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Good news for the environment: Government advisor Natural England halves its carbon emissions

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Good news for the environment: Government advisor Natural England halves its carbon emissions

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It's the government's wildlife and conservation advisor, so it makes sense perhaps that Natural England, has successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 50%. Over four years, it's delivered a series of carbon-sa...

Sun’s Energy Saves Thousands In Haiti And Africa

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Sun’s Energy Saves Thousands In Haiti And Africa

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Using the sun’s rays to purify contaminated water, the Water School is having an astonishing impact on developing nations.

Endangered Tiger Makes Resurgence in India

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Endangered Tiger Makes Resurgence in India

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The endangered tiger is making resurgence in India.  A recent census indicates the number of tigers has risen in the South Asian nation, which is home to half the world's population of the big cats. Using hidden...

Waste crops put to good use

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Waste crops put to good use

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A new volunteer network has been set up to distribute free food to those in need, from unsellable farm crops that would otherwise go to waste Up to half of the world’s food production is going to waste, according ...

Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - The hottest 'green' toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red 'energy stone...

China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China's newest transportation venture demonstrates yet another energy source for mass-transit solutions. Developed through a partnership of the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest...

California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage. The fuel is derived from rotting refuse that San Francisco and Oakland residents and bu...

New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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Aeroplanes could be far better for the environment, create less noise and be safer for passengers thanks to the development of new software. The programme FLIGHT, developed by a University of Manchester academic,...

Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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A thriving colony of one of England's rarest beetles the hazel pot beetle - has been found hiding out in Sherwood Forest. The study raises hopes that with careful management, a species that is all but extinct in t...

Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come. Chatter has been building for a few w...

M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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First major UK retailer to meet its sustainability targets says results show there is also a strong business case for going green M&S has become the first major UK retailer to become fully 'carbon neutral', th...

Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures and Hides Them in Copenhagen Forests

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Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures and Hides Them in Copenhagen Forests

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We love these wood sculptures in Copenhagen Forests.   Thanks to source https://mymodernmet.com/thomas-dambo-giant-wood-sculptures/?fbclid=IwAR1a-ckj6U-tnADTWBoQwp_n0LVJtfGde3RtszzuuFlHNk0043d8ZhGv7-s &n...

Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Water may be the source of life, but its life-giving quality depends on how we treat it.  Farm runoff, pesticides and fertilizers, even treated wastewater make their way back into our waters and our lives. But at...

Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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How does a car maker settle the problem of deciding to make an all-electric car, a hybrid electric car, or a diesel engine car? They can only make one vehicle so which will it be? Volvo has decided... all three! Ye...

Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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The government is going for a tougher law to clamp down on rampant tree-felling in an effort to conserve forests. The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of Forest Act (Amendment) 2010, prescribing ...

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...

Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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George Osborne said today he hoped to outline structural details of the government's green investment bank before Christmas, insisting that he wanted to "get it right" to ensure it was a success. The chancellor to...

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

Sobi bicycles

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Sobi bicycles

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SoBi has built a GPS-enabled bike that you can find and unlock using your mobile phone. These bikes will be used to create an affordable and scalable bike share system that makes cycling more accessible and interactiv...

It’s Boom Time for Berries in Britain

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It’s Boom Time for Berries in Britain

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This is an exceptional year for crops of fruit and wild berries. Sarah Raven looks at the seasonal variations that create a juicy windfall - and the important benefits for birds