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Can China sustain recent progress on pollution reductions?
(Wed 29/04)
China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is claiming it significantly slowed both carbon dioxide releases and coal consumption in 2014. If confirmed and sustained, that trend could galvanize other countr

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Calculating the carbon cost of using wood to build or for energy
(Wed 29/04)
Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material - and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is driving competi

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"Megacity metabolism" study of resource use in cities around the world
(Tue 28/04)
The first comprehensive survey of the resources used and removed in each of the world’s 27 largest metropolitan areas has found New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively fewer resources, Moscow boasts

Pakistan tops emerging markets for eco-friendly homes
(Tue 28/04)
Pakistan leads the emerging markets for eco-friendly and energy efficient homes, new research from property portal Lamudi shows. The country has topped Lamudi’s eco-friendly real estate ranking for the second year in a

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Value of the ocean's assets matches world's leading economies
(Thu 23/04)
The value of the ocean’s riches rivals the size of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are under threat and rapidly eroding, according to a report released by WWF today.

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What is California's new normal?
(Tue 21/04)
People tend to think of California’s drought as a local problem, only it happens to provide most of the North America with fruit and vegetables.

US energy-related CO2 emissions increase for second year in a row
(Mon 20/04)
For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased, according to the latest official figures.

Climate change is largest global security threat, report warns
(Fri 17/04)
Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats of the century, and world leaders should put it at the forefront of foreign policy, according a major new report commissioned by the G7 group, presented at a m

Infrastructure projects are critical to switch to sustainable economy
(Thu 16/04)
Two thirds of Environment and Sustainability professionals surveyed this week by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) say that ultimately national needs must take priority where there is conflict

Poll finds renewable heat meters blighted by spike in problems
(Thu 09/04)
Technology company Itron has released new research which reveals nearly three-quarters of heating engineers have been called back to projects to address problems with the installation of renewable heat meters.

Water situation is now critical in drought-stricken California
(Fri 03/04)
California’s water situation is beyond an emergency, according to Healdsburg resident Dave Howard. He and his sons returned from a “ski trip” in Northern California.

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Study reveals additional hidden benefits of electric vehicles
(Thu 19/03)
A new study has uncovered two hidden benefits of electric vehicles that reinforce its environmental and cash-saving advantage over conventional vehicles.

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The scientists turning detective to unlock the toxic secrets of fracking
(Wed 18/03)
Almost 3 million gallons of concentrated salt water leaked in early January from a ruptured pipeline at a natural gas drilling site near Williston, North Dakota. The brine, a by-product of the oil and gas extraction meth

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Bioenergy has the potential to keep the nation's lights on, report finds
(Wed 11/03)
Bioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies In

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Half of new US energy capacity to be generated from wind power
(Tue 10/03)
US electric generating companies expect to add more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid this year with nearly 50% being delivered from wind turbines.











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