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Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

Dulas recently delivered the National Trust’s largest solar PV array in the UK at their grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. At just under 40 kWp (37.5kWp) and combined with the existing 7.5

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk. The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the durable natural

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6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Kate Middleton's wardrobe attracts some serious attention. With many Brits and others around the world looking to Kate for clothing inspiration, we

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Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Commissioned by the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Governors of Westborough Primary School, the £1.35m project was completed earlier this year. Conceived as an experiment in carbon reduction and

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular steel

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Studio Swine’s Stylish Eyeglasses are Made of Human Hair

Studio Swine’s Stylish Eyeglasses are Made of Human Hair

Eyewear comes in many shapes and sizes, but few are made with sustainable materials. But here's a collection from two Royal College of Art graduates that turns human hair into stylish sunnies and vision

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The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The changing Atlantic jetstream is slowing down the United Kingdom's wind, raising questions about the efficacy of ambitious offshore wind farm programs. Wind speeds have reduced by 20% since 2008,

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U.K. National Trust Restores Victorian Gown Made With 1,000 Beetle Wings

U.K. National Trust Restores Victorian Gown Made With 1,000 Beetle Wings

Would you wear a dress made of iridescent bug parts? Victorian actress Ellen Terry did in one of the most iconic portrayals of Lady Macbeth in theater history. After 120 years of wear, tear, and

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Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Located on top of an old brick warehouse in Shoreditch, London, Village Underground provides affordable studio space for young artists (around 15 pounds per week). The subway cars act as working spaces

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UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to bury CO2 emissions from industrial sources underground, is still an emerging technology. It's mostly used in coal plants, but the UK announced this week

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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UK Prepares to Use Human Poop to Power Homes

UK Prepares to Use Human Poop to Power Homes

We talk about poop all the time -- pig poop, cow poop and chicken poop -- so why not start talking about our own? This stinky taboo might be keeping us from a great energy source. Scientists in the UK are

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Another Climategate Acquittal: The Science is Declared Sound

Another Climategate Acquittal: The Science is Declared Sound

The saga of Climategate continues -- dun dun dun. The story started back in November when a group of Scientists at University of East Anglia in the UK were accused of attempting to fudge data in order to

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Independent UK Panel Says that Parts of “Climategate” are an Illusion

Independent UK Panel Says that Parts of “Climategate” are an Illusion

The story of the e-mail leaks from the University of East Anglia in the UK has now come to one -- of what we're sure there will be many -- conclusions. Back in November the story broke out that Professor

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Gary Neville’s Underground Eco Home Blends Into the Earth

Gary Neville’s Underground Eco Home Blends Into the Earth

Far from classification as a drab bunker, this thoughtful design not only considers its eco-impact, but keeps in tune with the tranquil and expansive meadows and hillsides which surround it. The

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Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

The United Kingdom’s Hanham Hall Development is the largest eco-village aspiration to date. Designed by HTA and funded by Barratt Developments and the Homes & Communities Agency, there are a

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The RuralZED Zero Emission Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: The RuralZED Zero Emission Home

The British government recently launched a new super stringent green building rating system called The Code For Sustainable Homes. Code Six is the level that all new residences will be required to

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