman

16th July 2013

The National Trust for Ireland and Greenpeace have launched two independent legal challenges to UK Government plans for new nuclear power plants at Hinkley Point, Somerset, re-opening long-standing questions about nuclear safety....... more...

Economic Recovery: Modernising Money

By Ian Tennant

Ian Tennant looks at a bid to change the way that money is created so that it can flow to where it is most needed and asks what part will you play in creating a new paradigm for money? more...

Ivory Wars or Ivory Peace? Is there a way forward?

Dr. Mike Norton-Griffiths

Dr. Mike Norton-Griffiths asks whether the Ivory Wars can only end with species extinction, or whether a peace agreement could actually be reached........ more...

Eradicating Ecocide; the woman behind the campaign

Haven't yet heard of the earth lawyer Polly Higgins and the campaign to eradicate ecocide? It's time you were in the know..... more...
clothing factory

The Clothing Industry: Modern day attitudes akin to those of historical slavery

By Sarah Compson

In the wake of the Bangladesh factory collapse Sarah Compson implores us all as consumers to take responsibility for what we wear and not to turn a blind eye. more...

Leaked Papers Show UK Government Will Backtrack on Tar Sands Extraction Being Classified As Highly Polluting

May 17th, 2013

By Lorna Howarth

Allowing tar sands oil into Europe would be a victory for ‘profit-before-planet’ politics warns Lorna Howarth more...

Fracking hell: the big story

March 6th, 2013

A unique collaboration between The Ecologist and Link TV lifts the lid on fracking and the shale gas boom sweeping into Europe and beyond... more...

Fracking Hell? How Poland's dash for gas turned sour

28th February, 2013

Andrew Wasley

Poland is about to open its doors to an unprecedented dash for gas. But with multinational energy companies circling and widespread fracking about to begin, people and the environment are in the firing line. Andrew Wasley reports from Gdansk more...

Youngstown: where the promise and curse of shale gas collide

28th February, 2013

Dimiter Kenarov

Natural gas could be a game changer for one impoverished Ohio city. But there are serious environmental and social risks associated with extracting it, reports Dimiter Kenarov more...

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