It’s never been easier to show support for a cause. To make online armchair campaigning even easier still, Ellie O’Donnell and ALEXANDRA HEAL and ELLIE O'DONNELL have compiled a list of 10 ongoing campaigns they think Ecologist readers would like to know about
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.
To coincide with World Day for Laboratory Animals, Lush turned their Regent Street shop window into a human testing zone to highlight the plight of the millions of animals worldwide who suffer at the hands of the beauty industry
So what connects Prince Charles and a large green frog? This modern spin on the fable of the frog and the Prince relates to the launch on 5th May of an online video and social networking campaign in support of the Prince’s Rainforest Project (PRP).
Food safety campaigners have reacted angrily to a refusal by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to ban controversial plastic additive Bisphenol A (BPA), which is present in some food packaging and containers.
Speaking to an audience at the RSA in London, Professor James Boyle said:
‘We need to build a movement to preserve the public domain. I think we need an environmental movement for the public domain of the mind.’
Two NGOs have accused the Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI) of greenwash by handing ‘sustainable forest management certificates’ to companies converting natural forest or peatlands into timber plantations.