Month: October 2012

Are breeding programmes the answer to ash ‘die back’?

A recent, Swedish study in the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research has revealed crucial information for horticulturalists in the UK, and in Northern and Central Europe, in their battles against the aggressive attacks of the Chalara fraxinea fungus (otherwise known as ash dieback disease)

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Ashtag.org the people’s battle against Ash ‘Die back’

Ash has long been a valued tree in the UK’s forest, it produces the best burning wood and is the 4th most populous tree in the country. But this is all under threat from a disease which has ravaged the

Posted in Ecology

City of Toronto Passes Shark Fin Ban

Toronto City Council has voted to ban the sale and possession of shark fin, with a vote of 38-4. With a population of over 2.5 million, Canada’s largest city, the fifth largest in North America, Toronto is the largest market

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World’s major waste – flaring gas – could be turned into profit

EBRD: world’s major waste – flaring gas – could be turned into profit Companies in EBRD region can turn waste of associated petroleum gas into profitable projects A major waste of a natural resource can be turned into profitable development

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The Low Carbon Energy Company launches revolutionary portable “free” power source

Portable solar panel takes sustainable power to the people! SUSTAINABILITY experts, The Low Carbon Energy Company have announced the launch of a portable solar PV unit that will bring power to the parts other energy sources cannot reach! The portable

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