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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

Italian airline Alitalia signs green deal with US firm

Italian airline Alitalia signs green deal with US firm

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:22:12 GMT by John Dean

Italian airline Alitalia has signed a deal with American company GE Aviation to use software designed to reduce the environmental impact of its engines. GE's system will help Alitalia come up with ways to reduce the amount of fuel the airline uses by as much as three per cent in some cases.

Italian airline Alitalia signs green deal with US firm

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:34:00 GMT by Rachel England

Retailers and construction firms sign up to waste reduction initiatives. A number of the UK's most well-known companies have signed up to schemes designed to reduce waste to landfill and increase UK recycling rates. Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kraft Foods, Premier Foods and Proctor & Gamble are the latest big names to join the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, a voluntary government-run scheme.

Big names commit to waste initiatives

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The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustaining us to the Summit!

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustainability: adapt or die summit.

Posted Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustainability in Central Asia

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustainable cotton: a need for investment

Posted Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pig farming improves its image (worldwide)

Posted Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:21:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest solar advances very attractive for businesses.

Posted Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:11:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Transformers, but with your house!

Posted Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:34:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cotton growers need help

Posted Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:58:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Posted Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Emerging economies fragile when disaster strikes says report

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:05:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

FedEx doubles CO2 savings targets

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:55:07 GMT by Linden Volsun

Prosecutions for Illegally Exporting Electrical Waste to Africa

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 13:04:00 GMT by Simon Kent

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

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

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:39:01 GMT by John Dean

Rio+20 - Success or Failure

Posted Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:47:09 GMT by Michael Evans

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

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

Bioplastics holds key to future of our environmental packaging needs

Posted Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:12:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

G20 invest record £165 billion in clean energy in 2011

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:24:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Climate tax on meat and milk could help reduce Europe's carbon footprint

Posted Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:14:00 GMT by David Hewitt