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HSBC has ordered an audit of its relations with logging companies after campaigners exposed its links to clients responsible for the destruction of rainforests in Borneo. Read more at:http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/hsbc-reviews-logging-policy-as-bill-oddie-film-sparks-petition-8629889.htmlRead more
German brewers have warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that any law allowing the controversial drilling technique known as fracking could damage the country’s cherished beer industry. Read more at:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10076467/Fracking-could-ruin-German-beer-industry-brewers-tell-Angela-Merkel.htmlRead more
SEA-TAC AIRPORT — It was one small step for vegetable oil, and one baby step for the entire aviation industry. Two Alaska Airlines flights, one headed to Washington, D.C. Read more at:http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133588773.htmlRead more
Trust is a more important factor than price for householders when hiring a tradesperson, a new Energy Saving Trust survey has revealed. Read more at:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Energy-Saving-Trust/Press/Press-releases/Money-talks-but-trust-shouts-louder-survey-findsRead more
Google X, the secretive division dedicated to futuristic long-shot projects, is making a new acquisition: Makani Power, a company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines it believes could provide “kite power. Read more at:http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/22/4356394/google-x-buying-floating-wind-turbine-company-makaniRead more