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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 ...

Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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by Bill Becker In his first post-election news conference, President Obama made clear that his concern about global climate change will not push the economy and jobs off the top of his priority list. “If...

The Best LED Lightbulb!

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The Best LED Lightbulb!

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The Best LED Lightbulb Is the Philips L-Prize I"m replacing my old favorite LED lightbulb, the Philips 12.5 watt ambientLED, with the company"s next-generation L-prize bulb, now that its finally less than $40...

First vertical farm to boost supply of local greens

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First vertical farm to boost supply of local greens

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Land-scarce Singapore has its first vertical farm on a plot of land in Lim Chu Kang the size of about five football fields. Vegetables – Chinese cabbage, nai bai and xiao bai cai – grow on 120 towers and th...

Recycled tire powder saves energy, reduce costs, makes quieter cars

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Recycled tire powder saves energy, reduce costs, makes quieter cars

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Incineration is still widely used to dispose of discarded tires. A green materials company is providing an alternative that monetizes waste rubber, saving significant energy and lowering the cost of making new tire...

India’s mobile phone firms turn to green power

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India’s mobile phone firms turn to green power

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Thanks to India's erratic power supplies, over 60% of telecom masts currently rely on diesel generators, says the BBC's Shilpa Kannan Nearly a billion people use mobile phones in India and a network of broadcast mas...

Renewable distributed electricity generation to triple by 2017

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Renewable distributed electricity generation to triple by 2017

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Annual global installations of renewable distributed electricity generation will nearly triple between 2012 and 2017 says Pike Research. The research group’s “Renewable Distributed Energy Generation” report projec...

G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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For entrepreneurs Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis, no location is too obscure for a gin and tonic. That boozy ambition has made their Travelling Gin Co.—a roving bicycle bar—such a success. Equipped with a basket ful...

Chinese police rescue 3,600 crocodiles

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Chinese police rescue 3,600 crocodiles

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Three arrested after police tipped off about animals thought to have been bound for restaurants to become exotic dishes Chinese police have rescued 3,600 smuggled crocodiles they believe were en route to dining tab...

Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Positive News's Stephen Lewis speaks to Satish Kumar, the long-standing editor of the pioneering environmental magazine Resurgence, about the publication’s philosophy and achievements. Forty-five years ago, Brita...

Scotland says yes to more weddings

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Scotland says yes to more weddings

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THE number of people getting married in Scotland has reached its highest level in four years, figures show. The statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland revealed that 3,255 couples got hitched during the...

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...