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  • Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

    Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway0

    Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the UK the figure is 33%, and the country has made virtually no progress in reducing emissions from transport. In many countries, they’re actually increasing. Electric vehicles are often hailed

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  • Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don’t all buildings have them?

    Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don’t all buildings have them?0

    Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world. More and more private companies and city authorities are investing in green roofs, drawn to their wide-ranging benefits which include savings on energy costs, mitigating the risk from floods, creating habitats for urban wildlife, tackling

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  • Green Tea Could Hold the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

    Green Tea Could Hold the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance0

    Scientists at the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas

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  • Call for Green Burial Corridors Alongside Roads, Railways and Country Footpaths

    Call for Green Burial Corridors Alongside Roads, Railways and Country Footpaths0

    A leading public health expert is calling for a strategic initiative to develop green burial corridors alongside major transport routes because British graveyards and cemeteries are rapidly running out of room. With 500,000 deaths annually in England and Wales, it is likely that there will be no burial space left within five years. Writing in

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  • Green: Topshop empire ‘didn’t come close to collapse’

    Green: Topshop empire ‘didn’t come close to collapse’0

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe retail giant said the media was to blame for the public’s lack of trust in him Sir Philip Green has thanked landlords and suppliers who backed the deal that saved his retail empire. In an interview with the BBC, he batted away the suggestion the Topshop

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  • How Green parties are on the march after big wins across Europe

    How Green parties are on the march after big wins across Europe0

    It was the surprise story of the European elections: across the continent, Green parties surged. But it hasn’t stopped since then: buoyed by the momentum of their new MEPs, ecologists are making further gains. In Germany, the latest poll shows the country’s Greens practically neck-and-neck with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who have dominated the country’s politics

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