News from The Ecologist

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09
Waste not want not - an old motto for an era of mass production
A third of food produced globally is wasted - with over 2 million tonnes of fresh fruit and veg each year never reaching a shop shelf in the UK. This level of waste is staggering, especially when we consider all the energy and resources that went into producing the food in the first place. ILANA TAUB is on a mission...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:13
How climate change is already disrupting lives in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Climate change its causing flooding and droughts that damage agricultural land in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The "rice bowl" of Asia produces 57 percent of rice production for the country - including 80 percent of its exports. ROBYN WILSON met the farmers facing ruin.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:34
Geology in Britain cannot support fracking for oil and gas, expert claims
We’re 55 million years too late for hydraulic fracturing to work in the UK, claims Professor John Underhill, the chief scientist at Heriot-Watt University. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports