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Poisoning risk highlighted from recycling older electronic equipment
(Tue 28/07)
The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created "an emerging health concern", according to a leading pediatrician.

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Study finds 40% of world's population hasn't heard of climate change
(Mon 27/07)
A new study that analysed the public understanding of climate change found that 40 percent of the global adult population were completely unaware of the crisis – a figure that rose to nearly two-thirds of grown-ups in

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Latest issue of GreenWeek magazine is now available online
(Sat 25/07)
The latest issue of GreenWeek magazine is now available online.

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P&G; overhauls packaging to make 230m bottles a year out of recycled plastic
(Thu 23/07)
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G;) Fabric Care has reinforced its environmental credentials with the announcement of a new environmental initiative which will result in 230 million bottles of flagship brands lik

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Europe calls for "systemic change" to boost resource efficiency
(Thu 09/07)
Europe needs to use natural resources more efficiently as a 30% increase in resource productivity by 2030 could boost its GDP by nearly 1% and create an extra 2 million sustainable jobs, say MEPs in a resolution voted on

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WWF and Unilever form partnership to protect one million trees
(Tue 07/07)
WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees.

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New platform hosts global collection of renewable energy patents
(Mon 06/07)
Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched by the International Renewable Ener

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Australian Govt ordered to take action to protect the Great Barrier Reef
(Wed 01/07)
Australia must deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution, UNESCO said today.

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Robert Redford tells UN leaders "the time for climate denial is over"
(Tue 30/06)
Hollywood star Robert Redford has urged a United Nations’ meeting of climate ministers to take action to “save the world before it’s too late”.

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Time to stand still as scientists add an extra second to world time
(Mon 29/06)
Tomorrow will officially be longer than usual because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added to allow time to catch up with the slowing rotation of the Earth.

Low-level exposure to common chemicals may trigger cancer
(Tue 23/06)
A deadly list of 50 chemicals the public is exposed to on a daily basis have been shown to trigger cancer when combined, according to new research published today.

Construction to start on World's largest tidal energy project
(Tue 16/06)
Dutch-based Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, will install five tidal turbines in the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Oosterschelde barrier) to generate clean energy.

Meeting air quality limits could save over 2 million lives each year
(Tue 16/06)
Improving air quality could reduce pollution-related deaths worldwide by millions of people each year, a new study has found.

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UK helps lead the way as CO2 emissions from energy use drop 5%
(Mon 15/06)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU) in 2014 compared with the previous year.

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IEA sets out climate action strategy to cut energy emissions
(Mon 15/06)
A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved in just 5 years and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed today in its new World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and C











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