Environment

Nannalution Gathers Pace: Australia's Knitting Nannas Activists and the Anti-Fracking Movement

Maxine Newlands
| 9th September 2016
Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG), an anti-fracking group held their national gathering in the heart of Australia's Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry where the ‘Nannas' workshopped ways of evading arrest, media strategies, avoiding defaming energy companies, lawful protest, successful campaigns, protest songs and nanna naps. MAXINE NEWLANDS joined them for the gathering

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Schumacher College celebrates 25 years of ecological teaching

Satish Kumar
Editor Emeritus
| 22nd August 2016
They said it would never work but time has proved those critics wrong. As the inspirational and pioneering Devon centre that combines ecology and spiritual learning celebrates its 25th anniversary, founder and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist, SATISH KUMAR, describes the flourishing of this remarkable and pioneering place of learning

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Millennials call for a future rich in wildlife

Matt Williams
| 11th August 2016
The new Vision for Nature report highlights what young people want to see politicians doing to protect the environment. And there is nobody better qualified to make these demands than the generation that will inherit the future, writes MATT WILLIAMS

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After Brexit - Envisioning New British Landscapes

James Luchte
| 10th August 2016
At a post-Brexit crossroads, we may still articulate a new vision for the countryside, one which expresses the concerns and desires of stakeholders - farmers, conservationists, land and land tenure reform advocates, communities, and environmentalists writes JAMES LUCHTE

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Uranium from Russia, with love

Nick Meynen
| 4th August 2016
Uranium mining is a dirty business that we didn't clean up but sourced out to less demanding countries, so why isn't this being discussed in any debate about nuclear energy asks NICK MEYNEN

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Ecologist New Voices - Environmental artist Gary Cook

8th July 2016

One of our New Voices is the UK-base environmental painter and activist Gary Cook who will be writing for us about the visual arts. As an introduction to his work, the committed conservationist explains how his extraordinarily powerful 'info-canvases' educate people about the threats to wildlife and the need for immediate action to protect our most endangered species for future generations.

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The Resurgence Trust

7th June 2016
The Resurgence Trust has owned and run The Ecologist website since 2012. Since then, we have offered this website as a free service to an international community that shares our agenda of seeking positive solutions to the challenges of climate change, social justice and ethical living.

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize.

Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered

Jonathan Watts
Guardian Environment
| 4th March 2016
Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project, writes Jonathan Watts. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.

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Fishing trawler making its way across the Arctic ice. Photo: tpsdave via Pixabay (CC0 1.0)

Arctic warming opens pristine ocean to predatory trawling

Joe Sandler Clarke
Greenpeace Energydesk
| 3rd March 2016
Ice melt in the Arctic Ocean is opening up previously untouched areas to industrial fishing fleets using ecologically risky bottom trawling methods, writes Joe Sandler Clarke. Ecosystems supporting walruses, polar bears, puffins and other sea birds could be stripped bare.

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'Diagonal Nature' - Picos de Europa, Asturias, Spain. Photo: Pablo Fernández via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

The Rights of Nature must be recognised in law

Atus Mariqueo-Russell
Rupert Read
| 25th February 2016
Existing models of protecting nature are failing, write Atus Mariqueo-Russell & Rupert Read. They serve to regulate, rather than prevent the destruction of nature, and are now adopting the very 'market' approaches that are largely responsible for the problem. The answer is to give formal effect to the Rights of Nature.

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Breaking Congressional Gridlock - 113th Congress

Ben Whitford
| 10th January 2013

What do cockroaches, used-car salesmen and root canals have in common? They’re <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/08/congress-now-less-popular-than-head-lice-cockroaches-and-the-donald/" target="_blank">all more popular</a> than the 112th U.S. Congress, which ended its two-year term last week with its reputation at an all-time low.

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A Kathmandu shanty town

Can the Kathmandu Valley be Saved?

Joseph Mayton
| 26th September 2012
The once bustling Bagmati river has become the focal point of Nepal’s struggle to bring modernity to this once isolated region. And the environment is struggling to survive, writes Joseph Mayton.

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Left In The Dark

Bibi van der Zee
| 5th September 2012
The reshuffle has turned Heathrow into a messy political vortex...but it may also be beside the point, says Bibi van der Zee

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Fish on a fishing boat

New EU fish reforms anger artisan fishermen

Victor Paul Borg
| 31st July 2012
More than seven out of ten edible marine species in the EU are over-fished and coastal communities are dying. So you might think new draft reforms would help reverse this trend. Not so, says Victor Paul Borg, who investigates the impact of changes that the community fishermen themselves do not want

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