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Is your life environmentally friendly? If not, maybe it could be with some help from Green Pepper, the environmental and eco-living blog. This is an environmental blog that covers all bases, from news on communities and companies across the world, and what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprints, to how businesses and households could improve their environmental health.

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SLM Partners reveals why ecological farming is an investment

Ecological farming in Australia

SLM Partners, an investment firm, has released a white paper that explains why ecological and regenerative farming provides an attractive investment opportunity.

The paper reveals the hidden risks of industrial agriculture and presents case studies of ecological alternatives that are profitable and sustainable. Drawing on the latest science and market data, the paper contains important insights for investors, policymakers and landowners.

Farmland has emerged as

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Jeremy Paxman warns at FPA Environment Seminar of UK’s litter crisis

Jeremy Paxman at FPA Environment Seminar

Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK’s litter crisis or face legislative action.

The ex BBC Newsnight anchor, speaking in his capacity as Patron of the litter campaigning organisation Clean Up Britain (CLUB) said that the UK is at

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IKO States UK Housebuilding Needs Changing After December Floods

Andy Williamson, Group MD, IKO Plc

December’s floods caused widespread disruption and misery, and our hearts go out to all those who were, and still are affected.

But it’s happening much more frequently and on a larger scale than we anticipated, and clearly Britain is poorly prepared to defend against or deal with it. It also appears to be on a rising curve, as you’d expect if it’s associated with climate

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Research On UK Public Willingness To Pay To Fight Climate Change

Just days after Prince Charles’ landmark speech about the perils of climate change at COP21 in Paris, new research reveals just how little UK citizens are willing to pay out of their own pockets to fight it.

In the first study of its kind, Tanya O’Garra and Susana Mourato of the London School of Economics and Political Science asked over 1000 adults how much they

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Natreco the new ethical online store opens

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A new online store, launched this month, with the aim of making it easier for consumers to shop in one place according to their ethical preferences, whether that be ‘organic’, ‘fair trade’ or ‘locally sourced’.

Inspired after a trip to visit Orangutans in Borneo, where he saw first-hand the destruction the palm oil trade is causing, Gary Collins is launching the site following his

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TV conservationist Iolo Williams backing #TurtleTuesday

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is among 1,300 charities and businesses across the UK supporting #GivingTuesday – the global day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Saturday.

MCS is taking #GivingTuesday a step further, turning it into #TurtleTuesday to help raise the profile of marine turtles as well as raising funds.

Head of Marketing at MCS, Nicola Greaves, says the charity hopes #TurtleTuesday will

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National Botanic Garden Oak Tree is Tree of the Year

An oak tree which now stands proudly at the National Botanic Garden has been chosen by the public as Wales Tree of the Year for 2015. The tree, christened ‘Survival at the cutting edge’, received 28% of the votes cast in closely fought contest with six other trees across the country, organised by the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) and supported by players of People’s Postcode

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UK identified as Western Europe’s least green

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Research conducted by insurance firm Staveley Head has identified the UK as the least green country in Western Europe, with a Climate Influence Index of 150.02 – that’s 750,000% higher than Switzerland who placed at the top of the pack as the greenest country. Findings also highlighted that Britons are paying the highest fuel duty in the region.

Staveley Head’s ‘Climate Influence Index’ score provides

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Routledge publishes guide to EU’s climate policies

Set against the backdrop of the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike. 

This newly published book, edited by Jos Delbeke and Peter Vis, was written to explain the EU’s climate policies in an accessible way. The book demonstrates the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies

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Guatemala Central America’s Top Birding Travel Destination

Wine Throated Hummingbird

Tourism is hitting an all-time high in the beautiful country of Guatemala, which is fast becoming one of the best birding and nature destinations in Central America for groups and independent travelers.

Guatemala is considered a megadiverse country; which implies that it presents high levels of species richness and endemism as well as a cultural diversity.

Benedicto Grijalva, Marketing Director of Birding Expeditions, a Guatemalan

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