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Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:42:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food from abroad. The fact is the energy that goes into produce not indigenous to the local environment can be vastly greater than what is required in the natural country of origin. In order to thrive in the non-indigenous locality, many foodstuffs require the addition of other elements over its life cycle, most notably heat, resulting in higher CO2 emissions than if the produce was transported from the traditional country of origin. Filed under environment: Emissions/Business.

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:21:00 GMT by John Dean

US company Pratt & Whitney has announced that its engines will be used for up to 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of an international deal. The engine, which is designed to improve a plane's environmental performance, has been ordered by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) in a deal which include 120 PurePower PW1100G engines for 60 aircraft and options for up to 80 engines for an additional 40 aircraft. Filed under environment: Business.

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Toyota - makers of the famous Prius - says sales of hybrid vehicles have now passed 3 million, saving the atmosphere from 18 million tons of carbon dioxide. Hybrid dilute the environmental damage a car does by using an electric engine to supplement the power supplied by a traditional internal combustion engine and the Prius was the first mass-produced model.

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Businesses cut levels of flying

Businesses cut levels of flying

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:30:01 GMT by John Dean

Research published by global environmental pressure group WWF suggests that the recession has led increasing numbers of business to reduce the amount of time their staff spend flying. Nearly half of those surveyed said that they had cut business flights over the past two years and 85% of them didn't intend to return to previous levels.

Businesses cut levels of flying

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:41:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

Beef from the Brazilian Amazon could carry the highest carbon footprint of any beef in the world, suggest findings from a new study by Swedish scientists. Researchers from SIK (the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology) and Chalmers University of Technology have revealed that Brazilian beef production emits more greenhouse gases than previously thought, because earlier studies did not account for land changes like deforestation.

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Former Shell president argues a reliance on imported oil will cause a double dip recession in the US. The US has been accused of damaging its own economic recovery in the face of unrest in the oil markets because of an over-reliance on imports. The markets are responding to the on-going political upheaval and uncertainty in Libya.

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Rolls-Royce revealed its all-electric luxury concept car, the Phantom EE, yesterday. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charged from the mains, with this model Rolls-Royce are seeking to redefine the ultimate in auto status-symbols. Could their lead help push EVs further into the limelight?

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:22:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Annual exhibition for eco-builders grows massively in size. Ecobuild - the main UK exhibition for ecological buildings and associated services opened in London on 1st March. Fifty percent bigger than last years', with over 1300 exhibitors coming from as far afield as New Zealand it clearly shows that there is a strong market for building and improving ecological architecture.

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

Pollution stands in the way of China's future growth

Pollution stands in the way of China's future growth

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:50:00 GMT by Laura Brown

China's economic growth is impeded by their country's pollution levels. China's Environment Minister believes the country's faces the greatest conflict between humanity and nature in its thousands of years of civilisation as it is forced to confront its reliance on pollution.

Pollution stands in the way of China's future growth

Technology to improve military aircraft environmental performance

Technology to improve military aircraft environmental performance

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:09:00 GMT by John Dean

American company GE Aviation is to provide technologies for mission control systems used in the Boeing KC-46A aircraft, which was selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) for its tanker replacement programme.

Technology to improve military aircraft environmental performance

Pratt & Whitney pleased with PurePower PW1524G engine tests

Pratt & Whitney pleased with PurePower PW1524G engine tests

Posted Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:02:01 GMT by John Dean

American company Pratt & Whitney says that it is pleased with initial ground testing on its new engine, which is designed to be more environmentally-friendly because it uses less fuel. Experts subjected the PurePower PW1524G engine, which will power the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, to almost 200 hours of tests at the company’s West Palm Beach facility.

Pratt & Whitney pleased with PurePower PW1524G engine tests

350.org launches campaign against U.S. Chamber of Commerce

350.org launches campaign against U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:05:05 GMT by Ruth Hendry

'The U.S. Chamber doesn't speak for me' 350.org launched its campaign against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's anti-environment policies today.

350.org launches campaign against U.S. Chamber of Commerce

'Bags for life' face reuse concerns

'Bags for life' face reuse concerns

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:14:01 GMT by Rachel England

Comparison between single-use bags and 'bags for life' sparsk concerns. A study by the Environment Agency (EA) has found that commonly-used 'bags for life' need to be used four or more times in order to have a lower carbon footprint than single-use carrier bags. However, if a standard supermarket plastic bag was used three times, a cotton 'bag for life' would require almost 400 uses to tip the environmental balance in its favour.

'Bags for life' face reuse concerns

Rolls-Royce seismic vessel to help search for oil and gas reserves

Rolls-Royce seismic vessel to help search for oil and gas reserves

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:51:03 GMT by John Dean

Power systems company Rolls-Royce has won a £20 million order from Chinese conglomerate Sinopec to help search for new oil and gas reserves. The company will design and equip a seismic research vessel which will survey the seabed.

Rolls-Royce seismic vessel to help search for oil and gas reserves

Tekserve recycles over 100 tons of electronics in NYC

Tekserve recycles over 100 tons of electronics in NYC

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:19:00 GMT by Trace Cohen

January will go down as one of New York City's greenest months in recent years given Tekserve's quarterly eWaste drive that safely recycled over 100 tons of old and used electronics. New Yorkers can sleep a little easier at night knowing that they have contributed to significantly reducing carbon footprint and hazardous waste that would have otherwise have gone to a landfill.

Tekserve recycles over 100 tons of electronics in NYC

EU watches rare earths market carefully

EU watches rare earths market carefully

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:11:02 GMT by Rachel England

EU wants to seek alternate supplies of rare earths. After Toyota announced its intention to find an alternative to rare earth minerals following trade disputes with China, officials have announced that the European Union is watching the rare earth market closely and is pursuing secured supplies from China and other areas.

EU watches rare earths market carefully

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