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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending to develop renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan ($294 billion) in the five years through 2015 as part of the nation’s efforts to counter climate change, according to a government official. ...

EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union added a pesticide made by German chemical firm BASF to its blacklist of substances suspected of playing a role in declining bee populations. Member governments banned the ...

Cheap food, poor farms, public anger… so what is Tesco’s Philip Clarke going to do about it?

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Cheap food, poor farms, public anger… so what is Tesco’s Philip Clarke going to do about it?

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Profits have slumped and the horsemeat scandal tarnished Tesco's reputation. Now, in a remarkably frank interview, its boss says change really is on the way Tesco's chief executive could be forgiven for being le...

Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Reverend Billy's singing activists dressed as extinct species plan 'gentle' demonstration against irresponsible lending British bankers have been warned to expect an infestation of bright orange golden toads over t...

Japan’s Abe to Push Ahead with Reforms

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Japan’s Abe to Push Ahead with Reforms

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to push ahead with painful reforms labeled, "Abenomics," to pull Japan out of two decades of an ailing economy and political gridlock. Speaking to a news conference ...

Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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This excellent list includes long time friend of PositiveTV - Steve Killelea – Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (creator of the Global Peace Index) - Well Done Steve! In 2011,...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...

Gamechanger: Next Generation Wind Turbines With Storage Are Cheap, Reliable And Brilliant

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Gamechanger: Next Generation Wind Turbines With Storage Are Cheap, Reliable And Brilliant

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What makes a new wind turbine exciting? Wind companies are always trying to making their next turbine spin more efficiently and generate more power than the last, just as car companies are looking for better fuel...

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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Today, the best shelter we can usually offer the world’s tens of millions of refugees is a tent. So the folks who make your bookcase (and bed, and table) have designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that only takes four h...

North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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Environmentalists say industry's arctic safety case undermined by figures showing 55 pollution incidents in last month. Britain's offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea on...

In Europe, Greener Transit on Existing Infrastructure

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In Europe, Greener Transit on Existing Infrastructure

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Vienna is employing some old-fashioned technology to run shiny new electric buses wending their way through the narrow inner-city streets. The Austrian capital is switching from buses powered by liquefied petrole...

Solar Power Portal Awards

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Solar Power Portal Awards

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2013 sees the launch of the Solar Power Portal Awards, recognising the best in solar in the UK. Focusing on all areas of the solar industry, the purpose of the awards is to recognise and celebrate good practice, p...

Panasonic initiates e-waste recycling programme in Singapore

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Panasonic initiates e-waste recycling programme in Singapore

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PANASONIC INITIATES PILOT HEARTLAND E-WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAMME FOR HOME APPLIANCES IN SINGAPORE ·  The programme, running from July to December 2013, functions as an integrated platform for convenient recycling o...

Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Plans for eco-flats in Oxford led by TV presenter Kevin McCloud have now been recommended for approval. Councillors at Oxford City Council voted to grant the plans at a meeting on Wednesday. They were previously turn...

Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak, a state in Malaysian Borneo, aims to have 1 million hectares of industrial tree plantations by 2020 to offset declining timber production due to unsustainable forest management practices. According to the ...

Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary

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Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary

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Oscar-winning actor explains why he travelled around the world to highlight the environmental problems caused by our waste Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has teamed up with the British filmmaker Candida Bra...

Canada adds a whopping 95,000 jobs in May

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Canada adds a whopping 95,000 jobs in May

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TORONTO (AP) - Canada's economy pumped out a whopping 95,000 new jobs in May in the biggest month of employment growth in more than a decade, Statistics Canada said Friday. The massive gain was the first major ...

World Bank to fund $31 million climate-related hazards project in Nepal

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World Bank to fund $31 million climate-related hazards project in Nepal

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved funding of a project that aims to enhance government capacity to mitigate climate-related hazards in Nepal by improving the accuracy and timeliness of weat...

Meditation finds an ommm in the office

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Meditation finds an ommm in the office

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Not long ago, a CEO who openly practised meditation in the office might be considered weird, and a manager who urged employees to train their minds to be more self-aware on the job would be suspect. But that’s ...

Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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A new source for biodiesel is making its debut at some San Francisco gas stations. Will algae be able to prove itself as a fuel alternative? For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of crude oil derived ...