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Dr Simon Lewis

Dr Simon Lewis: we're playing Russian roulette with a large portion of the Amazon

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is under combined threat from deforestation and human-caused climate change. In an interview with the Ecologist, tropical forest expert Dr Simon Lewis explains what is happening more...
beach

Carbon offsetting version two: a greener way to travel?

Valentina Jovanovski

12th May

Carbon offsetting isn't perfect but Much Better Adventures’ partnership with environmental charity, the Converging World, has produced an initiative that just might work more...
World map

The beginners guide to (rogue) carbon trading

The Ecologist

3rd May, 2011

The Environmental Investigation Agency's animated film highlighting how the global trade in carbon credits is open to abuse and exploitation... more...
Fair trade carbon trading

Fair trade carbon credits: will certification benefit people and planet?

Adam Corner

3rd May, 2011

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, carbon trading is a controversial topic. But could the concept of fair trade carbon credits revolutionise the sector, or is it just a distraction from the bigger problems with carbon markets? Adam Corner investigates more...
ireland

The Green Ireland travel app: the Emerald Isle just got greener

Jeff Holman

14th April, 2011

Want to find a way to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Ireland without leaving your carbon footprints all over them? There’s an app for that! more...
United Vibrations

United Vibrations: music with a message champions sustainable living

Helena Drakakis

18th April, 2011

Helena Drakakis reports on the London band using music to fund projects dispelling the myth that environmentally sustainable living is synonymous with low-tech, under-developed lifestyles more...
Tree leaves

Do smaller trees play any real role in tackling carbon and pollution?

Chris Baker

11th April, 2011

A study in Torbay is the first time i-Tree software has been used in the UK to establish the true value of the 'urban forest' and raises questions over the effectiveness of smaller trees in absorbing carbon and pollutants more...
Disney

Disney caught up in carbon offsetting controversy

William McLennan

7th April, 2011

Disney avoids emission cuts by investing $15.5 million in carbon offsetting schemes criticised by campaigners, including projects soon to be banned in the EU more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...
Open cast tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Europe moves to ban imports of tar sands oil from Canada

William McLennan

29th March, 2011

An attempt to classify tar sands oil as more environmentally-damaging than conventional oil would effectively ban its sale within European Member States more...

Carbon neutral clubbing

The Ecologist

18th March, 2011

Dutch company, Sustainable Dance Club, have come up with a novel way to party and save the planet at the same time more...
A green bulb

10 things to do during Climate Week

Jeff Holman

16th March, 2011

Fancy going to a clothing upcycling workshop, learning how to cook insects from a celebrity chef or sharing tips on greening your office or school? Here's the Ecologist's pick of ideas to get you geared up for Climate Week more...

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Climate change headlines

Climate adaptation is bringing sceptics in the US and UK onboard - but is it fast enough?

Lynn Morris

7th March, 2011

Some of the more conservative areas of the US like Florida are now adapting to climate change yet they are still unwilling to accept the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions more...
Arcola Theatre

Arcola theatre: on a mission to be the world's first carbon neutral theatre

Laura Laker

24th February, 2011

Arcola theatre has made its name with cutting-edge artistic productions while insisting its carbon footprint be as low as possible more...

Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...

Matthew Hancock MP: slash costs and carbon with better property management

Matthew Hancock MP

2nd February,2011

Launching a major new report, the chair of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum argues that local government can save £7 billion a year in running costs, cut carbon and improve services by better managing its property assets

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UK's greenhouse gas emissions reductions an 'illusion'

Eifion Rees

2nd February, 2011

The UK may appear to have made great progress in reducing its carbon emissions, but declaring only what it produces, rather than consumes, presents a skewed picture of its carbon responsibilities and the balance sheet more...
Map of world

An atlas of pollution: The world in carbon dioxide emissions

Fiona Harvey, guardian environment correspondent

31st, January 2011

Continuing expansion of China has offset the reduction in carbon emissions in recession-hit western countries, according to data released by US more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...
Passing over a credit card

Energy rationing would give 'common purpose' in cutting carbon emissions

Tom Levitt

19th January, 2011

The idea of a personal energy allowance, dismissed by government officials, could help ensure fair and equal access to energy and spur collective action to meet emission reduction targets says a new report more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

California overcomes oil opposition to approve the first US carbon-trading scheme

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2010

The state, the eighth largest economy in the world, hopes to create the second biggest carbon market after Europe when it opens in 2012 more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Green Investment Bank faces critical test over funding shortfall

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

George Osborne pledged £1billion to a green bank that could help Britain reduce carbon emissions. But with low carbon technologies unproven, banks, institutions and energy companies are wary, meaning the venture may not attract the capital to make it viable more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...

Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...
Industrial pipework

Carbon capture and storage could contaminate drinking water

Tom Levitt

12th November, 2010

Capturing and then burying carbon dioxide deep underground in a bid to reduce emissions may lead to a contamination of water aquifers more...

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