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Tar sands protest in Canada

BP and Shell face new shareholder revolt over tar sands

Ecologist

26th February, 2010

Investors want oil giants to answer questions on their involvement in the environmentally damaging extraction of oil from tar sands more...
Industrial pipework

Will carbon capture and storage work?

Mark Jansen

15th December, 2009

Carbon capture sounds like a fantastical idea: dig up fossil fuels, burn them, then return the captured CO2 underground. But the hurdles that stand in its way are formidable more...

Fight climate change as a recruit in BTCV's Carbon Army

Emma Bocking

11th December, 2009

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers has created a 'Carbon Army' with marching order for hands-on action during the Copenhagen summit more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Have greens got it wrong about tar sands?

David Strahan

8th December, 2009

For environmentalists, tar sands are a 'climate crime'; for peak oil experts, they can never do the job of ordinary crude. But neither critique tells the full story: that exploiting tar sands may worsen both the climate crisis, and the energy crisis... more...

India's plan for a solar power revolution

Anna da Costa

18th August, 2009

India is set to embark on the country's largest solar endeavour - increasing solar capacity from 3 megawatts to 20 gigawatts by 2020 more...
'The Dawn Commute' by Jonathon LittleJohn

Campaigning for cheaper solar power

Stephanie Wallis

29th July, 2009

Feed-in Tariffs for renewables are what the UK needs to make home-grown energy more attractive. We look at what the 'We Support Solar' coalition is doing to bring about a change, and take a look at the group's new photography competition...
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350.org in India

350.org: the ultimate climate change campaign?

Matilda Lee

9th July, 2009

Writer turned climate change activist Bill McKibben is organising a global day of witness on 24th October. Mark your calendars now more...
Transition Town Timeline

A year-by-year vision of a sustainable future

Shaun Chamberlin

7th July, 2009

The Transition Town movement has produced a year-by-year timeline to lead us to a happier, healthier society. Shaun Chamberlin outlines this vision - beginning with a landmark 2010 climate change accord more...
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What's next for Transition Towns?

Leo Hickman

8th June, 2009

It has grown from a local to a global phenomenon, but how does the Transition Movement keep itself relevant in the current political and economic climate? more...
Local Hero: Richard Body

CASE STUDY: setting up a community micro-hydroelectric project

Claire Baylis

1st June, 2009

The UK’s first community-funded hydroelectric scheme, Torrs Hydro is generating green energy as well as interest in H2O power. Claire Baylis meets the man behind it more...
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CASE STUDY: campaigning against climate change

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2009

She's applying the same principles to environmental campaigning as her forebears did to fighting for universal suffrage. Laura Sevier meets the founder of the Climate Rush more...
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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...

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Setting up a group to cut carbon together

Jamie Andrews

13th January, 2009

Oxfam ran a competition for low-carbon lifestyles in 2008 – and all three winners were part of the same DIY carbon rationing movement. Jamie Andrews finds out what’s behind the success of CRAGs, and asks why we all haven’t signed up to join the revolution more...
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CASE STUDY: greening a football stadium

David Craik

1st October, 2008

With its grass roof, solar panels and low-energy lighting, the beautiful game now has its own beautiful eco home. David Craik meets the man making it happen more...
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CASE STUDY: creating Transition Towns

Ed Hamer

27th November, 2007

From theory to practice, how one man in Totnes is helping a community respond to the threat of peak oil – from its own currency to relearning lost arts. Ed Hamer reports more...
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CASE STUDY: Alan Simpson MP - my super energy-efficient house

Ecologist

1st May, 2006

Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, is on a mission. ‘We can’t survive this century unless we change fundamentally the built environment and move from thinking of buildings as consumers of energy, to thinking of them as generators of electricity.' Ben Willis meets the rarest of breeds, an MP who’s walking the talk. more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Carbon capture no solution to tar sands

Ecologist

26th October, 2009

Even the most optimistic forecasts for the potential of CCS technology to reduce CO2 emissions are not enough to make the development of tar oil sands comparable with other fossil fuels, says a new report more...
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China's 'carbon intensity' commitment means nothing

Molly Scott Cato

15th October, 2009

There's been plenty of excitement over China and India's pledges to reduce the 'carbon intensity' of their economies. But without absolute limits, this is just business as usual more...

Forests and oceans more effective than carbon capture technology

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Two new reports say existing forest and ocean systems offer the most cost effective way to capture and store carbon - far cheaper than industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology more...
Suncor's Tar Island tailings pond reclamation

Emissions from tar sands seriously underestimated

Ecologist

5th October, 2009

Governments and companies making no effort to quantify the real climate impacts more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Activists force tar sand mine to close in Canada

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

Greenpeace activists block Shell's tar sands oil extraction operation in protest at its environmental cost more...
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China's green policies knock ours into a cocked hat

Dan Box

16th September, 2009

The West has an image of China as a coal-burning monstrosity standing in the way of a clean future. But the truth is very different more...
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Renewables expert David Mackay appointed to Government

Ecologist

3rd September, 2009

In a surprise move, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has appointed Cambridge Professor David Mackay as its Chief Scientific Adviser more...
Emissions and their impact on the ozone layer

Laughing gas has growing impact on ozone layer

Ecologist

28th August, 2009

Researchers warn nitrous oxide emissions must be curbed to enable the reversal of the large ozone hole over Antarctica more...
A convoy of 400 ton dump trucks carries the bitumen-laden sands

Tar Sands protest comes to UK Climate Camp

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Oil extraction from tar sands is causing large-scale environmental damage, say activists more...

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