As standards of living rise, so does energy consumption. People buy more cars, computers, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets. This lifestyle of accelerated consumption contributes to a host of environmental problems such as global warming and the depletion of energy resources, which have the potential to lead to irreversible consequences. Read More
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Google is equipping some of its Street View cars with an air pollution-sensing platform from environmental sensor network company Aclima to measure air quality levels in various communities in California. Read More
Almost £6bn of the UK’s foreign aid budget will be spent on tackling climate change in poor countries over the next five years, David Cameron has said, as Britain steps up its contributions by 50% to help meet international targets. Read More
Supporters of policies to address man-made climate change are quick to cite research showing 97% of climate scientists believe that humans are contributing to global warming. Now, new research suggests that consensus extends to scientists in other fields. Read More
In this patchwork quilt of irrigated green farms tucked into a vast expanse of desert, cacti and mesquite, it seems improbable that water-loving vegetables could be sustainably produced on a large scale. Read More
An increasing number of global businesses are adopting the international environmental management systems standard ISO 14001, according to the latest ISO 14001 data, which shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 7 percent in one year. Read More
Telecommunications giant BT has secured the top spot in a report of the carbon reporting performance of the top 100 companies floated on the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE100). Read More
H.B. Fuller has announced that its newest technical center of excellence, the Adhesive Academy in Lüneburg, Germany, is LEED® certified to the Gold level. It is the first laboratory building in Germany that has achieved a Gold certification under version LEED v2009 NC (New Construction). Read More
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