World Clock

Find the correct time anywhere in the world.
The clock below shows GMT. Accuracy depends upon having fast broadband.

The Ecologist Magazine

Syndicate content
Updated: 4 min 29 sec ago

Obama's clean energy legacy - how long can it last?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:05
President Trump comes into office determined to discard huge swathes of his predecessor's legacy on day one, writes Mark Barteau. But he will struggle to undo Obama's clean energy regulations. It's not just that they are legally robust, it's also that energy markets in the US and the wider world have shifted firmly, and irreversibly, towards efficiency and renewables. Sorry, Mr Trump.
Categories: Ecological News

Living Networks

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:18
Building on his talk at the Resurgence 'One Earth, One Humanity, One Future' conference, Fritjof Capra explains new scientific evidence supporting the long-held supposition of Buddhists and others that humans are interconnected and part of nature.
Categories: Ecological News

Wake up Britain! A far right coup is under way!

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:39
An extreme right-wing coup is unfolding day by day, writes Donnachadh McCarthy, as the government exploits Brexit to justify more huge cuts to public services, extreme deregulation and massive corporate empowerment. A new political leadership must step up to defend our hard-won rights and our children's futures.
Categories: Ecological News

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:11
On 10 January 2017 a new emergency plan was presented in a commission in Belgium's Parliament. The evacuation perimeter was conveniently halved to 10km to avoid an evacuation of Belgium's second and third cities in case of a meltdown. The plan has been called totally inadequate. NICK MEYNEN reports
Categories: Ecological News

Jeremy Corbyn - come out fighting against the Moorside nuclear monstrosity!

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:42
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show last weekend, Jeremy Corbyn gave no clear support to the massive Moorside nuclear development in Cumbria, writes Marianne Birkby. But to win the impending Copeland by-election, he and the Labour Party must go further - and campaign against the deeply unpopular project.
Categories: Ecological News

Lord Smith's conflict of interest: why we cannot trust the ASA on fracking!

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:18
2017 began with bang for Friends of the Earth, writes Tony Juniper, with a hostile media blitz orchestrated by the fracking industry and abetted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). But the storm, over alleged errors in an FoE leaflet about the hazards of fracking, reveals nothing so clearly as the disgraceful conflict of interest at the top of the ASA itself.
Categories: Ecological News

New map shows way to reducing roads' destruction of nature

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 23:59
Scientists are calling for the urgent protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas, writes Tim Radford, as a new global map shows that roads lead to loss of biodiversity and damage to ecosystems by fragmenting habitat and providing access to exploiters.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuckoos in the nest: clipping the wings of corporate capitalism

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:40
Global corporations and their lofty princes have outgrown the control of regulators, politicians and society, writes George Feiger. Such is their power that they can extract an ever-growing share of global income, block any moves to limit their freedoms, and loot our future wealth for immediate profit. The first step to regaining control is to keep private money firmly out of politics.
Categories: Ecological News

World's biggest tropical carbon sink found in Congo rainforest

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:29
A 145,000 sq km area of peatland swamp forest has been discovered in the Congo Basin, writes Tim Radford, and it holds a record 30 Gt of carbon, equivalent to 20 years of US fossil fuel emissions. Now the race is on to protect it from damaging development that would emit that carbon over coming decades.
Categories: Ecological News

When degrowth enters the parliament

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:13
Ecological Economist FEDERICO DEMARIA was the youngest panellist at a recent House of Common debate on ‘Degrowth' as a movement gaining traction and now entering the corridors of power. Here's his report on the challenges and tasks ahead
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists highlight the critical role of birds in forest regeneration

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:37
The loss of birds could significantly impact efforts to combat deforestation, according to research from scientists looking at species across the Brazilian Amazon. LAURA BRIGGS reports
Categories: Ecological News

He dared to speak the truth: Alexey Yablokov, scientific hero of Chernobyl

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:25
Alexey V Yablokov (1933-2017) was a scientific giant of the post-Chernobyl age, writes Chris Busby. It was he who brought together the work of dissident Soviet scientists and revealed to the world, in English language, the true health impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. His hard work and dedication underlies the continuing opposition to the nuclear industry today.
Categories: Ecological News

Time and money run out for nuclear revival

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:08
The nuclear industry faces an uncertain future as the reactor building boom is struck by unexpected costs, serious technical problems, and long, expensive delays, writes Paul Brown. Meanwhile renewables like wind and solar are offering investors an enviable combination of falling cost, low risk, fast build times, predictable returns and minimal long term liabilities.
Categories: Ecological News

The Challenges of Green Living - Can He Have A Dog?

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:02
In the first of his new Ecologist columns on the ups and downs of trying to live a Greener, low-impact lifestyle, writer PAUL MILES debates the eco pros and cons of getting his first dog
Categories: Ecological News

Devon Wildlife Trust is crowdfunding for the reintroduction of beavers

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:15
In 2020 the fate of Devon's River Otter wild beavers will be decided. With Chris Packham backing the campaign to save the species and the protection of beavers into Scotland recently getting the go-ahead, the outlook is bright for the species.LAURA BRIGGS reports
Categories: Ecological News

Progressive protectionism - the Green case for controlling our borders

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:48
The green movement's squeamish social liberalism has left it to the political right to exploit public concerns about population and immigration, writes Colin Hines. We must make the progressive case for controlling our borders, and restricting not just migration but the free movement of goods, services and capital where it threatens environment, wellbeing and social cohesion.
Categories: Ecological News

OECD takes up complaint that WWF has funded abuses of Cameroon's forest peoples

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:54
The OECD is pursuing a complaint that WWF has funded abuses against the indigenous forest-dwelling Baka or 'Pygmy' peoples of Cameroon, after determining that its human rights guidelines do apply to WWF owing to the 'commercial nature' of its conservation activities.
Categories: Ecological News

Krakow's bold step to curb electromagnetic pollution reflects growing evidence of harm

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:19
As Kraków, Poland's second city, takes steps to protect its citizens from rising electromagnetic 'smog' from mobile phones, wifi, Bluetooth, smart meters and other devices, Lynne Wycherley summarises 2016's news highlights on the emerging bio-risks of rising exposure to non-ionisiong radiation. For how much longer can governments continue to ignore the growing evidence of harm?
Categories: Ecological News

Ecologist Special Report: Impending vote on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 19:41
EU-Canada trade deal CETA, like its more well-known ‘evil twin' deal, TTIP, is a new form of trade deal which targets the removal of social, health and environmental regulations, locks in privatisation of public services and introduces a ‘corporate court' system so big business across North America can sue European governments in a private justice system. Worse still, CETA will worsen runaway climate change warns MARK DEARN
Categories: Ecological News

Ecologist Special Report: Critical vote looms on the Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 19:41
EU-Canada trade deal CETA, like its more well-known ‘evil twin' deal, TTIP, is a new form of trade deal which targets the removal of social, health and environmental regulations, locks in privatisation of public services and introduces a ‘corporate court' system so big business across North America can sue European governments in a private justice system. Worse still, CETA will worsen runaway climate change warns MARK DEARN
Categories: Ecological News