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Business pilots provide snapshot of what could be achieved on a large scale

The potential benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale have been highlighted by the latest series of case studies from REBus, published …

Plastics recycling goes off planet

Commercial plastic recycling technology will soon be making a contribution to missions on board the International Space Station (ISS), the fruit of a new …

“Businesses need to change how they see water”, insists Veolia during launch of initiative promoting its own services

Veolia Water Technologies launched an initiative called Rethink Water on 6 October, intended to showcase the company as a key thought leader in water …

London introduces world’s toughest emission standard

Seemingly the world’s toughest emission standard, the £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) to help tackle London’s air pollution and get older more polluting …

Security and skills the top concerns for companies investing in new technologies

CBI calls for joint commission in 2018 on impact of Artificial Intelligence Over the next five years, the top three technologies that are set to move from the …

#SewSpooky campaign aims to reduce cost and waste from Halloween costumes

£510 million[1] a year spent on Halloween costumes, but 4 in 10 are only worn once and 7 million[2] outfits ended up in the bin last year New research[3] …

Asian hornet outbreak contained in Devon, says Defra

An Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in the Woolacombe area of Devon and no further live Asian hornets have been sighted, according to a 13 October …

Tunnel construction complete on Scotland’s biggest sewer

The construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, which will help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the Glasgow area, has …

Magnetic device reduces car emissions by 70% and provides fuel cost savings of up to 15%, claims firm

London-headquartered technology firm Sustainable Flow has launched a magnetic car device that is claimed to reduce harmful carbon emissions by up to 70%, …

New aeration system claimed to boost bacteria levels

Wastewater treatment provider NCH Europe has launched a reportedly unique aeration system to increase dissolved oxygen in wastewater streams to improve the …

Pump practicalities when fighting drought in Namibia

CP Automation has recently helped Rockwell Automation to provide the necessary power equipment to pump water from deep, underground boreholes in Namibia. …

Modular sluice system can be ready to go within a week, says supplier

Addressing the growing demand for flood protection solutions, Danish firm Wintec has developed AquaBlokk, a sluice system comprising building blocks that are …

Liquid-phase hydrogen sulphide sensor speeds identification of odour causes

A new sensor from miniature sensors expert Unisense measures hydrogen sulphide (H2S) dissolved in wastewater. This enables utilities and consultants to find …

$2.8 million awarded to research consortium studying impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Environmental and civil engineering consultancy HR Wallingford is one of a team of six research institutions led by Florida State University (FSU) which has …

Nature is vital to beating climate change, finds new study

Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to prevent dangerous levels of global warming – the …

European flood solutions event to launch in Amsterdam in late October

New event completes water cycle coverage of Aquatech Amsterdam Floodex Europe, a new event dedicated to showcasing solutions to the threats Europe faces from …

European air quality is improving slowly, says EEA report

Air quality in Europe is slowly improving, thanks to past and current policies and technological developments, according to the EEA’s Air quality in …

Modular, living building material aims to contribute to London’s National Park City challenge

Global architecture firm WATG has unveiled a modular building material that can incorporate plants and irrigation – a ‘Green Block’ – following …

EU Finance Ministers declare carbon pricing key to low carbon economy

The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) has declared that carbon pricing is one of the policies and incentives needed to drive …

WWF investigation reveals surprising extent of river pollution from sewage in England and Wales

Around 40% of rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage, according to the results of a nine-month investigation released by WWF on 16 October. The …

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