Protecting the land of highest priority for biodiversity
conservation also delivers significant, life-sustaining services
and income to the world's most impoverished people, according to a
new study published in BioScience. Yet conservation and
poverty alleviation efforts are both at risk of failing, as this
'natural capital' is grossly undervalued in the global
Through the help of Recycling Furniture, the furniture
testing service provider, FIRA, is now able to recycle a
large proportion of furniture post-testing rather than sending it
Energy efficiency experts at the University of East
Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy
demand across the European Union.
The scale of the challenge to upskill and accredit the
workforce and training providers in time for the Green Deal cannot
be under-estimated - but SMEs can profit from the scheme, new
research has found.
A charity in Leeds was joined by Shadow Minister for
Climate Change Luciana Berger to open a renewable energy
Following a presentation from World Bank president.
Robert Zoellick, at The Economist World Ocean Summit in Singapore,
Conservation International has announced its enthusiastic support
of the Global Partnership for Oceans. The partnership, according to
Zoellick, will be a coalition of governments, international
organisations, civil society groups and private interests, joining
together to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing,
pollution, habitat loss and climate change.
Rail freight terminals are generally centrally located
in cities. In order to achieve a sustainable transport system,
where most freight is transported by rail rather than by lorry,
terminals must be relocated to urban peripheries. This is a
conclusion of Sönke Behrends' doctoral thesis. The thesis
investigates how urban and long-distance freight impact one
The Texas Forest Service has reported that about 5.6
million shade trees in urban areas have died as a result of the
devastating drought continuing to impact Texas.
The United Nations has designated 2012 as the
International Year of Cooperatives, providing a great opportunity
to raise the profile of an important organisational tool for
spreading human rights and equality worldwide. Membership in
co-operative businesses has grown to one billion people across 96
countries, according to new research published by the Worldwatch
Institute for its Vital Signs Online
Research led by David Coley from the University of Bath
has helped in the formal certification of a PassivHaus school in
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies are
constructing a major new process plant at Peacehaven Wastewater
Treatment Works, part of Southern Water's £300million environmental
project to bring cleaner seas to Sussex.