Sophie Morlin-Yron

Loure's personal experiences, cultural background, and education put him in a unique position to lead the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), an NGO that has championed community land rights and sustainable development in northern Tanzania for the past

Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 25th April 2016
Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership - and his own 2016 Goldman Prize.

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Pete the Temp in mid-performance. Photo: Pete the Temp.

Pete the Temp: combatting climate change with captivating comedy

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 1st November 2014
Pete the Temp's remarkable 'spoken word' show is challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing audiences across Britain, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. But it's performance with a purpose - to engage people in a positive fight to protect the Earth from catastrophic climate change. And so far, it seems to be working ...

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This handsome tower was built from bricks made with farm and forestry waste bound together by fungal myceliae. Now, it's being composted. Photo: Sophie Morlin-Yron.

Farm waste and mushrooms challenge plastic, concrete, steel

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 29th September 2014
Isn't it daft it is to use plastics that last for centuries to make short-life packaging? Now there's an alternative, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron - using fungi to bind farm and forestry waste into strong, non-toxic, complex forms. When the job is done, the material can be safely burnt or composted - and it even works for buildings ...

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Hunter Lovins. Photo: Joi Ito via Flickr.

Wild horses, Hunter Lovins, and the way to a better world

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 10th September 2014
Hunter Lovins is on a mission, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron: to put the transformational technologies we already have to work for the benefit of people and business - and to re-create the economy so it's no longer a machine for polluting the planet and devouring natural resources, but a mechanism for building and sustaining natural and human capital.

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Small-scale farmers in Mozambique - who collectively grow most of Africa's food. Photo:  União Nacional de Camponeses.

Africa's farm revolution - who will benefit?

Sophie Morlin-Yron
Oliver Tickell
| 18th February 2014
A farming revolution is under way in Africa, pushed by giant corporations and the UK's aid budget. It will surely be good for the global economy, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron, but will Africa's small farmers see the benefit?

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'DDT is good for me!' - detail of Penn Salt chemicals advertisement in Time magazine June 30, 1947. Photo: Crossett Library via Flickr.com.

DDT link to Alzheimers

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 29th January 2014
A new study shows a strong link between exposure to the pesticide DDT and Alzheimer's dementia. Sophie Morlin-Yron reports.

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Paterson slashes UK climate change budget

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 28th January 2014
Reports of severe flooding around the UK, widely believed to be linked to climate change, pour in. But Owen Paterson, reports Sophie Morlin-Yron, has sharply cut the budget for coping with the effects of climate change.

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Alaska pipeline. Photo: toffehoff via Flickr.com.

Shell oil licences in Alaska 'unlawful'

Sophie Morlin-Yron
| 24th January 2014
A landmark court ruling has set back Shell's plans to drill for Arctic oil. It represents a great victory for indigenous peoples and environmental groups - and a serious setback for the oil giant's Arctic expansion.

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