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Is this the end of Yasuni National Park?

Gerald Lebrun

3rd September 2013

With the collapse of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, and the Ecuadorian President claiming he has no choice but to drill for oil in one of the world's most pristine areas of rainforest, Gerald Lebrun explains why we must resist and fight this harder than ever...... more...

A license to trash? Why Biodiversity Offsetting (BO) will be a disaster for the environment

Lorna Howarth

September 9th, 2013

As the UK government gives the go ahead for the country's first Biodiversity Offsetting (BO) scheme, Lorna Howarth explains why it will be a disaster for the nation's already declining wildlife more...

China's choice

Jennifer Duggan

15th August 2013

China's State Council has announced plans to make green industries central to the economy by 2015..... more...

The UK's anti fracking movement is growing

Jan Goodey

1st August 2013

As fracking hits the headlines UK protests against the practice of blasting natural gas from shale rock are on the increase. Jan Goodey reports on the latest flashpoint in the urgent - and escalating - anti fracking battle more...

The heavy price of Greek gold

Jim Wickens

25th July 2013

The birthplace of Aristotle is being laid waste by a vast mining project, opening a rift in a cash-strapped society more...

Community energy is generating people power

Kayla Ente

Communities should take power into their own hands to build an abundant local clean energy supply to secure our future energy on a national scale, claims Kayla Ente, founder of community energy service co-operative BHESCo...... more...

Why genes are not selfish and people are nice

Colin Tudge

In his latest book Colin Tudge suggests that if we want to put the world to rights we have to re-think all the big ideas that underpin our lives.... more...

Boycotting organic farms over badger cull is 'counter-productive'

Helen Browning

Buying organic food is an important choice for everyone concerned about animal welfare, wildlife and conservation. It would not make sense for consumers to stop buying organic if they disagree with badger culling, says Helen Browning more...

Manchester Met University’s James Woodward wins 2013 Ecologist Environmental Hero award

21st June, 2013

by Paul Creeney

James Woodward, Client Services Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), has won this year’s Green Impact Universities and Colleges Environmental Hero Award. James, 37, explains the importance of green IT to the Ecologist’s Paul Creeney more...

Why are we ignoring the role of livestock in antibiotic resistance?

June 13th, 2013

by Pat Thomas

Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time-bomb not only for the UK but also for the world, warns the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies more...

Environmental education is not a choice – it is an explicit priority

by Emily Buchanan

Emily Buchanan argues that there are certain lessons in life so significant that if we fail to teach them in the classroom we will leave future generations in perilous ignorance. more...

Cooking with Gorse: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 30th, 2013

by Susan Clark

How would you capture the wafting coconut-like scent of a coastal gorse bush? By turning the flowers into a stunningly delicious ice cream says Susan Clark
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Earth Debt

By Mark Cocker

Mark Cocker highlights why we must not take Earth’s universal services for granted and must now start to repay our debts. 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...

What haunts the Captain of the Rainbow Warrior?

by Maxine Newlands

Peter Wilcox, Captain of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III is deeply worried, but not about being blown up by the secret service (again), direct action, terrorism, or being rammed. Maxine Newlands finds out what it is he truly fears..... more...

Our Time In Ice

Onca Gallery, Brighton

by Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens reviews the current exhibition at the Onca Gallery in Brighton which aims to explore the connections between creativity, climate change and communities.
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The End of Thatcherism.

April 19th, 2013

by James Parker

The UK was as divided in its reaction to the death of Margaret Thatcher, as it was by her policies when she was in office. James Parker reflects on whether Thatcherism, (like its primary proponent) has now passed on. more...

Stepping stones

by Tom Brenan

Tom Brenan discovers a wide range of voices from Earth law proponents around the world...... more...

Bees with Alzheimer’s – the price of pesticides

April 8th, 2013

by Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas on why me must continue to fight against excessive pesticide use, for the sake of both humans and bees....... more...

UK rewards polluters and locks up people who want to save the planet

April 8th, 2013

by Andrew Simms

Climate campaigners should be given a medal for their outstanding bravery and public service, not prison sentences.... more...

Scientists link frozen spring to dramatic Arctic sea ice loss

by John Vidal

Melting sea ice, exposing huge parts of the ocean to the atmosphere, explains extreme weather both hot and cold.... more...

How meditation makes us much nicer people

March 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

New research proves that a spiritual practice, such as meditation, leads to a kinder world. Hazel Sillver explores a number of different types of meditation.
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‘Release Combe Haven redactions or face peaceful office search’ – protesters tell DfT

March 11th, 2013

by Paul Creeney

Campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road gathered outside the Department for Transport’s London offices on Monday to launch Operation Disclosure. Paul Creeney reports...
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What price the good life?

by James Sainsbury

All civilisations – except our own – have believed in a universal good life, with money solely a means towards that end, writes James Sainsbury.
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Operation Infinite Patience

February 27th, 2013

by Scot Cator & Konrad Szymanski

Taiji is a Japanese coastal town that has become infamous for its practice of drive hunting. This deeply unethical activity results in the mass slaughter of thousands of cetaceans. Sea Shepherd 'Cove Guardians' report on the latest from the killing shores. more...

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