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So what will you be doing this weekend? Amongst spending time with friends and family, why not consider an act to save the planet? After the chaos of “Black” Friday, why not contemplate the chance to do something more “green”? This week marks National Tree Week in the UK, when there will be projects working

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Cacao tree (Theobroma) in a plantation. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. I Love Amazon Week

Ten products and ingredients that come from the Amazon.

The Amazon is much more than simply a beautiful, far-off tropical rainforest. It’s also a source of everyday items we rely on. Do you recognise these familiar products and ingredients? Chocolate Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it can

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Wind Power, Sea, Wind Turbine, Fuel and Power Generation, Industry

Upcoming trends for business and environment in 2018

2017 gave us plenty to talk about in the world of sustainable business. We expect 2018 to be no different, as increasing numbers of people, companies and governments wake up to the need for a green economy. Here are our predictions for the most important trends for business and the environment this year. Renewable energy

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10 things you should know about palm oil

Lately, we hear a lot about palm oil, and let’s face it, it’s usually negative and we might hear our ‘more environmentally informed’ friends tell us it’s basically the devil and we should avoid it at all costs if we care about the environment, the rainforests and the Orangutans. Well, here are ten things you

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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter

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A thermal image of a house © Isaac Lane Koval 2009 climate change

Five years on: what progress is Scotland making on climate change?

Recently I attended an event at the Scottish Parliament where the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) presented their most recent progress report of delivery under the Scottish Climate Change Act. Five years ago I would have been in the same building – and possibly the same room – my memory fails me, urging our

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National Tree Week

So what will you be doing this weekend? Amongst spending time with friends and family, why not consider an act to save the planet? After the chaos of “Black” Friday, why not contemplate the chance to do something more “green”? This week marks National Tree Week in the UK, when there will be projects working […]

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Plastic bag floating in the sea, resembling a jellyfish swimming.

DEMAND RECYCLED: how Government can reduce virgin plastics and help tackle the pollution crisis.

I’m sure you’ve heard some of the shocking stats about the plastic pollution choking our oceans: 90% of seabirds have fragments of plastic in their stomach; one in two sea turtles have ingested plastic; an estimated 8 million tonnes are dumped in our oceans every single year. Thanks to awareness raising campaigns such as Sky […]

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10 things you should know about palm oil

Lately, we hear a lot about palm oil, and let’s face it, it’s usually negative and we might hear our ‘more environmentally informed’ friends tell us it’s basically the devil and we should avoid it at all costs if we care about the environment, the rainforests and the Orangutans. Well, here are ten things you […]

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Why We Must Invest In The Recovery Of The Water Cycle

A Water Summit hosted by The Financial Times in London this week will see leading figures from the world of finance and companies heavily dependent on water coming together to discuss innovative financial solutions to water management challenges. WWF will be there too, to share ideas on how to assess investment portfolios so as to transform risks […]

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Need for public money for public goods

During the months ahead Ministers will publish draft laws that will lay the foundations for a new farming policy – one that should pay farmers for public goods, including the recovery of wildlife. While enjoying massive public support, the policy will be under attack from those who’d rather we stick to business as usual. England’s […]

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Woolacombe Beach, Devon Here in the UK

5 top things you need to know about the Marine Conservation Zones consultation

Today marks the end of a six week period where plans have been set out by the UK Government for 41 areas of English waters to be protected for precious species and habitats, as so-called Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). WWF has been calling for these sites for many years and today we’ve responded to the Government’s consultation […]

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