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Magazine October 2012

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Transform Magazine October 2012


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Force of nature: Katrina's legacy

Seven years after New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Suzy Hodgson reports on the environmental impact and legacy

12th October 2012

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Defra has published a breakdown of how it plans to improve environmental regulation over the next four years, following its pledge in March to streamline, consolidate or scrap 186 pieces of legislation as part of the red tape challenge

15th October 2012

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European environment commissioner Janez Potočnik has admitted that the EU is "some way" from meeting its air quality goals, after the European Environment Agency (EEA) revealed that up to 30% of those living in EU cities are exposed to pollution levels that exceed the current legal limits

15th October 2012

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Coordinated action by governments and industry is needed urgently to reduce the growing risks to human health and the environment posed by the unsustainable management of chemicals, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

15th October 2012

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A new report from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) reveals that many global businesses are responding positively to the global biodiversity targets set by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

15th October 2012

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An Edinburgh bus company, a Stonehaven fish and chip business, a Findhorn-based printer and an NHS trust were among the organisations presented with prizes at the fourth annual Scottish green awards

15th October 2012

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Ofgem has imposed a £125,000 fine on business energy supplier Opus Energy for misreporting the amount of electricity it supplied under the Renewables Obligation (RO)

15th October 2012

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With at least 60% of existing commercial buildings likely to still be in use in 2050, retrofitting is crucial to meeting UK carbon targets. Paul Suff reports

13th October 2012

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Many well-designed buildings fail to live up to their environmental credentials when the tenants move in. Richenda Wilson reports on reducing the gap

13th October 2012

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