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Global warming games - playing the man not the ball

John Abraham & Dana Nuccitelli

15th July 2013

John Abraham & Dana Nuccitelli report on the expensive and time consuming attacks launched against scientists by the anti-science crowd and express their concern that this will deter the next generation of scientists........ more...
Cattle ranching

Wildlife in the firing line in global war against bovine TB

18th June, 2013

Sarah Stirk

Where there are cattle, there is the threat of bovine Tuberculosis (TB). The farming methods may differ greatly, but from the dairy farms of Ethiopia to the beef herds of Canada the race is on to find the best way to tackle the disease more...

Rivers and Natural Ecosystems as Rights Bearing Subjects

by Robin R Milam

Robin Millam from the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is encouraged to by the progress being made by those countries and communities small and large who are seeking to give legal rights to nature..... more...

Global Green Challenge; calling all entrepreneurs

by Lucy Nicolson

With new figures out this month (May 2013) revealing that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached an all-time high at 400 parts per million (PPM), the timing for a global competition to find carbon cutting ideas is apt more...

Global Green Challenge; calling all entrepreneurs

by Lucy Nicolson

With new figures out this month (May 2013) revealing that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached an all-time high at 400 parts per million (PPM), the timing for a global competition to find carbon cutting ideas is apt more...

Global Canopy

by Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell highlights why we must recognise the true value of what our tropical rainforests provide for free. more...

UK Government fails to take wildlife crime seriously

April 24th, 2013

by Simon Pope

Simon Pope, Director of Campaigns and Communications for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, questions why the UK government is so far behind other global powers when it comes to tackling the illegal wildlife trade. more...

Inuit, the Polar Bear and Climate Change

March 22nd, 2013

by Luke Dale-Harris

What's really behind the sudden global concern over the Inuit’s right to hunt - a concern that swung the polar bear vote at CITES? Luke Dale-Harris reports more...

A scaly crisis: why we must act now to save reptiles

by Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor summarises the findings of the most extensive research ever conducted on the global status of reptiles, and argues that if conservation continues to focus too heavily on 'charismatic megafuna', we face losing countless reptile species forever. more...
Hamburger

Horsemeat scandal highlights murky trade in farm animals

February 11th, 2013

by Andrew Wasley

The discovery of horsemeat in burgers and ready meals has revealed how live horses are shipped across Europe in a complex and secretive business. And it's just part of a bigger global trade in livestock and poultry. Andrew Wasley reports......... more...

Towards a New Paradigm

January 31st, 2013

by James Parker

James Parker argues that in order to avoid exacerbating the global issues that Earth and its inhabitants face we must shift from state-centric and anthropocentric thinking towards true Global Governance. more...

Frontline Online: Greening The Global Economy

January 29th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

The Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on news and action from the environmental frontline more...

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Last Call for Capitalism

Gar Smith

A global hangover haunts the world economies, but Gar Smith says there may just be a cure..... more...

Global warming, peak oil, economic chaos

Edgar Vaid

Edgar Vaid reviews “Convivial Policies for the Inevitable” by Michael Bassey which warns we may be forced to start relating to each other in long-forgotten ways, because there is no alternative. more...

Oil and natural gas exploration in East Africa

Thembi Mutch

20th December , 2012

The disconnect between what oil and petrol companies say is happening in East Africa and what global bodies, international NGOs, academics, activists and ecologists say is going on should worry us all, writes Thembi Mutch more...

Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...

Strawberries....from Greenland?

by Susan Clark

November 23rd, 2012

I don't want to be told that thanks to Global Warming - now accepted by the majority (77%) of Americans and so therefore, in my opinion, a new Tipping Point - strawberry plants can now survive a Greenland winter.
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50 shades of green: the collaborative consumption movement

Reuben Sagar

November 15th, 2012

If you witnessed any of the activity surrounding Global Sharing Day, and feel inspired to learn more, read on. Here, Reuben Sagar reviews five green enterprises adding considerable momentum to the Collaborative Consumption movement. more...

Americans want Congress to make renewables a top priority

Ecologist Staff Writer

November 14th, 2012

The Yale Project on Climate Change has just published a new report examining what the American public would like the second-term Obama administration and Congress to do about global warming. Here are some highlights from Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies September 2012. more...

It's Global Warming, Stupid!

by Eric Moll

November 7th, 2012

Over 70 per cent of Americans now accept global warming as a scientific fact. Yet Climate Change were two words neither Romney nor Obama uttered during their presidential campaigns. So how likely is it that Hurricane Sandy will have been the catalyst to get the 1% (and second-term Obama administration) finally talking about it? more...
Pig Business

COMMENT: Using film to square up to the horrors of factory farming

Tracy Worcester

18th October, 2012

The campaigner behind the groundbreaking Pig Business documentary is now taking her message global, encouraging people to take action against industrial farming methods which degrade the environment and subject animals to a life of misery
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Vital Signs: Psychological Responses to the Ecological Crisis

Peter Reason

9th October, 2012

Exploring the Global Self - Peter Reason considers the contribution of ecopyschology to the crisis of sustainability more...
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Labour abuses in the shrimp industry

The slavery behind our seafood

Jim Wickens

20th September, 2012

Burmese migrants working onboard Thai fishing boats suffer brutal exploitation. And the boats involved supply so-called 'trash fish' for use in feed given to farmed prawns exported globally. The Ecologist Film Unit's Jim Wickens reports
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Blood fish: why prawns should be blacklisted from all our shopping baskets

Andrew Wasley, investigations editor

2nd October, 2012

A new investigation has revealed appalling labour conditions for Burmese migrants working onboard boats supplying 'trash fish' for use in feed given to farmed prawns. But this is just the latest scandal to engulf the global shrimp industry, says Andrew Wasley more...

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