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When the built environment turns on humanity
www.9news.com.au

An exploding manhole “just missed” a toddler who was walking with her parents on a UK street in a blast captured on video that was so powerful it rattled nearby buildings. The mother, father and their daughter aged around three years old were crossing a Birmingham street yesterday when the blast occurred. The toddler was walking […]

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Cornwall Sustainability Awards now open for entries
www.westernmorningnews.co.uk

The awards return to celebrate their 13th anniversary, after officially launching at the recent Thrive Sustainability conference in Newquay. There will also be a workshop for guests to attend centered around how to complete your Cornwall Sustainability …

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Peter Dutton overheard joking about rising sea levels in Pacific Island nations
www.abc.net.au

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has been overheard quipping about the plight of Pacific Island nations facing rising seas from climate change. Mr Dutton was involved in a conversation with Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who had just returned from …

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Going Green in the UK
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Low carbon technologies in the Europe are making a difference when it comes to both the Earth and the economy. A recent study examined the use of green energy techniques in industrial manufacturing. Manufacturers are the biggest producers of carbon …

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Sajha Sawal Episode 172: Corporate Social Responsibility
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व्यापारिक संस्थाहरुले कमाए बापत नाफा रहित उद्देश्यले समाजको लागि पनि केह…

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No plan B if Paris climate summit ends in failure, says EU climate chief
www.theguardian.com

He has also added a further strand to the talks: he wants a new agreement on measures to provide developing countries with the means to adapt to the likely ravages of climate change, such as droughts, floods and heatwaves. He believes this adaptation …

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Recent Built Environment Microbiology papers, July 2 edition
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Just in time for the long weekend (where we all will be catching up with the literature – ahem), here is another collection of recent papers about microbiology of the built environment. The first paper is about the mattress …

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Death of 'green' handouts? How to grab a £15150 return on solar panels
www.telegraph.co.uk

The payments are funded through “green levies” added to energy bills, which cost £112 per annual household to fund large-scale renewable energy projects, as well as domestic installations. Critics warn that cutting the feed-in tariff by 87pc will …

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