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What are The World’s Biggest Plastic Polluters Doing About the Problem?

By |2018-04-25T18:25:15+00:00April 26th, 2018|News|

This Earth Day focuses on plastic pollution. Eco-Business highlights what the biggest marine polluters are doing to stem the flow of plastic waste. Some of the top brands that were found to be polluting the oceans in a beach cleanup activity and brand audit on Freedom Island, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines in September last year. [...]

Drugs, plastics and flea killer: the unseen threats to UK’s rivers

By |2018-03-20T10:27:49+00:00March 20th, 2018|News|

Waterways look cleaner but levels of new pollutants are not being monitored Beer hasn’t been sold in steel cans for decades. The cans Keith Dopson found in Slough’s Salt Hill stream would be collectors’ items were they in good condition, but they had disintegrated into clumps of rust. “We filled seven bin bags with rubbish,” [...]

Regulasi tentang Bisnis Sosial

By |2018-02-09T17:54:16+00:00January 4th, 2018|News|

Salah satu pertanyaan yang paling kerap diajukan ketika diskusi tentang bisnis atau perusahaan sosial berlangsung adalah tentang badan hukumnya. Sebagai organisasi hibrida yang mengejar tujuan sosial dan bisnis sekaligus,secara ideal memang seharusnya memiliki bentuk tersendiri. Demikian yang dinyatakan oleh banyak pakar hukum di bidang ini. Kemudian, pendirian tersebut melahirkan regulasi-regulasi yang sesuai di berbagai negara. Ambil contoh [...]

New Zealand’s Winter Shorter by a Month Over 100 Years

By |2018-02-13T11:35:10+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|

Studies by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research show season has contracted equally at its beginning and end New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, [...]

Climate Change Already Bringing Disease, Air Pollution and Heatwaves

By |2017-11-10T14:09:23+00:00December 9th, 2017|News|

Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming [...]

Dramatic Rise in Plastic Seabed Litter Around UK

By |2017-11-09T11:27:46+00:00December 6th, 2017|News|

Average of 358 items per square kilometre found in 2016, of which more than three-quarters were plastic There has been a dramatic rise in the amount of litter found on the seabed around Britain, according to new government data. An average of 358 litter items were found per square kilometre of seabed in 2016, a [...]

Country Diary: A Storm Here is A Spectator​​ Sport of the Utmost Drama

By |2017-11-09T10:33:40+00:00December 5th, 2017|News|

Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire To see how many features I once climbed have been battered away by wave and wind is a salutary lesson in human ambition Meadowsweet still flowered along lanes through an obscenity of tank ranges; grasses riffled and glistened in the verges; far offshore, Lundy dipped in and out of view. Nowhere’s better in stormy [...]

New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By |2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

SIOLA: Investasi Sosial di Usia Emas

By |2018-02-19T09:38:25+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Jalal Chairperson of Advisory Board Social Investment Indonesia Tak banyak lembaga swadaya masyarakat lokal yang ngotot untuk membuat program berdasarkan data yang kokoh. Namun, siapapun yang berkunjung ke kantor Yayasan Karampuang di Mamuju, Sulawesi Barat, akan mendapati kesan bahwa yayasan itu benar-benar hanya mau melakukan apa yang menurut data memang perlu dilakukan. Dua hal yang mereka [...]

Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

By |2017-11-08T17:10:02+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory to account for all the prejudice and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which attributes sexism [...]

Natural Gas Emissions Will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-09T10:06:01+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

By |2017-11-08T16:18:09+00:00December 1st, 2017|News|

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave [...]

Delhi Doctors Declare Pollution Emergency as Smog Chokes City

By |2017-11-08T14:41:18+00:00November 30th, 2017|News|

Levels of airborne pollutants are off the scale in parts of India’s capital with effects likened to smoking 50 cigarettes a day A public health emergency has been declared by doctors in Delhi as air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city plunged to levels likened to smoking at least 50 cigarettes in a [...]

Fog, Smog and Eco-Drag: These Climate Change Dramas are a Breath of Fresh Air

By |2017-11-08T11:54:28+00:00November 29th, 2017|News|

From cabaret to a witty teenage odyssey, the Shoot the Breeze festival at Camden People’s theatre considers global warming and pollution in striking style Was Shakespeare a chronicler of climate-change disaster? A Midsummer Night’s Dream presents nature in crisis, brought about by the disruptions of the fairy and human worlds. In Joe Hill-Gibbins’ glumly dark revival at [...]

SSE and Npower in Talks to Create Giant UK Energy Supplier

By |2017-11-08T10:50:10+00:00November 28th, 2017|News|

New business would combine the two electricity and gas companies’ 13 million customers SSE and npower, two of the UK’s biggest energy companies, are planning to combine their household energy supply businesses in a potentially seismic shake-up of the market. The two firms said they were in well-advanced talks to create a new independent energy supply [...]