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Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

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24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Global palm oil demand linked to human rights abuses

News

13th February, 2008

Growing demand for palm oil is resulting in wide spread human rights abuses in Indonesia, claims a new report. more...
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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

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7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

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2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...
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GM set to make comeback

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18th September, 2007

The impact of climate change on world food production will make the public more accepting of genetic modification, the industry believes. more...
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Scrap biofuels target, say Friends of the Earth and OECD

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11th September, 2007

The backlash against large scale biofuel production continues to build as Friends of the Earth urges the European Union to scrap its target for 10 per cent of transport fuel to come from crops by 2020. more...
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New nuclear consultation a 'sham'

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7th September, 2007

The Government’s second attempt at a fair and legal public consultation on nuclear power has been declared a ‘sham’ by leading environmental groups. more...
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Campaigners celebrate collapse of trade talks

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25th June, 2007

Environmental groups have welcomed the collapse of the latest round of Doha trade talks, which fell apart on Friday. more...

Fortis bank shirks responsibility for toxic mud-flow

News

21st June, 2007

A major investor in a gas exploration project which has set off a toxic mud-flow has washed its hands of responsibility for the damage caused to homes of thousands of Indonesian people. more...
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GM now organic

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13th June, 2007

Organic food can now contain almost 1 per cent genetically modified content, thanks to a new ruling by the EU. more...

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In the News

Gordon's 'green budget' to lightly slap 4x4s

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19th March, 2007

Wednesday’s Budget is expected to increase taxes on the most polluting cars, but only by £200, some £1,400 short of recommendations made by Friends of the Earth. more...
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World Bank: Deforestation Good for Growth

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22nd February, 2007

The World Bank has released a report encouraging the Indonesian government to create vast timber plantations that would damage local ecosystems and livelihood, in order to encourage economic growth.
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