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UN tool for energy use and emissions may become global standard
(Wed 03 Aug 2011 20:51)
A tool developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for measuring energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in homes and offices is under consideration for standardization, a move that could lead to the cre

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Number of car trips falls as cash-strapped motorists feel the pinch
(Fri 29 Jul 2011 10:22)
Households with one car are jumping behind the wheel 4.3% less often but cutting their mileage by 1.8% compared to two years ago, new figures from the Department of Transport analysed by the AA show.

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UK's energy consumption increases as nation's CO2 emissions rise
(Thu 28 Jul 2011 22:33)
The UK's consumption of energy increased by 3.2 per cent last year, reversing a downward trend over the last five years, according to official Government data released today.

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UK bogs to rise in value as its carbon importance becomes clear
(Thu 28 Jul 2011 18:33)
The price tag of Britain’s bogs could be set to soar, making them just as valuable as prime farmland after a review by scientists at Bangor University highlighted the growing importance of peatlands in carbon trading m

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Fresh study casts further doubt on accuracy of climate forecasts
(Wed 27 Jul 2011 18:53)
Data from NASA's Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth's atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to sug

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TV sets now 60% more energy efficient than 5 years ago
(Wed 27 Jul 2011 12:39)
A new study has found television sets are now 60 per cent more energy efficient that they were five years ago.

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Fish stocks dip to critically low levels, experts warn
(Mon 25 Jul 2011 11:32)
A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations.

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Report warns 680k London properties are at risk from flooding
(Fri 22 Jul 2011 13:25)
The Mayor should use his leadership to press forward action to address the serious risk of flood damage and potential loss of life London faces if there is severe rainfall, a new report from the London Assembly says toda

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Survey studies sustainable building programmes across Europe
(Fri 22 Jul 2011 10:21)
A pan-European survey has been carried out to explore the take-up of four sustainable building certification organisations - DGNB, BREEAM, LEED and HQE.

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Europe to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping by 90%
(Mon 18 Jul 2011 15:34)
The European Commission has announced plans to lower the sulphur content of shipping fuels. The proposals should reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by up to 90%, and fine particle emissions by up to 80%.

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Green certified companies may still create as much pollution
(Sun 17 Jul 2011 14:18)
Companies with environmental standard ISO 14001 certification may emit just as much air pollution as non-certified companies, according to a recent study.

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Climate change poses a growing risk to safety of buildings
(Fri 01 Jul 2011 11:35)
Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and temperatures under climate change are likely to increase the rate of corrosive damage in reinforced concrete structures, according to a recent study.

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Freak weather blamed on surprise rise in UK emissions
(Thu 30 Jun 2011 20:46)
The latest Committee on Climate Change (CCC) progress report revealed that UK emissions increased by 3% in 2010 but blamed the colder winter months for the surprise increase.

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Culture influences people's response to climate change
(Wed 29 Jun 2011 19:03)
How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a team of psychologists.

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EU carbon prices sink to lowest since recession
(Tue 28 Jun 2011 11:08)
Prices in the EU's emissions trading system have plunged to the lowest levels since a recession-led sell off in March 2009, as European infighting over climate change goals drains the market of demand.

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Water sector needs to better understand greenhouse gas emissions
(Mon 27 Jun 2011 09:52)
Greater understanding is needed of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use in the water sector if it is to meet sustainability goals, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Big polluters set to earn billions from surplus carbon permits
(Mon 20 Jun 2011 09:09)
New research by Sandbag Climate Campaign has revealed the top ten companies profiting from Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), all of whom are prominent members of trade associations actively lobbying to prevent t

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WWF calls for increased support for low-carbon economy
(Thu 16 Jun 2011 18:15)
While the United Nations climate talks in Bonn this week creep forward, a new WWF report says that fast and scaled up support for innovative approaches to developing a low-carbon economy is possible.

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Brits take Government lead on living a greener lifestyle
(Tue 14 Jun 2011 18:39)
Britons believe they are reliant on governments to tell them how to live a greener lifestyle, according to research commissioned by Logica.

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Nature is valued as being worth billions to UK economy
(Thu 02 Jun 2011 20:49)
The true value of nature can be shown for the first time as being worth billions of pounds following groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists.