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Tim Flannery: corporate chiefs should be jailed for bribery and wrongdoing overseas

Matilda Lee

9th March, 2011

Australia's climate change commissioner and author of new book Here on Earth talks to Matilda Lee about Gaia's true principles, the power of the internet and why legally binding climate treaties are pointless more...
Yes Men

They took on Dow and Halliburton... but who are the Yes Men?

Sarah Bentley

1st March, 2011

Their parodies of Dow Chemicals, Halliburton and the US Chamber of Commerce have propelled activist duo Andy Michlbaum and Mike Bonanno into the spotlight. They've gotten under the skin of corporate America - but what's next, asks Sarah Bentley? more...
Oil refinery

US battle over climate regulation engulfs vital environmental budget

Felicity Carus

1st March, 2011

Republican proposals to cut the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget by almost a third is an attempt by climate deniers to roll back 40 years of progress in cleaning up America’s air, water, industry and transport, according to campaigners more...

Denise Hamu: Brazil 'needs to increase' beef and soya productivity

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

Matilda Lee talks exclusively to the head of WWF Brazil about controversial beef and soya production, the REDD mechanism and deforestation, as well as the wider environmental challenges facing the emerging economic powerhouse more...
Arcola Theatre

Arcola theatre: on a mission to be the world's first carbon neutral theatre

Laura Laker

24th February, 2011

Arcola theatre has made its name with cutting-edge artistic productions while insisting its carbon footprint be as low as possible more...
Global Action Plan

CAMPAIGN HERO: Trewin Restorick, CEO of Global Action Plan

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

The founder of the carbon reduction charity Global Action Plan on past failures, launching the UK's first on-line carbon calculator and why we must work with the corporate sector to create change more...
Platform

Platform: attempting to drive a wedge between the Tate Modern and BP

Matilda Lee

18th February, 2011

Should oil and gas companies be sponsoring the arts? No, says the man behind the unconventional pressure group that's tackling the 'carbon web of institutions' more...

Greenland, at the National Theatre

Matilda Lee

10th February, 2011

‘When you see smoke coming from under the door, but nobody does anything about it, you start to believe the majority. Even if the house is on fire, we do nothing.' more...

Bruce Parry: the Arctic's climate is 'changing faster than anywhere else'

Cheryl Morris

4th February, 2011

In his latest adventure the star of 'Tribe' and 'Amazon' journeyed to the Arctic to discover how climate change is affecting the native people there more...

Addicted to frack: the dirty gas drilling coming to a field near you

Ecologist

7th December, 2010

Exclusive film examining the bitter fall out from gas extraction in the US involving a process known as hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. And it's coming to Europe... more...

Industry and activists clash over environmental footprint of nanotechnology

Kara Moses

25th November, 2010

Conflict grows between green campaigners and the nanotechnology sector following publication of a critical Friends of the Earth report into the industry's environmental impacts more...

After the spending cuts: our step-by-step guide to greening your local council

Phil England

19th October, 2010

If you already have a low-impact lifestyle and want to step it up a level, turn your attention to your local council. Here's how to get the authorities in your area to act more...

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London's Savoy hotel gets five stars for eco refit

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2010

One of London's most prestigious hotels has had a green makeover as part of a £220 million refit. Ahead of the official reopening, Matilda Lee gets an exclusive preview of the capital's most environmentally responsible luxury hotel
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Tar sands protest at BP AGM

Canada tar sands industry ignoring toxic river pollution

Ecologist

1st September, 2010

Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar sands more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Tar sands campaign targets holidaymakers and pension funds

Ecologist

20th August, 2010

Climate activists stage mass protest outside headquarters of tar sands funder RBS as campaigners urge holidaymakers to boycott Canada more...

Ashden Award Winners: building self-sufficient communities across the UK

Ecologist

13th July, 2010

The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is the 2010 UK Gold Winner of the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy. Watch and read about how they and five other finalists have made significant cuts to energy use on a community level... more...
A plane ready for boarding

Government ignoring rail in favour of domestic flights

Ecologist

10th June, 2010

Majority of UK Government departments are choosing to fly staff to destinations easily accessible by train, such as London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester more...
Steel manufacturing

Industry threats to relocate over carbon targets exposed as 'misleading'

Ecologist

22nd May, 2010

Heavy industry has pleaded for special treatment since the European Emissions Trading System was set up, but a new report suggests their complaints were exaggerated more...
Electricity pylons at sunset

Can our electricity grid cope with all the new wind power?

David Strahan

27th April, 2010

Wind energy finally seems to be moving somewhere in the UK, but without some new techniques, our grid is simply not going to cope with this flood of new green power more...
Tar sands protest at BP AGM

VIDEO: why tar sands activists took on BP

Felix Gonzales

19th April, 2010

A report from BP's recent AGM where activists fought to raise awareness of the oil giant's investment in tar sands - includes an interview with George Poitras, member of Mikisew Cree indigenous First Nation
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Downtown Honolulu

How deep sea aircon could cut the heat of climate change

Chris Pala

13th April, 2010

The deep ocean is cold; our cities are growing increasingly warm. What if we could tap those frigid depths to cool down energy-hungry metropolises? more...

RAN's greenwash of the week: Chevron's solar balls

Rainforest Action Network

12th March, 2010

Chevron has recently announced a mammoth solar energy project known as Project Brightfield. Good news, eh? But what if they want to use the green power to pump more oil... more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Budget 2010: good news for wind; bad news for green transport

Mark Jansen

25th March, 2010

As the fiscal dust kicked up by Alistair Darling's 2010 budget begins to settle, experts say they are 'surprised' by how 'un-green' the budget turned out to be more...
Passing over a credit card

What if we all traded energy between ourselves?

Mark Jansen

16th March, 2010

The time may soon be coming when every government will need to think about rationing fossil fuel usage. What's the quickest and most equitable way to do it? more...
Tar sands oil refinery from the air

Tar sands money could pay for desert solar or electric cars

Ecologist

16th March, 2010

Oil companies planning 'billion-pound blunder' into environmentally damaging tar sands production in Canada, says Co-op/WWF report more...

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