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How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

A year before the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics how green are the Games shaping up to be? Six venues are already completed, well on schedule. But how green are the venues that have been built across the capital and will the games contribute to the environment?

How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:00:00 GMT by Ksenya Kopilovsky

A new patent developed by a scientist in Israel allows for fish farms to minimize or even illiminate water pollution and fish contamination. According to a report by the UN Fish and Agriculture Organization, aquaculture (artificially grown seafood) provides over 47% of total world supply of seafood.

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:25:06 GMT by Laura Brown

Study of American foodstuffs finds lamb has the biggest carbon footprint. The study found the foods with the biggest carbon footprint include lamb, beef, cheese, pork and farmed salmon. Lamb has the greatest impact on the environment with a generation of 39.3 kg of carbon dioxide per kilo eaten.

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Fishing for Food

Fishing for Food

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:06:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Fishing for Food is a Human Right! The denial of access to the subsistence fishing spots by the Durban authorities has impacted gravely on lives of Durban's subsistence fishers, a definitive case of 'The Inequality of Survival'.

Fishing for Food

Green star over China

Green star over China

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:44:01 GMT by David Vranicar

China gets ridiculed by the West for its environmental record, and much of that criticism is well-deserved. But when it comes to high-speed rail - which many believe is the future of green travel - China can look down its nose at everyone else.

Green star over China

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

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

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

Where we are headed: the transition to a low-carbon way of living. The Wealth of Nature forms a trilogy with The Long Descent and The Ecotechnic Future, by looking closely at how we are squandering our natural wealth and what the consequences of this will be. John Michael Greer is one of the most clear-sighted of authors who are grappling with the multiple crises of peak oil, climate change, pollution, and the social and economic factors which make our leaders' responses to these scourges so difficult.

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

Urban farming offers green benefits

Urban farming offers green benefits

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

Work by a team of researchers has suggested that increasing levels of urban agriculture are having a beneficial effect on the environment by reducing vehicle emissions and reducing landfill waste. Worldwatch says that 800 million people worldwide are engaged in urban agriculture, producing 15-20 per cent of the world's food.

Urban farming offers green benefits

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Don't bring your own toilet paper is the message from 2011 Glastonbury Festival organisers who are giving away 100,000 100% recycled loo rolls of their own this year. This year, toilet tissue makers Nouvelle are partnering with Britain's biggest festival to provide free loo rolls around the massive Worthy Farm site.

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:08:00 GMT by Nick St Clair

How Cuba's economic woes have forced its people to recycle and conserve energy with almost revolutionary fervour. Whether the blame lies with America's 60 year old trade embargo or just bad government, the fact is that for decades the people of Cuba have had to learn how to cope with limited resources.

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:49:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

24 Hours of continuous TV raises funds to fit villages with solar electricity. The Greenathon started at 7pm on Sat 4th June and was transmitted live continuously until 7:00pm on 5th June. The Greenathon is sponsored by Toyota and broadcast by India's NDTV company and was viewed all over the world.

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:39:47 GMT by Julian Jackson

London's Regent's Park hears vibrant festival sound-system powered by bicycles. Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th June, thousands of visitors flocked to this huge and very enjoyable Green Fair for its 18th season. The weather on Saturday was particularly sunny, not always guaranteed in Britain!

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:14:01 GMT by Nick St Clair

How Costa Rica, a small developing country is leading the way in green and sustainable practices, while still growing its economy.

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 11:19:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

''The food system is pretty well bust in the world'', says Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking. A broken food system, together with environmental crises, are creating millions more hungry people. At the start of 2011, there were 925 million hungry people worldwide, but this number could peak to one billion by the end of this year.

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

New Delhi host World Environment Day on the 5th June 2011. It's an event that has taken place every year since 1973 and just one way in which the UN promotes awareness of environmental issues in the global community. More significantly, it's a day when the people of the world are encouraged to come together and work towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 08:38:00 GMT by Miklos Horvath

In 2007, the management of the Town Hall of Leiden, which provides public services to its citizens and hosts many offices, decided to join an energy-saving program that was partially funded by the European Community. The objective of this program is to reduce energy consumption by changing employee behavior.

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:34:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

A review of the film, ''The Clean Bin Project,'' which will be shown at this year's Projecting Change festival on May 27, 2011. The Clean Bin Project shines a light on the dirty under belly of garbage. How to reduce our production of this all consuming waste will become one of the critical questions of our age.

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

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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

Fishing for Food

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:06:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Interest in 'green' services doubles in America

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:12:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Stay True to your Beliefs with a Green Job

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 09:24:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Creating a Greener Workplace

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:09:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Urban Agriculture - the Way of the Future?

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:05:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

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

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

This week's top environment news stories: September 30th 2011

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:46:52 GMT by Laura Brown

World Water Week : 26th - 31st August

Posted Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:10:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Join the army! Planet Earth needs volunteer citizen scientists now!

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:18:17 GMT by Martin Leggett

Eco Friendly Flooring Options

Posted Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:34:44 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven