Politics and Economics

Extreme Energy

The Ecologist
| 23rd September 2013
Paul Mobbs, leading environmental campaigner, author and engineer, tells the Ecologist Film Unit that extraction industries, including coal bed methane extraction, are going ahead in the UK despite serious environmental concerns........

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Fracking Hell? How Poland's dash for gas turned sour

Andrew Wasley
| 28th February 2013
Poland is about to open its doors to an unprecedented dash for gas. But with multinational energy companies circling and widespread fracking about to begin, people and the environment are in the firing line. Andrew Wasley reports from Gdansk

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Dairy farms suffer in US shale gas fracking boom

Dimiter Kenarov
| 28th January 2013
The dash for unconventional gas may have brought financial benefits to some, but for struggling dairy farmers in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, the arrival of drilling wells could be the final nail in the coffin. Dimiter Kenarov reports

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YEGEP Guard Station

Coal and Corruption: The Battle for Gerze

Chris Walker
Morgan Hartley
| 17th August 2012
After years of protest, plans by the Anadolu Group to build a coal power plant in the seaside town of Gerze are awaiting the go-ahead from the Turkish government. But protest group YEGEP are not giving up without a fight

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Rochdale Pioneer Performance

The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson
| 6th August 2012
Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular

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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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Caroline Lucas

Where next for the Greens?

Bibi van der Zee
| 28th May 2012
After some of the biggest breakthroughs in their history, the Green Party now faces a leadership election so what happens now? Are the Greens ready to take the next big leap forward, asks Bibi van der Zee

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