environmentalism

'Executed' at home: the price one environmentalist couple paid to protect forests

Burag Gurden
| 7th July 2017
The alleged murder of activists Aysin and Ali Buyuknohutcu by a mining company following a legal dispute is resonating in Turkey. The married couple had been taken to court by Bartu Mermer after protesting to protect their local forest. In March 2017 the company’s lawsuit collapsed and the mining was stopped. But six weeks later, the couple were shot dead at their country home in southern Turkey, reports BURAG GURDEN.

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Conference Seeks Security for Embattled Environmental Activists

Olesia Plokhii
| 19th June 2017
This week, the first-ever Forest Defenders Conference, organized by environmental activist support group Not1More, takes place (21st-22nd June) at St. Hugh's College in Oxford, UK. The aim of the conference is to highlight the growing risks and help develop safety strategies for frontline environmentalists who face increasing violence for their work.
OLESIA PLOKHII reports

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Time's Up! by Keith Farnish

Polly Cook
| 12th March 2009
Conveniently crafted into four manageable sections, this book attempts to cover everything and anything that climate change has, and will, destroy - and presents some radical solutions

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Bolgs and Comments

Counquer ourselves first

Miguel Mendonça
| 1st October 2008
During my global travels, spreading the word on the cheapest, most effective and equitable policy road for renewables, my observations and experiences have led me to several infuriating and distressing conclusions.

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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie
| 1st October 2008
Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic.

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Earth Day 2007

Maggie King
| 19th April 2007
It's easy to forget, amidst endless negative news coverage, that the US has one of the biggest environmental movements in the world. Maggie King reports on the activities planned for Earth Day, Sunday 22nd April

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