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What has happened to the UK’s eco-towns?

Bethany Hubbard

2nd April, 2012

Although currently out-of-favour with the UK government, eco-towns may still offer the best hope for creating sustainable communities more...
Coal mining in China

Coal power: miners pay in blood for China's economic miracle

Richard Schiffman

17th January, 2012

A new film, To the Light, exposes the cost in human health and lives of China's coal-fired power boom more...
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Beyond HS2: invest in existing rail and reduce rail fares to make travel greener

Richard Hebditch

11th January, 2012

More investment in existing rail lines, joining up the high speed line to public transport and ensuring rail fares are sustainable and affordable are what the government should focus on argues Campaign for Better Transport more...

Giri Raja: the Forest King – reporting on the “wonder-chicken” hailed as a solution to feeding India’s poor

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja more...
Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity more...
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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...
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...
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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...
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...
Worldbike

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...
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...

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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...
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Q & A: Jonathon Porritt. environmentalist

Matilda Lee

1st May, 2009

Jonathon Porritt on renewables, roast lamb and life at Westminster more...
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An eco injection

Joss Garman

30th April, 2009

Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon, Labour and the Conservatives, green groups and trade unionists, Nicholas Stern and even Peter Mandelson - everybody is talking about a 'Green New Deal'. Faced with an economic downturn, climate breakdown and an energy system in need of billions of new investment anyway, the idea is simple and attractive. more...
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World Bank is unfit to manage new global climate funds, say 142 organisations

Ecologist

19th January, 2009

Environmental groups were pleased at the end of 2007 when the UN announced that its under-resourced adaptation funds - established to help less-industrialised nations adapt to the effects of climate change - were to receive a cash injection. more...
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'This is big'

Joss Garman

1st November, 2008

‘Britain’s astounding retreat from reason is now legitimising anarchy.’ That was the conclusion of the hotblooded screaming radical Melanie Phillips, writing for The Spectator. more...
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Money or the planet's future? You decide

Richard Heinberg

1st October, 2008

During the past weeks, the world’s media have been transfixed by the convulsions of the US and global fi nancial system. At stake are billions in bail-outs and trillions in derivatives. The viability of banks and currencies is threatened, and ultimately the savings and investments of hundreds of millions of ordinary people. more...
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How to be free: non-action in action

Tom Hodgkinson

1st October, 2008

From all sides, the cry is the same: something must be done. More must be done. more...
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The Forest King

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja
more...
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The end of food as we know it

Joanna Blythman

1st March, 2008

It’s 2008, and feeding ourselves has never been easier. We take for granted a supply of every agricultural commodity on the planet, 365 days a year. Food is cheap. Never in living memory have we spent less on it as a proportion of our total expenditure. Even our poorest citizens can afford the luxury foods of yesteryear, like salmon and chicken. more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

News

2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...
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Why greens should be politically incorrect

Aidan Rankin

12th June, 2000

Aidan Rankin argues that modern liberal values can be more of a threat than a liberation. more...

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