Friday, September 24, 2021

The value-add of tackling the Scope 3 emissions conundrum

Harriet Assem from technology and environmental planning advisory firm ITPEnergised offers a few thoughts on tackling one of the less well understood elements of...

Report reveals major climate risks to global food trade

A new report from Stockholm Environment Institute reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities – and concludes that...

What’s the latest with the ozone layer?

On 16 September, the world marked the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The European Space Agency (ESA) takes a closer...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK is backing an "absolute zero" target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out...
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Leveraging mobile data

Anonymised data from the O2 mobile phone network is being used as part of a series of new government-funded trials to help Thames Valley local authorities (LAs) plan improvements to air quality, public health, road surfaces, traffic flow and energy infrastructure.
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Apps spreading like wildfire?

The intensifying wildfires of the past couple of years have raised air pollution concerns as the smoke has spread beyond the perimeter of the affected regions.
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

EV summit highlights

Electric vehicle adoption is "happening faster than any of us anticipated," said Daniel Lyons of Shell's e-mobility division, speaking at the UK's EV Summit on 1-2 September. The event reviewed developments in the uptake of EVs with over 80 in-person delegates in attendance and 400 online.

World’s largest direct air capture and storage plant opens in Iceland

Announced as a milestone in the direct air capture (DAC) industry, with the capacity to capture 4000 tons of CO2 per year, the world's...

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Stunning satellite images depict the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet. Last month fires burning across Siberia...

Using miniature drones to localise gas leaks

When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters currently need to go in with gas...

Registration opens for ‘virtual’ WWEM and AQE 2021

Long-established fixtures on the environmental monitoring calendar, both AQE (Air Quality & Emissions) and WWEM (Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring) events will take place...

Opinion: Policies for tackling climate change must work in rural areas too

By Brian Wilson, a Director at Rural England CIC, a not-for-profit research organisation which seeks to improve the evidence base and understanding of rural...

Royal Mail commences emissions-cutting tyres trial with electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially...

Net zero by 2050 is “too little too late”: Scientists make a case for...

A report published on 26 August by an independent group of experts warns that reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is now...

Reports showcase imaginative solutions for tackling hard-to-reach emissions

      A new series of reports document findings from the ‘Final 25%’ project from Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise. The title refers to the portion...

Sponsored content: Versatile cloud solution for real-time dust and noise measurement

When it comes to minimising both dust and noise, monitoring can play an important role, as instrumentation firm Svantek explains. The firm introduces a...

£10k/year charges on horizon for driving older, polluting vehicles in London

More motorists with older, higher polluting vehicles in Central London could face paying up to £10,000 each year - just for driving their car...

Shell’s appeal confirms its lack of commitment to tackling climate change, says legal group

Shell's decision to appeal sends the "wrong signal" according to Milieudefensie’s director Donald Pols. "Shell should act now, as the judge ordered. The longer the delay the more serious the climate consequences will be for us all."

Carbon footprint a mystery to 9 out of 10 small businesses, says study

Research published on 9 August appears to find that only one in ten (11%) responding businesses, of more than 1,000surveyed  in the UK, are measuring their carbon footprint.

Camden sensor network aims to increase visibility of air pollution in urban spaces

Fixed sensor network will seemingly provide at least 100x more data points and refresh 60x more regularly than existing air quality reference stations, to show a street by street picture of air quality in the area in real time