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Act on food speculators and ethanol conversion now study warns governments

Act on food speculators and ethanol conversion now study warns governments

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study says that growing corn for ethanol production and the actions of market speculators are behind rising world food prices and call for swift action to alleviate the suffering of the world's poor.

Act on food speculators and ethanol conversion now study warns governments

New African venture will reduce deforestation, improve sustainability

New African venture will reduce deforestation, improve sustainability

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:29:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A proposed ethanol-production facility in Mozambique will reduce deforestation, improve local farmer's sustainability, and help reduce air pollution. The plan calls for construction of an integrated food-energy business that will replace charcoal-burning fireplaces with ethanol-burning stoves.

New African venture will reduce deforestation, improve sustainability

Earth Overshoot Day marks new high in global ''deficit spending''

Earth Overshoot Day marks new high in global ''deficit spending''

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:40:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Earth Overshoot Day, when human demands on nature exceed what nature can regenerate, occurs this year on September 27. Soon thereafter, the global population will reach 7 billion for the first time.

Earth Overshoot Day marks new high in global ''deficit spending''

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:11:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced its 11th solar power project at a Californian store while its American president says sustainability is at the core of its successful business model.

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Rate smoking in films like sex and violence doctors argue

Rate smoking in films like sex and violence doctors argue

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:49:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Films which show characters smoking should be slapped with an 18 certificate say two smoking experts who say research backs their claim that youngsters are inspired to light up by watching smoking on screen.

Rate smoking in films like sex and violence doctors argue

This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:30:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The biggest news stories affecting the environment from around the globe. The article covers environmental news topics for week 37 for dates between Monday September 12th, 2011 up to and including Friday September 16th, 2011.

This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

How green is your airport?

How green is your airport?

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:20:00 GMT by John Dean

Aviation has long been the 'enfant terrible' of the environmental movement with the increasing number of fights blamed for dramatically forcing up greenhouse gas emissions. One of the main concerns for green campaigners is the size of the airports needed to handle all the world's extra traffic.

How green is your airport?

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:10:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

A new exhibit at Auckland Zoo opens this week to showcase how science and conservation can live together. Called Te Wao Nui, the $16 million exhibit encompasses the natural unique habitats and environment of Aotearoa New Zealand and offers visitors to Auckland Zoo a glimpse into New Zealand's natural world.

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:54:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Mobile pastoralism is believed to be the key to finding a solution to the drought disaster gripping the Horn of Africa. Experts have in the past targeted pastoralism and the nomadic lifestyle in the Horn of Africa as being an ineffective livelihood and a cause of many of the drought-related problems facing the region.

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:17:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Stunning sustainable building is intended to keep UK films safe for more than half a century. The Master Film Store is expected to set a benchmark for the preservation of film and also receive a BREEAM Excellent Rating, which is the world-class code for sustainability awarded by the UK's Building Research Establishment.

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:11:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Parklands play a role in forest management, but banning communities from using forests harms more than helps forests, says the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Why? Because when local communities traditionally rely on forests for at least part of their livelihood or survival, they're not just going to stay out.

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:01:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Historic Florida community shows beauty and sustainability can be combined. Anna Maria Island in Florida is becoming a zero-carbon community. It's not got there yet, but the drive and vision of its co-owners, energetic husband-and-wife team Lizzie Vann Thrasher and Mike Thrasher, is powering it onwards, or rather downwards - in terms of energy use and carbon emissions.

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:23:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

The Audubon Hog Island Camp celebrates its 75th year on August 20. The camp is held to educate children, adults and families about birds as well as the environment in general. First held in 1936, the camp is held to educate children, adults and families about birds, conservation and the environment in general.

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

One man's journey from market researcher to organic farmer. The Fieldpower Organics, created by Paul Sousek concentrates on zero-carbon farming practices. He decided to implement his own style of organic farming with near-zero use of fossil fuels, powered as much as possible by renewable energy, using local inputs and selling produce locally, to try to create an example of a self-sufficient and resilient food supply.

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:18:24 GMT by Ksenya Kopilovsky

There are many ways to travel the world and have a great vacation. More and more people opt for a sustainable vacation that benefits the planet as well as their well-being. Ecotourism can be 'passive'- buying your holiday package from companies that donate part of their proceedings to local charities, booking environmentally friendly-accommodation and searching for ethical guarantees on the holiday-provider's brochure or website.

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:42:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Across Guatemala plastic bottles are being filled with rubbish to help build badly-needed schools, American Peace Corps volunteer Justin Hargesheimer has been working on one such project. Before the project started on May 24, pupils studied outside with just a metal roof to shelter them from the heavy rains of western Guatemala, they should have a new school ready by August 21.

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

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Audi, Toyota, Honda and Nissan lead us into the 22nd century car.

Posted Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Two perspectives on the biosphere.

Posted Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Global Green Economy Index 2014

Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:43:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Crowdsourcing and oceanography, a mix made out of necessity

Posted Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Don't lose your lid! (the green roof argument)

Posted Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:21:19 GMT by JW Dowey

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:27:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Cars for future fuels

Posted Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Organic foods have lots to give

Posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:57:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Power, and less energy, to the people

Posted Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lily Cole defends high price of eco-friendly fashion

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:19:03 GMT by Andy Tillett

Sustainable Style at H&M

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:59:00 GMT by Brooke Janssens

Ellen DeGeneres recognised for animal rights work

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:44:00 GMT by Lindsey Bowers

Urban farming offers green benefits

Posted Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:33:00 GMT by John Dean

The hitchhiker's guide to recycling! (recycling parts that you can't reach)

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

10th anniversary for Green Festival in 2011, Chicago event May 14th and 15th

Posted Sun, 08 May 2011 10:00:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Paul McCartney lends support to anti-cosmetic testing

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:38:02 GMT by Louise Saunders

Eco-Friendly Fashion Options

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:05:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:42:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Wealth of Nature - A New Book by John Michael Greer

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:19:00 GMT by Julian Jackson