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Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Credit ratings agencies are more closely scrutinizing water risk when developing municipal bond ratings. One agency may downgrade Atlanta's credit ratings should the city lose the ability to withdraw water from Lake Lanier. The implications are widespread.

Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:35:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new network of charging stations will help California hit its target of 1,000,000 electric vehicles on the road. ECOtality is the company behind the scheme with 10 of their Blink Pedestal Chargers now installed in San Diego's Balboa Park.

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

WindMade of change in new business certification

WindMade of change in new business certification

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new certfication process will allow companies to boast of their use of wind power to consumers keen to buy green. Companies can start to use the 'WindMade' certification from September this year, with a standard for products planned to follow.

WindMade of change in new business certification

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New survey data suggests UK consumers are ahead of businesses when it comes to the low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust's research found that consumers are getting greener, with 47% of those surveyed saying that - when goods were of identical quality - they would buy low carbon labelled goods over non-labelled goods.

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Ford Motor Company claims it is making its vehicles greener and the way it makes its vehicles greener too, with a new focus on water use. The report says that the company has improved the fuel economy of the vehicles it makes, reducing their impact on the environment and also improving the sustainability of the manufacturing process.

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A US solar energy firm says it's expanding to the east coast by partnering with some of the country's largest consumer brands. REC Solar says its work with major brands, including IKEA and Harris Tea, makes it a leader in the American solar energy industry.

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Virgin America says its new engines will help keep the airline ahead of the game when it comes to greener travel. Virgin America already claim their fleet are up a quarter more fuel efficient than other American carriers and say the new engine technology reduce CO2 emissions by 3,600 tons per aircraft per year.

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

McGraw-Hill Companies announced plans today to build the largest "privately-owned, net-metered solar project in the Western Hemisphere." The system is expected to be at 50 percent capacity by December 2011, and the remaining 50 percent in March 2012.

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Research in Australia suggests we should ''downsize'' to reduce our carbon footprint. On two opposite sides of the globe, public opinion is gradually moving towards the need for smaller homes helping families become more energy efficient and contribute to the environment.

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:32:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Controversy continues to rage over proposed pipeline from Canada to Texas. The week began with a positive statement from the chief executive of TransCanada, the company behind the 1,661 mile pipeline from Canada to Texas.

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:52:40 GMT by Martin Leggett

Greenpeace have conducted a campaign blitz to highlight toy-industry culpability in sourcing packaging from Indonesian rainforest timber. Ken look-a-likes have abseiled down Mattel, the HQ of the Barbie manufacturers, in a public bust-up with Barbie over the fate of the rainforests. Will it be happily-ever-after for Ken, Barbie and the Sumatran tiger?

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A Belgian supermarket giant is trying to cut its CO2 emissions by 20% with the help of a new solar power system at one of its largest distribution centres. Delhaize has installed a system made by Solyndra International AG, a subsidiary of Solyndra LLC, at a distribution centre in Zellik, near Brussel.

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Subsidies and infrastructure projects will help make Hawaii a haven for green motoring says the state and new partners Mitsubishi. The state is undertaking to promote electric cars, introduce training for technicians for the vehicles and to help install the charging infrastructure for charging the cars.

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

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

GE's new vehicle charger aims to take the waiting out of juicing up electric cars and does so with style. The GE WattStation could be an important step towards making electric cars a more practical proposition say its makers.

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

 Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

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

A report from CGIAR sees success in halting deforestation as being intimately linked to the yoking of agricultural and forestry policies together. In assessing the 20 countries party to the REDD+ scheme, to pay nations for protecting their forests, too many countries have avoided making that basic, but vital connection.

Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:34:19 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The department tasked with protecting the Texan environment is doing its bit to reduce its own impact by installing solar power at many sites, the scheme also hopes to inspire others to follow their lead.

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

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Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

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Coca Cola reduce power consumption in vending machines due to Earthquake

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Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Unsanitary conditions harming India's growth says World Bank report

Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:01:23 GMT by Paromita Pain

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 13:48:01 GMT by John Dean

Italian airline Alitalia signs green deal with US firm

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

The environmental impact of the disposal of waste in large scale pig production

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans