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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...
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Brave New Countryside?

Matt Williams

22nd November 2013

On the 50th anniversary of Aldous Huxley's death, Matt Williams remembers a little-known passage from his 'Brave New World', and asks if Huxley's dismal vision of our relationship to nature is coming to pass ... more...
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The fallen, the risen

Chaia Heller

A dinner on the deck is interrupted by the fall of a baby sparrow. The event triggers a flood of thoughts and powerful emotions - and a renewed faith in our children's ability to grasp an uncertain future. more...

Loggers against Earth's most threatened tribe

Toby Nicholas

11th November 2013

The Awá have been driven to the brink of extinction as waves of illegal loggers, settlers and ranchers have flooded their land. Toby Nicholas reports that there is hope on the horizon ... more...
Hacktivism

The beginning is near

Jamie Mackay

12th November 2013

Last week's 'million mask march' is a telling example of the mainstream media's structural hostility to any realisation of a participatory, deliberative or active public, argues Jamie Mackay. more...
Baroness Jones of Moulscoomb

Slog, robes and fake fur.

Jenny Jones

14th November 2013

Jenny Jones - now Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb - is the Green Party's first peer to be appointed. A week after her 'introduction' she shares her first impressions ... more...
John Sinfield

Mr Cameron: will it be heating or eating this winter?

John Sinfield

12th November 2013

The MD of Britain's largest insulation company demands: back warm, efficient homes now, or condemn millions to cold, damp and sky-rocketting fuel bills. more...

Coke joins Oxfam's fight against land grabs

Oliver Tickell

8th November 2013

Coca-Cola has announced a "zero tolerance for land grabs" policy aimed at protecting communities from having their land stolen by big landlords and agro-industrial enterprises. more...
The Prostitute State

The prostitute state

Donnachadh McCarthy

8th November 2013

Donnachadh McCarthy, former deputy chair of the Lib-Dems, speaks to The Ecologist about the collapse of British democracy and his hopes for reform. more...
We are Legion

Guy Fawkes: the medium is the message!

Jonathan Kent

6th November 2013

Jonathan Kent examines the diverse media coverage of last night's Guy Fawkes protests in London. The reports tell us more about media prejudices, than about the event itself. more...

The Amazing Places Project

October 9th, 2013

Barry Bennett

While recovering from illness, qualified teacher Barry Bennett took the time to ponder on how he could share his love of nature with young people, and encourage them to engage with their environment. The result was The Amazing Places Project ... more...

Pity the freezing children of Norway

October 25th, 2013

Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane believes that the idea of development should be rooted in empathy and solidarity....
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Pandora's Promise: Is nuclear an option?

October 24th, 2013

Alex Macbeth

As George Osborne hails a renaissance for nuclear power in Britain, Alex Macbeth reviews Pandora's Promise, a new documentary film that asks whether we've got nuclear energy all wrong....... more...

Aluna: The Enlightened Ones

September 20th, 2013

Alan Ereira

Film-maker Alan Ereira explains why he was called back by the Colombian Kogi people to send out a new warning of the hidden damage we are still inflicting on our planet...... more...

Aluna: Colombia's Kogi people fight against ecocide

By Edgar Vaid

Edgar Vaid reviews the film Aluna, which will premier at the Raindance Film Festival next week.... more...

It’s not easy being green – unless that is, you live on a boat. Part III.

Clare Kendall

In the third of a series of four blogs Clare Kendall discovers how living on a boat can make you less of a consumer...... more...

This is bigger than Balcombe

Sophie Stammers

Musician Sophie Stammers visited Balcombe, the site of Cuadrilla’s controversial exploratory shale well, with a song to sing at the gates of the oil and gas firm’s operations. She returned with the sense of having become part of something much bigger, something which is steadily gaining momentum..... more...

Living with Urban Wildlife: non-lethal control

Toni V. Shephard

Toni V. Shephard notes that less and less of us are prepared to deal with 'pests' using the traditional method i.e. killing them, and offers her perspectives and solutions on human/wildlife conflict..... more...

Lion Ark

Edgar Vaid

Edgar Vaid reviews a unique documentary that takes the viewer behind the scenes of front line animal rescue in Bolivia - a poor but proud country that said NO to animal cruelty........ more...

It’s not easy being green – unless that is, you live on a boat

Clare Kendall

In the first of a series of four blogs Clare Kendall examines the interactions between the boat dweller and the substance that keeps them afloat..... more...

The UK's anti fracking movement is growing

Jan Goodey

1st August 2013

As fracking hits the headlines UK protests against the practice of blasting natural gas from shale rock are on the increase. Jan Goodey reports on the latest flashpoint in the urgent - and escalating - anti fracking battle more...

The Designs of Vincent Callebaut

Liam Shaugnessy

Liam Shaugnessy meets an architect from Belgium who is challenging our concept of green building with designs of fantastical elegance bordering on sci-fi............. more...

Community energy is generating people power

Kayla Ente

Communities should take power into their own hands to build an abundant local clean energy supply to secure our future energy on a national scale, claims Kayla Ente, founder of community energy service co-operative BHESCo...... more...

Gaia's Guardians find a new way to clean up Glastonbury

Julia Lockwood

How do you change a damaging culture of littering amongst 200,000 hedonistic festival-goers? The answer is to go deep........ more...

Grieving for the past, hoping for the future

Richard Hobbs

Richard Hobbs is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Restoration Ecology. During his 10 years at the helm, he's often been surprised by the resistance in some quarters to the emergence of new ideas. Here's an edited excerpt from his parting editorial....... more...

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