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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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    Environmentalists challenged to go vegan this World Environment Day

    George Monbiot
    Kerry McCarthy
    Dale Vince
    Jonathan Bartley
    | 5th June 2018
    The impact of the meat industry on the environment is well documented. While global solutions to this problem are necessary, there is a very real, immediate and visceral change people can make right now - on World Environment Day - to turn the tide. Go vegan. GEORGE MONBIOT et al write an open letter to the movement to support the Vegan Society's Plate Up for the Planet challenge

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    Introducing 'systems journalism': creating an ecosystem for independent media

    Brendan Montague
    | 5th June 2018
    Systems will decide our fate. How the system of capitalism continues to interact with natural systems - and whether this will cause irreversible change to the climate system - will determine the history of humanity. So can 'systems thinking' transform the way journalists understand and report this world of systems? BRENDAN MONTAGUE, editor of The Ecologist, argues it can and must

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  • Berta Caceres was murdered in her struggle for environmental justice

    How the environmental justice movement transforms our world

    EnvJustice
    | 5th June 2018
    Today is World Environment Day. Environmental conflicts should not be seen as disruptions to smooth governance, fixable with market solutions, technology or police bullets. People are expressing grievances, aspirations and political demands. They should not be repressed. They lead us to a better world for all, argue a team of academics working together as ENVJUSTICE.

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  • Elizabeth Wainwright and friends

    Evolution at The Ecologist: how you can become our story 

    Elizabeth Wainwright
    | 5th June 2018
    The Ecologist has been at the forefront of environmental news and discussion for almost five decades. Here, ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT, a contributing editor, shares why and how we’re embracing new ways of being and working, and explains how you can get your ideas and work shared globally by becoming a volunteer contributor

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  • World’s largest amphibian heading for extinction

    Catherine Harte
    | 4th June 2018
    Overharvesting for the luxury food market is pushing the iconic Chinese giant salamander to the brink. The future of the world’s largest amphibian is in serious jeopardy unless coordinated conservation measures are put in place. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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  • Tiny cow

    The under-reported ecological disaster of meat

    Julian Vigo
    | 4th June 2018
    Meat production is the elephant in the room when it comes to addressing the major threats to environmental sustainability. Going vegan seems like biting off more than you can chew for many campaigning charities. But DR JULIAN VIGO argues that now we must take the bull by the horns...

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  • Has tourism in Thailand reached a tipping point?

    Robyn Wilson
    | 1st June 2018
    Maya beach - made famous by Danny Boyle’s 2000 film, The Beach - is due to close today because of the wreckage tourism has made of the area. ROBYN WILSON asks, is Thailand's expanding tourism sector pushing its environment to the point of no return?

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  • Gillian Burke supports 30 Days Wild

    Stars of stage and screen back national nature challenge 30 Days Wild

    Brendan Montague
    | 31st May 2018
    The Wildlife Trusts’ month-long national nature challenge begins on Friday, 1 June 2018. An estimated 250,000 people took part last year, pledging to do something wild every day throughout the month. Already 54,500 people, schools and workplaces have signed up throughout the UK. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports

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  • Man with crowds

    Defending democracy in Brazil means demanding Lula da Silva’s freedom

    Lucia Ortiz
    | 31st May 2018
    Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva - Brazil’s former president - has been imprisoned for corruption. International legal experts have condemned Lula’s incarceration as unlawful and unconstitutional. LUCIA ORTIZ from Friends of the Earth Brazil argues the corruption claims are trumped up as part of a right wing attack on human rights and grassroots movements

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  • Ada Colau Ballano

    Why Podemos and els Comuns have so far failed the Catalan fight

    Luke Stobart
    | 30th May 2018
    Progressive environmental and social policies have been won in Barcelona and across Catalonia. This has led activists around the world to examine Spanish grassroots movements. LUKE STOBART, who is researching a book for Verso on the new politics, warns that hard lessons do have to be learned

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  • A huge beef farm

    Revealed: industrial-scale beef farming comes to the UK

    Andrew Wasley
    Heather Kroeker
    | 29th May 2018
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism report published today reveals industrial scale beef farming is now a 'fact on the ground' across the UK. The new farms raise concerns about animal welfare and health. ANDREW WASLEY and HEATHER KROEKER from the Bureau report

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