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Top ecotourism destinations: Fiji Islands

Fiji has one of the strongest economies in the Pacific Ocean region, thanks largely to its tourism sector that promotes the island’s natural beauty and precious coral reefs. Sandy beaches, coral reefs, tropical forests and a warm sunny climate are some of the features that makes Fiji one of...


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Top features of the week: September 7

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we made it to a fifth of the way for our crowdfunding campaign. Please pledge to save us. Sacha Deshmukh also explored how the roll-out of smart meters will boost competition in the energy market, and we interviewed Bristol Green Doors, a...


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Sustainable institute of the week: Sustainable Lifestyle Research Group

The Sustainable Lifestyle Research Group (SLRG) is co-ordinated from the University of Surrey. Its principle aim is to develop new understandings of the processes that lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices. Through this understanding the SLRG can offer evidence-based advice to policymakers about realistic strategies to...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #8 Mitsubishi iMiEV

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. This tiny Mitsubishi is a great alternative to the already quite small models available. Super cheap to run and even smaller than a Nissan Leaf, narrow streets...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Oyster Cottage, Kent

Located in Whitstable, Kent, Oyster Cottage is ideally located for trips to the beach and surrounding areas, it is available to book now through cottages4you. A spacious bungalow of generous proportions, with a private front and rear gardens, a 6-seater hot tub and on-site parking, Oyster Cottage lies within...


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Top articles of the week: September 6

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, fashion mogul and environmental activist Vivienne Westwood invested £1 million into renewable crowdfunding platform Trillion Fund. We also reported on the revelation that drinking wells in the US state of Pennsylvania have been contaminated by fracking operations hundreds of times. In other...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we marked the International Day of Charity, asking who, exactly, supports environmental causes. We also looked into the future of the UK offshore wind sector, considered the latest evidence that more sustainable investments offer better returns, and learned how island nations can lead...


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Film review: Best Before (2012)

Best Before: The London Food Revolution is a short documentary looking at the impending food crisis, with food prices set to double between now and 2030, and the individuals and organisations that are working to prevent it. The film focuses on London but its findings are similar to those...


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Book review: The Shifts and the Shock – Martin Wolf (2014)

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis by the Financial Time’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, asks what the 2008 financial crisis should have taught us about economies. The book considers the causes of the global financial...


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TED talks: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere – Shubhendu Sharma

In this short, informative TED talk, entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma demonstrates how we can grow small forests that mature 10 times faster than typical forests, and grow 30% denser and are 100 times more biodiverse.  Using industrial know-how and by carefully tailoring the manufactured environment, Sharma’s improvised technique gets the...


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How island nations can lead the renewable energy revolution

Small island nations face a truly existential threat in the face of climate change, but they also have the potential to lead the renewable energy revolution that could save them, writes Ryan Gilchrist, who leads business development with enterprise clients at UGE.   On Thursday, the third international UN...


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Who, exactly, supports environmental charities?

Just who supports these environmental charities then? Are they green activists, or has the message finally got round and everyone is engaging with the future of their planet? Consumers have volunteered their charity donating habits, and by using data gathered from their web behaviour Exponential Interactive have learned more...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 September 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. Ban Ki-moon: world must act on climate change now Greenpeace warns of ‘long road ahead’ for truly green gadgets Expand cities into...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the growing wage divide in UK cities, and the increasing number of Britons trapped in low wage jobs. We also covered the winning idea that claimed a £250,000 reward in the Wolfson Economics Prize, and looked into the offices of...


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How scientists feel about climate change: Prof Lesley Hughes

In a letter speaking about her feelings on climate change, Prof Lesley Hughes, from the Department of Biological Science at Macquarie University and a founding member of the Australian Climate Council, voices her concerns about the world’s wildlife and biodiversity. Scientists from across Australia have written letters on how...



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