Hundreds of scientists, experts and policy-makers called on world leaders to make the fight against desertification a priority, in a declaration they adopted during a major UN conference on the issue held in Tunis this week.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has told edie he wants to see housing associations taking the lead on sustainable development - in the hopes that the private sector will follow.
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Waste energy is set to cost British business a whopping £570m this summer alone, according to figures published by the Carbon Trust.
The leaders of several religious groups in a South London borough have joined a campaign to promote recycling to worshippers.
While pipped to the post by the record-breaking levels witnessed during the infamous heat wave of 2003, ozone reached a point where it threatened human health in Mediterranean Europe last summer.
The Climate Change Bill, approved by Parliament on Wednesday, will make it easier for small-scale producers of renewable electricity to sell their excess energy to their power supplier.
A marsh in the Thames Estuary will be turned it into a nature reserve after being bought by a charity, to provide a refuge for wildlife and people alike in an area earmarked for the Thames Gateway house-building boom.
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