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John Rentoul: The environmentally friendly Daily Mail

Further to my post this morning about the Daily Mail’s contemptible use of a conspiracy theory as a front-page news story, a correspondent draws my attention to another story in a rival publication, namely the Mail on Sunday two years ago.

Court jails Tibetan environmentalist

A leading Tibetan environmentalist and collector of antiquities has been jailed for 15 years for robbing graves.

Underfloor heating: luxury and a sound investment

It may not be cheaper than radiators to install, but it is eco-friendly, saves money in the long term, adds value and makes you feel like a film star

Green light for show homes to sell eco-town project

Government to fund construction of 100 state-of-the-art houses to show public that environment-friendly estates really can work

Nick Mabey: Time for a 'fair, ambitious and binding climate agreement'

E3G supports the Tcktcktck campaign’s call for a fair, ambitious and binding climate agreement. A “greenwash” political declaration would undermine the positive momentum for climate action and would be rightly condemned by civil society.

Sissinghurst, By Adam Nicholson

As a townie, I'm a sucker for romantic depictions of the countryside such as this one. Especially with the added attraction of not only a historic country house (its original owner was chosen by Queen Elizabeth I to give the news of her execution to Mary, Queen of Scots), but also a literary connection – Nicholson's grandmother is the writer Vita Sackville-West, who bought Sissinghurst when she lost her own family seat, Knole.

Airbus projects £1.9trn demand for planes

Some 25,000 commercial aircraft with a total value of $3.1 trillion (£1.9 trillion) will be delivered over the next two decades as emerging economies, the need for more ecologically-efficient planes and growing low-cost carriers boost demand, Airbus said yesterday.

The ten greenest places around the world

Are you looking for a holiday that gets back to nature? Travel website Skyscanner introduces the most environmentally friendly countries in the world and a range of back to nature, eco-friendly holiday ideas, as voted for by The Economist.

So reach for your inner hippy and explore the world of camping, 'glamping' and eco-lodges this summer, with Skyscanner's selection of low impact, enviro-holidays in the world's top 10 greenest countries.

Grace Boyle: 'Water is too basic a need and therefore, becomes too powerful an emotional issue'

My desk in the Greenpeace office is on the veranda, tucked under the last lip of roof cover. This means that when it's raining, like it's doing now, the water falls only a foot away, so I can reach out with my fingers and touch it.

Grace Boyle: Bangalore's dusty Renewable Energy Park smacks of greenwash

Alton Towers, EuroDisney, Bangalore Renewable Energy Park. It's the next big thing I tell you. Rallying my lungs, this weekend I stepped out of the smog-heavy city streets to join the ranks in this sustainable Arcadia.

Katy Holland: Glamping - The coolest craze in canvas

Are we there yet? Step away from the tent poles right now – and consider glamping instead

Inconvenient truths: Don't believe the greenwash

So you drive a Prius, eat organic and boycott anything made in China – but will that help to fight climate change? Simon Usborne faces the facts many ecologists would rather ignore

Ecologic, By Brian Clegg

In defence of dissenting scientists

Peter Ainsworth: The planet has to pay for every boiling kettle

Greener energy yields savings all round,

<a href="http://sanjidaoconnel.livejournal.com/872.html">Sanjida O'Connell: The truth about life in a 'green' house</a>

A year ago I covered a story for The Independent on a new green development in Bristol. Six years previously a group of local residents had successfully campaigned against a property developer, bought the land themselves, and built their own environmentally-friendly houses.

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