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Scots singer KT Tunstall takes time out after eight years to reflect on success

SHE cracked America and opened the door for a flood of female singer-songwriters from Adele to Florence And The Machine. Now after eight years, three top five studio albums and success in the UK and US, KT Tunstall, 36, has … Continue reading

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Roger Doiron: My subversive (garden) plot

A vegetable garden can do more than save you money — it can save the world. At TEDxDirigo Roger Doiron shows how gardens can re-localize our food and feed our growing population… http://www.ted.com/talks/roger_doiron_my_subversive_garden_plot.html

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Ofgem plan ‘fairer’ grid charges to benefit renewables

The electricity industry regulator, Ofgem, has published proposals which could lead to a big drop in the amount renewable energy generators in Scotland pay to connect to the grid… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16274417

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British public strongly support renewable energy, survey says

Does the UK have a “silent majority” in support of further investment in renewables? You wouldn’t necessarily think so if you listen to the very vocal, media-driven opposition against, say, wind power, but a recent YouGov survey commissioned by the … Continue reading

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11th-hour agreement in Durban sees Big Three legally bound to reduce carbon emissions

The world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, China, the US and India, will be legally bound for the first time to cut their emissions in a new international climate change treaty to be signed by 2015 and to come into force … Continue reading

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Canada pulls out of Kyoto protocol

Canada pulls out of Kyoto protocolMinisters argue process does not cover US and China – the two biggest emitters – and that Canada cannot meet targets… http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/13/canada-pulls-out-kyoto-protocol?intcmp=122

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Global climate change treaty in sight after Durban breakthrough

The world is on track for a comprehensive global treaty on climate change for the first time after agreement was reached at talks in Durban, South Africa in the early hours of Sunday morning… http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/11/global-climate-change-treaty-durban?INTCMP=SRCH    

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Outrage at UK’s $1bn loan deal with Brazil oil giant

A British government decision to underwrite a billion-dollar loan to one of the world’s biggest oil companies came under fire from environmentalists last night. Groups including WWF and Greenpeace accused ministers of reneging on a pledge not to support investment … Continue reading

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