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The New Economics Foundation has called for the working week to be cut to 21 hours per week. A spokesperson for the think tank has said:

So many of us live to work, work to earn, and earn to consume, and our consumption habits are squandering the earth’s natural resources…It is time to break the power of the old industrial clock, take back our lives and work for a sustainable future.

Gordon Brown has denounced climate change sceptics for going ‘against the grain’ of solid scientific evidence. He has also launched a new group to raise funds for the fight against global warming trends – Guardian.

With Vancouver winning many plaudits as a green city the HuffPo asks just how environmentally friendly the Winter Olympics really are. A mixed bag it seems. But on the whole a step in the right direction.