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A climate insurgency: building a Trump-free, fossil-free future

A climate insurgency: building a Trump-free, fossil-free future

As the thousands of foot-weary protesters leave the April 29 Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC - and its scores of sister marches around the country - one question will no doubt be foremost on their minds: How can a march, or indeed any other actio

Friday, 15:19 in Environment
 
Conservatives' hard right Brexit plans: UK's great leap backwards to 'dirty man of Europe'

Conservatives' hard right Brexit plans: UK's great leap backwards to 'dirty man of Europe'

As any dodgy dealer knows, the best way to sell something duff is to harry the unsuspecting buyer. Theresa May in calling an election with less than seven weeks' notice is bullying the voter into a panic decision: one that could jeopardise the health and

Thursday, 09:57 in Environment
 
As government delays pollution plan, study shows how killer nanoparticles cause heart disease

As government delays pollution plan, study shows how killer nanoparticles cause heart disease

Inhaled nanoparticles - like those released from vehicle exhausts, in particular from diesel vehicles - can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings, published today in the journ

Wednesday, 13:17 in Environment
 
Tribunal judges: Monsanto isn't feeding the world - it's undermining food security

Tribunal judges: Monsanto isn't feeding the world - it's undermining food security

Monsanto promotes its genetically modified (GM) crops and associated pesticides on the claimed grounds that they are needed to help 'feed the world'. But the five judges of the Monsanto Tribunal found that far from contributing to food security, Monsanto

Monday, 15:35 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: From fish to forests and conflicts to coffee...how humans are affected by climate-driven species shifts

Ecologist Special Report: From fish to forests and conflicts to coffee...how humans are affected by...

Shifts in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species caused by climate change are a growing cause of species extinction, conflict, and major economic uncertainty, says a major new study that highlights the extent of these species shifts. Pub

20 April 2017 in Environment
 
Special Investigation: How bullying and intimidation in abattoirs threatens food safety checks

Special Investigation: How bullying and intimidation in abattoirs threatens food safety checks

Food safety and animal welfare checks in abattoirs are being hampered because of bullying and harassment of inspection staff, The Ecologist can reveal. Data obtained by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism highlights how meat hygiene inspectors and vet

19 April 2017 in Environment
 


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