Highlights

  • Man taking Al Gore's photograph

    Why Al Gore fears Donald Trump - but remains optimistic for America

    Brendan Montague
    | 11th December 2017
    Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.

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  • The view across an opencast mine

    From the valleys to the beaches - new coal mines bring fear not hope

    Mat Hope
    | 4th December 2017
    The opencast coal mine at Ffos-y-Fran near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales is the UK’s largest - and has produced eight million tonnes of coal. Now Miller Argent, the owner and operator, wants to extend the mine. Banks Mining has applied for planning permission to begin a new mine at Highthorn, in Northumberland. The application will go before Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, today. MAT HOPE of DeSmog UK spoke to the people most affected.

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  • For the past 35 years, Resurgence’s small hard-working team has operated from a tiny barn conversation in Satish Kumar’s garden in the village of Hartland, North Devon.

    How The Resurgence Trust is building for the future

    The Resurgence Trust
    | 15th November 2017
    Leading thinkers, writers and environmentalists are calling for support for Resurgence – the spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement and publisher of The Ecologist – to build a new home to expand its services to people and planet.

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  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams, had a profound impact on a generation of children after it was published in 1972. A remake of the film is now in production.

    Land Lines: capturing our relationship with the natural world

    Elizabeth Wainwright
    | 15th November 2017
    Our bond with the natural world is ever changing. To look at how books capture this shifting relationship, new research project ‘Land Lines’ is looking for the nation’s favourite nature book. And The Ecologist will be launching a new series of book reviews to celebrate and learn from nature writing, writes ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT. Interested? -- You can get involved in both.

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