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14 Green Business Predictions for 2014

From green electioneering to increased clean energy investment, BusinessGreen runs down its predictions for the year ahead. With an election less than 18 months away, political positioning will be the dominant story in Westminster in 2014 with energy and environmental policies likely to provide one of the defining dividing lines between the three main parties. […]

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Gov. Snyder eyes natural gas, renewable sources for ‘no regrets’ energy policy

Michigan needs an energy policy with an emphasis on eliminating energy waste, and replacing coal with natural gas and renewable sources, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday. Snyder released several goals for the state’s energy policy, which his office said should amount to a “no regrets” energy future by 2025. The Republican governor said in a […]

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World Bank Group : World Bank Supports Sustainable Livelihoods and Landscapes in Sudan

The World Bank and the Government of Sudan signed today a US$7.73 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support the country’s efforts to promote the adoption of sustainable land and water management practices through the Sudan Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project (SSNRMP). The project’s integrated approach addresses the sustainable management of natural […]

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8 Deaths Linked to Garbage Plants

Wuhan has been exposed to hundreds of tons of carcinogenic chemicals 900 times as toxic as arsenic each year since five garbage incineration power plants were built illegally in the central Chinese city. In a community just dozens of meters from one plant, eight of its 1,500 residents have died since the beginning of the […]

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Miri secondary school wins Toyota Eco Youth 2013

The ‘Nature’s Rangers’ team from SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri, Sarawak, came out tops in the recently concluded Toyota Eco Youth 2013 Challenge, beating second placed SMK (A) Wataniah, Machang, Kelantan and SM St Michael Penampang, Sabah. 15 schools took part. The Toyota Eco Youth (TEY) programme, held for the 13th consecutive year, motivates participating schools […]

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Climate Change Puts 40 Percent More People at Risk of Absolute Water Scarcity: Study

Water scarcity impacts people’s lives in many countries already today. Future population growth will increase the demand for freshwater even further. Yet in addition to this, on the supply side, water resources will be affected by projected changes in rainfall and evaporation. Climate change due to unabated greenhouse-gas emissions within our century is likely to […]

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