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Waitrose teams up with Technology Strategy Board to produce renewable fertiliser

Supermarket chain Waitrose is stepping up its sustainability drive by joining forces with the Technology Strategy Board to develop a system for the production of renewable fertiliser.

IKEA announces largest renewable energy investment with US wind farm

IKEA has announced its largest global renewable energy investment to date, purchasing a 98 megawatt wind farm in Illinois, US.

New EU reform to strengthen corporate accountability

A reform to strengthen corporate accountability and transparency regarding the impact of businesses activities on human rights, the environment and society has been adopted by the European

Technology upgrades top priority for energy managers, report finds

Almost 80% of energy managers will focus on technology upgrades or replacement in the next 12 months to drive energy efficiency throughout their organisations, according to new research.

Largest life-cycle assessment database launched for UK construction industry

The largest online life-cycle assessment (LCA) database has been launched to help built environment professions make better decisions on the materials they use and their impact on the environment.

Renewable heat incentive offers homeowners money to switch from oil

Financial incentives for homeowners off the gas grid to switch to technologies such as biomass boilers

UN launches decade-long initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

The United Nations (UN) has launched a 10-year plan, which aims to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide.

Lord Smith: Extreme weather is nations number one challenge

The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains and underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with extreme climate, says Environment Agency (EA)

Pickles extends planning control over wind energy projects

The wind industry has responded angrily to Eric Pickles announcement that he will be extending his period of pulling in decisions on renewable energy projects for a further 12 months.

Water Shares proposal will create mutual responsibility to preserve water, say experts

Introducing a new Water Shares system which would see all water abstractors own a share in their local water catchment, could create a sense of "mutual responsibility" to preserve water supply,

Business must ramp-up understanding of built environment issues

Businesses need to increase board-level understanding of built environment issues if they are to make smarter investment decisions that deal with issues such as carbon reduction targets, a new

Fancy Flycatcher: Streamer-tailed Tyrant

This large flycatcher is a resident of wet South American grasslands and is named for its long, deeply forked tail, which plays a role in courtship. A pair will perch facing each other, bobbing up

Key U.S. Bird Migration Corridor Continues to be Target of Wind Industry

Another new proposal to develop wind energy in a key U.S. bird migration corridor on Lake Erie has brought calls for the "Icebreaker" wind development project to be evaluated through a comprehensive

Businesses urge policy makers to heed IPCC report warnings

A coalition of companies from around the globe is urging policy makers to take a number of actions in line with the science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

Sainsburys to unveil recycling bins for Easter egg packaging

Retail giant Sainsburys has launched a brand new scheme to let customers recycle their Easter egg packaging, in a bid to divert household waste away from landfill.

EXCLUSIVE: Skills gap a major barrier to accelerating green economy

A skills gap in those driving sustainability within their businesses is partly to blame for the lack of acceleration towards a green economy, according to two leading sustainability professionals.

EXCLUSIVE: Political parties need green ambition of the late 1980s says Tony Juniper

The UK political ambition on the green economy must revert back to its position in the late 1980s and early 1990s, says Tony Juniper.

Nestle: honesty breaks down barriers to stakeholder engagement

Transparent, honest reporting and communication is essential if businesses want to effectively engage with stakeholders, Nestles global head of public affairs has said.

EXCLUSIVE: Sustainability at scale best achieved through multinationals

Initiatives such as Fairtrade and ethical production is best achieved when multi-nationals get on board, says Green & Blacks (G&B) co-founder Jo Fairley.