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Biodiversity articles

Ocean damage threatens economic wellbeing, says Céline Cousteau

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Jacques Cousteau's grand-daughter warns climate change and pollution are putting oceans' ability to provide food and medicines at risk

18 Nov 2014

Conservation impact investing is about to boom

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New US initiatives seek to mobilise private capital to support cash-strapped conservation programmes

07 Nov 2014

Are changes to EU environmental legislation better for biodiversity or for business?

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Policy Exchange's Katherine Drayson reveals how a little noticed change to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment regime could deliver significant green benefits without hampering businesses

07 Nov 2014

Voluntary measures alone cannot solve the pollinator problem

Labour's Barry Gardiner warns that the government's new pollinator strategy does not go nearly far enough

04 Nov 2014

Liz Truss: "A healthy environment is integral to a healthy economy"

Environment Secretary's key-note speech unveiling the government's new Pollinator Strategy

04 Nov 2014

UK government to pay farmers to protect bees and pollinators

New strategy includes finance to maintain habitats, as Environment Secretary warns further fall in insect numbers could push up food prices

04 Nov 2014

Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on ‘political’ grounds

Organiser of open letter says: 'Politicians that choose to ignore this message cannot in future say they take science seriously'

30 Oct 2014

Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality

Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp and Paper explains how bottom line performance and sustainable forests can be combined to help deliver 'a green economy for Indonesia'

27 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

22 Oct 2014

Take two bottles into the shower? No, I'll take a tree

Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank

17 Oct 2014

Ocean acidification to cost global economy $1tr by 2100

UN study says raised CO2 levels are increasing acidity, leading to the breakdown of essential natural processes

08 Oct 2014

WWF Living Planet Index: What businesses need to know

The key stats from today's bellwether report for companies planning a more sustainable strategy

30 Sep 2014

WWF: Plummeting wildlife numbers demands urgent action

Conservationists say landmark WWF report identifying species populations have declined 52 per cent since 1970 is 'call to arms'

30 Sep 2014

Organic food sector enjoys sales surge

New figures show demand for organic products is up 3.2 per cent in recent years, significantly out-performing the rest of the grocery sector

26 Sep 2014

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

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

19 Sep 2014

UK Environmental Scorecard - At a glance

A summary of the Environmental Audit Committee's damning verdict on the state of the UK's environmental health

16 Sep 2014

UK environment policies get the red card from MPs

New environmental scorecard finds unsatisfactory progress in all 10 areas examined, with concerns over flooding, air quality, and biodiversity

16 Sep 2014

Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia

11 Sep 2014

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