Highlights

  • Sasha with food

    Can the crisis of food waste be solved with an iPhone app - or is Too Good To Go too good to be true?

    Sasha Dovzhyk
    | 12th February 2018
    Can an iPhone App help London get cheap eats - and help reduce the tragedy of food waste? Platform capitalism has delivered cheaper cabs, cheaper places to crash and cheaper stuff. But it is often driven by venture capitalism and has a steep social cost. But not always. So is 'Too Good To Go' too good to be true? SASHA DOVZHYK, a PhD student surviving in London, investigates..

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  • The Small Batch Victoria Pink Gin from Gin Lane 1751 is gin.

    My vegan Valentine’s

    Brendan Montague
    | 6th February 2018
    So the love of your life went all vegan during Veganuary. And now there is just a week until you have to present them with the best of vegan gifts. But don't fear. The Ecologist is here! BRENDAN MONTAGUE breakfasts on a huge range of the best teas, chocolates and gins so you don't have to...

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  • Two butterflies

    Final flutter for Britain's most endangered butterfly?

    Harry Shepherd
    | 29th January 2018
    The population of High Brown Fritillaries in Britain has declined rapidly, due to changes in woodland management and, more recently, the abandonment of marginal hill land. But one charity hopes to save this precious winged insect. HARRY SHEPHERD from the National Trust reports

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  • Bee on red flower

    Neonics, Brexit and beyond

    Molly Scott Cato
    | 26th January 2018
    The expected ban on neonicotinoids to protect bees has rightly created a lot of buzz. But will Michael Gove as environment secretary ignore the chemicals industry lobby and retain regulations after Brexit? MOLLY SCOTT CATO, a Green party MEP, counsels vigilance

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  • Montage of mostly men speaking at Davos

    Four reasons why Davos is far from being our global economic saviour

    Katie Hodgetts
    | 23rd January 2018
    The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in a luxury Swiss Ski Resort in Davos is underway. A great meeting of minds and money will discuss the 2018 agenda of ‘creating a shared future in a fractured world’. But is there a more ominous agenda: the protection of the powerful and the wealthy? KATIE HODGETTS investigates

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  • A long row of combine harvesters

    Will 'climate smart agriculture' serve the public interest - or the drive for growing profits for private corporations?

    Peter Newell
    Jennifer Clapp
    Zoe W. Brent
    | 19th January 2018
    'Climate smart agriculture' has become the buzz phrase at high level international policy discussions. But now there is a struggle over its definition. Is it the latest manifestation for corporate social responsibility or the title of a manifesto for real, grassroots led, change, ask PETER NEWELL, JENNIFER CLAPP and ZOE BRENT

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  • A house made of wood

    How I discovered that woodlands, storytelling and connection will support resilience in our challenging times

    Brendan Montague
    | 8th January 2018
    Resilience is something of a buzzword - a necessary one in times of austerity and increased anxiety about work. BRENDAN MONTAGUE had read the literature about how being in nature, telling stories and connecting with people all increase resilience. And then he experienced it first hand when he attended a weekend workshop at Hazel Hill Woods in Salisbury. This is his story.

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  • Protest at the district headquarters in Mandla on 12 December 2017

    Nuking Narmada: uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

    Kumar Sundaram
    | 18th December 2017
    The building of the proposed Chutka nuclear plant in the tribal-dominated Mandla district in central India will mean the local population will be displaced - for the second time. It will also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with injustice and threats to their safety and livelihoods, villagers have started a two-month long campaign. KUMAR SUNDARAM reports.

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  • 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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