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The Ecologist is the world’s leading environmental affairs platform. Our aim is to educate and inform as many people as possible about the wonders of nature, the crisis we face and the best solutions and methods in managing that crisis.

25.10.2020

Nobel Prize for a gene bomb

Nobel Prize for a gene bomb

Silvia Ribeiro CRISPR and new forms of gene manipulation must not be allowed anywhere near our food systems or into the wider environment. Alfred Nobel himself might see the irony. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – named after  the inventor of dynamite and… »

20.10.2020

Hacking the earth?

Hacking the earth?

Bill McGuire Geo-engineering ‘turns hearts and minds away from the cause of the climate crisis and inevitably dilutes the urgency with which it must be addressed’. The belief that ‘fixing’ global heating through the application of technology is possible, even desirable, is not new… »

04.10.2020

Ende Gelände 2020

Ende Gelände 2020

Ende Gelände mobilised thousands in Germany last weekend, targeting both coal and gas and developing tactics to protect activists from coronavirus transmission. The eighth Ende Gelände went ahead in the drizzly and cold Rhineland region of Germany last weekend. Over 3,000 activists pushed through police lines to shut down a number of targets associated… »

27.09.2020

Climate breakdown in Alaska

Climate breakdown in Alaska

Cora Dow  ‘I’m eighteen and can already see my Alaska community changed forever by climate change. I’ve seen glaciers shrink, summer droughts and deadly landslides – and our elected officials are doing nothing.’ I caught a herring with my hands from the beach beside my grandma’s house in my… »

13.09.2020

XR keeps MPs abreast of climate threats

XR keeps MPs abreast of climate threats

At least 13 topless women attached themselves to the outside of the Palace of Westminster with bike locks around their necks on Thursday. Police arrested a group of semi-naked protesters who chained themselves to railings surrounding Parliament in a bid to expose what they called the “bare truth” about the… »

11.09.2020

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Staff Reporter Campaigners launch legal challenge to Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit for one of Europe’s biggest waste incinerators. A campaign group, representing seven villages in Essex, has issued a legal challenge against the Environment Agency over concerns that residents will be… »

30.08.2020

XR v Exxon

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead  to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas fields. The protestors accuse the oil company of trying to cloak… »

27.08.2020

Trade secrets: climate breakdown

Trade secrets: climate breakdown

by Nick Dearden New book Trade Secrets is based on a thorough analysis of leaked papers from three years of secretive trade talks, as well as multiple other official documents and sources. We are living through a climate emergency. If we don’t get a… »

13.08.2020

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Brendan Montague An interview with George Monbiot and audio of his talk at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. If you get into debt buying your child branded trainers, if you fear redundancy, if you suffer anxiety about the future of the planet and you… »

01.08.2020

Reparations and the fight for life

Reparations and the fight for life

Esther Stanford-Xosei Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August. We’ve been doing all the nice stuff for six years – going on annual marches and delivering… »

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