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  • Caterpillars are needed in cities for blue tits to truly thrive Nature
    Caterpillars are needed in cities for blue tits to truly thrive

    Many animal species suffer reduced reproductive success in urban habitats, despite wide-spread supplementation of breeding and feeding opportunities. In some years, the breeding success of city birds is devastatingly low. Biologists have now shown conclusively that in urban blue tits, reduced breeding success is linked to poor nestling diet and in particular to scarcity of caterpillars, their preferred nestling food.

  • Train station coffee grounds recycling branches out further to fuel homes Resource & 'Waste'
    Train station coffee grounds recycling branches out further to fuel homes

    A coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean which reprocesses the waste from coffee into Coffee Logs, a fuel for the home, is set to expand across the UK, and has received a Highly-Commended award for the Circular Economy Project of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, and was also shortlisted for recognition at the National Recycling Awards.

  • Whisky distillery cleans process water and reintroduces native oysters Food
    Whisky distillery cleans process water and reintroduces native oysters

    Glenmorangie has seen native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around its Highland home after a century's absence, an environmental restoration that acts in tandem with the distillery's new anaerobic digestion plant to purify the by-products created through the distillation process.

  • Scientists explore link between traffic air pollution and diabetes Pollution
    Scientists explore link between traffic air pollution and diabetes

    A team of scientists primarily from the University of Leicester and EarthSense Systems has investigated a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes. Exposure to traffic related air pollutants is known to cause insulin resistance, a hallmark of the disease.

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Ecohouse for the Homeless

Environment Times is raising money for the homeless this winter by creating a 'virtual ecohouse' in return for donations from companies who supplied their 'virtual products' to help build the house. The generous response has been so successful that the home has instead grown into a housing estate!

Click on the live links in the listing of businesses or organisations below the graphic. That way you can see more details on what they provide.

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We would to thank the following companies for their generosity.

ASL for their solar monitoring system
Ibstock for their bricks
RainWater Harvesting for their Rain Director System
Windhager for their biomass boiler
Silentnight for their double bed
LED Eco Lights for providing the lighting
Biotecture for their living wall
MPA - The Concrete Centre for their sustainable concrete
Hewitech for their stormwater management
Golder Associates for their contaminated land management
Hanovia for their UV water disinfection system
Wienerberger for their slate-looking tile made from clay
Marshalls for their sustainable paving and landscaping
Kingspan Klargester for their specialist wastewater management
PK Safety for their safety boots for a previously homeless man in new job as a builder