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HS2: can the UK fast-track a better rail system?

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

High speed train speeding by in a blur Are the UK's new high speed rail plans part of a sustainable future for public transport in the UK or a big statement that only benefits a minority? more...

Europe's empty houses drive new wave of squatting activism

Almudena Serpis

6th January, 2012

squatting As the recession continues, squatting across Europe has enjoyed a renaissance. Although controversial, occupying vacant buildings has become a form of activism, promoting alternative lifestyles and challenging the mainstream more...

Sustainability and football: why the beautiful game is getting a green makeover

Ruth Styles

3rd August, 2011

eco friendly football In the second part of our sport and environment mini-series, Ruth Styles reports on the efforts some football clubs are making to turn the sport into an eco-friendly one, although there's still plenty to do more...

How one man could inspire a new generation of horse drawn travellers

Jean Vranic

22nd June, 2011

caravans Jean Vranic meets Pete Delaney, the remarkable traveller challenging stereotypes and proving that - even in modern Britain - alternative, sustainable lifestyles are still possible more...

London 2012 Olympics: what's the hidden cost to green spaces and wildlife habitats?

Tom Antebi

16th March,2011

London olympics site Already hit by rows over radioactive waste and airport expansion, the London 2012 Olympic Games are accused of degrading green land vital to local communities and wildlife. Tom Antebi reports more...

Bexhill bypass puts road building back in the spotlight

Jan Goodey

18th January, 2011

Opponents say the controversial bypass will damage ancient woodlands, disturb wetland birds and impact on protected areas - and it's just one of 22 similar schemes currently awaiting approval. Jan Goodey investigates
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Activist families: the parents and children protesting against climate change

Sarah Bentley

21st December, 2010

family activists Can families play a frontline role in the fight against climate change? The Ecologist meets the parent-child activists who believe they can more...

Putting communities back in charge of their forests

Christopher Davey

29th June, 2010

Sunlight through the trees What can western countries learn from their less industrialised counterparts about returning woodlands and forests to productive, profitable, local control? more...

Las Gaviotas: proving sustainable living possible where it shouldn't be

Michael Buick

22nd June, 2010

Tree planting in Gaviotas How one Colombian community put wind turbines where they shouldn't have turned, water pumps where they shouldn't have worked, and planted a forest in soils thought long dead more...

What will the coalition Government do about planning law?

Bibi van der Zee

25th May, 2010

architectural blueprint Planning - a dull subject that has a direct impact on some of the most important areas of our lives. One proposal to speed up planning has just been scrapped by the new Government. What will replace it, asks Bibi Van Der Zee more...

Don't buy it - hire it: the real green consumer

Ewan Kingston

30th March, 2010

for hire It's an unfashionable idea, but would a return to hiring products and services rather than buying them help us reduce our ecological footprint and turn businesses green? more...

The human cost of 'super-clean' sugar ethanol

Ella Windsor

2nd March, 2010

Roadside camp in Mato Grosso, Brazil Brazil is hailed as a biofuels success story - producing and using ethanol from high yielding crops within the country. But those indigenous families who have been displaced by sugar cane cultivation see things differently more...

Learning from remote, sustainable communities

James Morrison

22nd December, 2009

Inverie, Knoydart Being off the beaten track need not require lashings of fossil fuels to provide a comfortable lifestyle. James Morrison tells the remarkable story of the inhabitants of Scotland's Knoydart Peninsula more...

Greening the church: a reluctant sacrifice or a new lease of life?

Tamsin Omond

8th September, 2009

Church with solar roof Taking responsibility for our actions, fighting for justice and living in harmony with the rest of creation are among the founding principles of every religion. So why is there is no interfaith, or even inter-Christian statement on climate change? more...

The leisure economy: can we save the planet by working less?

Ewan Kingston

1st September, 2009

Work-life balance The idea of a 'leisure economy' has been predicted for decades, but never realised. Despite this, research shows that our working habits continue to put a strain on the planet's resources. Could tackling climate change be as simple as working less? more...

Change your inner life and change the world

Nick Kettles

19th June, 2009

Inner change How we communicate with others affects how the environmental community is perceived. Self-confidence, a positive outlook and ‘being the change’ is the way to go. more...

The Visionaries

Ecologist

20th March, 2009

Ecologist Visionaries Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.
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Time to abandon hope and propose a new approach to environmental change

Michael Nelson and John Vucetich

1st February, 2009

Investigations If we hope really hard maybe things will get better – or maybe it’s time to consider a new plan of action. Michael Nelson and John Vucetich propose a virtuous approach to environmental change.

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Visionaries: Duane Elgin

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Visionary_Duan_Elgin Duane Elgin is a self-described ‘evolutionary activist’ who, since the 1960s, has explored the practical and philosophical meaning of simplicity. more...

UK-registered companies connected to controversial Canadian seal cull

Andrew Wasley

12th May 2009

Seal The first blows may be struck on Canadian ice, but it's at the checkout that the coup de grace is delivered. Andrew Wasley explores the UK companies profiting from the trade in seal fur more...

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