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As proposals for a Severn Barrage received another set back this month, a new and exciting project for the world’s first tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay was launched for public investment. So what are tidal lagoons, and do they have a serious role to play in delivering predictable low-carbon power for the UK? Sam Friggens reports.
Shipping may be the most efficient means of transportation, but its environmental impact is significant, and scientists at chemicals giant AkzoNobel are going to unusual lengths to cut marine vessels’ energy costs and carbon footprint. A GreenWise feature in partnership with AkzoNobel.
Food and how to save is the theme of today’s World Environmental Day, so what are UK companies doing to reduce the two billion tonnes of food wasted globally a year? Saran Mishra reports.
More investors are coming forward with 'socially responsible’ funds, but their impact is equivocal. Could a new form of investment make a difference? Heather Connon reports.
India’s culture of jugaad, or frugal innovation, has helped produce a wide range of sustainable breakthroughs. Are there lessons there for the rest of the world? Ian Thornton meets the innovators.
In an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and 'insure’ their businesses against the risks of a resource constrained world, more and more companies are introducing 'closed loop’ systems into their manufacturing businesses. But one company claims to be doing it on scale not seen before. Louise Bateman reports on Hewlett Packard’s printing cartridge recycling business that has seen it team up with a small, pioneering plastics recycling firm in Montreal, Canada.
Supermarket organic sales hit a nine-month high in February, after the horsemeat scandal broke. So could the food scare be the catalyst for the revival of organic sales in the UK and will it be the supermarkets or the independents that drive the growth? Matthew Zola reports.
The world shoulders a heavy burden when it comes to shifting our stuff. Can new approaches lighten the load? Michael Ashcroft weighs up the potential.
This week, the Government announced that London would host the Future Cities Catapult Centre, a £150 million innovation hub to help cities work more efficiently while lowering their impact on the environment. But plans to build a resilient economy in Greater Manchester, promising new jobs and energy cuts, are already underway. Emilie Beauchamp reports.
The Green Deal, the Government’s flagship programme for creating energy efficient improvements to UK buildings and homes, is set to come under the industry microscope at this week's Ecobuild, the world’ largest event for sustainable construction and the built environment. Matthew Zola reports.
'Changing climates’ and 'building our future’ are among the themes addressed in a major competition of environmental photography to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London this Spring.
What sort of business leader would ask a bunch if strangers to write a strategy? A very wise one, says Tess Riley.
Katharine Rowland seeks out the perfect diet for health, good cheer and the planet.
From sustainable food initiatives, to carbon credit scams, GreenWise gives you a run-down of its top 10 green business stories of 2012.
Among the obstacles in the way of the triumph of renewable energy, one stands out: the lack of cheap, efficient means to store power. Now, it could just be starting to crumble. Matt Scotland and Caspar Henderson report.