The report details the threats and impacts of 'humanity's increasing demand on our natural resources'

Global wildlife populations halved in 40 years, report finds

The WWF's Living Planet Report 2014 has found the world's wildlife populations have declined by a half in the past four decades due to human demand on natural resources.

The sharing economy may include a number of people using rarely used items such as power tools

Government launches sharing economy review

The government has announced an independent review of the sharing economy, which will make recommendations on how the UK can get the most out business models based on sharing.

Business premises will receive sensors to monitor traffic and heating emissions

Air pollution monitoring project begins in London

Change London has launched AirSensa, a project to monitor air quality in the capital. Businesses, schools and other locations will receive air sensors to measure emissions.

REA has called for the government to put policies in place to support the growth of bioenergy

Bioenergy makes up record proportion of UK energy mix

The Government's quarterly energy statistics showed bioenergy made up seven per cent of the UK's energy generation in Q2 2014.

Manufacturing

CDP tracked industry-leaders over three years against their financial performance

Business leadership on climate action results in better financial return, report finds

A report from CDP has found that S&P 500 leaders who are actively addressing climate change issues are more profitable, stable and can offer stronger dividend growth to shareholders.

Retail

CDP tracked industry-leaders over three years against their financial performance

Business leadership on climate action results in better financial return, report finds

A report from CDP has found that S&P 500 leaders who are actively addressing climate change issues are more profitable, stable and can offer stronger dividend growth to shareholders.

Waste & Recycling

United Biscuits's converted fleets run entirely on waste oils

United Biscuits reuses waste cooking oil as lorry fuel

United Biscuits, owner of brands including McVitie's and Jacob's, says it expects to recycle 500 tonnes of waste cooking oil into lorry fuel each year.

Food & Farming

The competition is aimed at helping the industry improve the efficiency of energy, water and raw materials

Competition to improve resource efficiency of UK’s food supply chain

A competition to improve the resource efficiency of the UK's food and drink supply chain will launch next month, with a focus on developing new engineering solutions 'to produce more from less with less resource'.

Energy

United Biscuits's converted fleets run entirely on waste oils

United Biscuits reuses waste cooking oil as lorry fuel

United Biscuits, owner of brands including McVitie's and Jacob's, says it expects to recycle 500 tonnes of waste cooking oil into lorry fuel each year.

Transport & Cities

TCPA says garden cities can help people have 'truly sustainable lifestyles'

TCPA calls for Westminster to commit to garden cities

TCPA has called on the three main political parties to commit to delivering a new generation of garden cities, which the organisation says should be a climate-resilient part of the UK's housing crisis solution.

Green Living

The British Gas Smart Meter Challenge follows 15 households

Smart meter households can ‘picture energy use’

British Gas has released the results of the first week of its Smart Meter Challenge, finding that many have been 'pleasantly surprised' at the low levels of energy used.

Design

Air quality, daylight, interior layout and views of nature can affect workers' health and wellbeing, the organisation has found

Toolkit released to help businesses plan healthier, greener offices

A report on how office design can affect workers' health, wellbeing and productivity has been compiled by the World Green Building Council along with a toolkit on how to measure these variables and relate them to the physical features of workplaces.