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Business car fleets continue to slash emissions
(Sat 30/01)
Britain’s business car fleets continued to make progress in reducing their carbon emissions last year, according to the latest figures from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).

Garden lawns can damage the environment, says study
(Tue 19/01)
Dispelling the notion that urban “green” spaces help counteract greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found that total emissions would be lower if lawns did not exist.

Eco replica of Buckingham Palace would cost £320m
(Wed 13/01)
Buckingham Palace is famous for being the most expensive home in the world but according to cost consultants Faithful+Gould it would cost £320 million to build a modern-day energy-efficient replica.

Top 10 green building trends for 2010
(Wed 06/01)
Earth Advantage Institute, a leading US non-profit green building resource that has certified more than 11,000 sustainable homes, has announced its selections for top ten green building trends to watch in 2010.

Global temp could rise more than expected, new research shows
(Fri 18/12)
The kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide taking place today could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale University geologists.

Britons need to learn to use the internet to reduce their carbon footprints
(Tue 15/12)
Only a third of the UK population have used the internet to research environmental information and only one in six have tried to calculate their carbon footprint online, according to research from BCS, The Chartered Ins

China climbs Ernst & Young renewable energy league
(Thu 10/12)
China is now one of the top two most attractive locations in the world in which to invest in renewable energy projects, according to Ernst & Young's latest global renewable energy country attractiveness indices.

‘Noughties’ confirmed as the warmest decade on record
(Tue 08/12)
The first decade of this century has been by far the warmest decade on the instrumental record according to the UK Government's Met Office.

The end of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon?
(Thu 03/12)
The combined efforts of government commitments and market transition could save forest and reduce carbon emissions in Brazil, according to a new article in the latest issue of Science.

Blair’s climate man should have been handed two-year ban
(Thu 03/12)
Tony Blair’s former climate adviser now runs one of the world’s biggest lobby groups, whose membership includes energy giants BP, Shell and E.ON according to Channel 4 News Who Knows Who.

Gulf States' carbon cuts will come from projects not people
(Tue 01/12)
Large-scale sustainable energy projects are more likely to be successful at cutting carbon emissions in the Gulf States than initiatives aimed at consumers and businesses according to a new report published by the London

Big freeze plunged Europe into ice age in months, finds study
(Mon 30/11)
In the film, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ the world enters the icy grip of a new glacial period within the space of just a few weeks. Now new research shows that this scenario may not be so far from the truth after all.

The Commonwealth Climate Change Declaration - text in full
(Sun 29/11)
Port of Spain Climate Change Consensus: The Commonwealth Climate Change Declaration

Living buildings could mop up carbon dioxide
(Thu 26/11)
Architecture could help us tackle climate change, if we start to design our buildings with ‘living’ materials, says Dr Rachel Armstrong, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.

Oceans absorbing CO2 more slowly, finds milestone study
(Tue 24/11)
The world’s oceans are absorbing less carbon dioxide, a Yale geophysicist has found after pooling data taken over the past 50 years.

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