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Fake trees, algae tubes and white roofs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Report from Institute of Mechanical Engineers calls for £10m to develop geo-engineering ideas that would be ‘an integral part’ of the solution to global warming
Artificial trees and tubes of algae on the sides of buildings could absorb most of the UK’s annual carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report from engineers that will be circulated […]

Digital Music Can Save the Planet

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A new study conducted by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University confirms what we already assumed: downloading music cuts energy consumption and CO2 emissions compared to shopping at your local record store. Digitizing wins again.
The study found that buying digital music results in a 40 to 80 […]

Green Party condemns government plans to attack Internet users

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The Green Party today called for the government to drop plans that attack internet users in the name of supporting the creative industries.
Under plans announced midway through the Digital Britain consultation, if your internet connection has been used to repeatedly download illegal content, you will be cut off.
Caroline Lucas, Green Party Leader, said: “Mandelson might […]

Solar Efficiency Record Hits New High

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

In a record reminiscent of a 100-meter dash, scientists at the University of South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have created the world’s most efficient solar power cell ever…by a hair.
Professor Martin Green and his colleague Anita Ho-Baillie led a team of U.S. researchers to victory with a multi-cell combination that is able to convert 43 […]

Electric car industry boost as leading developer plans production of tens of thousands of vehicles a year | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Electric car industry boost as leading developer plans production of tens of thousands of vehicles a year | Environment | guardian.co.uk: “”

Amazon Cattle Campaign

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Greenpeace’s Amazon cattle campaign has moved rapidly, with shoe companies and cattle producers feeling the pressure from you, and changing the way they do business as a result. In this video Sarah explains the progress we’ve made so far.

How ethical are supermarket clothes? | Life and style | Guardian.co.uk

Monday, August 17th, 2009

How ethical are supermarket clothes? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk: “”
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Interesting article in the Guardian
Worth a read before you make that shopping trip…

Get active with your local Greenpeace network | Greenpeace UK

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Get active with your local Greenpeace network | Greenpeace UK: “”
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Greeenpeace have launched a new online home for their network of active supporter groups across the country.

The network is composed of dedicated volunteers who take Greenpeace campaigns to their local high streets, doing everything from running stalls at festivals to lobbying their MPs […]

Hand out £10,000 loans to make UK homes greener, say experts | Money | The Guardian

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Hand out £10,000 loans to make UK homes greener, say experts | Money | The Guardian: “”
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Homeowners will be able to borrow up to £10,000 to “green” their homes and pay the money back through their council tax bill, under radical proposals drawn up by a government advisory body.
The plans, published today in a […]

Friends of the Earth’s new website gives digital facelift to community activism

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Friends of the Earth launched an innovative flash website for its Get Serious About CO2 campaign today, demanding councils play their part in tackling climate change by reducing local emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020.
Designed by CHI & Partners, the environmental campaign group’s new Get Serious About CO2 website – gives […]




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