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11/11/2013» Mr Cameron: will it be heating or eating this winter?

08/11/2013» Peak soil: act now or the very ground beneath us will die

08/11/2013» Owen Paterson: the minister for GM hype

08/11/2013» Putting people at the heart of the sustainable food debate

07/11/2013» Staying the course on the environment

06/11/2013» Golden rice naysayers ignore the world's need for nutrition

05/11/2013» European forests absorbing less C02 - time for a rethink?

02/11/2013» Tuberculosis, tracking devices, and the social lives of badgers

31/10/2013» Nuclear assault on the poor, workers and UK economy

02/11/2013» Can we save the oceans by selling them?

30/10/2013» The ocean is not broken. Consumer behaviour is.

28/10/2013» Cameron's plan to cut green levies will cost us all

26/10/2013» Behind the nuclear smoke and mirrors

24/10/2013» Ecology is the meaning of life

24/10/2013» The Badger Cull: forget TB and humane killing; the enemy is Defra

23/10/2013» What do Ugly Animal Contests Tell Us about Conservation?

22/10/2013» New Editor for the Ecologist

18/10/2013» Badgers By Numbers

16/10/2013» Badgers, Power & Protest

15/10/2013» Badger culls kill scientific honesty

14/10/2013» Known Unknowns - risk, uncertainty and doubt are stalking global farming

10/10/2013» Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world

04/10/2013» Wildlife Comeback across the EU

04/10/2013» Beware Our Bitumen Salesmen

02/10/2013» Solar power straight off the shelf

26/09/2013» Oceans are taking the brunt of climate change

20/09/2013» Aluna: The Enlightened Ones

20/09/2013» Unconventional gas: 'unsafe, unnecessary and unwanted'

16/09/2013» Badger Cull has brought out the best of British compassion

12/09/2013» Open Letter to Prince Charles about Cyanide mining in Romania

30/08/2013» People or Polar Bears?

27/08/2013» Fukushima: the nightmare continues

01/07/2013» Why the organic movement's badger cull stance threatens its image

01/07/2013» Boycotting organic farms over badger cull is 'counter-productive'

20/08/2013» Why don't dolphins fight back?

13/08/2013» A super-jury of guardians for future generations?

30/07/2013» The View from the Dark Mountain

24/07/2013» Biochar: a cause for concern?

17/07/2013» Grieving for the past, hoping for the future

09/07/2013» Grouse Shooters Thrive on Heather Moorlands

04/07/2013» Ring Ouzels Thriving on Grouse Moors

01/07/2013» GM Manifesto: Not just a question of science

20/06/2013» Vulnerable Earth: Hits from space and other disasters

03/06/2013» Rivers and Natural Ecosystems as Rights Bearing Subjects

29/05/2013» The anti-nature narrative in UK politics is hard to fathom

24/05/2013» Ivory Wars or Ivory Peace? Is there a way forward?

30/05/2013» Why millions marched against Monsanto

08/05/2013» The art of the Slow Fix

08/05/2013» Unity: what does it mean?

30/04/2013» Can nuclear solve our energy crisis?

24/04/2013» Technology and the Intelligence of Nature

19/04/2013» The End of Thatcherism.

11/04/2013» Back Biomass

03/04/2013» Securing Nature’s Future

24/03/2013» The hidden conservation costs of renewable energy

12/03/2013» How Deep Is Your Love: Vietnam’s Halong Bay

12/03/2013» The Montreal Protocol - a model to follow?

11/03/2013» Seeds in the Dock

04/03/2013» Nature Writing Competition 2013 – The Winners

22/02/2013» Getting to the root of the problem in Madagascar

21/02/2013» Birds Sing, Stars Fall: Therefore I Write

19/02/2013» Britain’s obesity epidemic: are we addicted to sugar?

11/02/2013» Layer farming; a sustainable solution for farmers and wildlife

05/02/2013» Recognising the Rights of Nature

31/01/2013» Towards a New Paradigm

24/01/2013» The truth about peat moss

21/01/2013» Reuniting with wounded places

03/12/2012» Citizens’ Income and Green Economics

28/11/2012» What does it mean to be an activist?

27/11/2012» Banking....In Good Faith

06/08/2012» The rise and rise of co-op schools

16/07/2012» A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

30/05/2012» Where does your salad come from?

16/05/2012» Curbing supermarkets' power: will the Groceries Code Adjudicator have the teeth to bite?

09/05/2012» Should Coca Cola be allowed to sponsor the London Olympics?

24/04/2012» ‘We are ready to die for our land’, say pastoralists in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley

11/04/2012» Grave threat of pesticides to bees' billion-pound bonanza is now clear

06/03/2012» Midwifery on screen: how 'One Born Every Minute' gets it wrong

06/03/2012» Anatomy of a C-section: they save lives, but would you choose one?

06/03/2012» How birth was hijacked

02/03/2012» Response: biomass 'needs to be part of our low-carbon future'

10/02/2012» Fukushima: the social impact of a nuclear disaster

10/02/2012» Campaigners say no to nuclear new build at Hinkley Point

08/02/2012» HS2: Why low speed rail - or closure - is vastly preferable to high speed

25/01/2012» The great badger and bovine TB cover-up: is it really a health risk?

25/01/2012» UK needs scientific research into agroecology not GM

25/01/2012» Getting a good deal from the Green Deal

20/01/2012» Risks and uncertainities accompany efforts to reduce Britain's carbon

11/01/2012» Beyond HS2: invest in existing rail and reduce rail fares to make travel greener

10/01/2012» Can biodiversity be accommodated in today's urban environment?

05/01/2012» The communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

21/12/2011» Seal pups 'sliced open alive': horror of Canadian hunt prompts Russian skins ban

19/12/2011» The National Trust awards recognising pioneering eco-campaigner Octavia Hill

07/12/2011» Talk of a ‘new climate deal' at COP17 is a distraction from inaction

07/12/2011» Food security has jumped up the agenda at Durban climate conference

29/11/2011» Obituary: Ecologist cartoonist Richard Willson

25/11/2011» Conservation can only work by putting a value on forests

25/11/2011» Is Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' just a marketing strategy?

17/11/2011» Tsunami stalls Japan's Dall’s porpoise slaughter, but for how long?

14/11/2011» Risks of mobile phones to children are being 'downplayed'

10/11/2011» Durban climate change conference: why we should stick with the UN talks

28/10/2011» Can Asia’s large mammals be saved from extinction?

28/10/2011» How phosphorus shortages could increase global food prices

19/10/2011» Ignore the sceptics, the 'peak oil brigade' is right

18/10/2011» Why Arctic Ocean oil drilling is a risky choice

07/10/2011» Tainted tomatoes: who's to blame for the 'slavery' blighting our food?

07/10/2011» Who is picking our food?

07/10/2011» With the death of Wangari Maathai, the green movement has lost one of its greatest proponents

26/09/2011» Shot, face hacked off, tusks stolen... horror of the elephants butchered for their ivory

13/09/2011» Stop making China suffer toxic pollution for Western fashion

13/09/2011» The fashion industry has the potential to be a real force for good

12/09/2011» Time to ignore bankers and start fixing our broken markets

09/09/2011» Food speculation 'boom' linked to volatile food prices

08/09/2011» Battery egg hens still face hell as 'enriched' cages phased in

30/08/2011» Why ethical food trade is only possible with supermarket action

30/08/2011» Consumers and farm workers at risk from toxic pesticides sprayed on salad

30/08/2011» Where do your tomatoes come from?

23/08/2011» RESPONSE: Why a deregulated approach to GM crops is 'deeply flawed'

17/08/2011» North Sea oil spill: polluters should pay but can we make them?

15/08/2011» What looting has to do with trashing the planet

03/08/2011» Why the BBC is wrong to scrap its Wildlife Fund

28/07/2011» Revealed: how the Vietnamese military fuels destruction of Laos' forests

21/07/2011» Time for gardeners to stop living the ‘Good Lie’

13/07/2011» Return to the killing fields: the unspoken cost of Europe's cheap meat

01/07/2011» Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

01/07/2011» How to inspire the next generation of eco-activists

01/07/2011» Where next for eco-activism?

01/07/2011» Response: don't dismiss the potential of thorium nuclear power

29/06/2011» Aren't floods, cancer and infant mortality enough to stop Hinkley nuclear proposal?

28/06/2011» Why Glasgow's M74 road extension will increase air pollution

16/06/2011» UK agriculture 'could wither up and die' if water mismanagement continues

13/06/2011» The inside story on Monsanto and the glyphosate birth defect data

13/06/2011» Antibiotics under the spotlight

10/06/2011» Alarm as controversial EBRD eyes up Middle Eastern investment opportunities

06/06/2011» The reason why this deadly E coli makes doctors shudder

03/06/2011» What really caused the deadly E. coli outbreak?

01/06/2011» Nature isn't a commodity that should be bought, sold and traded

31/05/2011» How to combat the growing menace of e-waste

23/05/2011» Why our testing of antibiotics and other drugs may not be safe

20/05/2011» RESPONSE: Why it's wrong to use Garra rufa fish in pedicures

16/05/2011» Why UK nuclear power plants may cause childhood cancer and leukaemia

12/05/2011» Organic farming – India's future perfect?

27/04/2011» What role does nutrition really play in tackling cancer?

20/04/2011» Climate activists need to protect their right to protest

20/04/2011» Campaigners should support aviation industry biofuel trials

18/04/2011» Bangladesh’s climate displacement nightmare

12/04/2011» Why supply chains for commodities like tea need urgent regulation

12/04/2011» Why the victory over the Nocton super-dairy is only the beginning

12/04/2011» What's really in your cuppa?

07/04/2011» Pesticide lobby resists moves to sanction 'deadly' paraquat substance

01/04/2011» Hundreds of whales face slaughter as Norway's killing season resumes

22/03/2011» Is the UK's fishery quota system a violation of human rights law?

21/03/2011» Fukushima fall-out: why the nuclear industry's liability for an accident is too low

17/03/2011» Climate Week is too cosy with EDF, RBS and Tesco - join an activist group instead

14/03/2011» Fukushima crisis raises fresh concerns over UK nuclear energy expansion

07/03/2011» Start lobbying your MEP to vote against new GM food rule changes

28/02/2011» Lord Teverson: Why UK businesses need to get smart on energy usage

22/02/2011» Greenpeace: Asia Pulp and Paper's PR is greenwash, their sustainability claims a joke

21/02/2011» Forest sell-off: the questions we still need answering

11/02/2011» You don't have to be vegetarian to save the planet

09/02/2011» The truth behind India's nuclear renaissance

04/02/2011» Susanne Charlesworth: we must use sustainable drainage systems to green our cities

02/02/2011» Matthew Hancock MP: slash costs and carbon with better property management

31/01/2011» Asia Pulp and Paper: why activists are wrong over destructive logging allegations

21/01/2011» Undercover police scandal: why we urgently need a judge-led inquiry

18/01/2011» Laura Sandys MP: why food security must be viewed as a strategic threat

12/01/2011» Emily Apple: 'I can't forgive Mark Kennedy's betrayal of activists'

05/01/2011» Financial problems could wipe out commercial whaling

21/12/2010» Climate change: we are like slave-owners

21/12/2010» How we can make local food work for all

21/12/2010» Dr. David Fleming: a tribute

16/12/2010» COP16: Cancun - Colonialism by the sea

09/12/2010» The government isn’t telling us the true cost of nuclear waste disposal

07/12/2010» Cotton is a cash crop, but buy organic and help farmers escape poverty

30/11/2010» Why the failure of the bluefin tuna summit is bad for people and the environment

24/11/2010» Revealed: the glyphosate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to read

19/11/2010» Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

11/11/2010» Kiribati and Tuvalu will drown without global climate action

09/11/2010» RESPONSE: Why Nocton 'super-dairy' offers a sustainable model for food production

22/10/2010» The pesticides scandal: Government inaction is destroying lives

19/10/2010» Do the environmental benefits of gardens outweigh the need for affordable houses?

13/10/2010» It's time we copied the Malaysians and ate less meat and dairy

08/10/2010» Why 'eco-friendly' heat pumps increase, not reduce, your carbon footprint

04/10/2010» Seagrass may be 'uncharismatic' but it still needs protecting

24/09/2010» Forget palm oil and soya, microalgae is the next big biofuel source

20/09/2010» Will 21st century capitalism go green?

16/09/2010» How to make money from fighting climate change

07/09/2010» Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

02/09/2010» The water footprint: the hidden cost of our meat consumption

13/08/2010» Europe shows how local communities can make money from renewables

09/08/2010» The Government has seriously miscalculated the cost of green homes

02/08/2010» Policymakers recognise peak oil threat, now they need to deal with it

26/07/2010» Starting out: how Teddy Goldsmith launched the Ecologist 40 years ago

21/07/2010» Greenpeace's ceasefire with the logging companies was not a deal with the devil

01/07/2010» I applaud Norway's $1bn funding offer to Indonesia. But where will that money go?

28/06/2010» The link between BP, geoengineering and GM

22/06/2010» Wildlife corridors are the Asian elephant's last chance for survival

14/06/2010» Why botanic gardens are key to our future

09/06/2010» Let's use the Gulf Stream to increase UK food production

03/06/2010» Get down off your Dark Mountain: you're making matters worse

19/05/2010» Wildlife conservation repeatedly ignores the needs of the poor

17/05/2010» MMS - the three initials behind the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster

12/05/2010» How should environmentalists deal with an onslaught of bad news?

05/05/2010» Microsoft's 'new busy' campaign leads only to antidepressants

04/05/2010» Join our campaign to halt geoengineering

28/04/2010» I stopped believing in environmentalism. And did this instead...

21/04/2010» None of the main parties seem to have a clue about food

19/04/2010» Can the green, 'hairy' city work with our existing, 'mineral' cities?

16/04/2010» An 'all or nothing' approach to organics won't get us anywhere

08/04/2010» Let's stop people scamming billions from the carbon market

06/04/2010» Why only hedgehogs can make us love nature

24/03/2010» Are people fundamentally selfish and self-motivated?

17/03/2010» Organic farming has sold out and lost its way

15/03/2010» Landmark court ruling sees off Redcar property developers

09/03/2010» EU carbon trading scheme has been 'an enormous success'

11/02/2010» Jatropha is no miracle plant for hungry farmers

11/02/2010» 'Old environmentalists' are challenging an obsession with land productivity

08/02/2010» Solar lighting spells the end of kerosene in Africa

04/02/2010» Cancer and pesticides: victims fight for justice

26/01/2010» Label EU pork: 'offspring of a sow in a crate'

25/01/2010» Biochar could work, but not if linked to the market

19/01/2010» Face up to natural limits, or face a 1970s-style energy crisis

13/01/2010» We need a citizens' housing revolution

11/01/2010» Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

08/01/2010» Toothless Tory 'ombudsman' won't solve supermarket problem

08/01/2010» Great victory against cyanide for gold mining

18/12/2009» True sustainability needs an ethical revolution

18/12/2009» The West helped create the Somali pirate situation

16/12/2009» The most democratic part of Copenhagen: the queue

15/12/2009» 'Climategate' is the first in a new wave of attacks

14/12/2009» Solar India: why climate finance is so important

10/12/2009» A toothless cap-and-trade scheme is a planetary wrecking ball

07/12/2009» Agriculture: Copenhagen's blind spot

02/12/2009» Where did all the green funding go?

25/11/2009» Will the US get 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere?

20/11/2009» Carbon pricing is planetary Russian Roulette

16/11/2009» We shouldn't expect a single Copenhagen treaty to solve things

11/11/2009» Are your emissions 'survival' or 'luxury'?

05/11/2009» The next Industrial Revolution will be people-powered

04/11/2009» Pricing the tonne of carbon that tips us into climate catastrophe

02/11/2009» Economic growth has let us down. What's the alternative?

27/10/2009» Nothing will happen at Copenhagen until the 11½ hour

22/10/2009» The more we recycle, the more waste firms profit

13/10/2009» How the Government could easily fix our food chain

09/10/2009» Progress is slow, but Zambia might yet see fair copper mining

08/10/2009» Should the US scrap the Waxman-Markey climate bill?

30/09/2009» Green jobs are welcome. But will they be good jobs?

23/09/2009» Africa doesn't need a green revolution. It needs agroecology

21/09/2009» India could halve emissions growth...but at a price

17/09/2009» We need land to grow food. We need a Community Land Bank

03/09/2009» Designing out waste means rethinking the system

01/09/2009» Teddy Goldsmith: a tribute

24/08/2009» Forget trees and carbon: trees and rain is the real problem

18/08/2009» Cleaner Planet plan: a green wash or greenwash?

11/08/2009» The fight to make our train fares fair

10/08/2009» Copenhagen and the carbon conundrum

04/08/2009» How fair is our food?

04/08/2009» Climate Camp Scotland: why we are protesting

30/07/2009» Tiger farms undermining conservation efforts

28/07/2009» The New Renaissance

21/07/2009» Have academics forgotten how to talk to each other?

20/07/2009» Pig Business: behind the film they tried to ban

17/07/2009» Eco-Towns: without local involvement, forget it

15/07/2009» Invasive species - are they always bad news?

13/07/2009» Can communities save the post office?

08/07/2009» Taxing aviation to pay for adaptation to climate change

30/06/2009» Halfway to Copenhagen

26/06/2009» Monsanto's philanthropy

23/06/2009» Shell pays up in New York, but continues to flare gas

18/06/2009» Why The Ecologist has gone on-line

17/06/2009» It's all in the mind

17/06/2009» Retro Perspective - why the Ecologist is so important

09/04/2009» Climate Camp

17/06/2009» Fanatical about food

17/06/2009» Restoring New York's natural springs

16/06/2009» Environmentalists support nuclear?

13/05/2009» Direct action - the winning argument?

22/04/2009» Back to basics

16/04/2009» The end of consumerism

09/04/2009» The case for harnessing renewable energy

08/04/2009» Ecologist magazine to relaunch as online brand

19/03/2009» Outfitting Africa

16/03/2009» Climate Camp comes to The City

16/03/2009» A global land-grab

26/02/2009» Bill McKibben: why I'm planning to get arrested on Monday (and you should, too)

20/02/2009» The power of sustainable thinking

19/02/2009» Grass-Roots Democracy

18/02/2009» UK Met Office's forecast on human induced climate change - a mixed message?

17/02/2009» Cause For Concern

13/02/2009» Grey Area

13/02/2009» Market Famines

10/02/2009» Forest carbon finance fails root and branch

10/02/2009» Is a reef better than a barrage for the Severn?

29/01/2009» High Court action against UK Government over toxic crop pesticides

28/01/2009» Economy distorted by multimillion pound bonuses

20/01/2009» The UK Government paper, A Vision for Science and Society, is no clear picture

19/01/2009» Efficiency be Damned

10/01/2009» The European Constitution

07/01/2009» Let's call a truce on billboards

05/01/2009» The Gift and the Word

03/01/2009» I'm the Reverend Billy

04/12/2008» What does it take?

01/12/2008» Kyoto2: how to manage the global greenhouse

01/12/2008» Lost in translation

27/11/2008» Jimmy's GM Food Fix

25/11/2008» Who Was Killed By Cock Robin?

21/11/2008» Cassandra: education

07/11/2008» The Desire and the Doom

01/11/2008» Global village idiots

01/11/2008» A tropical storm

30/10/2008» Nature? Do The Maths

16/10/2008» Determination in the face of destruction

01/10/2008» Control cash not people: a voice against birth control

01/10/2008» Counquer ourselves first

14/08/2008» Climate camp visions

14/08/2008» Carry On Climate Camp

07/08/2008» The money pit

07/08/2008» Saving our seas

02/08/2008» A radical carbon tax reform

24/07/2008» By the way Prime Minister, I've just super-glued myself to your arm...

22/06/2008» A systems view of corporate culture change

20/06/2008» The danger of fetishising zero carbon new-build

20/06/2008» Fallow and fertile

20/06/2008» Foresight without vision

20/06/2008» Watering down guidelines

20/06/2008» Personal Carbon Allowance: emission impossible?

19/06/2008» Size really does matter

19/06/2008» A bad appraisal

19/06/2008» The myth of apathy

18/06/2008» Riding the fluoride tiger

09/06/2008» Cancer-supporting nitrites - an all-too-familiar story

01/06/2008» The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

22/05/2008» Weather warfare

01/04/2008» Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

15/02/2008» When bad news is good news

14/02/2008» The end of an affair

04/12/2007» US climate change policy

18/10/2007» Food and energy: a clash of giants

03/10/2007» Alzheimer’s – the case for prevention

06/09/2007» Community Wedge

16/08/2007» Open letter from Douglas Gowan

01/08/2007» Football’s cold war

05/07/2007» Cooler Earth?

22/03/2007» How 'green' was Gordon?

16/03/2007» CND "No Trident Replacement" Rally, March 14th 2007

08/02/2007» The IPCC report: the science is there, but are we willing to change?

01/02/2007» Cassandra

01/02/2007» Depleted uranium - an untold story

18/01/2007» Sense about Science?

07/12/2006» Growing pains

05/12/2006» David Cameron speaks at the Green Alliance Annual Debate, 5th December 2006

16/11/2006» Fantasy Queen’s Speech 2006

01/11/2006» Love: batteries not included

01/11/2006» What a load of rubbish

17/10/2006» Pat Thomas' letter to the Guardian, 17th October 2006

01/10/2006» Cassandra: Youth

22/09/2006» Why don't we discuss human population control?

01/09/2006» We Are All Addicts

01/07/2006» The Sanctity Of Life

27/05/2006» The changing face of the environment

01/05/2006» Bush didn't bungle Iraq you fools

01/02/2006» Apocalypse Now

21/11/2005» Many Happy Returns

11/11/2005» Duck Pond Turns Newsworthy

02/11/2005» Kept in the Dark

10/10/2005» How Loud Does The Earth Have To Cry?

24/09/2005» The Superdome: monument to a rotten system

01/09/2005» On a wing and a prayer


19/08/2005» With No One on Their Side

01/07/2005» New Emperors, Old Clothes

01/07/2005» New ecology party? That's the last thing we need

01/07/2005» BACK FROM THE DEAD

17/06/2005» The trouble with organics

01/06/2005» Give place a chance

21/05/2005» Debate: Sports Utility Vehicles (4x4s)

01/05/2005» With God on their side

01/03/2005» I’m the Reverend Billy

01/12/2004» I’m the Reverend Billy

01/12/2004» Should our drinking water be fluoridated?

01/10/2004» I’m the Reverend Billy

01/09/2004» Imagine…food without pesticides …seeds without patents …a future without Monsanto

01/09/2004» Muck and magic

01/09/2004» I’m the Reverend Billy

01/09/2004» Globalisation use it or lose it?

01/09/2004» Enron bought Bush the White House

08/07/2004» Dam Busters?

01/06/2004» Another Ayatollah

01/04/2004» Advertising to children

01/02/2004» I’m the Reverend Billy

01/11/2003» I'm the Reverend Billy.

01/06/2003» World (fair) Trade Organisation

01/06/2003» Economies of scale - self-sufficiency through localising business

01/05/2003» More Than Enough

22/12/2000» Genetics and conservation

09/06/2000» Can we trust the media on the environment?


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