Sunday, September 25, 2022
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Science confirms pesticide danger

A new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirms that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial...
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Herbicide-free weed control system goes on trial

A UK herbicide-free weed management company is challenging five major industry partners to test out its MW-Series and Foamstream weed control system, to prove...
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Scheme pilots district heating monitoring in social housing

LONDON-based housing association Octavia Housing has teamed up with green energy specialist Guru Systems for a project that will use the latter’s smart metering...
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Compressor waste heat warms local college

GREINER Packaging’s production plant in Northern Ireland is helping a neighbouring college cut its £40,000 annual heating bill by donating waste heat from its...
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WWEM 2014 details announced

The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced the details of the Conferences that will...
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A view from the top

Envirotec addresses a few questions to Alan Edwards, SLR’s new UK managing director.
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SuDS implementation delayed again

Despite a winter of floods misery and high-profile media attention, DEFRA has once again postponed the target start date to introduce compulsory legislation for...
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Technology experts answer questions on the energy crisis

A debate hosted by the IMechE in Glasgow on 17 April brought together a panel of experts from the renewables and power engineering worlds...
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Premium EVs get rare UK airing

UK media attention was drawn to the Greenfleet event in Edinburgh on 25 April, possibly by the opportunity to test drive Tesla’s Model S...
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It’s a dirty job…

THE ups and downs of life working for the North West's water company United Utilities is the subject of a six-part TV documentary running...
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Heat pump windfall awaits in Scotland, says study

SCOTS businesses are missing out on a £250m windfall from the country’s sodden climate, a new study suggests. Heat pumps – hailed as "game changing"...
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Warm reception for the Domestic RHI

THE government launched its Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 9 April, a scheme designed to drive the uptake of renewable heat technologies –...
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Heat pump body flies nest

AFTER 10 years growing and developing under the wing of the National Energy Foundation, the Ground Source Heat Pump Association has become a stand-alone...
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New steelwork for sludge tanks

THAMES Water is undertaking a £675 million upgrade programme which will include a £200 million expansion of the Crossness sewage treatment works (STW) and...
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Innovation award for leak spotters

A project to pinpoint underground water leaks using aerial surveys has picked up the trophy for the most innovative use of an existing technology...
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Engineers call on Government to return flood protection funding to pre-2010 levels

THE upcoming Budget presents a crucial opportunity for Government to show its long term commitment to better protecting communities, businesses and infrastructure from extreme...
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Gauging groundwater flood risk

FOLLOWING the launch of its Groundwater Flood Risk map in October, water environment services provider ESI is offering Local Authorities a free licence to...
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News in brief – March 2014

Low carbon Africa The Red Sea city of El Gouna signed an agreement in late January committing it to carbon neutrality, with its sights set...
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Recycled bottles used to create lights

Lights made from recycled cola bottles will soon go on the market following an international study led by Nottingham Trent University. In collaboration with Spanish...
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Protocol clarifies biogas roadmap

THE Environment Agency has developed a Quality Protocol for biomethane which was launched in February. Formulated with support from WRAP, and funded by LIFE+, the...