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UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 09:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Undercover investigation uncovers a secret trade in the UK's unwanted computers and mobile phones. Instead of recycling old computers, PCs, printers, telephones, mobile phones and stereos, waste management companies are accused of selling the goods to countries like Nigeria and Ghana.

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 13:42:00 GMT by John Dean

Boeing has finalised a deal with Lufthansa Cargo for five Boeing 777 Freighters valued at $1.35 billion. Lufthansa has cited environmental concerns as a key reason for the decision.

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Aircraft engines promise greener future

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

American manufacturer GE Aviation says that it is working on new technologies that will dramatically improve the environmental impact of aircraft. GE has also confirmed that it has re-named its new propulsion system which incorporates a range of environmental features.

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

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

According to a report, reforming the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act and shifting to bioplastics could generate thousands of jobs in the U.S. The report encourages the United States to reform chemical industry regulations in the country to make the industry more environment friendly and to create more jobs.

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 16:03:34 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A collaberation between Toyota and Shell sees a first in California with the building of a hydrogen fuelling station with its own pipeline as the Japanese car giant prepares for the 2015 launch of hydrogen fuelled vehicles.

Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Is the green revolution stalling?

Is the green revolution stalling?

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 15:34:01 GMT by Laura Brown

New survey of environment sector suggests growth is in reverse. Flying in the face of claims of being the 'greenest ever' government, the survey instead found that while there is investment in waste and carbon, the outlook for the rest of the industry is grim. Jobs are being lost while pay and conditions are reduced.

Is the green revolution stalling?

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 09:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Research reveals six Scottish wind farms were paid £890,000 to shut down. Six wind farms in Scotland were paid £890,000 to stop producing energy because the National Grid was unable to use the power they were generating. The cost - around 20 times the value of the electricity being generated - it is expected, will ultimately be passed down to the consumer.

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:22:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

China has announced increased rare metal quotas for 2011, while Malaysia is forming a team to review a rare earth metal refinery proposal in the country. China's Xinhua News Agency announced April 25 increased quotas for the production and smelting of five rare metals in China: tungsten, tin, antimony, molybdenum and rare earth ores.

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Posted Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:55:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Greenpeace published on April 20 a report on the energy choices of the largest IT companies involved in the emerging 'cloud computing' segment. According to the report, these companies are increasing society's dependance on dirty energy even as the concept of the cloud itself promises a greener world by enabling smart grids, telecommuting and other services and new ways of doing so many things.

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The investment of $168 million is the single largest by the Internet giant into clean energy. Google has invested almost $170 million in the world's largest solar power tower plant, being built in America's Mojave Desert. Part of Google's ongoing commitment to clean energy solutions, the investment is its largest so far in a single project

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:08:00 GMT by Laura Brown

At BP's first AGM since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, protests inside and outside the meeting show the company faces a battle to win back trust. At around 10pm on 20 April 2010, BPs Deepwater Horizon rig exploded killing 11 workers and leading to 4.9 million barrels of oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico. The ramifications of the disaster to the local community are still being felt.

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

Business warned over water shortages

Business warned over water shortages

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

A hard-hitting report has revealed the threat to businesses from damage done to the world's freshwater supplies by problems including climate change. Produced by pressure group WWF and German bank DEG, the report argues that the shortage of freshwater not only hits people but is also posing an increasing threat to businesses who rely on its ready availability.

Business warned over water shortages

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:59:00 GMT by John Dean

American company GE Aviation has secured an award for its commitment to the environment. GE Aviation won the Corporate Award for Balance at the 37th Annual Lindbergh Award Celebration and Dinner. The accolade is bestowed on organisations which have demonstrated concern for the environment and dedication to improving quality of life

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:51:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The U.S government has strongly rejected media reports that BP has struck a deal to resume drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP holds the largest deepwater acreage in the Gulf of Mexico and is a partner in many wells operated by other companies, including Noble Energy.

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

UK organic sales fall

UK organic sales fall

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 13:32:00 GMT by John Dean

A new report has revealed that sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion in the UK in 2010. Released by the Soil Association, the Organic Market Report suggests that, despite the decline, the outlook for 2011 is a little bit more optimistic.

UK organic sales fall

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A 6% fall in CO2 equivalent emissions is the eye-grabbing figure from the EIA report for 2009 - a record-breaking drop. But that number is muddied by the contrasting effects of the recession, which pulled production, and so emissions, down sharply. But the reported continued decrease in carbon intensity offers a glimmer of hope for 2010.

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

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Prosecutions for Illegally Exporting Electrical Waste to Africa

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Japanese Companies Create Car Charging Vending Machines

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:50:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

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

Green grows the building sector

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

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

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

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

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

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

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

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

Bioplastics holds key to future of our environmental packaging needs

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

Facebook wins friends with aim to boost clean energy use

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