Month: August 2011

Solar Parks Funded

STEPNELL SECURES £26M REFINANCING FOR TWO LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PARKS – Contractor repaid after funding construction of 5MW solar PV parks in the Midlands – Construction and civil engineering company Stepnell, in partnership with photovoltaics specialist services company Wirsol Solar UK, has built 20 per cent of the UK’s capacity in solar parks, and has secured …

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Hemcrete, a Salvation for many!

LARKFLEET TO CONSTRUCT SUSTAINABLE ‘HEMCRETE’ ACTIVITY ROOM FOR SALVATION ARMY Bourne-based Larkfleet Homes (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk), part of the Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk), is to give The Salvation Army in Bourne some much needed additional space by constructing a new activity room using ‘hemcrete’ and other sustainable building methods. The Salvation Army initially approached Larkfleet to ask whether …

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Ecover goes the extra mile for WWF’s blue planet

WWF is proud to announce that Ecoverare the official sponsors of this year’s Blue Mile event. Aiming to raise vital funds to help protect the world’s marine and freshwater environments, the Blue Mile is an exciting sponsored activity asking people to cover one mile, either in or next to water.  Ecover, who have been producing ecological products …

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Sustainable Travel

Destinations Around the World Ready To Embrace Sustainability as Market Driver   Sept. 19-21, 2011 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Will Gather Destination Organizations to Strengthen Leadership in Sustainability, Drive Positive Change in the Industry   WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 8, 2011 – The organizers of the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), an annual industry …

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From Green Frogs to Blue Footed Boobies

From Green Frogs to Blue Footed Boobies Widness & Wiggins Public Relations is delighted to announce that green travel visionary Irene Lane has asked us to work with her highly innovative company, Greenloons (http://www.greenloons.com/) that guides families to travel experiences managed by certified third-party suppliers engaged in eco- and sustainable tourism. Irene founded Greenloons in …

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CoModels Show Coho Salmon at Risk in US Urbanizing Watershed

For a decade researchers in Seattle have worked to solve the mystery of why adult coho salmon are dying prematurely in urban streams when they return from the ocean to mate and spawn. In a study published in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management the team use models to estimate the potential impact of urban land …

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Fishing and the Decline of Endangered Sea Lions

Marine researchers in New Zealand have identified the direct impact of fishing as the largest known human factor in the decline of the endangered native sea lion population. The team’s findings, published in Mammal Review, discount non-human factors, such as disease and identifies resource competition and by-catch incidents as the most likely causes. The New Zealand …

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