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Airports ranked in order of pandemic spread likelihood

A new model of disease contagion that ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence has listed New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu as the 'likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic'.

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EPA kicks off third annual ‘Battle of the Buildings’ competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program has launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with a record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment.

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National housing provider launches renewable heating pilot

Hanover Housing Association has launched an innovative renewable heating pilot scheme thanks to a green heating systems grant from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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New guidance for local authorities to improve energy efficiency of housing

New guidance to help local authorities in England improve the energy efficiency of their residential housing has been published today. The guidance, issued under the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA), asks local authorities to publish a report on their plans to achieve improved energy efficiency by 31 March 2013.

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Forestry sector success brings renewable energy in focus

The Scottish Government's, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, visited several businesses in Lochaber yesterday to see first hand how Scotland's robust forest industries are underpinning economic growth in the timber and renewable energy sectors.

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MITIE gains official recognition for best practice in waste management

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, gained official recognition from the Department of Health, when its award winning waste management contract at University College London (UCL) was used to illustrate best practice in the latest Department of Health waste guidance document.

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WorkRite goes global

WorkRite, one of Britain's providers of health & safety assessments, e-learning and training solutions, is going global.

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CDP calls on UK Government to generate consistent greenhouse gas reporting

Following the release of the UK Government's draft regulation mandating the corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions yesterday, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) applauds this important first step but will make recommendations to ensure the regulation meets long term market needs, is not viewed as a reporting burden for companies and has a positive impact on the Earth's climate.

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New guidance for businesses to report their sustainability credentials

UK businesses will find it simpler and easier to demonstrate their sustainability performance to the public and investors under new guidance proposed by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach yesterday.

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Balfour Beatty and Haringey Council agree cleaning contract

Balfour Beatty Living Places and Haringey Council have agreed a contract, which will guarantee that all staff cleaning the council's buildings earn the London Living Wage, while also delivering greater value for money.

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