Highlights

  • Submerged cars

    Climate apathy could mean disaster – but it isn’t inevitable

    Leo Barasi
    | 18th April 2018
    Public support for policies designed to reduce carbon emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change is vital. Yet people are naturally resistant when such policies mean sacrificing holidays and rewards they have earned through hard work. LEO BARASI argues there is a solution to this world-defining paradox

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  • Satish Kumar

    Environmental and Buddhist perspectives find confluence at Earth Day

    Kimberley Graham
    Gelong Trinley
    Lama Zangmo
    | 17th April 2018
    A free public event to celebrate Earth Day is being held on Sunday the 22 of April in Bermondsey by the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for World Peace and Health. The day will feature Satish Kumar alongside a range of speakers, workshops and activities to inspire the local community to end plastic pollution and protect the environment in daily life, write KIMBERLEY GRAHAM, GELONG TRINLEY and LAMA ZANGMO

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  • Acupuncture model

    An acupuncture treatment for climate change?

    Spring Cheng
    | 9th April 2018
    Acupuncture? An ancient Chinese healing practice where a doctor pokes hair-thin needles into odd places they call “points” on a patient’s body? What does acupuncture have to do with climate change? SPRING CHENG argues the practice holds powerful lessons for how we interact with our natural environment

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  • Dead fish in sand

    Can ‘green growth’ really avert global ecological collapse?

    Martin Kirk
    | 5th April 2018
    The pursuit of economic growth is causing irreparable ecological damage - threatening to undermine human civilisation itself. But 'green growth' is no panacea for the problems we now face. Abandoning Gross Domestic Product and growth as measures for success is the only way to avoid failure, argues MARTIN KIRK

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  • Skye islanders object to two new salmon farms

    Alexandra Heal
    Ellie O'Donnell
    | 29th March 2018
    Campaigners are rallying against two proposed new salmon farms as a Scottish parliamentary report concludes the industry as it stands could cause “irrecoverable damage” to marine ecosystems. ALEXANDRA HEAL and ELLIE O'DONNELL visit the Isle of Skye to investigate

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  • Fat Lama website, cropped

    The future of ownership: reduce, reuse… rent out?

    Sasha Dovzhyk
    | 26th March 2018
    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

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  • Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    'Species other than ours are far more like ours than most of us believe'

    Curtis Abraham
    | 23rd March 2018
    Elizabeth Marshall Thomas published The Hidden Life of Dogs in 2000 and enjoyed more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Now she is publishing the Hidden Life of Life: a Walk through the Reaches of Time. Here she takes on the scientific assumption that animals do not have consciousness and memory. CURTIS ABRAHAM interviewed her for The Ecologist

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  • Ursula Le Guin

    How to navigate the disorientation of a seismic world

    The Symbiosis Research Collective
    | 23rd March 2018
    Our situation may seem hopeless, but we have a rich inheritance of ideas and practices from which we can draw. Monarchies have been overthrown, dictators pulled down. We can take inspiration from past revolutions to build a new framework for the future.

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  • The indigenous communities fighting back in Canada

    Katie Dancey-Downs
    | 12th March 2018
    The Canadian government has given the go ahead for an oil pipeline extension which would run through 518 km of Secwepemc Territory. But its people, the so-called 'Tiny House Warriors', are fighting back, one small dwelling at a time. KATIE DANCY-DOWNS went to visit them

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  • A group of children walking towards large trees

    Children must have a right to nature

    Natalie Bennett
    | 6th March 2018
    Blackberrying and tweeting. These words used to evoke strong memories and feelings of nature. Now, they are about technology, old and new. NATALIE BENNET argues access to nature should be a human right for our children, so our connections with the environment are not lost

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