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....Ryan Doherty, an industry analyst at research group IbisWorld, says that Belu has "garnered a reputation as one of the leading eco-friendly brands among bottled water producers". He adds: "Its targeting of the hospitality sector and its innovative approach to reducing the environmental impact of its products has driven demand from clients eager to improve their image through corporate sustainability. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The environmental groups - including the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Biological Diversity - say an environmental review of the proposed pipeline that was completed in 2014 is inadequate and outdated. Their lawsuit says that review minimises or ignores significant environmental impacts of Keystone XL, which will carry a particularly dirty type of crude oil, "including harm to land, air, water, and wildlife". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But it’s not all about price. The endless rules and security checks have made flying a soul-sapping experience for many – and then there is the environmental impact. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The discount supermarket Aldi is set to launch its first collection of so-called “green” wines this week, offering eight wines with organic, carbon neutral or ‘no added sulphur’ credentials. Aldi expects the wines to appeal to the “Whole Foods generation”; millennial shoppers who are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the produce that they are buying and consuming. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight image
....But it’s not all about price. The endless rules and security checks have made flying a soul-sapping experience for many – and then there is the environmental impact. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:11:43 PM
....Ryan Doherty, an industry analyst at research group IbisWorld, says that Belu has "garnered a reputation as one of the leading eco-friendly brands among bottled water producers". He adds: "Its targeting of the hospitality sector and its innovative approach to reducing the environmental impact of its products has driven demand from clients eager to improve their image through corporate sustainability. ...
Grape Britain: UK merry on organic wine as sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:56:00 PM
....The discount supermarket Aldi is set to launch its first collection of so-called “green” wines this week, offering eight wines with organic, carbon neutral or ‘no added sulphur’ credentials. Aldi expects the wines to appeal to the “Whole Foods generation”; millennial shoppers who are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the produce that they are buying and consuming. ...
Trump's Keystone XL pipeline plan faces legal challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:36:29 PM
....The environmental groups - including the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Biological Diversity - say an environmental review of the proposed pipeline that was completed in 2014 is inadequate and outdated. Their lawsuit says that review minimises or ignores significant environmental impacts of Keystone XL, which will carry a particularly dirty type of crude oil, "including harm to land, air, water, and wildlife". ...
Bank of England considers palm oil for £20 polymer notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 03:14:28 PM
.... It has been working with De La Rue and Innovia Security, the potential suppliers of the polymer material that would be used for future bank notes, to assess alternative options to animal-based products, such as palm or coconut oil. The Bank also commissioned a report on the environmental impact of a range of additives from a consultancy firm, Efeca. ...
Bank of England considers palm oil for the new £20 note image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 09:30:14 AM
....And it says that the amounts of oil needed are so small that there would be no need for an increase in global production. The Bank has also published an independent report on the separate environmental impacts of palm oil, coconut oil and tallow. ...
Reusable incentives could slash disposable coffee cup waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:39:20 AM
.... A dozen university and business cafes tracked the use of reusable cups by their customers over a four-month period after the measures were introduced. The research found that financial incentives, reusable alternatives, and clear messaging reminding customers of the environmental impact of single-use coffee cups all had a direct impact on consumer behaviour. ...
Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:12:54 PM
.... And in some cases, yes, you have criminality that aids the energy poor, but at what cost, at what consequence?” said Ralby. That cost comes in direct economic losses to the energy industry and governments, the environmental impact of spilled oil and in the instability caused by oil money reaching terrorist groups and insurgents such as Nigeria’s Niger Delta Avengers, according to the analysis. ...
UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:00:22 AM
....The UNECE has now gone a step further and said the UK should consider refraining from further works on the site of the new reactors. The body said the government should wait until it has heard back from countries including Germany, Norway and the Netherlands on whether it would be helpful for them to be formally notified under a treaty on transboundary environmental impacts. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
.... The president said he was going to “bring a lot of jobs back to Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania”. Dennis Williams, president of the United Auto Workers union, raised concerns about the environmental impact of more loose fuel efficiency standards. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....Some initiatives use no deposit and operate on a voluntary basis only, but experts say they offer little incentive for recycling. “With so little environmental impact, reuse is definitely the best bet,” Barczak said. ...
Democrats must do to the Dakota pipeline what they did to Betsy DeVos: resist | Kate Aronoff image
....Polling from October suggests that a majority of Americans believe the pipeline project was not properly reviewed. Among Democrats, a full 70% believe more study is needed – a study unlikely to come now that the army has called off its earlier demand for a thorough environmental impact study. ...
Shell begins huge task of decommissioning Brent oil rigs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:01:20 AM
....“This is a test case, so we want to see that expression of international law enforced, and not at the first point of challenge for there to be backtracking,” said Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace. Parr said the group would make a judgment on the environmental impact once the plan is published, and refused to rule out taking direct action, as the group did when it occupied Brent Spar for weeks. ...
Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:00:14 AM
.... “Organic sales are driven by environmental awareness, like climate change and belief in health benefits. Younger shoppers also choose products depending on the environmental impact of the packaging. ...
Swansea lagoon should use 'Roman-style' concrete: expert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 11:00:01 AM
....". A research colleague, Professor Paulo Monteiro from Berkeley University, has highlighted the environmental impact of concrete: "It's not that modern concrete isn't good . ...
Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:06:24 AM
....". The film highlights the sustained loss of American manufacturing jobs at a time of Chinese economic growth, as well as the environmental impact of Chinese industry. ...
The Guardian view on workers’ representation: May’s U-turn is a betrayal | Editorial image
.... But where there was restraint on the shop floor, at the top there were grotesquely inflated salaries and bonuses, accompanied by a revolution among shareholders when the proportion of British-based shareholders fell sharply while the number of overseas investors rose. As a TUC survey of fund managers found, overseas investors are significantly less interested in how a company is run in terms of its workers, or its environmental impact, or executive pay. ...
Too many clothes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:04:04 AM
....Yet it remains tough for smaller firms offering a sustainable alternative. People Tree, founded by Safia Minney over 25 years ago, was a pioneer in the sector, offering organic cotton and using production methods that minimised environmental impact long before it was fashionable. ...
Do you want your savings to go into selling cigarettes? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
....For every £10,000 invested with Vanguard, £1,440 would be in Shell, BP and BAT, “financing a range of damaging social and environmental activities,” says Ditchfield. “£10,000 in WHEB would be managed by a team of experts who publish detailed information of the case for making investments and track the social and environmental impact. ...
Fracking in Lancashire given go-ahead by government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:00:35 AM
...."It is clear the government supports the development of a shale gas industry, but I would ask them to do more to address the concerns of local communities and the councillors who represent them by supporting the best environmental controls," it said. Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan said: "We have been through an exhaustive environmental impact assessment on this. ...
Heathrow runway 'within EU pollution laws' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:02:25 PM
.... . Ministers will decide within weeks whether to enlarge Heathrow or rival Gatwick and the environmental impact will play a big part in that decision. ...
Thirsty business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:09:19 PM
....Mr Madani adds: "Increased service requires additional energy use and heating. Additional energy use and heating means more environmental impact, carbon footprint and water use. ...
Can Sweden tackle the throwaway society? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:25:20 PM
....So the minister is confident the new plans will work. "Consumer are quite active in changing both what they buy and how they buy in Sweden, to change the environmental impact, so we see a huge increase in the sale of organic food, and we also see that the interest in the "sharing" economy and the "circular" economy is growing quite rapidly," he says. ...

China’s straddling bus hits wall of criticism and doubt
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:09:11 PM
....However, it had now been delayed, Du Guangxian, a local official told the Beijing Youth Daily. "The environmental impact assessment of the project has not been approved yet, and many documents are still waiting to be signed," he said. ...

Gas leak scuppers French attempt to cross the Channel in pedal-powered submarine
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....On the Pilot Fish Project's website, it explains that, as well as crossing the stretch of sea, the two men aim to "explore the deepest areas" of the English Channel as well as filming the seabed and promoting energy conservation sustainability. As previous petroleum engineers, the men said they had "witnessed the ever growing technical challenges of fossil fuels extraction, and the delicate management of its environmental impact". ...
Airport expansion decision on hold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:35:39 AM
....". "If you look at Gatwick, we have a tiny fraction of the environmental impact of Heathrow, yet you get all of the same economic benefits, all of the same connections to short haul and long haul destinations, all at a cheaper price. ...
Hermes fund manager drafts plan to end City short-term investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:45:14 PM
....”. Oil companies wanted to adopt carbon pricing to record their environmental impact, but the fund managers investing in their shares had no incentive to support such measures because if the oil price rises they want companies to pump more oil to take advantage, Melvin said. ...
Hinkley Point: UN report says UK failed to consult over risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 03:49:24 PM
.... Dorfman said he expected a new legal challenge using the UN ruling. The British government has been arguing for some years with continental countries inside the committee, saying in the past that it did not have to consult them because there was little or no likelihood of “significant transboundary environmental impacts”. ...
BHP Billiton faces £30bn compensation claim over Brazil dam disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 12:26:35 PM
....The damages claim has been based on the clean-up costs of BP’s Deepwater Horizon accident in the US, say federal prosecutors in Minas Gerais, south-east Brazil, where the two companies’ joint mining venture, Samarco, is based. “Preliminary studies show the human, economic and socio-environmental impacts of the collapse of the dam are, at least, equivalent to those verified in the Gulf of Mexico,” they said. ...
Heathrow expansion opportunity squandered, MPs say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....”. The Department for Transport will make a formal response to the committee’s demands later this month, and a spokesman said it anticipated that additional work on environmental impacts would be concluded by the summer. ...
World's biggest wealth fund excludes 52 coal-related groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 09:15:15 AM
....Those rules bar it from investing in companies accused of serious violations of human rights, child labour or serious environmental damage, as well as manufacturers of “particularly inhumane” arms, and also tobacco firms. The list of 52 companies includes some of those the fund has divested from since 2013 on its own initiative, judging the companies’ environmental impact was damaging to their financial viability. ...
Reader awards: vote now for business leader and unsung hero of the year image
....Richard Clothier - managing director, Wyke Farms. Wyke Farms’ “100% Green” initiative, developed after Richard analysed the company’s environmental impact, has allowed it to become the UK’s first national cheddar brand to be 100% self-sufficient in green energy. ...
Sustainability key to long-term corporate health image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:16:44 PM
.... . Some companies, such as sportswear group Puma and its owner Kering, are pioneering so-called environmental profit and loss accounting, where the business's environmental impact is costed precisely throughout its entire supply chain. ...
Natural gas operator’s attempt to withdraw from environmental offsets stalls image
....“The Ichthys project has and continues to deliver a range of benefits to the Territory,” he said. “The project has invested in world-class environmental monitoring and practices to ensure that any environmental impacts are monitored, mitigated and prevented. ...
Lily Cole - from model to activist image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 11:04:38 PM
.... They argued that while it is fine for a multimillionaire to launch such a venture, the rest of us would need it to be make a profit. A steely Ms Cole, who also actively campaigns to promote the social enterprise model, and the need for all companies to improve their social and environmental impact, says she has no time for such critics. ...
Can a business ever source responsibly from a war zone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 10:41:51 AM
....“The one apparel company that did agree to speak to us openly admitted that it didn’t recognise trade unions in its factories,” Kaur says. Businesses’ decisions on investing in conflict-affected countries – how they take socio-political and environmental impacts into consideration, their approach towards the people they employ, their relationship with communities and their security arrangements – are factors that affect the environment they are operating in. ...
Can Apple's $1.5bn green bond inspire more environmental investments? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 04:19:29 AM
.... As a result, many companies have traditionally been unwilling to invest in renewable energy or other climate projects without a significant return on investment. For example, Apple will need to raise billions of dollars to achieve its ambitious plans to reduce its environmental impact. ...
One of Britain's biggest mining projects could start in 2021 with £2.4bn bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 08:57:00 AM
....Nearly 10,000 people have already registered on the company’s database to be involved. Production is expected to hit 10 million tonnes a year in 2023 and can be expanded to 20 million with “limited environmental impact”. ...
Can you put a price on nature? A Californian nonprofit thinks it can image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 11:00:00 PM
....While natural capital isn’t a widely used concept, it is gaining more attention in recent years as more businesses look for better ways to calculate environmental risks. A 2016 report from media and research firm GreenBiz and Trucost, a consultancy that helps companies measure their environmental impacts, found that the number of companies participating in natural capital initiatives grew 71%, or from 357 to 611, between 2014 and 2015. ...
Heathrow challenges 'can be tackled' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 09:42:42 AM
. Concerns over the environmental impact of expanding Gatwick or Heathrow should not lead to aviation plans being rejected, according to a think tank. ...
Making concrete green: reinventing the world's most used synthetic material image
.... Another option is replacing coal with tyres and biomass fuels to heat cement kilns to create the concrete-component clinker, which could reduce carbon emissions by up to 25%. Given the significant environmental impact of the estimated 188,000 homes to be built to house 36 million people living in Australia by 2050, these are problems that need to be solved. ...
This little-known state law promotes happy employees and innovative ideas image
.... Similarly, individual workers are likely to be concerned about their impact on the environment. And, as companies open themselves to employee concerns, they are more likely to focus their attention on environmental impact. ...
Factory farming divestment: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 09:31:03 AM
.... It has launched a new chicken sandwich in the US made with meat from animals raised without antibiotics. The move is a sign of the growing consumer and business interest in the welfare and environmental impact of animals reared for meat, dairy and eggs, with most of the blame directed at intensive, factory-style farms. ...
Fifth of commercial buildings face penalties for not meeting new government energy standards, research finds image
....tg-pullquote__source__link:hover { border-bottom: 1px dotted #122842; color: #122842; } "Owners should bear in mind that occupiers will increasingly favour higher EPC-rated buildings which will have lower running costs" Philip Webb, from Cushman & Wakefield . Philip Webb, from Cushman & Wakefield, said companies occupying buildings have become increasingly concerned with their environmental impact. ...
Women in property industry must speak up on gender equality: Green buildings CEO image
....As well as being a champion for gender equality, Madew is equally passionate about sustainability. As the CEO of the GBCA, Madew is tasked with looking for new ways to help reduce the environmental impact of Australia’s buildings, which account for 23% of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Construction firms urge Government to build Heathrow runway image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 07:34:00 PM
.... Last July, Sir Howard Davies, the chairman of the Government-appointed Airports Commission, recommended that another runway be built in west London. However, a third runway at Heathrow is a highly divisive issue among MPs, and in December ministers said they wanted to carry out more research on the environmental impact of expansion before making a decision. ...
Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference? image
.... The Co-op is the only chain selling its bananas at a higher price. So while it is great news for consumers to feel good about buying fairer or sustainable bananas, it is not so good for producers hoping to shift bananas away from being seen as a low-cost staple and invest more in plantation conditions, wages and environmental impacts. ...
MP demands 'key airports data' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 05:39:23 PM
....An independent report by the Davies Commission recommended building a new runway at Heathrow and extending an existing one rather than providing a second runway at Gatwick. The government has delayed acting on the report until further analysis of potential environmental impact is carried out. ...
Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 05:00:09 AM
.... “We don’t believe a low score in one question reflects overall thinking and action on it,” a spokesperson told the Guardian. “A quarter of all CEOs included ‘reduced environmental impacts’ in the three outcomes that should be joint government and business priorities in the countries in which they are based. ...
Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:58:02 PM
....“Recent volatility in financial markets has underlined the downside risks to global growth, primarily emanating from emerging markets,” the minutes said. Related: The Guardian view on the economic and environmental impact of falling oil prices | Editorial. ...
The five ethical stories that will define the next decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 02:43:06 PM
....6tn) in worldwide subsidies every year – that’s $10m a minute – exceeding global spending on health. Pricing carbon fuels to reflect their true social and environmental impacts will help to speed up the transition to renewable energy and more energy efficient living standards. ...
Can B Corp be the next Fair Trade for socially-minded corporations? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 03:32:15 PM
....As for B Lab’s new venture into media, Gilbert and Bryan Welsh say it will be independent of B Lab but will serve as a hub for people who care about how business can change the world for the better. No other outlet focuses exclusively on the social and environmental impact of business, they say. ...
How one man plans to make billions selling Mojave desert water image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 03:43:49 PM
....In the latest setback, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ruled that the company cannot lay a 43-mile pipeline alongside an existing railway line to transport water to the Colorado river aqueduct and on to the cities of the Californian coast. It means Cadiz will have to seek federal approval for the pipeline, which will trigger a long and expensive environmental impact review. ...
How to help your company prepare for climate change in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of January 2016 12:00:10 PM
.... We’re equippedwith a multitude of reports that parse all of its endless details. But the deal leaves many companies with a big question: how can they continue to grow while cutting their environmental impacts in line with the new climate goals?. ...
Eco-condoms to Ikea's veggie balls: the top 5 ethical living stories of 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 12:46:54 PM
....The need to reduce people’s meat consumption (and help the public forget about the horsemeat scandal) is acute. The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships put together, yet a recent report from the Carbon Trust found that awareness of the environmental impacts of livestock production remains “surprisingly low”. ...
AquaBounty: label the salmon, for everyone’s sake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 12:00:29 PM
.... But the beauty of voluntary labeling is that companies can choose what they want to say, as long as it is not false or misleading. For example, a label could say that the fish is “produced using biotechnology to have a lower environmental impact than conventional farmed salmon”. ...
Is powdered food an eco-dream or just weird? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 01:06:52 PM
....Huel’s ingredients include brown rice and pea protein, flaxseed and MCT – a fatty acid typically used by endurance athletes. Similar to Ambronite, its products are vegan, avoiding the environmental impact of meat production. ...
Sadiq Khan urges Corbyn to back Gatwick expansion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 09:34:13 PM
....Khan, who has changed his view since pitching for the job as mayor, said it was now time to ditch Heathrow and throw support behind Gatwick. “Gatwick can expand without the devastating environmental impact of a third runway at Heathrow, while bringing huge economic benefits and being more affordable and deliverable,” said Khan. ...
Heathrow expansion verdict could be delayed beyond next summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 12:37:39 PM
....The prime minister’s spokeswoman said the government would make a decision “as quickly as possible”. She said: “This is a big decision for our country, but there is this issue around air quality, noise pollution and the environmental impact. ...
Anger over 'gutless' Heathrow delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 02:15:37 AM
....A decision had been promised previously by the end of the year. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government needed to "undertake more work on environmental impacts, including air quality, noise and carbon" before deciding on how best to expand airport capacity in south-east England. ...
Gatwick is 'obvious solution' to UK's airport crisis, as Government refuses to make a decision image
.... Instead, ministers left the door wide open to pursue two alternative proposals: a second Gatwick runway or an independent plan to extend Heathrow’s northern landing-strip. The Government, which had originally promised a decision by the end of the year, said it would carry out more work on the environmental impacts of the three competing schemes and make a decision by the summer, in a statement that did not even mention Heathrow. ...
Heathrow third runway decision put off until at least summer 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 07:43:27 PM
....Those present at the meeting included Cameron; the chancellor, George Osborne; the transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin; the environment secretary, Liz Truss; the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Letwin; the communities secretary, Greg Clark; and the chief whip, Mark Harper. A statement from the Department for Transport said the “location decision” for extra airport capacity would be “subject to further consideration on environmental impacts and the best possible mitigation measures”. ...
Airport delay 'failure of leadership' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 10:18:23 AM
....6bn), although it did not rule out the option of expanding Gatwick. However, senior sources have now said there needs to be more "confidence building" about the environmental impact of a new runway at Heathrow. ...
Stansted airport owner urges government to increase flight limit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 02:17:59 PM
.... We are growing rapidly. London is growing east, and the environmental impact at Stansted is significantly less than at Heathrow or Gatwick. ...
Selling better, not more: can Patagonia shake up Australia's clothing industry? image
....Related: The hipster as fashion icon is under threat | Eva Wiseman. “About 40% of the entire global apparel and footwear industry are members of the coalition, and are all working together to reduce their environmental impact and improve social labour outcomes. ...
Hacking Apple: putting the power of tech back into our hands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:59:36 PM
.... “When we maintain and resell,” says co-founder Janet Gunter, “we create value locally in an otherwise throwaway economy where things are manufactured far away. We reduce environmental impacts while bringing people together who might never have met otherwise. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 10:06:30 AM
. Guardian Sustainable Business examines the social and environmental impact of business, and as we launch the Australian edition, we want to know what the greatest sustainability issues are in Australia right now. ...
Heathrow conditions 'must be met' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 06:00:18 AM
.... . Labour MP Huw Irranca-Davies, chairman of the committee, said it would be "irresponsible" to postpone dealing with the environmental impact of expansion at Heathrow. ...
Brazil to sue mining companies BHP and Vale for $5bn over dam disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of November 2015 02:09:49 AM
....“The scale of the damage is very big but the companies have announced measures that show they are interested in repairing their image,” Adams said. Teixeira described the environmental impact as devastating and difficult to repair. ...
Can the planet handle China's new two-child policy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:00:10 AM
.... The GDP of Organization and Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries grew 16% while their greenhouse gas production fell. As more countries separate their economic growth from their environmental impact, they’re demolishing many of the myths and arguments against climate action. ...
Gatwick chief wants government to rethink expansion plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 03:42:04 PM
.... recommendation and the evidence, the more we think it should be in favour of Gatwick. Even our sternest critics recognise that the environmental impact associated with a second runway at Gatwick are of a different order of magnitude than a third runway at Heathrow. ...
How a bottle of Russian salad dressing inspired corporate social responsibility image
....Related: Becoming a B Corp: only for the sustainable elite?. Reporting on “non-financial” environmental impacts like greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and waste is enormously complicated. ...
Move over meat: how the UK can diversify its protein consumption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 06:15:02 AM
....While the health and environmental consequences of a diet high in red and processed meat are well-publicised, demand for animal protein generally doesn’t seem to be falling off. A new report from the Carbon Trust on protein diversity found that while awareness of the environmental impacts of livestock production is increasing, it remains “surprisingly low” compared to other environmental issues. ...
Large variation found in airlines' CO2 emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 06:09:40 PM
.... Icao says it will try for carbon neutral growth after 2020, but expects no new policies before an assembly in November 2016. Related: Should we stop worrying about the environmental impact of flying?. ...
BHP hit by perfect storm of dam disaster, falling prices and China fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of November 2015 06:55:08 AM
....45% to below $20 in Australia. The stock recovered slightly but followed a heavy selloff in London on Thursday as concerns mounted about the company’s handling of the regulatory and environmental impact of the disaster and the continued fall in the price of commodities such as iron ore, oil and copper. ...
Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016: categories and criteria image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 04:40:47 PM
.... This award will recognise organisations that can point to one truly risky, groundbreaking step they have taken to advance sustainability which could pave the way for other businesses. An award for innovative redevelopments or new-build projects that are at the leading-edge of approaches to reducing the built environment’s negative environmental impacts and raising its positive social impacts. ...

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