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    Taking account of China’s growth

    Pan Yue
    | 29th March 2007
    China boasts the fastest growing economy in the world. But how to calculate this development’s impact on natural resources, on public health and the environment? Pan Yue sets out the case for green GDP accounting

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    Open Skies?

    John Stewart
    | 29th March 2007
    Late last week, the UK signed up to an historic contract between the EU and the US. Known as the EU Open Skies deal, it lifts restrictions on the number of airlines which can operate transatlantic flights from Europe to the US. John Stewart, the Chair of the charity AirportWatch, explains why this is a deal from a bygone age with an horrific cost for the planet...

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  • Phil Woolas at the Sustainable Communities Rally

    26th March 2007
    The Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion was on the defensive. He thinks that the government's policy already deals with sustainable communities. Devolving power to the people, he says, it what Labour is all about. Listen and make your own mind up.

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    The Ecologist's 'Real Green Budget'

    Mark Anslow
    | 23rd March 2007
    Environmentalists had waited with baited breath for the Chancellor's 2007 Budget. Gordon Brown had intimated that it would be the 'greenest ever'. In fact, it was a resounding disappointment.

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  • Radley Lakes

    Mark Anslow
    | 23rd March 2007
    nPower is preparing to fill an Oxfordshire beauty spot and cradle of biodiversity with pulverised fuel ash. The Ecologist Online is running an ongoing investigation into their activities...

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  • Radley Lakes

    22nd March 2007
    Thrupp lake in Radley, Oxfordshire, is one of the county's prime wildlife havens. It is slated to be filled with a toxic blend of pulverised fuel ash from nPower's nearby Didcot power station. In our exclusive podcast, we talk to the local community, campaigners, ecologists, the press and nPower themselves to uncover some very murky waters...

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    How 'green' was Gordon?

    Miriam Kennet
    | 22nd March 2007
    Environmentalists held their breath in expectation of Gordon Brown's 'green' budget. Was it worth the wait? Miriam Kennet, a director of the Green Economics Institute, looks at where the Chancellor went awry...

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    Not so much 'green' as 'cabbage looking'

    Molly Scott Cato
    | 22nd March 2007
    Gordon Brown's Budget was disappointing. But not just because of its economic niceties. It fails to address key issues which have become taboo amongst economists - money, debt and economic growth. Molly Scott Cato, a green economist and Senior Lecturer in Social Economy at the Cardiff School of Management, addresses all three...

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    An atmosphere of cooperation

    Richard Bickle
    | 22nd March 2007
    A global capitalist economy obsessed with economic growth has plenty of faults, but chances are it's here to stay. Fortunately, there are other types of organisations out there to prove that the limited liability or plc company is not the only way to get business done.

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    Water, water, nowhere...

    Maggie King
    | 22nd March 2007
    March 22nd in World Water Day, an UN initiative to draw attention to the dreadful conditions in which many millions of the world's citizens draw their water. Maggie King reports

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    Such a waste

    16th March 2007
    One third of the contents of an average British fridge ends up in landfill, a new report from the government's waste and recycling body, Wrap (The Waste and Resources Action Programme), is expected to reveal.

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  • Paul Kingsnorth vs Mark Lynas

    15th March 2007
    We ask environmental campaigners and authors Paul Kingsnorth and Mark Lynas whether campaigners can save the world? Mark thinks there's still hope. Paul is of the opinion that things have already gone too far. According to Mark, there's a waking argument and sleeping one...

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  • Paul Kingsnorth vs Mark Lynas

    15th March 2007
    Paul asks whether Mark thinks that the cuts in carbon dioxide now thought necessary - at least 80 per cent by 2050 - are really achievable. Lawrence Buckley tackles Mark on whether defeat might be an acceptable option...

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