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Planning and Management of Development
UK slips down global rankingsGuardian Unlimited | 29 Mar 2011
The UK is rapidly losing the race to be the global powerhouse of the green economy, while other countries streak ahead in low-carbon technology investment and development, according to rankings published on Tuesday. Last year, the UK slumped from being third in the world in terms of investment in green growth, to only 13th place, according to a report by the respected US Pew Environment Group.
Diet may reduce farm flatulenceYahoo! News | 29 Mar 2011
A change of diet could help flatulent farm animals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions a study has said.
Sahel: African 'wall of trees' gets underwaySCIDEV.NET | 07 Jul 2008
Three years after it was first proposed, preparations for an African 'wall of trees' to slow down the southwards spread of the Sahara desert are finally getting underway.
Planning BillFriends of the Earth- Scotland | 16 Nov 2006
Power grab almost complete as communities to be silenced
Final Parliament vote on planning reformFriends of the Earth- Scotland | 15 Nov 2006
MSPs must not fail their constituents by voting through second rate and unfair planning reforms according to Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Climate Change in Spotlight at London 'I Count' EventFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 03 Aug 2006
The Stop Climate Chaos coalition today announced it is to stage `I Count', a huge event in London's Trafalgar Square, on Saturday 4th November, 2006 at 1pm.
£500M superdamDaily Record | 18 Jul 2006
A plan to build a £500million superdam between Scotland and England has been unveiled. The project in the Solway Firth would involve a mile-long barrage between Annan, Dumfries-shire, and Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria. It would create a new road link between the two countries.
EU targets pesticide safetyGreen Consumer Guide | 17 Jul 2006
The European Commission has moved to combat the environmental and health threats from pesticides by announcing a new strategy on the issue. The programme outlines improvements into how pesticides are used, in order to eliminate hazardous misusage.
Microgeneration moves to mainstream in ScotlandEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 17 Jul 2006
Micro-renewables are set to become a standard part of any new development north of the border if the Scottish Executive approves a new planning policy which will require all new build to generate at least 10% of its energy on site.
Canada's 'Winterpeg' Facing a Dry SummerPlanet Ark | 13 Jul 2006
This western Canadian city, nicknamed Winterpeg for its bitterly cold winters, is baking under the summer sun and facing its driest June and July on record, Environment Canada said Wednesday, and regional crops are showing signs of stress.
Bangladesh coal divides regionBBC | 12 Jul 2006
Tens of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods and homes if plans to mine coal in the north west of the country go ahead.
Noise pollution targetedGreen Consumer Guide | 03 Jul 2006
New measures to curb excessive noise pollution from pubs and clubs could be implemented following consultation, as the final part of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act comes into force
PC users 'want greener machines'BBC | 28 Jun 2006
Consumers are willing to pay up to an extra £108 ($197) for a PC containing fewer chemicals, a survey has found.
Ontario urges U.S. co-operation on air pollutionReuters | 27 Jun 2006
Canadians and Americans are harming each other with air pollution and must work closely to mitigate climate change and reduce environmental damage, politicians from both sides of the border said on Monday.