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Why does the US lack a federal climate policy?


Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:01

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

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European Supergrid - the Vision Moves Forward


Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:07

One of the most exciting projects to enhance European energy security and reduce the effects of climate change is the Supergrid. This is a huge, complex project overseen by the EU which is looking to incorporate large amounts of renewable power into the electricity grid by 2050.

Photo credit: Ivo Bouwmans. www.rgbstock.com

Will future Shards be built of wood?


Monday, 16 July 2012 14:10

Steel and glass may not shape our skyscrapers in years to come, as architects rethink the potential of wood.

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Why we can't tackle the food crisis one bite at a time


Monday, 16 July 2012 13:15

Sally Uren makes the case for a shared vision of a sustainable future, across value chains and the food sector as a whole.

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Blackfriars Solar Bridge: Solar On The Water


Monday, 16 July 2012 11:06

Energy costs are rising and leaps in technology make renewable power a natural choice for reduction of bills and carbon. Yes, the number of both domestic and commercial projects has increased dramatically, but speaking as a Londoner, there still aren't many innovative solar PV systems in our cities that people can recognise.

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