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Manufacturing and Environment
Sainsbury's excessive packaging case droppedGuardian Unlimited | 11 Oct 2010
Trading standards officers in Lincolnshire dropped a landmark legal case against Sainsbury's over unneccessary packaging. Trading standards officers in Lincolnshire today dramatically dropped a landmark legal case against supermarket giant Sainsbury's over excessive and unneccessary packaging,...
Eco-concrete made from rice husksBBC World Service | 13 Apr 2010
British and Indian scientists work together to make concrete from rice husks and coal ash to help tackle climate change.
World Court to Decide on Uruguay Mills ConstructionPlanet Ark | 13 Jul 2006
The highest court of the United Nations will rule on Thursday whether Uruguay has to suspend the construction of two giant pulp mills that neighbouring Argentina says will harm the environment.
China opens high-altitude Tibet railwayYahoo! News | 01 Jul 2006
China opened the world's highest railway on Saturday, celebrating the link to Tibet as a feat of national strength and ethnic harmony while critics decried it as a threat to Tibetan culture and the environment.
Dell expands program for recycling computersInternational Herald Tribune | 29 Jun 2006
Dell has said it would offer free recycling of any of its machines, regardless of whether their owners were buying replacement systems from Dell.
Glacier gold mine 'will taint pristine valley with cyanide'The Independent | 21 Jun 2006
The world's biggest gold mining company is locked in a battle with conservationists over the future of a remote Chilean valley where campaigners say a proposed mine will threaten water supplies and destroy the environment.
Greenpeace says M&S is the bestThe Independent | 19 Jun 2006
For decades, British supermarkets have fought to provide the cheapest baked beans, knickers and fish fingers. But this year's battle on the high street is for the "green pound", and environmentalists have declared one store the winner: Marks and Sparks.
BP sets up lab to find greener car fuelsGuardian Unlimited | 16 Jun 2006
BP promised yesterday to spend $500m (£285m) establishing a dedicated energy laboratory aimed at using the emerging knowledge from bioscience to find greener car fuels.
Big businesses named 'dirtiest' in EuropeSunday Herald | 15 May 2006
Some of Britains biggest corporations are among the dirtiest in Europe. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Shell and BP have all been outed for poor environmental performances by an authoritative new study.
Carbon market to treble in value in 2006 – World BankEnvironmental Finance | 12 May 2006
The global carbon market could be worth $25-30 billion in 2006, based on volumes in the first four months of the year, according to the World Bank. Some $7.5 billion worth of carbon contracts changed hands up to the end of April, compared with almost $11 billion in the whole of 2005, the Bank's sixth annual market survey found*.
Tesco - the new green chameleon?Friends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 26 Apr 2006
Friends of the Earth gave a cautious welcome to Tesco's new environment fund, announced, but said the supermarket giant still had a very long way to go if it was serious about greening its operations.
Deep blue seaGuardian Unlimited | 24 Apr 2006
David Cameron's Arctic tour came at a critical time: the climate is in crisis. But his bright green promises seem about as reliable as the planet's ice
Shedding light on call to ban bulbBBC | 21 Apr 2006
In February, Dr Matt Prescott used the Green Room to call for the traditional light bulb to be banned. This week, he responds to some of the comments and questions raised by readers.
Britain now 'eating the planet'BBC | 17 Apr 2006
The UK is about to run out of its own natural resources and become dependent on supplies from abroad, a report says.
Panama Canal set for $7.5bn revampBBC | 05 Apr 2006
For nearly 100 years the Panama Canal has been a key link in international shipping routes, handling an estimated 5% of world trade each year.