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Cruise lines work toward sustainability amid tightening regulations

The 200-mile emissions control area around the U.S. and Canada designated by the International Maritime Organization represents a solid effort by authorities to curb the damage caused by cruise ships around the world. Carnival Cruise Line has recently taken the lead in cruise lines’ sustainability efforts by installing a $180 million exhaust filtration system on […]

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Climate Change 2013 – IPPC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The fifth annual assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that : “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, […]

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Carbon Trust Announces Plans for New Waste Standard for Businesses

New Waste Standard from Carbon Trust to help organisations reduce their waste.   The Carbon Trust today announces plans to launch the world’s first international standard for organisations to certify that they are managing and reducing waste. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard, which has […]

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Aride island goes exclusively solar

  The Seychelles northernmost granite island, Aride, a nature reserve owned and managed by the Island Conservation Society and dedicated to protecting the island’s unique flora and fauna, has earlier this week switched off its diesel-powered generator as a new solar system took over. The Seychelles has a policy of increasing sustainable energy sources across […]

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Swedish Skyscaper Harvests Energy from the Wind With a Kinetic Hair-Covered Shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the energy of the wind. The building looks as though it belongs at the bottom of the sea, with its long anemone-like hair, […]

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12 ways energy savings can improve profitability

As the economy and the foodservice industry appear to be gaining steam, are you prepared to reap the full benefit? While operators are conditioned to keep a tight rein on food and labor costs, when it comes to overhead, many throw up their hands in frustration and resignation. You may not be able to change […]

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Airbus to Work With Air Canada to Study Renewable Jet Fuel

“Airbus SAS, Air Canada (AC/A) and BioFuelNet Canada agreed to work together to study clean jet fuel with the aim of eventually supplying the Canadian carrier as the aviation industry seeks to cut emissions in half. The companies signed the agreement in Montreal today, Blagnac, France-based Airbus said in an e-mailed statement. They will do […]

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Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector Download from webiste “Intention of this document: EMAS is a voluntary scheme. This document is intended to support environmental improvement efforts of all actors in the tourism sector. Consequently this document is not only for EMAS registered organisations but for all actors in the […]

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EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents – Tourism Sector

The tourism sector encompasses a wide range of hospitality and recreational activities. The primary target actors of the SRD are tour operators, accommodation and food & drink establishments, and destination managers, such as local authorities. The main NACE codes covering the document scope are N 79 (Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities) […]

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