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Mitchel Musso - The Three R's (Official Music Video)

*I do NOT own anything, all rights reserved. No copyright infringement intended, for entertainment purposes only* LYRICS: 3,3,3, is the magic 3,3,3, is the m...
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'Sustainable' bio-plastic can damage the environment

'Sustainable' bio-plastic can damage the environment | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Corn-based material emits climate change gas in landfill and adds to food crisis
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Energy Performance Certificate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in England and Wales on 1 August 2007 as part of Home Information Packs (HIPs) for domestic properties with four or more bedrooms . Over time this requirement was extended to smaller properties. [1] When the requirement for HIPs was removed in May 2010, the requirement for EPCs continued. The scheme for HIPs was extended to encompass three bedroom homes from 10 September 2007. Rental properties, which have a certificate valid for 10 years, required on a new tenancy commencing on or after 1 October 2008.[2] They are a result of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC relating to the energy performance of buildings,[3] as transposed into British law by the Housing Act 2004 and The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.[4]

However, EPCs have been criticized by many professional bodies for their inaccuracy, and low reliability for old and listed buildings.

The energy survey needed to produce an EPC is performed by an assessor who visits the property, examines key items such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators, windows for double glazing, and so on. He or she then inputs the observations into a software program which performs the calculation of energy efficiency. The program gives a single number for the rating of energy efficiency, and a recommended value of the potential for improvement. There are similar figures for environmental impact. A table of estimated energy bills per annum (and the potential for improvement) is also presented, but without any reference to householder bills. The householder will have to pay for the survey, which costs around £60 for a four bedroom house. The exercise is entirely non-invasive, so assessors make assumptions on the insulation properties of various elements of the property based on age and construction type. The assessor has the ability to over-ride these assumptions if visual or written evidence is provided to support the presence of insulation which may have been subsequently installed.

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Living the Green Dream with George Clarke

In this video, the architect and TV presenter shows you how to make your home more energy efficient In recent years, climate change has been firmly placed at...
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Once feared predator, now endangered - Al Jazeera Blogs

Once feared predator, now endangered - Al Jazeera Blogs | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Embedded into our psyche as a fearsome hunter, the shark is now itself being hunted by a rising upper class yearning for exotic foods.
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BBC NEWS | Europe | EU starts debate over fish quotas

BBC NEWS | Europe | EU starts debate over fish quotas | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
The future of the fishing industry across the European Union has been debated in Brussels, with governments taking the first steps towards overhauling the way the industry operates.
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The UK's new rubbish dump: China

The UK's new rubbish dump: China | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
When people give their bottles and paper for recycling, writes John Vidal, few realise much of it will end up 8,000 miles away.
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BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Recycling waste shipped overseas

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Recycling waste shipped overseas | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Some councils in Wales are sending waste collected for recycling to countries in the Far East.
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BBC NEWS | UK | UK fly-tipping 'on massive scale'

BBC NEWS | UK | UK fly-tipping 'on massive scale' | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Fly-tipping is taking place on a massive scale in the UK and a proposed tax on rubbish may make things worse, warns the Countryside Alliance.
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China dam may affect 100,000 more

China dam may affect 100,000 more | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Another 100,000 people may be moved from the area around China's huge Three Gorges Dam because of landslides and bank collapses, state media say.
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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Three Gorges dam wall completed

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Three Gorges dam wall completed | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
China finishes the main wall of its controversial Three Gorges hydro-electric dam, the world's largest.
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Jack Johnson - The 3 R's

Music video by Jack Johnson performing The 3 R's. (C) 2006 Brushfire Records
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Do bio plastics represent the solution for the future? « Plastics 2020 Challenge

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Energy efficiency in British housing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Domestic housing in the United Kingdom presents a possible opportunity for achieving the 20% overall cut in UK carbon dioxide emissions targeted by the Government for 2010. However, the process of achieving that drop is proving problematic given the very wide range of age and condition of the UK housing stock.

Although carbon emissions from housing have remained fairly stable since 1990 (due to the increase in household energy use having been compensated for by the 'dash for gas'), housing accounted for around 30% of all the UK's carbon dioxide emissions in 2004 (40 million tonnes of carbon)[1] up from 26.42% in 1990 as a proportion of the UK's total emissions.[2] The Select Committee on Environmental Audit noted that emissions from housing could constitute over 55% of the UK's target for carbon emissions in 2050.[1]

A 2006 report commissioned by British Gas[3] estimated the average carbon emissions for housing in each of the local authorities in Great Britain, the first time that this had been done. This indicated that housing in Uttlesford (Essex) produced the highest emissions (8,092 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling). This was 250% higher than housing in Camden (London) which produced the least (averaging 3,255 kg). Among the 23 towns included, Reading had the highest emissions (6,189 kg), with Hull the lowest (4,395 kg). The variations are due to a number of factors, including the age, size and type of the housing stock, together with the efficiency of heating systems, the mix of fuels used, the ownership of appliances, occupancy levels and the habits of the occupants.

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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China 'now top carbon polluter'

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China 'now top carbon polluter' | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
China has already overtaken the US as the world's biggest polluter, according to a new report by US scientists.
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Shark fin - A multi-billion-dollar trade - Al Jazeera Blogs

Shark fin - A multi-billion-dollar trade - Al Jazeera Blogs | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Oman's fish market may be well stocked, but the industry behind delicacies like shark fin soup is slicing into the very heart of the world's ecosystems.
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BBC NEWS | Europe | Fish quotas aim to halt decline

BBC NEWS | Europe | Fish quotas aim to halt decline | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
A deal on fishing quotas designed to reverse the decline of several species is agreed by the EU.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | China's recycling 'saves forests'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | China's recycling 'saves forests' | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
China's massive capacity to recycle paper is preventing many forests from being destroyed, a report says.
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Curitiba Recycling: Recycling Is Our Future

Curitiba Recycling: Recycling Is Our Future | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
The city of Curitiba, Brazil, received United Nation’s highest award in 1990 for being the first city in the world to start curb collection of recyclables and to motivate citizens to separate the trash at home.
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Recycling - Behind the scenes

Here's a behind the scenes look at what happens to your recycling courtesy of our partners - Greenstar
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Yangtze river dolphin driven to extinction

Yangtze river dolphin driven to extinction | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
· Intensive survey reveals disappearance of species · Scientists blame shipping, hunting and fishing.
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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China coal 'true cost' at $250bn

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China coal 'true cost' at $250bn | IB CORE 4 : Patterns in Resource Consumption | Scoop.it
Chinese coal production has a "true" annual cost of $250bn in terms of damage to health and the environment, a report says.
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