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New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

Labour vows to strengthen Ofwat powers in bid to boost environmental performance

Thames Water sign

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle to unveil proposals for sweeping reform of water market

27 Nov 2014

Water scarcity threat slowly edges its way up the boardroom agenda

A frozen faucet

CDP study highlights how companies recognise the impact of water scarcity on operations and growth, but warns too few are reporting on those risks

05 Nov 2014

Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

Forward-thinking businesses ought to monetize water risk so it can be factored into investment decisions and considered alongside other business metrics

24 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

EPA extends water consultation rule

Conservationists warn there are "millions of miles" of rivers and extensive wetlands at risk due to lack of clarity

07 Oct 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

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

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

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 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 the global sofa surfing movement is helping the environment

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, highlights the green credentials of the company's flourishing business model

01 Aug 2014

Manufacturers make a splash with £2m of water savings

New WRAP figures reveal continued success of voluntary Federation House Commitment

31 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

25 Jul 2014

Maps show fracking risk to drinking water

British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency publish data showing proximity of shale deposits to major aquifers

04 Jul 2014

London commuters urged to turn to tap water to slash carbon emissions

Hammersmith Bus Station and Thames Water pilot new HydraChill Water Refilling station

27 Jun 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

How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Addressing fresh water deficiency

Johan Widheden of AkzoNobel says the way we think about commodity of fresh water may ultimately have to change

16 Jun 2014

World Cup to kick off on greener, resource efficient pitches

Brazil v Croatia curtain-raiser and England against Uruguay to be played on resource efficient Desso hybrid grass system

12 Jun 2014

Water reforms promise to help tackle escalating climate risks

Defra says new Water Act will ensure more sustainable abstraction and add £2bn in benefits over 30 years

16 May 2014

Four ways the Water Bill will make businesses more sustainable

Mark Powles says bringing England in line with the Scottish system will have huge benefits for businesses willing to capitalise

12 May 2014

Brighton University offers boost to Sussex's green SMEs

New £3m Green Growth Platform aims to help Brighton become an "economic powerhouse" in ecological technologies

09 May 2014

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