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Three chief authors of the State of the Environment Report provide its key findings. While it’s a sobering read, there are a few bright spots.
Brands have several tricks up their sleeves to convince ad viewers their products are sustainable.
Ads use music, colour and emotion to stress the sustainability of what they’re selling: even when the reality isn’t as attractive.
Stain-resistance can mean questionable chemicals in children’s clothes.
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Tests found PFAS in school uniforms, pillows, upholstered furniture and several other items that are often next to children’s skin and near their noses and mouths.
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People love to connect with nature and that’s possible with vertical gardens on high-rise developments. But gardens need a gardener to keep things under control.
Our intention to buy climate-friendly products does not always match our buying behaviour, especially when we pay more for such products.
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Green is lethal: the colour of radioluminescent paint, arsenic and chlorine gas. It is also the colour of crime fiction paperbacks.
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A chorus of politicians are once again calling for electoral reform after the UK’s 2019 election.
Is red the new green?
Biodiversity, public transport and home insulation loom large in Labour’s flagship programme for green governance.
The movement to ban miniature toiletries isn’t likely to make a dent in the global plastic crisis.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn’t likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
‘Tis the season to be plastic-free.
The world is waking up to the plastic pollution crisis. Here’s how you can wake up on Christmas morning to a more sustainable holiday.
Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart’s ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
Is it really that hard to switch to paper or cloth bags?
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As major supermarkets ‘ban the bag’, the spotlight is firmly on sustainability. Retailers are racing to promote their green credentials to shoppers.
Who’s the moss?
In a country known for its eccentric tastes, is this simply another flash-in-the-pan fad?
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, protected as the world’s first national park in 1872. But how do we best protect nature in the future?
You can’t simply ‘value’ nature as though it were a commodity able to be bought and sold.
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Imagine a wind turbine, but underwater, not fixed to the seabed, and able to work 24/7.
If only we could all get this excited about tackling climate change.
The UK should look to mainland Europe for greener music festivals.
The Kariba dam on the Zambezi River produces most of the electricity used in Zimbabwe and Zambia, supports extensive fishing and tourism industries and protects hundreds of thousands of people from floods.
Green infrastructure may not be the best thing for Africa despite being environmentally friendly.
Good deeds don’t always work out that way.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
Nicola Sturgeon unveiling SNP women’s strategy on April 25.
The main parties are still a long way from getting full marks when it comes to tackling women’s financial disadvantages.