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Book review: 10 Billion – Stephen Emmott (2013)

Stephen Emmott, head of computational science at Microsoft Research, clearly and simply spells out some of the world’s most pressing problems in 10 Billion. Emmott has previously lectured on the subject of climate events and population, which was one of the Guardian’s best theatre events of 2012, demonstrating how...


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Film review: H2Oil (2009)

H2Oil weaves together a collection of compelling stories from people who are on the front lines of the biggest industrial project in human history: Canada’s tar sands. The film asks the question: what’s more important – oil or water? The documentary offers a unique look at the struggle Alberta...


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Video: Ecotricity launches anti-fracking film as part of new campaign

Leading green energy firm Ecotricity has premiered a short film as part of its new anti-fracking campaign. This comes after it criticised communities secretary Eric Pickles for having “double standards” when it came to planning decisions. Don’t squeeze the last gas out of Britain, as the film is called, follows...


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The government’s admission at Ecobuild hides bigger issues with energy strategy

The government admission at Ecobuild this week of the abysmal first year for its flagship green deal programme hides bigger issues with energy strategy. Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary, chose the high-profile sustainable design, construction and energy event at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London to confirm...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 7 March headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Give as you Live: combining online shopping with charitable giving 63% of MPs recognise renewable energy benefits for UK economy ExxonMobil unveils...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Gylly Beach View, Falmouth

Gylly Beach View offers uninterrupted views across the expanse of Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, and is available to book now through cottages4you. This contemporary third and fourth floor holiday penthouse will always provide something to catch the eye. It overlooks the sub-tropical Queen Mary Gardens and Gyllyngvase Beach and the...


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World Book Day 2014: six essential sustainability reads

If you’re looking to broaden your knowledge of sustainability – or simply want a page-turner to read on holiday – any of these six essential reads would be good places to start. - Capitalism as if the World Matters By Jonathon Porritt Capitalism as if the World Matters argues...


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Give as you Live: combining online shopping with charitable giving

If you were told that you could be giving to charity without actually parting with a penny more than you would otherwise, you would be forgiven for asking what the catch is.  Everyclick Ltd’s Give as you Live is an easy to install and even easier to use tool...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 6 March headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Heritage sites at risk of going under water as sea levels rise 1 in 10 financial  services firm have risky incentive features...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Nomads

Nomads produces ethical and fairtrade clothes, which combine a modern design and traditional crafting skills of India. Nomads was founded in the 1980s thanks to Duncan and Vicky, who decided to spend their last backpackers’ money on a pile of Indian clothes to be sold in the UK. They...


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Sustainability in the city: Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, the capital and most populous city of Sweden, was the first city to be awarded the European Green Capital title when the award was launched in 2010. It received this honour in no small part thanks to its grand vision of being a fossil fuel-free city by 2050....


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Sustainable investment funds in focus: Ecclesiastical Amity UK

This week’s featured fund is the Ecclesiastical Amity UK fund. Managed by sustainable investment pioneer Sue Round, director of group investments at Ecclesiastical, it is one of the longest established sustainable funds in the UK. The award-winning investment firm tells us more. Tell us about what makes your fund unique...


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Infographic: the UK’s wettest winter in 250 years

The seemingly endless period of heavy rainfall and strong winds appears to be behind the UK, though not without lasting effects. Thousands of homes were affected by flooding and loss of power, with many people still unable to return. The Met Office said the prolonged storms led to the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 5 March headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Sustainable transport: why it matters Green buildings study to investigate business case for sustainable workplaces Quarter of financial services firms expect to...


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Sustainable transport: why it matters

Making the global transport system sustainable will be hard – but there are plenty of compelling reasons that demand action. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Transport 2014. According to the latest estimates, a record high of 36 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide...


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