Sunday, September 25, 2022
skyline

UK sued over air pollution breaches

THE European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK over its failure to comply with European air pollution limits. On 20 February the Commission...
Emissions

Profiling pollution – Bluesky launch air quality mapping service

AERIAL mapping company Bluesky is launching a service to map air quality across towns and cities. Having successfully completed a project to map air...
potholes

Winter storms contribute to increase in sinkholes and subsidence

THE exceptional winter storms encountered in the UK this year have contributed to an increase in the incidence of sinkholes and landslides, according to...
The new legislation will make it easier for SEPA to impose fines for effluent infringements

Scottish waste water crackdown

SEPA to gain new enforcement powers A lack of understanding about how best to dispose of trade effluent could leave Scottish businesses facing fines worth...
Aerial datasets are helping plan large scale restoration work in the Peak District national park.

Bluesky thinking – Firm assist moorland restoration

HIGH resolution aerial photomaps and laser-surveyed 3D terrain maps from Bluesky are being used to plan and implement vital moorland restoration work in England’s...
Conference chair Dr Lesley Sloss introduced speakers from over 65 countries at the August event

Edinburgh event puts spotlight on mercury

MERCURY pollution attracted a significant amount of public interest at July's Mercury 2013 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), in Edinburgh....
Carbon catchers raise CO2 awareness

Carbon catchers raise CO2 awareness

A group of artists and scientists were attempting to raise the profile of CO2 emissions and climate change during the Edinburgh Festival in August...
renewable energy

Renewables financing to remain lukewarm

A series of Government announcements over the summer may have improved prospects and contributed to increased levels of activity in the UK renewables sector,...
Lacklustre recyclers listed

Lacklustre recyclers listed

ASHFORD Borough Council in Kent has been named as England's worst performing council when it comes to recycling, but has already pledged to improve...
The Ness clean-up is believed to be the single largest remediation project in Scotland

Toxic coast clean-up concludes

ABERDEEN City Council has completed a four year long, £16million environmental project to clean-up and restore the former Ness landfill site in Aberdeen.
bacteria

Seal of approval for airborn bacteria testing

BRADFORD-based Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Consultancy Envirocare is now accredited to undertake bioaerosol monitoring from stacks (such as chimneys). The new capability, an extension...

Defra and DECC budget cuts loom

Spending Review criticised for lack of detail The UK government Spending Review in late June inflicted a 10% cut on the Department for Environment, Food...
Peter Some

Peter powers over Pavegen pavement tiles

PAVEGEN has had the largest ever installation of its energy-harvesting pavement tiles at the 2013 Paris Marathon. Commissioned by French energy specialists Schneider Electric, lead...

Smart metering delay follows IT concerns

THE government announced in May that it would delay for a year the introduction of smart metering, following concerns that the industry is not...

Dundee rejects biomass, for now

£325 million proposal to face public enquiry FORTH Energy’s plan to build a £325 million biomass facility in Dundee has been derailed by the City...

5p bag charge aims to curb waste

SCOTLAND has revealed plans to charge consumers for single use carriers bags in a bid to curb plastic waste, leaving England as the only...
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey launched a new phase of the Government's Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

Davey launches new Fund phase at Esholt

On an inaugural visit to Yorkshire Water’s Esholt facility, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey launched a new phase of...
A solar-powered hospital has been built north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

Solely solar for Haiti hospital

A solar-powered hospital has been built north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. It was funded by over 150 charitable organisations, overseen by Partners in Health,...

IEA calls for intensive action on climate change

WARNING that the world is not on track to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has...

Scotland declares tax independence

Moves to go it alone on landfill levy SCOTLAND is preparing to go ‘independent’ on landfill tax. A new bill has been introduced to the Scottish...