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New site helps companies see through 'greenwash' claims
(Wed 03/06)
A new online platform has been launched to help consumers cut through the ‘greenwash’ and test the credibility of sustainability claims

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Scientists develop energy-efficient, ultrasonic clothes dryer
(Tue 02/06)
Laundry day is on the brink of a time and energy-saving revolution after US researchers developed a new system that dries clothes with ultrasonic vibrations instead of heat.

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Public funds used to finance $73 billion in coal development
(Tue 02/06)
International financial institutions and Governments worldwide, including UK-based RBS, are pouring billions of dollars into building new and existing coal-fired power plants and expanding coal-mining activities that wor

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Europe asks for ideas to develop the region's circular economy
(Thu 28/05)
European policy-makers have launched a public consultation to collect views on the main options for developing an ambitious new approach on the Circular Economy.

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Santander launches global $2bn renewable energy investment firm
(Thu 28/05)
Santander Bank has announced the launch of one of the world’s largest renewable energy investment firms in a unique tie-up with two of Canada’s biggest pension funds.

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Scientists develop eco-friendly computer chips made from wood
(Tue 26/05)
Scientists have pioneered the environmentally friendly future of computing by creating semiconductor chips made almost entirely from wood.

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European Parliament agrees to reform of Emissions Trading Scheme
(Tue 26/05)
Members of the European Parliament have today approved a compromise deal that will allow for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) from the beginning of 2019.

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DONG Energy offshore wind reaches 3000MW milestone
(Fri 22/05)
Leading renewable energy operator DONG Energy has reached a total of 3,000MW of installed offshore wind capacity with the installation today of turbine number 76 at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany.

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US solar energy increases by a third to help offset nation's carbon emissions
(Wed 20/05)
Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fuelled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to new research released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Action plan launched to save world's rarest primate from extinction
(Tue 19/05)
An international team of more than 100 scientists, policy makers and community groups, led by international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have published a new report outlining the vital ste

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New York authorities take next step to set fracking ban in law
(Thu 14/05)
New York environment chiefs have taken the next step towards making the state’s fracking ban official with the release of its final impact report.

Imminent collapse of huge ice shelf threatens global sea-level rise
(Wed 13/05)
The looming collapse of one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves threatens to increase global sea-level rises by as much as 50cm, according to the findings of a new international study.

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Europe set for heatwave summer as weather chiefs confirm El Niño arrival
(Tue 12/05)
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology today confirmed El Niño thresholds have been reached in the tropical Pacific for the first time since March 2010.

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Global CO2 levels break through 400 ppm milestone as emissions soar
(Thu 07/05)
For the first time since scientists began tracking carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of this greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March, according to the lates

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Breakthrough biofuel discovery could soon power jet planes on mould
(Wed 06/05)
Researchers have discovered a method of making jet fuel from a common fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit, which they believe will lead to the economically viable production of mould-based aviation bi











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