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Singapore Eco Action Day sparks regional initiative in Asia Pacific

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Singapore Eco Action Day sparks regional initiative in Asia Pacific

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Eco Action Day on 3 April last week in Singapore invited organisations and individuals to pledge green actions for an ecofriendlier Singapore. The annual event is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environ...

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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GMG becomes largest fund yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies in a move chair Neil Berkett calls a ‘hard-nosed business decision’ justified on ethical and financial grounds. The Guardian Media Group...

Stanford kicks coal out of its $18 billion endowmant

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Stanford kicks coal out of its $18 billion endowmant

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The fossil fuel divestment campaign won a major victory today as Stanford University announced it would drop coal companies from its massive $18.7 billion endowment, the fourth largest of any American university. The ...

A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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David Reyes plunges his hand into a black smelly liquid at the bottom of a cut-off plastic jug tied around a palm tree and pulls out a dead horned beetle. “We used to put insecticide on the bottom of the...

Brazil Seeks Ban On Monsanto Herbicide Due To Alarming Toxicity Risks

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Brazil Seeks Ban On Monsanto Herbicide Due To Alarming Toxicity Risks

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Brazil wants to place a ban on Monsanto and get rid of genetically modified organisms. In a historic ruling March 13, Brazil’s Federal Appeal Court canceled its contract with biotechnology giant Bayer (read Setting th...

Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Safeway has become the latest company to establish a policy that excludes deforestation-linked palm oil from its products. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), the second biggest U.S. grocery chain, made the commitment in res...

Instead of giving google your data for free you can now donate it for agood cause

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Instead of giving google your data for free you can now donate it for agood cause

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Menendez, who lives in Barcelona, is setting up an alternative data brokerage called The GoodData. It's a co-operative owned by its members--the people providing data--and it's designed to do good. Instead of selling ...

Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three of China's biggest cities are helping consumers pay for a range of electric cars, heeding calls to encourage the sale of green vehicles that the government sees helping tackle pollution. ...

G20 Pledges to Boost World Economy

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G20 Pledges to Boost World Economy

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Finance heads from the 20 largest economies have wrapped up a two-day conference in Sydney, Australia with an agreement to implement policies that will boost world GDP (Gross Domestic Product) by two percent over f...

China overhauls consumer protection laws

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China overhauls consumer protection laws

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top legal body has strengthened consumer rights in the country after it revised the nation's Consumer Protection Law on Friday, the first major overhaul in two decades. The revisions...

UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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Anti-carbon divestment campaign targets £5bn of British funds An international campaign to urge large institutions to dump fossil fuel investments reaches the UK this week, following rapid success in the US. Th...

Spain sees rise in discount dining

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Spain sees rise in discount dining

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BARCELONA — Spain is known for three-hour, Michelin-starred meals with bottles of vino, often accompanied by the sounds of live flamenco. While the luxury and tourism industries are still flourishing with expats, the ...

Fish for life

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Fish for life

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When local marine fish farming company Aquagrow Corporation Sdn Bhd was setting up in 2008, it received only one Malaysian applicant to join the company. In Malaysia, fish farming is still perceived as a small-sc...

Local businesses get help kicking their plastic habit

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Local businesses get help kicking their plastic habit

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The resort island of Bali produces 890 metric tons of garbage every day. Imagine five blue whales or 222 elephants of pure trash washing up on the shores of Bali every 24 hours. But rather than throw up their han...

Private Company Brings Fresh Water to Kenya Community

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Private Company Brings Fresh Water to Kenya Community

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KISUMU, KENYA — The engine from the Nyamasaria Water Works is pumping muddy water from the Kibos River.  It will be purified and stored until delivery to over 30,000 customers in the peri-urban district of Kisumu ...

HMV to reopen Swindon store

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HMV to reopen Swindon store

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THE return of HMV to the High Street could spark a turn-around in fortunes for Swindon’s town centre. The music chain closed its doors in March this year after it was identified as one of 36 less profitable store...

Solar revolution led by outer suburbs

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Solar revolution led by outer suburbs

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Households across the country are putting solar panels on their roofs at a rate that has exceeded all expectations. This year we hit 1 million rooftops with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, up from just 8,000 in 200...

Global E-Bike Market Projected to Grow to $10+ Billion by 2020

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Global E-Bike Market Projected to Grow to $10+ Billion by 2020

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Nine out of 10 electric bicycles sold in the world will be in China, but trends show growth elsewhere, especially in Europe. While electric bicycles (e-bicycles) are still a nascent market in North America, th...

US investors show climate clout

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US investors show climate clout

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Shareholders in the US are showing growing concern about their investments in companies exposed to climate change-related risks, according to new data released by Ceres, a US organisation that promotes more sustain...

No money for an LED lighting retrofit? Building Hero can help

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No money for an LED lighting retrofit? Building Hero can help

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Ben Cooper, Geoffrey Lewis and Tom Vladeck were students together at Pomona College when a lightbulb went off, literally. Entranced by making the world a better place through environmental sustainability practices,...