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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...
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...

How to green your school

Ecologist

10th February, 2010

School buildings, food, waste - even the curriculum itself should all support a connection to, and appreciation for, the environment. Here are some resources to get you started more...
Three planet living

Face up to natural limits, or face a 1970s-style energy crisis

Paul Mobbs

19th January, 2010

None of the various technofixes on offer alter the fact that humanity has to learn to stop living on the last drops of cheap energy, and to start living within its means more...
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Copenhagen could lead to increase in intensive farming

Ed Hamer

14th December, 2009

All sectors must play their part in a global emissions deal, but could including agriculture in the mix lead to an intensification of farming and money for GM crops? 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...
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Agriculture: Copenhagen's blind spot

Peter Melchett

7th December, 2009

By not properly discussing agriculture at national or international climate negotiations, we are avoiding tackling not just a huge source of emissions, but also a potential carbon sink more...
Dan Box

Jim Hansen in the same bed as Exxon and Shell?

Dan Box

7th December, 2009

It's an unlikely alliance, but when one of the world's leading climate scientists and the world's biggest fossil fuel companies declare a common interest, it should draw attention more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Throw Canada out of Commonwealth for climate record

Ecologist

27th November, 2009

Rising emissions and support for tar oil sands leads prominent figures to call for suspension more...
Gift of Gab

Album review: Gift of Gab's Escape 2 Mars

David Hawkins

19th November, 2009

Rapping about climate change, big pharma and peak oil brings a new edge to a medium still saturated with lyrics of violence and consumerism more...
Do Lectures

The Do Lectures: a Glastonbury for the mind

Jaswinder Kaur

27th August, 2009

Once a year in rural Wales twenty 'doers' assemble in a small tent and tell their stories. The aim is to inspire the rest of us to go and do something positive. 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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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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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...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...
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Peak oil before 2020 a 'significant risk', say experts

David Strahan

8th October, 2009

A new report highlights how woefully unprepared the Government is for a looming peak in oil production more...
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The Romans could teach us about soils and climate change

Tom Hodgkinson

2nd October, 2009

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, they did at least try to warn us that intensive farming would render our soils and civilisation unviable... 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...

The 300-350 Show: Arctic special - part two

Phil England

27th July, 2009

In the second part of a special programme looking at the significance of the Arctic in the context of climate change, Phil England hears about the rush to exploit the region's oil and gas supplies... more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...
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Is it time to change 20th century economic paradigms?

Richard Heinberg

5th February, 2009

A hundred years ago, markets ruled: fortunes were made, workers abused, bubbles blown. The Austrian School of economists, led by Ludwig von Mises, said this was fine: despite temporary messiness, the market knows best.
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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg

7th August, 2008

Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically. more...
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Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change by Pat Murphy

Phil England

1st July, 2008

Heavy on the moralising, light on cheer, a new book on low-carbon living has Phil England reaching for the classics more...
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Renewable energy - how greywash drowns the green

Joss Garman

9th June, 2008

With fuel bills rising and back in the news, bizarrely it’s green energy in the firing line. more...
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Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...

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