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WWF report issues “wake up call” to businesses over “alarming” biodiversity loss

WWF report issues “wake up call” to businesses over “alarming” biodiversity loss

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has called on businesses, politicians and people to urgently solve humanity’s increasing demand on the planet’s natural resources, as it publishes today new findings obtained by the WWF and the Zoological Society of London that show wildlife populations globally have halved in the last 40 years.


Tories 'starter homes' would be exempt from zero carbon standard

Up to 100,000 new homes are to be offered to first-time-buyers under the age of 40 at a discount of 20 per cent if the Tories win the next election, David Cameron has pledged.


Cleantech start-up hits crowdfunding target on Crowdcube in record time

A world record has been set for cleantech funding by UK start-up, Powervault, which secured funding on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to develop its innovative domestic energy storage devices.


Nissan LEAF lights up London skyline with electric car-powered graffiti

Electric-car powered graffiti has hit the streets of London to highlight the capital's pollution problem caused by vehicle exhausts fumes.


Going overground: Kensa goes on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pumps

Going overground: Kensa goes on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pumps

Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the release of a landmark new heat pump model, Cornwall-based Kensa Heat Pumps is going on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pump technology. Thomas McMullan finds out more.


Solar could contribute more than nuclear to UK economy

Solar has the potential to create 60 gigawatts of generation capacity by 2030, supporting 50,000 green jobs and contributing £25.5 billion to the UK economy, according to major new research released today.


Climate change: "no more important issue" for future generations, Miliband tells party

Ed Miliband made a firm commitment to tackling climate change today as he pledged to create one million high-tech green jobs by 2030 if Labour wins the next general election.


Government joins forces with Unilever and small businesses to create sustainable supply chains

The UK Government is joining forces with consumer goods giant Unilever to develop sustainable supply chains in third world countries at the same time as pledging millions of pounds of investment to help smallholders in developing countries tackle deforestation and manage scarce resources.


Worldwide day of climate change protests attracts thousands

From Melbourne to Manhattan, tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday to stage the biggest display of popular support for climate action ever seen, and demand that their leaders take action.


Unilever sponsors first tech start-up sustainability 'hackathon'

Over £30,000 ($50,000) is on the table for tech start-ups striving to address sustainability in the first such venture to be sponsored by Unilever.


UN Climate Summit criticised for not going far enough


The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challenge of climate change.


i2O Water inks global distribution deal with smart meter firm Itron

i2O Water, the UK cleantech firm that is helping utilities plug the leaks in their water supply networks, has signed a multi-year deal with US smart meter company, Itron Inc, to accelerate the take up of its 'intelligent’ water control system around the globe.


Businesses could boost productivity by encouraging cycling and walking to work

Environmental charities and sustainability experts are calling on company bosses to encourage their staff to walk and cycle to work and reap the rewards of a more productive workforce.


"Collective sigh of relief" for business as Scotland decides to stay in the union

Most businesses will be breathing "a collective sigh of relief" the UK's biggest business group said today, as the Scottish electorate rejected independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent.


Government given 'red card' for lacklustre environmental efforts

David Cameron’s pledge for the Coalition to be the "greenest government ever" has been shamed as MPs issued the government a "red card" for its lacklustre environmental efforts.


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