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Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected –...

Sponsored content: Instrumentation firm has a memorable year, and not just because of coronavirus...

Despite the bleak, unprecedented Covid-19 cloud that descended upon us all in 2020, Enviro Technology Services (ET) has had a memorable and positive year...

Delivering pledges to net zero essential if Paris targets to be met, says IEMA

New briefing paper outlines the need for business relevance, multiple tools, planned pathways and transparent approaches On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the...

Climate action tools launched for small and medium-sized businesses

The SME Climate Hub has joined forces with Oxford University to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with tools and resources to help them...

Sponsored content: Cleaner air thanks to carbon filtration

During 2019, the UK Government set out its plans for reducing the levels of specific air pollutants, in a document called the Clean Air...

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

Behavioural change platform and community announces new crowdfund and sign-up from global investment firm

Eco tech firm Pawprint has launched a second crowdfund and announced that global investment company Standard Life Aberdeen is the latest business to become...

Siemens publishes advice for businesses on steps to decarbonise

Businesses who fail to act on decarbonisation risk exposing themselves to potential risks from policy-driven increased operating costs, increased energy costs or increased compliance...
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Consultancies develop net zero 2030 routemap for UK water

Water industry experts from Ricardo and Mott MacDonald have collaborated to create what they describe as "a pioneering strategy that will guide the UK...

Utility’s approach to explosion risk assessment wins construction industry award

An innovative, industry-leading digital approach to explosion risk assessment has seen a win for Yorkshire Water, which was named as Digital Initiative of the...
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Sponsored content: Seeking sustainability leaders

Eco tech business,Pawprint, has launched a countrywide search for the most climate conscious businesses to join their Pawprint Pioneers Program and become sustainability leaders in their fields.
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Putting tanks to the test

Leaky tanks mean fugitive emissions, air pollution, increased risk of accident and - in the case of biogas operators - loss of product and revenue. On a mission to better inform and equip tank operators in relation to these risks is storage tanks expert Assentech. Envirotec asked the firm about important gaps to be plugged in the information commonly provided to tank specifiers, and in areas such as production testing, leak testing and tank calibration

Cooling a hidden threat for climate change and sustainable goals, says Oxford study

Past research suggests that growing international demand for cooling has the potential to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions...

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research...

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of...

Scotland should follow on-demand bus schemes example of other UK regions, says charity

Schemes which would see passengers order on-demand bus services should be introduced in Scotland, a leading mobility charity has said. The ‘flexible bus’ initiative would...
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We must act smarter to solve air pollution crisis

Local authorities need to act urgently and use smart technology to address the air pollution crisis that is currently facing our towns and cities,...

White vans go green: Half a million builders and plumbers needed to reach Net...

New research appears to show that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050

Major global cities have seen a surge in air pollution post-lockdown

As the world slowly revolves back to normality, some cities are still benefitting from lockdown-related improvements to air quality, while others are slipping back...

Women innovators celebrated as C40 tech challenge winners announced

Four women were announced in late September as the winners of C40’s 2nd Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020. The winners were: Lorena Gordillo Dagallier from...

UK Lockdown and air pollution: Nitrogen dioxide halved but sulphur dioxide doubled, says study

A University of Liverpool study of air pollution in the UK during the first 100 days of lockdown seems to show that whilst nitrogen...