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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

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:09:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Rules should be in place to measure corporate environmental impact, as consumers say they don't trust claims of green credentials. Within a decade consumers will be able to see which companies cause the most amount of damage to the environment if plans suggested by the man in charge of the UN's Green Economy Initiative are approved.

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Challenge to electric car industry

Challenge to electric car industry

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:33:00 GMT by John Dean

Figures released today show the huge task facing the electric car industry in the UK. Environmental pressure group WWF-UK says that at least 1.7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be needed by 2020 and 6.4 million by 2030 if the UK is to achieve its climate change targets.

Challenge to electric car industry

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:05:02 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

High end designer brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and others embrace sustainability in PPR Group's new PPR Home initiative. In partnership with Cradle to Cradle, which is a pivotal green design organization created by William McDonough, PPR Group has created a ''Creative Sustainability Lab.'' Its ambitious goals include offsetting the entire organization's 2010 carbon footprint

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:01:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Several Massey Energy Company coal mines located in Kentucky and West Virginia have been cited for serious safety violations that have placed workers and the public in unnecessary danger. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that Massey Energy Company will be cited for more than 80 safety violations that have been revealed as a result of the special inspections that are targeting problem US mines.

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

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

A consortium including Airbus and Tarom Romanian Air Transport has established a project aimed at developing a jet fuel made from a plant. The Romanian-based project aims to develop biofuel from the camelina plant, which would be a sustainable substitute to fossil-based jet fuel.

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:38:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The EPA has fined the Massachusetts refrigeration company Preferred Freezer Services for violating the Clean Air Act. According to a statement by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Massachusetts refrigeration company Preferred Freezer Services has agreed to pay a fine of $75,000 for Clean Air Act violations that were found at three of its cold storage facilities.

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Google invests in green transport

Google invests in green transport

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:36:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Internet giant Google is branching out to support new eco-friendly technologies in the transportation sector like Shweeb and Plugless Power. Google is starting dabbling in clean and green transportation technologies and with major funds being put up we may just see some important breakthroughs to help our gridlocked cities and polluted air.

Google invests in green transport

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The ongoing conflict in Libya is causing growing uncertainty and fear in the oil markets of the West. The violence in Libya and the role of the UN is causing debate about the involvement of the West in disputes in the Middle East. A long conflict and ongoing dispute, while continuing to raise the spectre of Iraq in the consciousness of British and US voters, also raises fears about the impact ever-increasing oil and gas prices.

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:38:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The growth in wind power slowed in 2010, according to the Global Wind Report, an annual overview from the wind industry. But brighter things are projected for the next 2 years, with China and the developing world leading the way.

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

India to Push for Cleaner, Greener Technology

India to Push for Cleaner, Greener Technology

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

May challenge West and China for share of global low carbon market. India's share of the cake, as projected in a new report by The Climate Group is around 6% or $135 billion. This could create 10.5 million green jobs. India's Clean Revolution describes how a low carbon development path is the only one that will guarantee future prosperity for India.

India to Push for Cleaner, Greener Technology

Going back to nature builds carbon stocks for Australian farmers

Going back to nature builds carbon stocks for Australian farmers

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A report on the healing potential of Natural Sequence Farming, in repairing wounded carbon and water cycles, has been published in the latest International Journal of Water. Not only can NSF help restore fertility in a sustainable way for the Australian landscape studied - by building up carbon stores in the soil, CO2 is drawn from the atmosphere, so blunting emissions-driven climate change.

Going back to nature builds carbon stocks for Australian farmers

Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

U.S. EPA announces new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in September of 2011. The new requirements will affect televisions, cable boxes and satellite equipment. As part of more than 20 revisions for product requirements that are expected to come into effect throughout the rest of 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed updates for its Energy Star requirements.

Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:45:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Do you feel personally affected by Global Warming? If your answer is 'not yet', then prepare yourself because things may be about to change significantly. Easy access to food supplies is something which the Western world takes for granted; and while rising food prices have been reported by the media in recent months no reports of actual food shortages have been brought to our attention.

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:30:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

2011 has been a bumper year for the large-scale natural environmental disaster; not only the Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake, the Australian Queensland Floods, but now also the Japanese Sendai Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami have wreaked havoc on those affected and spell economic disaster for the future.

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

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Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

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Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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Could algae power flights of the future

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:45:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

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

Twitter injunction against Greenpeace backfires

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

Emerging economies fragile when disaster strikes says report

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