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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,...

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...