Statistics can inform, surprise and amaze but in the Internet age, it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of often conflicting data out there. The Vegan Society’s DOMINIKA PIASECKA presents some findings that will make you think twice about your diet
The UK government’s decision this week to allow fracking undermines its commitments to tackle climate change and reduce fossil fuel use. It came just days before the government’s own data showed renewable electricity hit a record high last year. JOSEPH DUTTON reports
The development of a new cruise ship terminal on the river Thames could undermine efforts to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. City mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed his concerns about the project, but the decision rests in the hands of the local council. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
How do displacement and migration relate to natural disasters and climate change? Today, there is little clarity about their inter-relationship. ARTHUR WYNS debunks three common misconceptions and offers a fresh perspective to frame the subject of 'climate migration'
The green washing of Theresa May’s Conservative government appears to have reached its end following a week of environmentally regressive policy announcements and the collapse of UK renewable energy investment, writes JOSEPH DUTTON
A team of researchers is tracking and trying to understand what they call the most influential movement of our time: environmentalism. They give the state of play on a global conflict that is playing out at the local level in a special feature called The EJAtlas: Ecological Distribution Conflicts as Forces for Sustainability. By LEAH TEMPER, FEDERICO DEMARIA, ARNIM SCHEIDEL, DANIELA DEL BENE and JOAN MARTINEZ-ALIER
This week the UK government announced a consultation on introducing a tax on single-use plastics, as part of its pledge to reduce plastic waste. But earlier this month ministers stepped back from plans to introduce a charge for non-recyclable coffee cups - putting the government’s war on plastic and promise of a Green Brexit under scrutiny. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
A leaked government document has confirmed many of the claims of anti-fracking protesters. The government's expectations are shown to have been lower than industry forecasts. Questions are now being asked about how realistic the initial forecasts were. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates.
The United Nations’ International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict takes place on November 6. The international community must face up to the reality that protecting the environment from conflict is vital to protect people, argues DOUG WEIR.
Dr Seuss’s The Lorax is showing at the Old Vic theatre in London until Sunday. HARRIET GRIFFEY, cultural editor of The Ecologist describes it as a 'entertaining and heart-warming children’s musical' that speaks to current environmental issues.
A major new study reveals that climate change may be a global medical emergency far bigger than we previously thought. But the authors also see signs that world may be starting to wake up to the danger, reports JOE WARE