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Fracking hell: the big story

March 6th, 2013

A unique collaboration between The Ecologist and Link TV lifts the lid on fracking and the shale gas boom sweeping into Europe and beyond... more...

Who is picking our food?

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Horticulutre Special Report Read our groundbreaking series on the hidden stories behind some of those harvesting the fruit and vegetables - and other staples - we eat everyday, both in the UK and internationally more...

How birth was hijacked

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Maternity special Read the Ecologist's influential - and controversial - special report on the maternity care crisis, examining some of the ways to overcome the culture of fear facing mothers-to-be more...

Breastmilk vs 'formula' food

Pat Thomas

1st April 2006

Breastfeeding Humans have been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. Pat Thomas investigates more...

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Soya fields cut through rainforest Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...

The Great Green Wall

Bobby Bascomb

12th July, 2012

Acacia tree in the desert Africa’s answer to climate change is a proposed 4,000-mile long, nine mile wide wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. Designed to stop encroaching desertification, some interpret the project (and its benefits) literally whilst others see it as more of a metaphor. Despite this split, the project is now taking root in Senegal where they have already planted 50,000 acres of trees. more...

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