Statistics can inform, surprise and amaze but in the Internet age, it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of often conflicting data out there. The Vegan Society’s DOMINIKA PIASECKA presents some findings that will make you think twice about your diet
New guidance on building hedgehogs the perfect home has been published by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), based on last year's Hedgehog Housing Census. MARIANNE BROOKER reports
Time is running out. More organisations are calling for a decrease in global meat and dairy production and consumption. DOMINIKA PIASECKA, from the Vegan Society, examines how a sustainable vegan diet can contribute to positive change
Woodcarver Matt Somerville believes harvesting honey should be more natural so he has devised a new kind of hive aimed at benefitting the health and sustainability of bee colonies. MIRIAM DARLINGTON met him.
MACKENZIE DENYER and TIM HUNT, from Ethical Consumer magazine, explore the complex issues with palm oil, why deforestation rates are still climbing and why big brand manufacturers have the power to stop it
The Summer Camp held by The Resurgence Trust - publisher of The Ecologist - is taking place from 13 July 2018. Speakers will discuss our search for personal wellbeing - and also how to create a society that holds and helps each of its members reach their potential. GREG NEALE reports
Plastic pollution is a serious issue that hurts our planet and costs the lives of millions of animals on land and at sea every year. It's our responsibility to put an end to the damage plastic is causing on our world, argues EMILY FOLK.
Forests play a vital role locally and globally, and a new festival taking place this summer in the UK will creatively explore this by bringing together forests, arts, ideas and music. The Ecologist will be there, and ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT explains how you could win a family weekend ticket to be there too!
Today marks the launch of World Meat Free Week where 200 million people globally will be asked to skip just one meaty meal. The impacts on climate change and the environment will be significant. And some people may even try new, delicious vegan food, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE
There is a significant risk *you* are inadvertently funding fracking, nuclear weapons manufacture and other unethical activities - if you have an account with any of the main banks in the UK. JOSIE WEXLER of Ethical Consumer reports
While more of us are making a concerted effort to reduce our plastic consumption at home, it's not so easy when travelling. TOM LAWSON offers up his top tips to help reduce our plastic footprint while on the road
The environment has provided a sink for our discarded commodities for generations - but today landfill and ocean plastics show this way of living is at crisis point. So can't we just borrow stuff we only need occasionally. Fat Lama is at the cutting edge - or bleeding edge - of the new sharing economy. SASHA DOVZHYK investigates
The organisers of this year’s Colourfest promise a “calm and uplifting ambience” inspired by yoga for those looking to kick back, switch off and reconnect. But this festival will have no drink and drugs. CATHERINE HARTE looks at what’s on offer