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24/1/2014
Alex Lacerda and Paulo Maués drive a silver pickup to an outdoor sawmill near the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Carrying 12-gauge shotguns, they step out and approach a shack, knock and enter cautiously. They are agents for Brazil’s ...   
16/1/2014
Alex Lacerda and Paulo Maués drive a silver pickup to an outdoor sawmill near the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Carrying 12-gauge shotguns, they step out and approach a shack, knock and enter cautiously. They are agents for Brazil's ...   
21/12/2013
Waratah Coal on Saturday, December 21, welcomed the Australian government's approval of its Aus$6.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) Galilee coal project, as conservationists warned the decision threatened the environment.The proposed coal mine, ...   
7/12/2013
The woods at South Cubbington, near Leamington Spa, have a wild pear tree, the largest in England, which was young during the French Revolution, and middle-aged before Leamington Spa even existed. After 250 years, it is about to be chopped down ...   
6/10/2013
The poet William Blake described Britain's landscape as a "green and pleasant land" but much of the countryside - from the mighty oak tree to the humble hedgehog - are at serious risk. Conservation groups and scientists have warned in an ...   
5/8/2013
I am very upset by reports that the fracking company Cuadrilla began operations in Lower Stumble, a mile south of the lovely village of Balcombe, West Sussex, last Friday, 2 August. On Saturday I made my second trip to the campsite in ...   
20/3/2013
The "bee-mails' were sent in protest at the UK Government's failure to back a ban on pesticides environmentalists believe are killing bees. But Mr Paterson, the MP for North Shropshire, said the "cyber-attack' was a waste of his time ...   
3/2/2013
More than 350 wildlife sites, including nature reserves, ancient woodlands and wetlands which are home to some of Britain's rarest species, are threatened by the high-speed rail link, an investigation by The Independent on Sunday has ...   
16/1/2013
Henry David Thoreau was a peculiar fellow. After his secluded stint at Walden Pond, his fixation with the natural world only grew. Starting in 1852, his journal turned into a two million-word project documenting seasonal observations around his ...   
5/1/2013
Another week and another war of words is being waged over our green and pleasant land. Last Thursday, Prince Charles told the Oxford Farming Conference that the countryside is "as precious as an ancient cathedral". Former poet laureate Andrew ...   
18/12/2012
I advise you all to check out Keith Kloor`s piece in Slate on the "Great Schism in the Environmental Movement," which I believe I spent most of last week debating on Twitter. The message is one we`ve talked about here: the Anthropocene is at hand ...   
15/10/2012
On the night of the Great Storm, October 15, 1987, Ray Hawes was sitting in bed nervously watching the trees outside his window. They blew "back and forth, back and forth, back and forth... then one just kept coming forward until it practically ...   
4/8/2012
Ivo Lubrinna has been wildcatting for gold in the jungle here for more than 30 years. It's a notoriously messy business, as crews strip away topsoil in the forest and along riverbanks and use mercury and other pollutants to draw precious metal ...   
7/6/2011
Deciduous woodland in early spring. Environment white paper unveils plans for England’s ‘natural assets’ A dozen new large-scale conservation areas, more business and community involvement and putting a value on nature are needed to ...   
12/11/2010
Government plans to reform national parks threaten to destroy the country's most precious landscapes, including the Lake District, the Norfolk Broads and the New Forest, by forcing managers to promote more economic development, conservation ...   
10/7/2010
It was on a summer's afternoon in 2005 that Paul Wimbush made his decision. He'd spent the day celebrating Lammas, the original Celtic harvest festival, with friends in a field in Pembrokeshire; as the sun began to fall, a group of them sat down ...   
31/10/2008
HRH The Prince of Wales will this Sunday visit the Indonesian island of Sumatra to view an innovative rainforest conservation project as part of his ongoing Far East tour. Prince Charles will see how logged rainforest on Sumatra is being ...   
12/10/2008
Everyone professes a love of trees. I cannot find anybody who'll admit to hating them, or the lesser charge of finding their gnarled trunks, light-blocking canopies or autumnal tendency to drop leaves everywhere even vaguely irksome. Ostensibly, ...   
19/5/2008
England's green and pleasant land is under threat and must be better managed if it is to survive, a report warned on Sunday. The study claims the natural environment is not as rich as it was 50 years ago and will become even ...   
19/5/2008
England is under threat of losing its most precious wildlife to climate change and development, a government advisory body report has warned. The richness of the countryside has declined dramatically over the past 50 years, and ...   
5/12/2006
Great news! We can finally scratch "driving less" off our list of ways to curb global warming and reduce our dependence on foreign oil! Biofuels will soon not only replace much of our petroleum, but improve soil fertility and ...   
2/12/2006
You know you are in a special part of the country when you spot a herd of reindeer out on the hillside, or when a man sweeps past on his dog-sleigh. This is the Cairngorms, Britain's largest National Park. Up here in the Highlands of ...   
14/8/2006
We all know global warming is a fact. And we'd all like to do something to make a difference. But where to begin? The answer, of course, is in our own homes and daily routines. Donnachadh McCarthy, one of Britain's leading expert in ...   
27/7/2006
Global warming is threatening to ruin many of America''s most treasured national parks, including Yosemite, Yellowstone and Death Valley, environmental groups have warned. The risks include more forest fires, retreating snow lines, ...   
20/9/2005
ENSURE THAT YOUR ROOF IS PROPERLY INSULATED Installing loft insulation for a three-bedroom, semi-detached home costs about the same as a cheap washing machine. British Gas estimates that proper insulation will pay for its ...   

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