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As November’s US Presidential election draws nearer, the world’s largest economy finds its markets stalling, its industries contracting and corporate profits slipping. But how likely is a new president in the White House to make the country a more attractive place to invest in 2017 and beyond? James Phillips reports…

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Zac Goldsmith might be the Conservative Party’s best hope of retaining the London Mayorship, but he has once again shown he is not prepared to toe the line when it comes to green energy.

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Some of the world’s poorest nations are providing the strongest and most detailed commitments to cutting emissions from land use, a new report claims, while richer countries are lagging behind with vague or even non-existent proposals.

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With more than one trillion plastic bags distributed worldwide each year, the amount of waste created through everyday shopping is substantial, contributing to an ever-growing crisis of polluted water and non-biodegradable landfills. Estimates suggest there are nearly 50,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans which take up to 500 years to degrade.

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Household recycling rates in England are maintaining steady improvement, but currently look set to fall short of meeting EU targets for 2020, according to data released yesterday by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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