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  • The hidden climate change impacts of the tourism industry

    Marina Kelava
    | 22nd May 2018
    The carbon footprint of tourism is four times higher than previously thought according to new research. Travellers from and to the US produce the most greenhouse gasses. The findings also cast serious doubt on attempts to revive small economies by introducing more tourism. MARINA KELAVA reports

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  • Plan Bee for refugees is creating a buzz

    Michael Buckley
    | 22nd May 2018
    Beekeeping is not only providing a much-needed income for a remote Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal, but is also proving a boon to local flora. It’s a win-win scenario. Economic win, ecological win. MICHAEL BUCKLEY reports

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    Making the coffee industry sustainable

    Emily Folk
    | 22nd May 2018
    Sustainability is increasingly important for implementation in businesses. One of the industries that has been unsustainable since its inception is coffee. However, some major coffee producers have been working to make a more sustainable business model, and the question is: will these efforts be enough to reduce CO2 emissions and decrease waste? EMILY FOLK reports

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  • Green light for fracking - reasons to be cheerful?

    Mark Robinson
    | 21st May 2018
    The brand new UK Energy policy launched late last week has explicitly resurrected fracking with planned financial and political support. Though shale gas is as controversial as it is corrosive, Greg Clark stated that its development is of ‘national importance’. MARK ROBINSON responds…

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  • The power of play

    11th May 2018
    The need for play has never been greater - given our increasingly chaotic and stressful lives, writes AYA HUSNI BEY. Working as a counsellor for many years, she has seen how releasing the mind and engaging in true play can be transformative for those suffering from grief, anxiety and sadness

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  • Read this slowly – it could save your life

    Paula Byrne
    Jonathan Bate
    | 7th May 2018
    This is an age of hyper-connectivity where being available 24/7 is a given. But this can have serious health and social impacts. PAULA BYRNE and JONATHAN BATE urge us to turn our devices off, slow it down and savour the calming powers of good literature...

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  • Karl Marx

    The emergence of an ecological Karl Marx: 1818 - 2018

    Gareth Dale
    | 5th May 2018
    Karl Marx was born in Trier 200 years ago today. The legacy of the political economist is fiercely contested. The Ecologist was among the first magazines to examine his ecological thinking - in an essay published in 1971. Here, GARETH DALE, an editor of the book Green Growth, examines Marx's own claims about nature and society - and our original interpretation of them

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