The UK’s voracious appetite for wood-fueled energy is sounding alarm bells among environmental advocates, health groups, and those living near clear-cut forests. SASHA STASHWICK argues that biomass is worse for our environment than burning coal.
Lord Lawson is today the main voice of climate denial in Britain - and 30 years ago he was personally responsible for the British state losing control over our reserves of fossil fuels. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
The UK government’s decision this week to allow fracking undermines its commitments to tackle climate change and reduce fossil fuel use. It came just days before the government’s own data showed renewable electricity hit a record high last year. JOSEPH DUTTON reports
Youth campaigners taking part in This Is Zero Hour have already had a global impact. BELLA LACK, in her first article for The Ecologist, explains why she took part in the London protest and why empathy - with humans and animals - and hope are central to our success