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Built Environment

Plastic Ocean – UN special
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United Nations – Plastic – both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food […]

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The biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of
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Plastic pollution is devastating marine wildlife and risking human infertility, birth defects and cancer. Find out why our unlikely saviour could be a 21 year old from Holland.

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Green Building Practices May Have Contributed to the Grenfell Fire
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The local government put “sustainability” ahead of safety. One major culprit is already coming into view: a local government pushing “green energy” renovations at the expense of safety.

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10 years of Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year – in pictures
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From The Guardian, The Chartered Institution for Water and Environmental Management (Ciwem) Photographer of the Year competition was set up 10 years ago to chronicle human impact on the natural environment. Spectacular collection of environmental photographs.  These 2 kids are starving and alone.

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Tribunal Finds Monsanto Endangers Right to Food, Health, Environment
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If the crime of ‘ecocide’ were recognized in international criminal law, the activities of Monsanto could constitute such a crime, panel declares. Biotech giant Monsanto “has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food, and the right to health,” five international judges comprising the “Monsanto Tribunal” declared […]

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How Changing Our Built Environment Can Save The Planet
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Ashoka entrepreneur Jason F. McLennan started the Living Building Challenge a decade ago to radically reframe how we relate to our built environment. With a global community of pioneering architects, designers, and entrepreneurs, he imagines what the future looks like, then builds it – literally!

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The Crown Estate
www.thecrownestate.co.uk

2015 Building Environment winners , The Crown Estate are a values driven business investing in and managing some of the UK’s most important assets, ensuring they are sustainably worked, developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value over the long term.

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Philippines Shuts More Nickel Mines on Environment Crackdown
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The Philippines suspended the operations of Berong Nickel Corp., adding to the list of miners that the government has shuttered for failing to meet environmental and welfare standards, the mines bureau said. Mining in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the south of the country has also been halted as authorities start to review company permits, […]

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