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“We face a crisis of sustainability”, says Hilary Benn
(Thu 14/05)
“We face a crisis of sustainability”, says Hilary Benn as fellow MP and former green minister is suspended in expenses' row

Women's Institute rallies to tackle climate change pickle
(Thu 14/05)
They have taken on the stereotypes without sacrificing their jam recipes, but now the indomitable members of the Women's Institute have a new adversary – climate change

Charcoal BBQs more damaging to environment than LPG grills
(Thu 14/05)
Charcoal BBQs more damaging to environment than LPG grills

UK consumers save a million tonnes of CO2 – and £200 million
(Thu 14/05)
The Together campaign unites businesses and customers to achieve major green milestone

National Trust launches great seed giveaway
(Thu 14/05)
A new National Trust scheme aims to create a grow-your-own generation

Energy guzzling gadgets to triple resource demand by 2030
(Wed 13/05)
Demand for energy-thirsty gadgets such as mobile phones, MP3 players, PCs and flat-screen TVs is undoing efficiency gains elsewhere, the International Energy Agency(IEA) warned today.

Exclusive: Polar survey triggers alarming ice warning
(Wed 13/05)
Polar explorer Pen Hadow has described his latest expedition as the most important of his career as the two-month survey mission revealed startling new evidence of the effects of global warming.

City planners to benefit from £1million sustainability project
(Wed 13/05)
City planners to benefit from £1million sustainability project

Scottish environment agency takes £1.5m hit to help economy
(Tue 12/05)
Scotland’s environmental body says short-term loss will bring future gain

Drax to seek government OK for £2bn biomass plant
(Tue 12/05)
Drax, the UK's biggest coal fired power station, is to seek the government go-ahead to build a £2billion biomass power plant

World's largest wind farm gets the final green light
(Tue 12/05)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has welcomed the go ahead today by E.ON, Dong and Masdar of the first phase of the £2.2 billion London Array offshore windfarm.

Large construction firms say ‘go green’ to win business
(Tue 12/05)
The UK’s largest construction firms are selecting subcontractors on the basis of their green credentials, an industry research report has revealed.

Lights go out on motorway to cut emissions
(Tue 12/05)
Highways Agency turns out the motorway lights to reduce carbon emissions

Councils secretly snooped on the rubbish of 2,000 homes
(Mon 11/05)
The Kent Waste Partnership has analysed rubbish from the bins of more than 2,000 homes without their owners’ knowledge in a bid, they say, to cut waste and boost recycling.

UK smart meter roll-out programme announced
(Mon 11/05)
Energy market to be overhauled with smart meter programme











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