sustainable thinking

Biodiversity articles

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

How does fracking affect nature? We just don't know, scientists say

fracking shale gas site

Researchers say lack of transparency from shale developers means there is a risk industry growth will outpace understanding of threats

06 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee beehives sponsored by Balfour Beatty

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

Lib Dems suggest putting forests in trusts to avoid privatisation

Party is committed to planting 3.5m trees if they stay in power in attempt to woo back voters from the Greens and Labour

31 Jul 2014

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say

Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of industry in funding research into impact of pesticides

28 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

Government urges public and businesses to help meet "bees' needs"

Defra calls on people to help boost pollinator populations by following five point action plan

18 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

Governments urged to clean up estuaries management

Policymakers face call to overhaul estuaries management amid escalating environmental risks

01 Jul 2014

Bordeaux eyes up new market opportunities from cleaner estuary

From tidal turbines to restored oysters, Bordeaux maps out plans for a sustainable estuary

01 Jul 2014

Corporates should be forced to value 'vast' environmental impact, researchers say

New study by University of East Anglia finds too few companies are measuring full costs of their resource use

25 Jun 2014

Fuel subsidies 'drive fishing industry's plunder of the high seas'

Spain, France, UK, US and Japan among countries giving generous fuel subsidies enabling industrial fishing far offshore, says Global Ocean Commission

24 Jun 2014

Our forests are not for sale

Friends of the Earth warns that biodiversity offsetting could undermine the value of nature

09 Jun 2014

UK green projects secure in £24m EU funding

Eleven schemes to boost renewable energy, reduce waste and improve the natural environment secure funds from EU's LIFE+ scheme

30 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

Slow HS2 trains to cut emissions, MPs say

Committee calls on government to step up efforts to deliver carbon savings from high speed rail line

07 Apr 2014

National Grid charges up natural capital thinking

Company aims to assess portfolio for opportunities to improve ecosystems services under 'Natural Grid' plan

03 Apr 2014

IPCC climate impacts report: At a glance

BusinessGreen Plus runs down the key findings from the latest IPCC report examining the risks the world faces from a changing climate

31 Mar 2014

Could bamboo stands cause panda-monium?

Setting up an exhibition stand made of sustainable bamboo might be risky

21 Mar 2014

From tree to terminal: How Heathrow is fuelling the UK’s biggest biomass boiler

BusinessGreen Plus follows the supply chain for the airport's new biomass energy centre

17 Mar 2014

Government advisers call for a 25-year plan to boost natural capital

Value of services provided by nature is "ignored" and must come into national decision-making, government-backed body warns

11 Mar 2014

Farmers to be paid for environmental improvements

Environmental land management scheme to reimburse farmers for enhancing wildlife habitats, improving water quality, and creating woodland

27 Feb 2014

John Kerry calls for global marine reserve expansion

US Secretary of State calls for action to protect 10 per cent of world's oceans in conservation zones

26 Feb 2014

Natural capital gets its own business hub

Not sure where to start to address natural capital in your company? Enter the Natural Capital Business Hub

21 Feb 2014

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