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New hybrid power for giants of the bus world

New hybrid power for giants of the bus world

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 16:30:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

BAE Systems says its new hybrid system will bring the green and economic The HDS 300 is aimed at articulated vehicles - dubbed 'bendy buses' in the UK - which can carry more passengers, making them a greener option from the outset.

New hybrid power for giants of the bus world

Green Brands for Green Places: Good Idea or Liability?

Green Brands for Green Places: Good Idea or Liability?

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:09:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Green branding is a novel idea whose time has not come, research shows. Researchers question whether the 'green branding' of countries could help to bring the right kind of tourists there: those who want environmentally friendly adventures. But are countries prepared for green branding?

Green Brands for Green Places: Good Idea or Liability?

Tackling the electric car doubters

Tackling the electric car doubters

Posted Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:21:00 GMT by John Dean

Electric cars are being hailed as a major breakthrough in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions - but reservations remain. One of the major criticism of electric cars is their range between refuelling stops, that they cannot go much more than 100 miles without grinding to a halt.

Tackling the electric car doubters

UPS introduces zero-emission electric fleet for use in California

UPS introduces zero-emission electric fleet for use in California

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

UPS buys 100 zero-emission vehicles for use in California. EVI is still a small company but it's a significant account win for the electric commercial vehicle manufacturer that operates by putting their green technology into chassis made by other companies.

UPS introduces zero-emission electric fleet for use in California

Vegas water bills could double: maybe not such a bad thing

Vegas water bills could double: maybe not such a bad thing

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:44:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A recent study indicates the proposed Southern Nevada Water Authority groundwater project could double Vegas water rates. Perhaps they should be doubled anyway. The current average water bill for families using 15,000 gallons per month is $31, but could increase by $36, to cover the costs of the pipeline project.

Vegas water bills could double: maybe not such a bad thing

The Farmer's Share

The Farmer's Share

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:44:00 GMT by Angela Lovell

If we want agriculture to be more eco-friendly, we have to encourage and reward the conservation practices that many farmers are already implementing on their own. The Farmer's Share research project was commissioned by KAP, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, and Wild Rose Agricultural Producers of Alberta.

The Farmer's Share

Emerging economies fragile when disaster strikes says report

Emerging economies fragile when disaster strikes says report

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

Despite their growing wealth, emerging countries such as China and India are vulnerable to major dislocation from natural disasters on their doorstep, says a report from a UK risk consultancy. Although the US and Japan are amongst those at highest risk to an economic loss, their societies are resilient enough to bend, and not break, suggest the authors.

Emerging economies fragile when disaster strikes says report

Trickle down effect

Trickle down effect

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:48:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Water and wastewater infrastructure improvements may suffer due to S&P's downgrade of federal debt and municipal bonds. Much needed capital improvements projects could therefore be shelved. Typical improvements include replacing old pipes to reduce leakage and building or upgrading treatment facilities to keep pace with the rapidly changing water quality regulations.

Trickle down effect

Cash grants support green building jobs

Cash grants support green building jobs

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:24:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The American government is funding training programmes for 'green' jobs in construction for union members in Miami and across the country. At least 40 people a year will complete a three year programme of two training sessions a year. The trainees will come out of the programmes with qualifications recognised by industry as good green employment credentials.

Cash grants support green building jobs

''Where's the fish!'' call for new salmon jobs plan

''Where's the fish!'' call for new salmon jobs plan

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:17:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

After a judge ruled that US Government Columbia-Snake River salmon conservation plans weren't legal, businesses affected by the loss of salmon in West Coast rivers have called for action to save the species and thousands of jobs which depend on it.

''Where's the fish!'' call for new salmon jobs plan

Borneo Longhouse communities sue timber companies and government

Borneo Longhouse communities sue timber companies and government

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:43:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Companies stole their resources and polluted their land, Iban longhouse communities assert, and now the Iban want justice. In Malaysian Borneo, 276 Iban families from 15 longhouses are suing timber companies and the government for pollution, trespassing and illegal logging on their land.

Borneo Longhouse communities sue timber companies and government

Deloitte signs on to Water Disclosure Report project

Deloitte signs on to Water Disclosure Report project

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:58:00 GMT by Michael Clark

On Monday Deloitte, the consulting firm, announced a new partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project to support the development of CDP's second edition of the Water Disclosure Report. The purpose of the report, which is backed by institutional investors overseeing $43t in assets, is to assess water risk for companies on the Global 500 List and drive investment in sustainable water practices. The growing demand for this report indicates companies need to get their water matters in order.

Deloitte signs on to Water Disclosure Report project

A plan to divert Mississippi flood waters to west is proposed

A plan to divert Mississippi flood waters to west is proposed

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:29:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Pat Mulroy, head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, proposed diverting Mississippi River flood waters to the West at a conference hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. The proposal is to divert excess Mississippi River water to the west to irrigate crops to reduce pressure on the stressed Colorado River.

A plan to divert Mississippi flood waters to west is proposed

Aviation increases prompts environmental concern

Aviation increases prompts environmental concern

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:19:00 GMT by John Dean

Global air traffic is expected to grow by 5.3 per cent this year, according to officials at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). According to the ICAO, the increases indicate a strengthening global economy but environmental campaigners are concerned that it will increase greenhouse gas emissions.

Aviation increases prompts environmental concern

UK's largest solar roof installation goes live

UK's largest solar roof installation goes live

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Promens Manufacturing facility will use almost 100% of the energy generated by its 1.65MW roof-top solar plant. The UK's largest solar rooftop array will go live today on a warehouse in Suffolk in South East England. The 7000 solar panels installed have a capacity of 1.65MW and cover the area of a two and a half soccer pitches.

UK's largest solar roof installation goes live

Twitter injunction against Greenpeace backfires

Twitter injunction against Greenpeace backfires

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:26:52 GMT by Laura Brown

Attempt to remove mention of protests via injunction backfires as Greenpeace supporters tweet pictures. Cairn Energy won an interim injunction on Monday after Greenpeace activists entered their offices. Cairn Energy is responsible for deep-water drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace said their volunteers wanted to see the firm's ''secret Arctic oil spill response plan''.

Twitter injunction against Greenpeace backfires

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The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

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Sustaining us to the Summit!

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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

UK's high carbon investment risk questioned

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:52:29 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The J.D. Rockefeller of Cleantech Energy

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:11:02 GMT by Simon Kent

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Occupy Wall Street: Taxes, Jobs, and Environment

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:10:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Investment in high-speed rail makes environmental, as well as economic, sense

Posted Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:03:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Business warned over water shortages

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:44:00 GMT by John Dean

Nuclear stocks drop in the US after Japan quake

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

New generation engine goes marine

Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:19:00 GMT by John Dean