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Growing Valentine's Day roses harming Kenya's ecological siteGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
Supermarkets eager to meet demand for cheap flowers urged to show more concern for the environment. Consumer appetite for cut-price Kenyan roses for Valentine's Day is "bleeding the country dry" by threatening the region's precarious ecology. University of Leicester ecology and conservation...
Manufacturers appeal for simplified carbon taxGuardian Unlimited | 20 Jun 2010
EEF says a single levy based on energy use would encourage businesses to move towards cleaner energyBritain's manufacturers have condemned the government's climate change policy as "chaotic, overcrowded and complicated" and are calling on George Osborne to use his emergency budget to introduce an...
Ocado, the eco-friendly firm that runs on dieselThe Independent | 27 May 2010
Ocado, the online "green van" delivery service that supplies groceries to customers' doors and claims to have changed the face of shopping, has been falling short of its own environmental pledges. According to its branding, Ocado delivery vans run on biodiesel only – a marketing strategy to incentivise eco-conscious customers to use its service. But in London, drivers are filling up their vans' tanks with regular fossil-fuel diesel at a normal garage.
Carbon credit documentary should not have been shown, BBC admitsGuardian Unlimited | 10 Apr 2010
EnvirotradeA BBC documentary about socialite Robin Birley and his carbon credits business venture in Africa should never have been broadcast, an internal inquiry by the corporation has found. Millions of viewers were misled because the sympathetic documentary shown on BBC World News failed to declare that it was financed by a secretive trust that was linked to Birley.
Businesses urged to monitor energy useEnergy Saving Trust | 07 Apr 2010
Businesses have been encouraged to assess their energy use due to new regulations.Businesses have been encouraged to pay closer attention to their energy use ahead of the implementation of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency regulations. The scheme kicked off this month (April) but will only gradually come into force with the full bill for carbon emissions not being applied until the same time next year.
MPs present meaty challenge to new GovernmentFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 23 Mar 2010
Peter Ainsworth MP (Conservative, East Surrey) has today presented a Sustainable Livestock Bill check to the House of Commons.
Canada rain forest town tackles drought crisisReuters | 04 Sep 2006
A drought-hit resort town in Canada's Pacific rain forest is trucking in water to avert a total shutdown, but hotels and other businesses will have to severely limit consumption, the mayor said on Friday.
Academies ask G8 to tackle health and energySCIDEV.NET | 16 Jun 2006
In an effort to strengthen their influence on the world's political stage, 12 national science academies have issued two joint statements to the G8 leaders ahead of the annual G8 summit meeting, to be held in Russia next month.
Company law key to tackling povertywwf.org.uk | 09 Jun 2006
Parliament is discussing the Company Law Reform Bill. WWF - as part of The Trade Justice Movement and Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition - is calling for the bill to recognise and legislate for social and environmental impacts by companies.
EIB and EBRD sign environmental declarationEnvironmental Finance | 02 Jun 2006
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a declaration promising to apply the EU's principles on environmental protection to project financing.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Corporate Interests Threaten Rural Poor and EnvironmentFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 16 May 2006
Civil society groups from around the world gather at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva this week to protest against the US, European and other exporting countries' aggressive attempts to open developing country markets.
WTO confirms ruling against EU GMO moratoriumReuters | 12 May 2006
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed in a final ruling that a European Union moratorium on genetically-modified (GMO) foods was illegal, but Brussels said on Thursday the finding would not affect policy.
Amid extinctions, parrots, panthers get costly aidReuters | 11 May 2006
Australia's orange-bellied parrot and the Florida panther are in an exclusive but growing club -- rare species getting costly protection even as the world faces what may be the worst wave of extinctions since the dinosaurs.