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

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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

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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

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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

Jonathon Porritt puts 'reputation on the line' in sustainable palm oil push

Controversy surrounds the launch of the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, but could it provide a better mechanism for distinguishing between good and bad palm oil?

05 Sep 2014

Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies

28 Aug 2014

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws

28 Aug 2014

How offshore wind farms offer a haven for hungry seals

New research suggests that offshore wind farms are starting to deliver some of the biodiversity benefits supporters have long believed would result from their development

08 Aug 2014

Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

07 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee founder and chief executive Warren Bader reveals why everyone from Boyzone to Balfour Beatty is embracing the bee-keeping craze

05 Aug 2014

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