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Key to global warming slowdown held deep in Atlantic sea, says report

The Atlantic and Southern oceans have been found to be storing excess heat in their depths, lowering global temperatures and confusing researchers who believed the Pacific Ocean was responsible for lowering temperatures. The findings, published earlier this week in the journal Science, have also discovered a varying planetary ‘heat...


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Food poverty is causing malnutrition in the UK

Public health experts have warned that the number of people hospitalised for malnutrition in the UK has risen by 19% because people cannot afford good quality and nutritious food. Data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has revealed that the number of people admitted to hospitals for...


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Network seeking to educate businesses on ethics launches crowdfund

A crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise £15,000 to create a network that aims to educate and support businesses when it comes to ethics and corporate responsibly has been launched. The campaign comes from Ethical Value’s, which wants businesses to change their cultures and place people above profits. Taking this...


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UK Green Investment Bank investing £64m into green energy power plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will be investing £64 million into an energy from waste power plant based in Derby, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council. The project is the first of its kind, with long term financial backing coming from GIB, as well as Germany’s Bayerische Landesbank...


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Forum for the Future’s Board of Trustees welcomes new bright individuals

Former RWE Npower CEO Volker Beckers and ethical living journalist Lucy Siegle are among the new members of sustainability not-for-profit organisation Forum for the Future’s Board of Trustees. Forum for the Future works with businesses and governments to promote sustainability at all levels and it also manages a higher...


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Row between students and board at University of Mary Washington over fossil fuel divestment

Campaigners from DivestUMW have loudly asked the University of Mary Washington’s (UNW) governing body to drop investment in dirty fossil fuels but the university has so far said the divestment option is not viable. The UMW based in Fredericksburg, Virginia US, has so far rejected calls for divestment from...


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Leonardo DiCaprio to lend his voice to climate change film

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken another step in campaigning for environmental causes by deciding to voice Green World Rising, a series of short films on climate change. DiCaprio, who has also produced the movies through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, will narrate the four episodes named ‘Carbon’, Green World...


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Labour party would allow energy regulator to revoke utilities’ licenses

The shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has announced this week that increased powers would be given to a new energy regulator, including the power to revoke the licenses of utility companies who are not operating in the best interests of consumers, if Labour are elected. Suppliers would also be...


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Overall GCSE grades rise but English pass rate falls

As pupils receive their GCSE grades today, official figures show that 68.8% of entries scored an A* – C grades, a 0.7% increase on last year’s results despite warnings that results could fall following an overhaul of the exam system. There was a slight decrease in the number of...


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Global solar panel shortage caused by boom in industry

The solar industry is now facing a global shortage in photovoltaic panels, the shortage is expected to slow growth in the smaller domestic market, raising fears over its survival. The industry was previously experiencing a slump in sales, but the oversupply of solar panels since 2010 has managed to...


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Rockefeller Foundation calls for applicants for resilient cities challenge

The 2014 application process for the 100 Resilient Cities challenge, which is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, has officially opened and is looking for cities that are ready to address the challenges they face. Cities worldwide face two clear challenges, according to the organisation. The first is increasing urbanisation,...


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More businesses going green to save money – survey

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices are becoming increasingly popular among companies as these realise the economic advantages of green measures to save money, new analysis suggests. A survey by consultancy firm Grant Thornton, composed of more than 2,500 firms, has found that sustainable practices in businesses are being driven...


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Study links increased flooding to population growth

New research has linked higher numbers of reported flooding cases in the UK to urban expansion and population growth rather than climate change. A study from the University of Southampton looked at the rising number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years. Researchers found that...


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Study: Greenland and Antarctica are losing 500 km³ of ice per year

New data mapping Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets has revealed a record amount of ice loss occurring in the regions, which have doubled their contribution to sea level rise since 2009. The findings by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) published in the...


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