2014 will be the hottest year on record

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This article titled “2014 will be the hottest year on record” was written by John Abraham, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 17th December 2014 14.00 UTC

For those of us fixated on whether 2014 will be the hottest year on record, the results are in. At least, we know enough that we can make the call. According the global data from NOAA, 2014 will be the hottest year ever recorded.

I can make this pronouncement even before the end of the year because each month, I collect daily global average temperatures. So far, December . . . → Read More: 2014 will be the hottest year on record

New technology using bacteria from dung helps coffee farmers to purify water

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Water is a vital resource for every nation. National level policies need to reward conservation initiatives so that new technologies diffuse well. . . . → Read More: New technology using bacteria from dung helps coffee farmers to purify water

Responsible businesses need to shout louder about their societal value

Businesses must use all channels to shout about their good deeds.

Business leaders have a larger role to play in highlighting positive contributions of their companies. This requires a deeper connect with employees to disseminate core sustainability values – transparency, openness and commitment. . . . → Read More: Responsible businesses need to shout louder about their societal value

Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification?

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Certifications from independent non-profit agencies can set the trend and reign in more companies to commit themselves to concrete targets. However, companies need to develop a work culture that is conducive to attainment of sustainability goals. . . . → Read More: Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification?

50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into ‘deathly’ Canberra?

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There is little doubt that what makes a city livable would vary across societies. The point of concern is that while we try to define the ‘conditions for livability’, we should not loose sight of the larger picture. . . . → Read More: 50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into ‘deathly’ Canberra?

Avery Dennison grant fuels waste-to-wealth opportunity in India

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As the appetite for consumer goods rises in India, so too does the amount of packaging waste, which gives its nascent recycling industry massive scope for growth

. . . → Read More: Avery Dennison grant fuels waste-to-wealth opportunity in India

Tesla begins selling electric vehicles in Australia and plans charging network

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Four-door Model S has a range of 500km and can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, but also comes with price tag likely to deter many

. . . → Read More: Tesla begins selling electric vehicles in Australia and plans charging network

Green Climate Fund will get 200m from Australia after Tony Abbott’s about-turn

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Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute

. . . → Read More: Green Climate Fund will get 200m from Australia after Tony Abbott’s about-turn

Heatwaves likely ‘every other year’ by 2030s, says Met Office study

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Carbon emissions continuing at their current levels will lead to dramatic rise in severely hot weather patterns in central Europe and the Mediterranean

. . . → Read More: Heatwaves likely ‘every other year’ by 2030s, says Met Office study

Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

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Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain

. . . → Read More: Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

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