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Eco-stories

Some Top Eco-Stories

Leaders promise to reduce carbon emissions while ensuring that a new giant oil pipeline called Keystone XL is built to serve expansion of the Alberta tar oil sands, the most carbon laden oil in the world - http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56812

RBS funding the most destructive process on earth: tar sands exploitation in Canada
http://oneworldgroup.org/2011/08/11/curing-rbs-of-their-oil-addiction/

China expands its nuclear power programme, unfazed by Fukushima
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_nuclear_power_plans_unfazed_by_fukushima_disaster/2432/

Food prices reach record highs in drought-stricken Africa
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2011/08/10/record-highs-in-food-prices-in-hungry-djibouti-ethiopia-kenya-and-somalia/

Nigerian drinking water stricken with benzene at 900 times above the safety limit
http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2011/08/10/nigeria-drinking-water-polluted-with-benzene-at-levels-900-times-above-the-limit/

The Mediterranean Sea is very, very sick
http://human-wrongs-watch.…

Today's Eco-stories

Jason Ford's blog piece on FiTS for The Engineer
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/blog/good-day-sunshine/1009534.article

James' blog on Business Green, examining the solar FiTS fiasco
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2098410/finding-silver-lining-solar-feed-tariff-fiasco

Toyota plant goes solar
http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Toyota_news.html?id=11483

Renewable Heating Grant Incentive begins
http://www.checkatrade.com/News/Renewable-heating-grant-incentive-begins.html

FiTS deadlines drives solar power boom
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/28/solar-boom-uk

The Isle of Wight's first solar farm connects to the grid
http://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/iw-radio-news/solar-farm-connects-to-the-grid-2647/

Rooftop mounted solar panels help to keep buildings cooler says new study
http://www.renewable-energy-news.info/rooftop-solar-panels-cool-buildings/

Germany looks set to remain the European wind pace-setter
http://www.rechargenews.com/energy/wind/article270509.ece

Wood recyclers to hol…