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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

Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:33:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hong Kong Science Park will host R & D centre to develop future EV. Leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, whose products include the E6 electric car and the K9 city bus, have teamed up with two Hong Kong based organisations to set up an advanced electric vehicle R & D centre in Hong Kong Science Park.

Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Posted Mon, 04 Jul 2011 18:11:00 GMT by John Dean

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has announced that this month will see on-the-road testing of a new electric van. Based on the compact commercial vehicle NV200, the van will be used by the Japan Post Service Co, Ltd to see if it can operate effectively as a delivery vehicle.

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Australian iron ore for good and ill

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

Iron ore production in Western Australia has made a significant contribution to the Australian economy. However, the downsides include environmental damage from huge open cast mines and the displacement of the indigenous native population from their traditional homelands.

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:59:01 GMT by Michael Clark

With crumbling budgets, increasing water scarcity, and ever widening infrastructure spending gaps, the private water supply market is poised to grow. But public opposition remains strong, as opponents rail against the perceived corporate takeover of what is considered a public good, citing past failures.

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Challenging the electric car's critics

Challenging the electric car's critics

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:55:00 GMT by John Dean

One of the major objections routinely thrown at electric car manufacturers is the range of their vehicles. They are incapable, critics say, of driving long distance without lengthy stops to recharge their batteries.

Challenging the electric car's critics

Farmers' anger in land law delay

Farmers' anger in land law delay

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:44:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Farmers in Queensland react angrily to delays in implementing a new policy protecting the best farmland from development. The Strategic Cropping Land Law is part of a commitment by the government Department for Environment and Natural Resources Management to protect key food bowls central to the development and maintenance of the local environment and economy.

Farmers' anger in land law delay

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

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

New green technology employed to reduce the pollution in the Ganga river basin from tanneries. The environmental impact of the leather industry on the Ganga River on which is rests has long been a thorn in the side of the Indian government. To preserve the leather, numerous chemical treatments need to be employed.

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:44:00 GMT by John Dean

Aircraft engine manufacturer CFM International has announced the 1,001th innovation in its new LEAP engine, which is being hailed as a major breakthrough in environmental benefits. Also unveiling new innovations in aero engine design are Airbus and Rolls-Royce, who announced development of the A350-1000 aircraft with more powerful Trent XWB engines, the engine should reduce fuel use by 25 per cent and cuts in CO2 emissions.

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

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A fly in your ear!

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Ghosting human function: the robot future

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A titan of many varied businesses

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The end of elephants?

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Tea Team Produces Results

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Solar electricity comes to your home-free!

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The last of the Indonesian forest?

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Recycling, waste and profit

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Aircraft company on target with pioneering technology

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:22:00 GMT by John Dean

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 12:30:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Rolls Royce secures $420 million engines contract

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:05:02 GMT by John Dean

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

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

Borneo Longhouse communities sue timber companies and government

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

Solar investment 'still worthwhile' despite tariff cuts

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:16:47 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:44:00 GMT by John Dean

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Pratt & Whitney pleased with PurePower PW1524G engine tests

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

Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:15:01 GMT by Martin Leggett