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  • A bird

    How can environmental activists use social media? Part 1

    Alessio Perrone
    | 18th June 2018
    Environmental activists and NGOs spend a considerable amount of time Facebook posting and Tweeting. But the best use of social networks is about what you want to achieve. ALESSIO PERRONE spoke to some experts in the field and gives some tips about how to use platforms successfully to promote social change

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  • Tom Cridland of The Tomicks bangs the drum for #FckFastFashion

    Tom Cridland
    | 18th June 2018
    Fast fashion - like fast food - has led to serious bloating. This time it's our our wardrobes and our charity charity shops that are stuffed - with clothes bought cheaply and easily discarded. TOM CRIDLAND is the founder of a sustainable fashion brand and a member of The Tomicks band playing as part of the fast fashion protests. He calls for radical change in our fashion industry

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  • Hawaii bans use of harmful pesticide

    Christopher Pala
    | 18th June 2018
    The government of Hawaii - once a defender of the GM corn industry - has passed a law that forces agro-chemical companies to disclose what pesticides they spray. It has also become the first US state to ban the chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to brain damage in babies. Christopher Pala reports

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  • Museum of the Moon installation

    Forests, creativity - and free festival tickets!

    Elizabeth Wainwright
    | 15th June 2018
    Forests play a vital role locally and globally, and a new festival taking place this summer in the UK will creatively explore this by bringing together forests, arts, ideas and music. The Ecologist will be there, and ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT explains how you could win a family weekend ticket to be there too!

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  • Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

    Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
    | 15th June 2018
    The decision to leave the EU will have a major impact on environmental policy and legislation. How this will apply to the marine environment remains an issue of great debate. The British Ecological Society and Marine Biological Association came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities arising from Brexit. Dr ABIGAL McQUATTERS-GOLLOP provides a summary of the findings

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  • Woman farmer

    Planting interconnections between farming and environmentalism

    Elizabeth Wainwright
    | 14th June 2018
    We need to break down the perceived barrier between farming and the environment to restore the health of our soil and water - and of the human and non-human life they sustain. ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT, a contributing editor to The Ecologist, argues we also need to better understand the connections between them

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  • Community action to remember those killed in the oil-rich region of Casanare, Colombia. Unique cards bear the names and dates of those killed. ​

    To me, being a mum means fighting for oil justice

    Helena Coates
    | 13th June 2018
    Frack Free Greater Manchester campaigners joined human rights defenders from as far as Argentina and Colombia in May to protest outside British Petroleum (BP)’s first ever shareholder meeting in Manchester, UK. HELENA COATES - a local resident - environmental campaigner and mum of two, explains why she took part

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  • Smog

    Brexit bill will 'rip the heart out of environmental protections'

    Keith Taylor MEP
    | 11th June 2018
    An amendment to the Withdrawal Bill will be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow aimed at addressing two glaring omissions from the proposed legislation - the precautionary and polluter pays principles. If MPs fail to vote for the change, the Bill will rip the heart out of the UK's environmental protections, warns Green MEP Keith Taylor

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  • A green Karl Marx

    Karl Marx was deeply committed to ecology? Really???

    Professor Ted Benton
    | 11th June 2018
    Discussion of Karl Marx’s continuing relevance was on his recent 200th birthday still dominated by 'traditional' understandings of Marxism. TED BENTON, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, argues that sadly, there was little – far too little – on Marx’s thinking on the relations between humans and nature

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  • fighting for local democracy is, perhaps counter-intuitively, the best chance we've got.

    How radical municipalism can go beyond the local

    The Symbiosis Research Collective
    | 8th June 2018
    Climate change, global finance, the neoliberal state: today’s crises require action on a big scale. And yet fighting for local democracy is - perhaps counter-intuitively - the best chance we've got. The next part in our series from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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  • Badger baiting network exposed by BBC Wales investigation

    Catherine Harte
    | 8th June 2018
    Badger baiting is as popular as ever - and the true scale of the crime remains unknown, according to an investigation by BBC Wales. The Investigates programme infiltrated a gang over a six month period to expose its cruel and illegal activity, writes CATHERINE HARTE

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  • Weeks of disruption planned for fracking site

    Catherine Harte
    | 7th June 2018
    Anti-fracking movement 'Reclaim the Power' has announced its plans for a summer of disruption against a fracking site in Lancashire. This came days after Greg Clark said shale wells in England will be considered permitted development. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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