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CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Largest living wall in London at the Rubens at the Palace hotel - photo Victoria BID

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

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Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

Labour accuses government of delaying flash-flood protection measures

People sandbagging flooded streets

Environment Secretary Liz Truss launches sustainable drainage consultation, but Labour's Barry Gardiner says plans are already four years behind schedule

16 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

Exxon accused of downplaying carbon bubble risks

Carbon Tracker says oil major is underestimating chances of global deal on climate, as Shell chief executive claims climate debate has gone to "la-la land"

12 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

The climate outlook is bleak, but there are glimmers of hope

It's like groundhog day only worse, with the sixth year of the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index, but there are small signs of change

09 Sep 2014

Swedish parties promise to ban new Vattenfall coal mine plans

State energy company’s plans to enlarge lignite mines in Germany thrown into doubt during election debate

08 Sep 2014

Poll: Public opposes push to frack national parks

The scale of public disquiet over shale gas developments has again been highlighted, as a Guardian poll reveals widespread opposition to fracking in national parks

05 Sep 2014

Sustainability software market tipped to top $1bn

Verdantix report predicts that corporate spending on environmental health and safety software to grow 15 per cent a year through to 2018

05 Sep 2014

John Elkington, the 'Breakthrough Challenge' and tomorrow's bottom line

Sustainable business pioneer John Elkington discusses his new book, the big challeges companies face and whether he's optimistic about the future

05 Sep 2014

BP ruled 'grossly negligent' over Gulf oil disaster

Shares in oil giant plunge six per cent as reports suggest ruling could leave it open to $18bn in fines

04 Sep 2014

Ban Ki-moon: Time is running out to tackle climate change

UN Secretary General previews crucial UN meeting with warning that 'climate change poses sweeping risks for economic stability and the security of nations'

04 Sep 2014

Could water shortages really halt the fracking bandwagon?

Major new analysis reveals 38 per cent of world's shale gas and oil resources located in regions facing water stress

03 Sep 2014

See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation

02 Sep 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

DNV GL to launch Global Opportunity Network to identify green growth prospects

Risk management giant aims to identify areas where environmental challenges can be turned into business opportunities

27 Aug 2014

Reports: Indian Supreme Court rules coal mining licences illegal

BBC reports that all mining licences awarded to coal firms between 1993 and 2010 have been deemed illegal

26 Aug 2014

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