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US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury Department has said. The bank bailouts may result in a return of $2bn (£1.3bn), the T...

US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Int...

US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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Unveiling a historic rule, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the first national requirement for the nation's coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, cyanide and oth...

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...

US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., has developed a silicon solar wafer that wo...

US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste Buildings consume 40 percent of American energy

University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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Pioneering research by the University of Reading has developed a new way to test the adhesive qualities of drugs under laboratory development which could replace the current practice of using animal tissue. The stu...

UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

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UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

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An International Maritime Organization panel adopted what it calls mandatory design and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gases from international shipping. According to the IMO’s Marine Environment Protect...

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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The U.N. Secretary-General's High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing has released its recommendations for how the international community can raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to offset the impact of ...

UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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1 March 2011 – The United Nations climate change chief today called on governments to quickly transform the agreements reached in the Mexican city of Cancún last year into tangible action on the ground, and provide...

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...

UK study looks to serve cows and sheep burp-free fodder

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UK study looks to serve cows and sheep burp-free fodder

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UK scientists have been looking at how changes to the diet of cows and sheep could help reduce the animals' greenhouse gas emissions. The study suggested that certain feedstocks, in proportion to milk or meat yiel...

UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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PositiveTv would like to add it's weight to the call to create this post too. The UK government should create a new ministerial post for green economics, an international policy group that includes MPs past and p...

UK firms fined for waste exports

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UK firms fined for waste exports

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Two British businesses responsible for attempting to illegally export 259 tons of mixed waste to China were fined the maximum amount on Wednesday. The businesses disguised 10 containers of mixed waste as scrap meta...

U.S. wind power grew 31 percent in 2011

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U.S. wind power grew 31 percent in 2011

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A trade organization dedicated to advancing wind energy in the United States says that 2011 was a strong year for the industry, and forecasts steady demand throughout this year. The American Wind Energy Associati...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...

Toyota breaks out of China’s rare earth shackles

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Toyota breaks out of China’s rare earth shackles

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And if you can’t join ‘em, innovate. That’s what Toyota Motor Corp. is doing as it develops an alternative technology that could trivialize China’s stranglehold on the supply of r...

Toronto car-sharing market in over-drive

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Toronto car-sharing market in over-drive

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Alongside the forest of condos, the car-sharing market in Toronto is taking off. The largest and best known, Zipcar, is adding full sized cargo vans and a new monthly membership fee structure, the company announced...

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,...