Will fracking realign the world?

Will fracking realign the world?

Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently to the most common predictions.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Australian Greens have fought hard for a levy on big polluters.AP Photo/ Rick Rycroft

Australia puts a price on carbon

Climate campaigner Anna Rose welcomes the new levy on big polluters, saying it will push Oz into a far greener framework.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
What price a gliding treefrog in the costing of 'eco-system services' that the Rio+20 process seems to be heading towards?Stockphoto

Big business goes to Rio

With the Earth Summit just days away, Danny Chivers chronicles the urgent battle to stop corporates from hijacking the green agenda.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Bunker Roy shares a joke
with one of his trainee
grandmothers.Bata Bhurji

African grannies go solar

Indian activist Bunker Roy is bringing electric light to rural villages by training up grandmothers as solar engineers, reports Georgia Hanias.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Isa and JohnJack Jordan

Mapping Utopia

It’s time for John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux to turn their dream into reality.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Young Mexicans demand solar power.Eliana Aporte / Reuters

Is the Green New Deal a dead duck?

Four years ago it was hailed as the cure for our
economic and environmental woes. So what’s
happened? Zoe Cormier investigates.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Biofuels - the good, the bad and the ugly

Biofuels - the good, the bad and the ugly

From wood to algae, biofuels have been around for years. But they're not necessarily all they're cracked up to be. Danny Chivers has the low-down.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011
20-year-old Meenakshi Diwan does maintenance work on her village’s solar panel. A member of the Orissa Tribal Women’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Association, she is helping local communities in India move away from dependence on fossil fuels.

Powering up to zero

Can we make the transition to a fossil-free future? Jess Worth meets the people who say we can.

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
John Giles / Press Association Images

Humans vs. Nature

Dinyar Godrej on the need for reconnection.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
Philip Chandler: ‘We may have to re-think the unthinkable: that commercial beekeeping is inherently unsustainable.’

Looting of a small planet

It won’t be easy but Philip Chandler argues that beekeepers themselves need to lead a revolution in sustainability.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
Photo by Khaled Al Hariri / Reuters

Why are they dying?

Wayne Ellwood investigates the case of the missing bees.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
A Saskatchewan dust storm blows away the future. Photo by Courtney Milne

Peak soil

David R Montgomery on the one thing we can’t afford to run out of.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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