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Post-Brexit Fishing Industry feels misrepresented and misled

Members of the UK’s fishing industry feel they were unfairly portrayed and misled during and after the EU Referendum, according to new research from foul weather fishing gear manufacturer Stormline The study, involving more than 700 people working in the UK fishing industry and the first to measure sentiment...


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American Retirement Funds said to contribute to Deforestation

A new transparency tool, “Deforestation Free Funds,” shows which global mutual funds contain palm-oil-related holdings, the fastest growing cause of rainforest destruction today.   Friends of the Earth and As You Sow created this free online database to allow individual investors, for the first time ever, to determine their links to tropical deforestation...


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Olympics Campaign launched by Rainforest Alliance for Rio 2016

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in just over one week, over 10,000 top athletes from all over the world will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. The Rainforest Alliance’s UK Frog Blog will be writing a series of blog posts exploring how some of the biggest Olympic events...


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Capability Brown’s August Birthday

Special events across England and Wales celebrate Capability Brown’s birthday month of August  2016 marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday (probably) falls this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a...


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Worth-it Ideas for Rubbish Removal

If you are planning to clean out your basement, garage, attic, closets, or looking forward to full home clean out, you should consider hiring a rubbish removal company. When you hire a company who specializes in rubbish removal in Sydney, you need not worry about finding transportation to dispose...


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5 Ways Green Buildings Save Big Money

One of the most popular trends of the 21st century is green construction. Sustainable building is typically characterized by using environmentally responsible and resource-efficient materials throughout the entire process. It also covers the processes before and after the actual construction, including operation, maintenance, renovation, demolition, siting, and design. Sustainable...


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WWF statement on the extraordinary life of Dr Luc Hoffmann

WWF mourns the death on Thursday of Dr Luc Hoffmann at the age of 93. At the same time, they celebrate his extraordinary life-long contribution to nature conservation and to the organisation.     Dr Hoffmann was one of WWF International’s first board members and served as WWF International’s...


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National Recognition for Renewable Energy lawyer

A leading South West renewable energy lawyer has been shortlisted for a national award for her work promoting the renewables industry. Sonya Bedford who is head of renewable energy at Stephens Scown LLP has been shortlisted in the Community Energy Champion category of the Community Energy Awards 2016. The...


Latex bees by Aurora Sciabarra

Artists are making a beeline for Brighton gallery

Exhibition sees artists and academics explore our relationship with changing world Artists are turning to bees and bananas for inspiration as Brighton’s ONCA Gallery hosts “Experiencing Change | Changing Experience”, a new exhibition supported by Arts Council England and Anglia Ruskin University. The project sees several artists, from a...


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6 Green Products Every Homeowner Must Have

As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to manage your property and do your part to make the world a cleaner, more sustainable place. And while there are many different ways in which you can promote eco-friendly habits, it all starts with the products you purchase. 6 Green Products...


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Land Rover BAR Lead the Way in Sustainable Sport

Land Rover BAR are speeding ahead in their goal to become the UK’s most sustainable professional sports team, now believed to be the first professional British sports team to operate from a BREEAM Excellent building. The team’s new 74,000sq.ft waterfront home on Camber Quay received the accolade this week...


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PRI Awards Highest Possible Rating for Governance and Sustainability

Martin Currie has received the highest possible award ratings in two key categories from the PRI, a world leading proponent of responsible investment. In its latest assessment, the PRI has awarded Martin Currie an A+ rating for its overall approach to responsible investment in the category of Strategy and...


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UK Food Festival Celebrates 100th Ark of Taste Product

 A joint event organised by Slow Food England and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) was held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Highgrove Royal Gardens in the presence of the HRH The Prince of Wales.   The event focused on the Ark of Taste – Slow Food’s international project created...


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Avid Technology and Caterpillar Join Forces in Hope of Promoting Fuel Efficiency

North East based firm AVID Technology has secured a key position in a three year collaborative programme to develop more efficient vehicle power-trains with global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Caterpillar. In a project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, Caterpillar UK Engines Company Ltd, AVID Technology Ltd,...


Solar panel gift on Manly beach as Common Grace ask PM Tony Abbott to #acceptthegift of solar for Kirribilli House by Kate Ausburn via Flckr

36% Customer Growth for Small Supplier ‘Good Energy’

On the same day that SSE announce the loss of 50,000 electricity and gas customers, small supplier Good Energy have today released a trading statement showing 36% customer growth.   The highlights of the statement include: – Strong growth in overall customer meter points up 36% to 239,750. – Achieved industry-leading customer advocacy...