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UK�s first zero-emission home prototype
The UK has unveiled its first zero emission home, which meets environmental standards to be compulsory for all new homes in the future. ... more

British companies join government to cut greenhouse gases
Eight large British companies have joined with Prime Minister Tony Blair to introduce a campaign that will provide consumers with products and services that make it easier to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ENS reports: ... more

UK motor industry still pushing gas guzzlers
As 'The Sexy Green Car Show' opens at the Eden Project in Cornwall (30 March - 15 April 2006), a new survey reveals that most car ads in national newspapers are for gas-guzzling vehicles. ... more

US corporation may limit coal power plants
An interesting sign of the changing times has been revealed in recent reports that one of the most environmentally unpopular US utility corporations had abandoned plans to build 8 coal power plants, in favour of more environmentally friendly options. This report by Felicity Barringer and Andrew Ross Sorkin appeared in the New York Times on 28 February 2007. ... more

World's first green car show to open in Cornwall
Leading carmakers from around the globe are gearing up to exhibit at the world's first 'green car show' at the Eden Project in Cornwall, home to the biggest greenhouses on earth. ... more

How tortilla chips are helping the whales
Tortilla chips may seem an odd way of protecting whales, but one man's bright idea for whale tail-shaped chips, is doing just that. His company has just made its first donation that will help tackle pollution in Magdalena Bay, in Bahia California, Mexico, which provides shelter for Pacific Gray Whales where they rear their young before continuing their long journey to the Bering Sea. ... more

India must control car boom, says study
India's state-sponsored car boom, without any efforts towards making cars more fuel-efficient, is inciting oil guzzling that the country cannot afford says a new study, which calls on the government to stand up to car industry demands for more tax cuts and expansion of their polluting diesel car fleet. ... more

'Black diamonds' film sparks campaign
As the highly publicised film Black Diamonds makes its premiere in London (following its launch in the United States) human rights organisations are urging consumers to use their spending power to help stop the deadly trade in blood diamonds which fuel civil unrest and damage the environment. ... more

BP joins NGOs to help drivers neutralise carbon emissions
UK drivers can now neutralise the CO2 emissions caused by their driving through targetneutral, a non-profit making partnership initiative from the oil company BP. ... more

Ethical spending up again in UK
The Ethical Consumerism Report, which acts as a barometer of ethical spending in the UK, shows that in 2004 UK consumers spent a total of �25.8 billion in line with their ethical and environmental values, an increase of 15 per cent on the previous year. Over the same period, UK household expenditure increased by only 3.7 per cent. ... more

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