Officials have begun the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a field in central Mexico.
Biofuels (including Bio Diesel)
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Tuesday 20 July 2010
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.
Friday 28 May 2010
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.
Thursday 27 May 2010
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.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Sunday 21 February 2010
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.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
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.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Monday 25 January 2010
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.
Monday 18 January 2010
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”.
Sunday 03 January 2010
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.
Friday 11 December 2009
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.
Monday 16 November 2009
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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