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Clean, fresh, crisp, natural... these are adjectives used about that most ubiquitous of fabrics, cotton. But in his book, Cotton, Canadian academic Adam Sneyd explores the dark side of global cotton production.

Yoga Design Lab

Forget pilates, yoga's the exercise of the moment. And it's all the better when performed on an environmentally friendly mat made from natural rubber and recycled plastic

carrie akroyd song thrush blossom

The Natural Eye, the Society of Wildlife Artists's annual exhibition, showcases the best of fine art inspired by our wonderful natural world. It's on at Mall Galleries in London from 28 October to 8 Nov

Take on a training for a trade

Covid-19 has decimated the economy, so if you're starting out on your working life, think about jobs that will always be needed

wind turbines in rajasthan

A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). And the potential savings for people, as well as for the country, would be massive

This charming house in the Luberon region was until recently a ruin. But it's been restored in a style you could call rustic sophistication, using traditional building techniques and plenty of brocante-sourced furniture and objets

Cut your energy bill by paying heed to some tried and tested tricks and tips. For example, don't leave a mobile plugged in, give plug-in electric space heaters a wide berth and never leave a fan on if no-one's in the room

Harrison Spinks is a renowned British mattress manufacturer

Leeds-based family run business Harrison Spinks is committed to further improving its sustainability by cutting out use of synthetics foams and glues in its products

Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show, the unit gives you electricity on the move

Nissan launches a portable power unit made from recovered batteries from its Leaf electric cars. The units can even be charged up from a solar panel accessory

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