News A container reportedly used to transport cobalt-60 was found in a truck in the town of Hueypoxtla

Officials have begun the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a field in central Mexico.

D1 Oils sees off Myerson challenge

The board of the biofuels company D1 Oils saw off an attempt by the activist investor Brian Myerson to engineer a coup when other shareholders voted down his plans to oust four directors.

Tate & Lyle to keep sugars business but shift focus to speciality ingredients

Tate & Lyle yesterday scotched rumours it is about to sell out of its traditional sugars business and said it will instead focus more on speciality food ingredients as its key growth market.

Ocado, the eco-friendly firm that runs on diesel

Ocado, the online "green van" delivery service that supplies groceries to customers' doors and claims to have changed the face of shopping, has been falling short of its own environmental pledges.

Online protest drives Nestlé to environmentally friendly palm oil

Food giant bows to Greenpeace campaign and vows to cut its 'deforestation footprint'

Unilever drops major palm-oil producer

BBC documentary shows Indonesian company clearing protected rainforest

Waste not... Britain is lagging behind other countries in renewable sources

One of the most promising solutions to the UK's mounting waste problems is under threat after the Government set the price it will pay for electricity generated from organic waste too low, green campaigners claimed yesterday.

British Airways to fly jets on green fuel made from London's rubbish by 2014

BA will buy output from East End biofuel factory planned by US-based Solena

Seeds of discontent: the 'miracle' crop that has failed to deliver

A new 'ethical' biofuel is damaging the impoverished people it was supposed to help

Tim Rice: The growing concerns about jatropha

The most regularly repeated claim about jatropha is that it will grow on so-called marginal land, and will therefore not compete with food crops. There are two major flaws with this argument.

Investment Column: TUI Travel shares are heading for the sun

Southern Cross Healthcare; China Biodiesel

Adam Harrison: Companies should act – not palm us off with token efforts

Productive and versatile, it's no surprise that palm oil has become the world's most popular vegetable oil with 40 million tonnes traded every year. It's found in a plethora of products, both food and non-food, in a range of different guises. But it has come at a cost.

Companies team up with Abu Dhabi over green jet fuel

Boeing, Etihad Airways and Honeywell’s UOP have signed up with an Abu Dhabi government investment vehicle to develop green jet fuel from “pickle weed”.

100 holiday ideas for 2010: Green

Are carbon offsets effective? Not particularly, according to responsibletravel.com, which ditched them last year and now offers a carbon comparison flight search as an alternative. "By offering a comparative lower carbon flight search, based on the carbon efficiency of different airlines, we are able to offer a practical guide to relative carbon travel," says company founder, Justin Francis.

Unilever suspends purchase of palm oil

Consumer goods giant Unilever today announced it was suspending purchases of palm oil from a major Indonesian supplier, following allegations by environmentalists the company was engaged in widespread illegal deforestation.

Conservationists do 'deal with the devil' to save orang-utans

Agreement sought with palm-oil industry to create ape-saving forest corridors
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