IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
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'Fewer cars' as C-charge cut back

'Fewer cars' as C-charge cut back | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Fewer vehicles than expected drove into and within London's former western congestion charge zone in the weeks after it was scrapped, studies show.
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Congestion charging 'a success'

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Congestion charging 'a success' | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
London's mayor hails his £5 road toll scheme a success a year after its introduction.
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London congestion charge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The London congestion charge is a fee charged on most motor vehicles operating within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) in central London between 07:00 and 18:00 (Monday-Friday only). The charge, which was introduced on 17 February 2003, remains one of the largest congestion charge zones in the world despite the cancellation of the Western Extension which operated between February 2007 and January 2011. The charge aims to reduce congestion, and to raise investment funds for London's transport system.

The standard charge is £10[1] for each day, for each non-exempt vehicle that travels within the zone with a penalty of between £60 and £187 levied for non-payment. Enforcement is primarily based on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for the charge which has been operated by IBM since 1 November 2009.

The current congestion charge zone covers the area within the London Inner Ring Road (which forms the A501, A1202, A1210/A1211, A100, A201, A202, A302, A3204, A4202 and parts of the A5) which includes both the City of London, which is the main financial district, and also the West End, which is London's primary commercial and entertainment centre.[2] Although primarily a commercial area, there are also 136,000 residents, out of a total Greater London population of around 7,000,000. There was little heavy industry within the zone.

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BBC News - Masdar: Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral city

BBC News - Masdar: Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral city | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Masdar City, the world's first zero-carbon, car and skyscraper-free city, is being built in Abu Dhabi.
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Welcome To Masdar City

Masdar City is the world's first sustainable city - and it's taking shape in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This movie was part of an interactive presentation made by archi...
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BBC News - Bluefin tuna ban proposal meets rejection

BBC News - Bluefin tuna ban proposal meets rejection | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
A US- and EU-backed bid to ban trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna fails, raising fears for the species' future.
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Reserve for world's rarest cats

Reserve for world's rarest cats | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Russia creates a 1,000 square mile protected reserve to safeguard the habitat of the Amur leopard and Amur tiger - the world's rarest cats.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Rare leopard 'faces extinction'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Rare leopard 'faces extinction' | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Russia is urged to reconsider a pipeline plan which it is feared could wipe out the world's rarest big cat.
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UN Millennium Campaign Goal 7 Environmental Sustainability

Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs
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China angry at dissident's Nobel

China angry at dissident's Nobel | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
China issues a strong protest after Norway's Nobel Committee awards its 2010 peace prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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Minimum wage up to £5.93 an hour

Minimum wage up to £5.93 an hour | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
The national minimum wage has risen to £5.93 an hour from £5.80 and for the first time people aged 21 will benefit from the rate.
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Future built on wood from waste

Future built on wood from waste | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
How technology is coming to the rescue of our dwindling reserves of tropical hardwoods, using some unlikely materials.
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BBC NEWS | Europe | EU agrees renewable energy target

BBC NEWS | Europe | EU agrees renewable energy target | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
EU leaders agree to adopt a binding renewable energy target, a day after backing cuts in carbon emissions.
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Q&A: The congestion charge

Q&A: The congestion charge | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
The congestion charge zone in central London has been extended. Simon Jeffery and Sarah Phillips explain how the changes will affect motorists.
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Congestion Charging (Official) | Transport for London

Congestion Charging (Official) | Transport for London | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
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Contested Streets trailer (official version)

Contested Streets is a Transportation Alternatives co-produced documentary film that chronicles how New York City was overwhelmed by vehicular traffic and ex...
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Work starts on Gulf 'green city'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Work starts on Gulf 'green city' | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
The Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi starts building what it says is the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste car-free city.
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Bluefin tuna fails to make UN's list of protected fish

Bluefin tuna fails to make UN's list of protected fish | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Japan, Canada and scores of developing nations opposed the measure on the grounds that ban would devastate fishing economies
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BLUEFIN TUNA CITES APPEAL

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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Kent | Two rare Amur leopard cubs born

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Kent | Two rare Amur leopard cubs born | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Rare leopard cubs are now eight weeks old and playing like kittens at a wildlife park in Smarden.
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Amur Leopard - BBC Planet Earth *The Future * : Cloning ?

Planet Earth - The Future : Cloning of endangered species ? Do you think cloning endangered species is the answer like you can see in this clip the cloning o...
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Gender pay gap 'to last 57 years'

Gender pay gap 'to last 57 years' | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Women managers across the UK face a wait of more than 50 years for their salaries to equal their male colleagues, a study says.
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A short history of microfinance

A short history of microfinance | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Anne Perkins offers a historical look at microfinance, placing the work Barclays will do in Katine in context
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Scientists turn the concrete jungle green

Scientists turn the concrete jungle green | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
A group of scientists at the world-reknowned MIT is working to make the one of the world's oldest man-made substances, concrete, environmentally-friendly
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Energy saving plan comes closer

Energy saving plan comes closer | IB CORE 3: PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
The government has revealed more details of its Green Deal scheme to help people pay for home insulation and other energy saving measures.
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