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Business and green concerns see companies developing a conscience Procter & Gamble (P&G) makes incense sticks in India. And, Tata Motors pavement bricks. No, these are not new businesses for them. Rather, they are byproducts of waste from their manufacturing processes. Many companies, like P&G and Tata Motors, now see waste as a resource, albeit

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Canadian company Enerkem is harnessing trash into energy. FORTUNE — It just might be time to redefine the word “trash.”  That’s because if a Canadian startup has its way, trash will no longer be worthless. Enerkem, a company backed by giants such as Waste Management and Valero Energy, has a patented process that converts wood,

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The world’s first high-level meeting between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL on the multi-billion-dollar black market in environmental crime is currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. The scale of the problem is massive, and includes everything fromwildlife smuggling and illegal fishing to lumber laundering and e-waste dumping. These practices aren’t just bad for the environment, they’re also linked to “the exploitation of disadvantaged communities, human rights

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If you are still feeling hungry for yield in the current low interest rate environment, you are certainly not alone. By Annabel Brodie-Smith on Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 08:50 Those investment companies traditionally associated with yield are still, in many cases, trading on a premium, or close to par (the value of their underlying assets). In

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New Worldwatch Institute Roadmap explores the renewable energy status and potential in the country Washington, D.C. – November 6, 2013 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one

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A plan to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills in San Diego, and eventually stop it altogether, will be presented to the City Council’s Natural Resources and Culture Committee on Wednesday. City staff are proposing the zero waste initiative because the Miramar Landfill is running out of space, and because the state is requiring

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An enormous floating island of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is drifting towards the coast of America, bringing with it over one million tonnes of junk that would cover an area the size of Texas. The most concentrated stretch – dubbed the “toxic monster” by Fox News – is currently around 1,700 miles off the

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Climate-change debates often focus on how to cut the carbon spew of particular countries—China and the US above all. But another way to do such carbon accounting is to look at individual fossil-fuel projects. All it takes is single massive coal mine to outstrip the CO2 emissions of many countries. As the Guardian’s Graham Readfearn detailed

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