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Extreme Inequality

Mark Goldring

6th October 2014

The massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of a few people presents a significant threat to democracy and wellbeing. Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, calls for a more progressive agenda for the redistribution of wealth. more...
The solution to the UK's air pollution is clear - more walking, cycling, public transport, and less traffic. Photo: Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, by Tejvan Pettinger via Flickr.com.

Pollution - EU takes UK to court

The Ecologist

5th March 2014

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for persistent air pollution problems - specifically its failure to cut toxic oxides of nitrogen, known as 'NOx'. more...
Mother and baby - both vulnerable to even moderate levels of air pollution. Photo:  Kaushal Vaidya via Flickr.com.

Moderate air pollution damages mothers' and babies' health

The Ecologist

21st February 2014

Air pollution can damage the health of pregnant women and their children - even if the pollution is within permitted limits, according to a study from Lund University in Sweden. Among the risks, diabetes. more...

Economic Democracy

Jack Santa Barbara

10th January 2014

The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back) exposes the damage done by extreme wealth to our democracy, our economy and our social stability. more...
Polluted air over London, autumn 2012. Photo: shirokazan via Flickr.com.

EU promises to act on Europe's toxic air

Matthew Ledbury

21st December 2013

Air quality is back on Europe's political agenda with new proposals put forward by the EU environment commissioner, Janez Potočnik. But do the plans go far enough? Matthew Ledbury reports. more...
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UK uses EU 'loophole' to delay tackling air pollution in London

Tom Levitt

13th December, 2011

Government lawyers set to argue in High Court that EU rules allow them to delay meeting air pollution targets until as late as 2025 in London despite growing health crisis more...
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The Ecologist July 1971: Britain’s water shortage

Henry Gass

1st July, 2011

Forty years ago this month F.N. Steele wrote about Britain’s water shortage and about the importance of addressing its causes immediately more...

Behind the Label: Christmas turkey

Pat Thomas

16th December, 2010

Christmas dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. But the intensively reared and genetically manipulated birds that most will consume this holiday season leave a nasty taste in the mouth more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...
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The Ecologist September 1970: Air pollution panic

Eric S. Albone

4th September, 2010

Forty years ago this month, when Eric S. Albone’s wrote his ‘The Ailing Air’ article, the UK was suffering badly from air pollution and still today Londoners are breathing some of the worst air in Europe more...
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Air pollution death toll could hit 50,000 a year, say MPs

Ecologist

22nd March 2010

UK’s poor air quality is a bigger killer than passive smoking, road traffic accidents and obesity says parliamentary committee more...
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How to check the air quality in your area

Laura Sevier

23rd February, 2010

You might not know it, but the UK has some of the worst air quality hotspots in Europe. Follow these tips to find the cleanest air you possibly can more...

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Using lichen as indicators of air quality

Henry Unwin

13th October, 2009

Curious about the air quality in your area? Lichen are nature's own indicators of polluted or pure air. Take part in a national survey that will help give scientists a greater insight into England's air quality more...
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How to improve indoor air quality

Laura Sevier

3rd March, 2009

If you thought you could hide from smoke and smog indoors, you've got another thing coming. Laura Sevier takes a look at the problem of in-house pollution, and offers advice on what you can do to clear the air more...
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A climate of inequity

Mara Hvistendahl

11th October, 2007

While governments argue over responsibility for global warming, development experts are thinking about the humanitarian consequences for the world’s poor. Mara Hvistendahl reports from the United Nations. more...

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