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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 August 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. Microscopic hydroelectrics and space-based solar: the renewable energy of the future Poll: UK homeowners want sustainable energy upgrades for ‘mouldy, cold and...


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Microscopic hydroelectrics and space-based solar: the renewable energy of the future

Going beyond wind turbines and solar panels, into the realms normally left to science fiction, what might be the clean energy technologies of the next generation? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. The phrase renewable energy is synonymous with wind farms,...


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The poets of the First World War: Edward Thomas

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 7 August 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. Financing the future of renewable energy New SME lending rules to ‘open the flood gates’ for alternative finance Non-executive directors can play...


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The poets of the First World War: A.E. Housman

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Financing the future of renewable energy

Being the voice of over 1,000 different companies is no easy task – as Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has learnt during her first year in the job. She tells Blue & Green Tomorrow why she is optimistic about the future of clean energy....


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Ethical retailer of the week: Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies is an organic skincare company founded in London’s Covent Garden with the aim of offering natural health products that are both ethical and environmentally-friendly. Named after the famous Neal’s Yard alley in Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard Remedies has become a leading name in the natural beauty...


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Non-executive directors can play a key role in sustainability

As more companies begin to consider sustainability and the impact of their operations, non-executives could play a key role in ensuring commitments are successful, according to Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com. Non-ExecutiveDirectors.com launched in June 2013 and has quickly become a key part of the industry....


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 6 August 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. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay: the mastering of the tide Top PR firms rule out working with climate deniers Letter to the editor:...


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Letter to the editor: on the war against antimicrobial resistance

On Tuesday, we reported on a study from Public Health England (PHE) that found GPs prescribed almost 40% more antibiotics for coughs and colds in 2011 than in 1999. Experts have raised concerns that overprescribing antibiotics could build antimicrobial resistance and ultimately threaten the lives of patients. Responding to...


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The poets of the First World War: Rupert Brooke

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay: the mastering of the tide

Utterly predictable and with huge potential, could tidal lagoons provide the impetus that UK marine renewables need to thrive? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. At Swansea Bay, there are sandy beaches, surfers and dog walkers. Sometimes, porpoises glide through the...


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Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards: Q&A with Neal’s Yard Remedies

Louise Green is acting head of sustainability at Neal’s Yard Remedies, a leading British retailer of organic natural health and beauty products. The company won Ethical Corporation’s 2013 Responsible Business Award for its Bee Lovely campaign, in the consumer engagement category. In the run up to this year’s Responsible Business Awards,...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Rame View, Cornwall

Rame View cottage is the perfect place for families to enjoy the stunning views and activities that Cornwall has to offer and is available to book now through cottages4you. Enjoying an enviable position overlooking the tiny fishing village of Portwrinkle and the dramatic coastline of Whitsand Bay and Rame...


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Sustainable September: 20 questions with… Manda Brookman

Manda Brookman answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Manda Brookman is the director of CoaST: One Planet Tourism network, an independent social enterprise leading sustainable tourism in the Cornwall area, which she also co-founded. She will be speaking at Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Sustainable September Tourism Debate,...



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