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  • Karl Marx

    The emergence of an ecological Karl Marx: 1818 - 2018

    Gareth Dale
    | 5th May 2018
    Karl Marx was born in Trier 200 years ago today. The legacy of the political economist is fiercely contested. The Ecologist was among the first magazines to examine his ecological thinking - in an essay published in 1971. Here, GARETH DALE, an editor of the book Green Growth, examines Marx's own claims about nature and society - and our original interpretation of them

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  • Greenpeace activists revamp the entry of the KBC bank building

    Greenpeace declares victory as Belgian bank KBC ends its coal investments

    Nick Meynen
    EnvJustice
    | 4th May 2018
    The entrance to the headquarters of KBC bank in Brussels was taken by environmental activists Thursday concerned about the financial and climatic risks of coal investments in the Czech Republic. Hours later, the bank surprised the activists by announcing an end to all new coal investments. NICK MEYNEN reports in the inaugural post for our ENVJUSTICE series

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  • How beekeeping has turned around the lives of a community in Brazil

    Katie Dancey-Downs
    | 4th May 2018
    Some honey producers have a bad reputation for welfare standards - but many beekeepers are doing things very differently. The Barro Vermelho community in Brazil is using beekeeping to help regenerate the natural world, increase bee populations, and simultaneously create a better life for people. Eusebio De Carvalho told his story to The Lush Times writer KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS

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  • The surprising benefits of predators

    Christopher O'Bryan
    Eve McDonald-Madden
    James Watson
    Neil Carter
    | 3rd May 2018
    When you think of man's best friend, sharks, dingos and lions, don't immediately spring to mind. But new research has shown that predators - once instinctively feared by humans - have a number of important functions and play a key role in supporting our ecosystems. CHRISTOPHER O'BRYAN, EVE McDONALD-MADDEN, JAMES WATSON and NEIL CARTER investigate

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  • Russ George Ocean pasture restoration

    Can we remove a trillion tons of carbon from the atmosphere?

    Nick Breeze
    | 3rd May 2018
    The oceans cover 72 percent of the planet - but are all but ignored in discussions about reducing levels of atmospheric carbon to preindustrial levels. In this interview with NICK BREEZE, ocean ecologist Russ George explains how ocean restoration will lower greenhouse gases and bring back fish stocks to levels not seen for generations

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  • PHOTO ESSAY: The promise of palm oil sows anger and doubt

    Gaurav Madan
    | 2nd May 2018
    Villagers are living in fear of foreign investors exploiting their natural resources as Liberia declares itself 'open for business'. Companies are decimating trees and threatening the livelihoods and culture of these rural communities. GAURAV MADAN documents what life is like for the people of Sinoe County in Liberia.

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  • Bee on blossom

    Campaigners rejoice European Union neonicotinoid ban

    Catherine Early
    | 30th April 2018
    Bee-killing insecticides will face a near total ban in Europe following a vote by member states in favour of proposals by the European Commission. The UK government supported the ban, which it says it will maintain after Brexit. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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  • Why the UK Plastics Pact doesn't go far enough

    Natalie Bennett
    | 30th April 2018
    More than 40 companies including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Tesco have pledged to eliminate single-use packaging items and to ensure 100 per cent of their plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable. But NATALIE BENNETT, former Green Party leader, argues this voluntary pact doesn't go far enough - a full scale ban is needed

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  • Fritjof Capra

    'The way to sustain life is to build and nurture community'

    Fritjof Capra
    | 30th April 2018
    'Ecoliteracy' is urgent and necessary if we are going to build resilient and sustainable human communities that work with the patterns, structures and limitations of the natural environment. FRITJOF CAPRA, a physicist, argues that systems thinking is a crucial component of this new understanding

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  • Battle to save the eastern lowland gorilla earns 2018 Whitley Award

    Catherine Harte
    | 26th April 2018
    The eastern lowland gorilla, found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is now critically endangered, with only 4,000 individuals surviving. Dominique Bikaba, a conservationist working to save this incredible ape - a close relative to humans - was last night presented with a 'Green Oscar', writes CATHERINE HARTE

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  • Three-quarters of people in Wales oppose the shooting of ‘game’ birds

    Catherine Harte
    | 26th April 2018
    The once popular countryside pursuit of 'game' bird shooting is falling out of favour with people in Wales, according to a new survey. The poll - commissioned by League Against Cruel Sports and Animal Aid - shows the majority of respondents were against the sport after learning of the poor conditions in which the animals were bred. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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  • Leading Catholic organisations divest from fossil fuels

    Catherine Harte
    | 25th April 2018
    As an increasing number of leading international institutions are being called out for their investments in fossil fuels, a group of prominent Catholic organisations has become the latest to divest and are urging other church members to do the same, writes CATHERINE HARTE

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  • Victory for campaign against uranium mining project in South Africa's Karoo region

    Dr Stefan Cramer
    | 24th April 2018
    An Australian firm which planned to mine in the iconic Karoo region of South Africa has been forced to leave after costly delays in the licensing process. DR. STEFAN CRAMER hopes its exit - combined with the environmental efforts of the new South African government - may enable the Karoo to finally realise its full potential in sustainable agriculture and renewable energies

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