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A toothless cap-and-trade scheme is a planetary wrecking ball

Alison Smith

10th December, 2009

The theory of cap-and-trade is brilliantly simple; in practice, however, it's just not moving fast enough, says Alison Smith. A runner-up in the Ecologist/nef essay competition... 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...

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...
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The tao of work

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

The whole notion of a 'work/life balance' is a symptom of how divided we have become from what makes our lives meaningful, and what brings home the bacon more...
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Vattenfall & Shell win Climate Greenwash '09

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall won a gold medal at this year's celebration of climate spin and misinformation, with a special award going to the government of Denmark for services to the world's most polluting industries more...
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Overfishing sends Cape gannet ecosystem haywire

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Cape gannet chicks are facing starvation as a result of overfishing of sardines and anchovies off the coast of southern Africa, as well as an increase in predation by other species affected by the food shortage more...
In the News

Zurich unveils carbon capture and storage insurance

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

While some insurance firms have been forced to go cap-in-hand to the taxpayer, others are busy launching new, even risky products. more...
Investigations

The Green Market - campaigners using capitalism to change the world

Dan Box

1st February, 2009

Environmentalists have long been suspicious of the free market, but a new generation of campaigners are using capitalism to change the world.
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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...
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Capital Growth: London’s floating gardens

Louise Downing

26th February, 2009

Capital Growth and British Waterways have teamed up in a bid to convert London’s canals into flourishing floating vegetable gardens. more...
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What the flux?

Joss Garmen

16th December, 2008

History will remember 2008 for its ‘crisis of capitalism’. The crash on Wall Street was the game-changer in the US election race, and it could soon be remembered as the gamechanger on climate change, too. more...
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Man's Industrial Progress

Phil Moore

25th September, 2008

One of Canada’s most well known photographers, Edward Burtynsky, has travelled the world documenting the link between nature and industry through his large-format photos of nature transformed through industry; the ‘manufactured landscapes’ of mines, dams, and factories. more...

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Clean coal myth at E-On's Kingsnorth

News

1st July, 2008

Don't believe the carbon capture hype, say MPs and NGOs more...
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Manufactured Landscapes

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Ever wondered where computers go when they die? Or what the endless expanse of a Chinese factory floor actually looks like? This film is a meditation on the consumer world more...
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How to be free: The last untapped resource

Tom Hodgkinson

1st April, 2008

Sometimes it’s good to take a peep at what the enemy is up to. I spent last weekend reading the New York Herald Tribune, and I’ll sometimes look at The Economist. Both these publications are excellent in their way – the Tribune is far superior in writing and information to The Times, for example – but essentially feed the greed of a business-minded readership anxious to figure out what is going on in the world, the better to profit from it. more...

Power On - Clean Coal

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Clean Coal Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the technology of stripping carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil fuels and then burying it as a liquid underground.
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The 11th Hour

Zac Goldsmith

19th June, 2007

Zac Goldsmith talks to Leonardo DiCaprio about his new environmental film The 11th Hour more...
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BP's carbon capture plans buried

News

24th May, 2007

Energy giant BP has scrapped plans to build a 'carbon capture' power plant in Scotland, which would have been able to bury its CO2 emissions underground, because of government delays. more...
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Branson offers $25 million to suck up CO2

News

9th February, 2007

Sir Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to the first scientist who can demonstrate a way to remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. more...
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Dying to entertain us

Torsten Engelbrecht and Jeremy Smith

1st October, 2004

A harrowing insight into the hugely profitable and brutal world of captive dolphins
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Lyme disease - what is the real cause?

Mark Walters

1st February, 2004

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 30 serious new diseases have emerged in the last three decades. Mark Walters describes one of them, Lyme disease, and shows how our destruction of the environment is inextricably linked to its proliferation more...

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