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Monday - * Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution * Renewable energy investments create larger returns than pension funds * Researchers say this year's ecological footprint has already been exceeded * Shell prepares for 2015 Arctic drilling * Pacific makes substantial progress in reducing carbon footprint * How a church in West Virginia get solar panels for just $1

Business gleans ideas at small islands forum

Monday - Small island states offer opportunities for genuine and sustainable business partnerships, according to executives and officials at United Nations private sector forum in Samoa.

Water levels rank with soccer scores in drying Brazil

Monday - Outside the semi-arid area of the north-east, Brazilians have never had to worry about conserving water. Year in, year out, the summer has always brought rain.

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Tidal generator for the MeyGen project in Scotland.

25 Aug 14 - * World's largest tidal energy project gets £50m funding boost * 'Grand bargain' may secure enough support for Direct Action to pass Senate * Global climate inaction will mean economic turmoil for South Asia, warns bank * What would a fair UN climate change deal look like? * Environmentalists, business on collision course for putting cars on CO2 market

UN expects big things from Samoa conference

Downtown Apia

25 Aug 14 - The United Nations expects more than 300 initiatives to be announced next week at a major world conference in Samoa aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing states.

Study holds out little hope for climate solutions

25 Aug 14 - An effective treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will probably remain elusive, according to a new research study, because the steps likely to win political agreement would be ineffective, while those that could produce results would be politically unfeasible.

Media clashes raise questions of news bias

25 Aug 14 - Itís tempting to view The Australianís latest broadside at the ABC as just another salvo fired between the nationís two biggest media organisations.

Green fatigue ... or just not so much recycling?

25 Aug 14 - It has been suggested that a recent fall in recycling rates in Britain is due to green fatigue, caused by the confusing number of recycling bins presented to householders for different materials.

Economy changes fuel Spain's fire dangers

25 Aug 14 - Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone Ė but itís also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation.

Judge throws out family's fracking pollution case

18 Aug 14 - A Texas judge has dismissed a million dollar lawsuit filed by a family who say their lives have been ruined by noxious emissions from oil and gas facilities near their home.

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

18 Aug 14 - * Corporate Australia in denial over climate change, says former coal executive * Korean businesses decry carbon trading plan * India deals blow to climate negotiations * Tuvalu PM says climate...

City plans to harvest storm water

18 Aug 14 - Scenic cascades will carry water through Sydney Parkís wetlands to the cityís largest storm water harvesting system to create a haven for native frogs and birds and encourage bush regeneration.

Sydney rubbish going down the tube

18 Aug 14 - Sydney is putting its recycling system under ground

Smog-plagued Beijing sets timer on use of coal

11 Aug 14 - Beijing will ban coal sales and use in its six main districts and other regions by the end of 2020 to cut air pollution.

New York posts climate crisis message Ö by law

11 Aug 14 - Adapting for climate change is no longer just a recommendation in New York State - it's about to become the law.

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

11 Aug 14 - * The corporatisation of US green energy: a double-edged sword worth billions * World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers * European electric car sales continue to...

Anxious EU reviews scientific assessment rules

11 Aug 14 - The European Commission is reviewing its impact assessment guidelines amid accusations that science is becoming increasingly politicised and scientists manipulated by policymakers and powerful...

Why the Chinese leadership puts China first

11 Aug 14 - By KAROLINA WYSOCZANSKA.- During Chinese premier Li Keqiangís last visit to Britain, China signed a series of deals on energy and low carbon technology, and a declaration of cooperation on climate...

Climate crisis failure means chaos, says trade chief

4 Aug 14 - Failure to factor immediate action on climate change into American policies and business plans aimed at economic prosperity will lead to havoc, warns former United States Trade Secretary.

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25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

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