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By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...
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Aid should focus on climate resilience and less intensive farming models

Tom Levitt

20th July, 2010

Subsistence farming may be seen as a low rung on the development ladder but it can play a vital role in helping low-income countries to adapt to climate change says a government-funded report more...
Uranium tailings mound

Think nuclear is clean energy? Ask the Nigeriens

Carolyn Lebel

1st June, 2010

As the new nuclear renaissance grows, so too does uranium extraction. In Niger, which boasts some of the world's richest deposits, NGOs say that the poor are being exploited for the West's 'clean energy' more...
Rospuda Valley

Saving a pristine wilderness from an international motorway

Laura Sevier

20th April, 2010

How activist Malgorzata Górska helped protect a Polish forest valley, and changed her government's attitude to conservation in the process more...
Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...

Beyond white middle class environmentalism

Jan Goodey

11th March, 2010

Akashi is a grassroots campaign that gives a bigger voice to black and minority ethnic groups on climate change issues
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Raju Sona is a smallscale farmer, seen with his only Jatrophal tree at his home farm

Jatropha biofuels: UK investors sell controversial crop as 'green'

Andrew Wasley

15th February, 2010

UK fund managers are selling investments in jatropha plantations as a wallet-swelling, planet-saving financial bonanza. But the reality for poor farmers is very different. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Jatropha curcas seedlings

Jatropha biofuels: the true cost to Tanzania

Thembi Mutch

15th February, 2010

Billed as wonder crop, the establishment of jatropha plantations on the ground in Tanzania has been far from successful, or, in some cases, ethical more...
Matilde Ngovene, whose land was taken by a biofuels comapany, Mozambique

Jatropha is no miracle plant for hungry farmers

Meredith Alexander

15th February, 2010

Everyone wants an alternative to fossil fuels, but in our rush to develop biofuel alternatives, we risk creating even worse problems for ourselves more...
Raju Sona is a smallscale farmer, seen with his only Jatrophal tree at his home farm

Jatropha biofuels: UK investors sell controversial crop as 'green'

Andrew Wasley

15th February, 2010

UK fund managers are selling investments in jatropha plantations as a wallet-swelling, planet-saving financial bonanza. But the reality for poor farmers is very different more...
Jatropha curcas seedlings

Jatropha biofuels: the true cost to Tanzania

Thembi Mutch

15th February, 2010

Billed as wonder crop, the establishment of jatropha plantations on the ground in Tanzania has been far from successful, or, in some cases, ethical more...
North West Cambridge inset proposals map

Forget eco-towns - real green house-building is already happening

Eifion Rees

12th January, 2010

Cambridge University's expansion plans could change the face of sustainable building in the UK. In 2012, construction begins on the greenest development of its size and scope in the UK more...

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African Elephant

Who needs Africa's land more: us or wildlife?

Thembi Mutch

29th December, 2009

An explosive mix of animals, people and economics means that land in Africa is becoming more valuable - and more contested - than ever more...
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CASE STUDY: running a sustainable waste service in Kenya

Nate Wright

29th October, 2009

Worldbike is using customised bicycles to kick-start rubbish-hauling enterprises in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods more...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops 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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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...
Mine workers at NFC Africa Mining shaft at Chimbishi - Credit: Christian Aid/David Rose

Progress is slow, but Zambia might yet see fair copper mining

Chris Hegarty

9th October, 2009

Scottish aid agency SCIAF responds to the Ecologist's article, 'Conned for her copper: Zambia pays the price for aid' more...
A lump of charcoal

World Bank shackling developing world to high-carbon future

Ecologist

6th October, 2009

World Bank lending figures reveal that fossil fuel projects are still receiving the lion's share of funding more...
Copper mine workers at NFC Africa Mining shaft in Chimbishi

Conned for her copper: Zambia pays the price for aid

Khadija Sharife

29th September, 2009

Copper underwires the modern world, running through everything from the gas guzzler to the wind turbine. Any country that finds substantial reserves of the metal ought to consider itself to have struck gold. That is, until you let the World Bank decide how your mines should be run… more...
Will Day

No nuclear but door open for GM, says new SDC chief Will Day

Ecologist

21st August, 2009

Sustainability in danger of becoming jargon, says newly appointed green watchdog chief more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Treasury Building, Westminster

Legal challenge to Treasury over RBS investments

Ecologist

2nd July, 2009

A green coalition has brought a legal challenge against the Treasury for refusing to rein-in the Government-owned RBS bank, which continues to invest in polluting industries more...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
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Dams: development or control?

Khadija Sharife

1st June, 2009

The vast dams clogging the veins of Africa are instruments of control rather than promised hydroelectric liberation. Khadija Sharife investigates.
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