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The sculpture was always going to be hard to ignore a giant 36-foot whorl of silvery logs and lumps of black coal in front of the main campus building at the University of Wyoming. But British artist Chris Drury thought his commentary on the connection between the coal industry and ...

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A local authority is planting up a city's flowerbeds with tomatoes, courgettes and other vegetables. Eight flowerbeds in Stirling are receiving an edible makeover in a project which it is hoped will inspire residents to grow their own. Other vegetables being planted in the borders include dwarf French beans, sweetcorn, ...

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The above is a panoramic view of the area under threat. The following is from the scottishboating.blogspot.com/There is an application to put an enourmous fish farm across half of Cuan Sound, with intention to have 100's of kilowatts of lighting, seal scarers and licence to kill nearby seals. The site ...

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FARM: shop in Dalston is a revolutionary new take on urban food self-sufficiency: a cafe and community hub with its own rooftop chicken coop, pigs and floating garden. Just along from the new Dalston Junction train station, opposite East London standard issue billboards and a fried-chicken shack, stands the pleasing ...

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The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) has embarked on an ambitious project: to identify the most influential books on sustainability, to interview as many of the authors as possible and to distil their insights into an accessible digest. The top 50 Sustainability Books and online videos of ...

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Sustainable design principles were used to create a space designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. The memorial consists of a peaceful tree-filled plaza and two reflecting pools in the exact places where the towers once stood. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2nXAMo/inhabitat.com/nyc/911-memorial-uses-green-design-to-create-a-place-of-remembrance/

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Millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world's oceans could pose a lethal threat to whales, according to a scientific assessment to be presented at a key international whaling forum this week. A review of research literature from the last two decades reveals hundreds of cases ...

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Former US vice-president Al Gore is to address a conference in Edinburgh that will bring together experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of low-carbon economies. Mr Gore, a climate change campaigner and Nobel laureate, has been confirmed as a speaker at the Scottish Low-Carbon Investment event. http://news.scotsman.com/environment/Climate-campaigner-Gore-to-speak.6799284.jp

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Euro MPs have voted to give EU member states more flexibility to restrict or ban genetically modified crops on environmental or health grounds. The draft legislation, still to be discussed by EU governments, would enable countries to go beyond the EU-wide mechanism for regulating GM crops. http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/325 format=HTML aged=0 language=EN ...

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The Australian government has unveiled plans to impose a tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said carbon dioxide emissions would be taxed at A$23 ($25; 15) per tonne from 2012.The country's biggest economic reform in a generation will cover some 500 companies. In 2015, a ...

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