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An independent approach to air?

Scotland's clean air strategy “is generally performing quite well by EU and global comparison”, according to an independent review .
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New EA contract helps protect water resources

The Environment Agency has awarded a 4-year contract to Meteor Communications for the provision of telemetry systems, services and data hosting for water quality monitoring systems
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Utility-university partnership to fine tune AD

A partnership between University of York researchers and Yorkshire Water (YW) will work to optimise next-generation anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities .
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Venting problems and the quest for cleaner air

Venting storage tanks is essential for safety and reliability but is a practice that has long been poorly understood and regulated, according to tanks expert Assentech. The specification and maintenance of critical components here - breather valves - often falls short of what's required, and  tank leakage is a widespread problem. But change appears to be afoot, as Envirotec discovered

IMechE calls on Government to support more local energy trials on UK university campuses

University campuses uniquely well suited to these trials Advantages include academic and technical expertise, student support as well as ownership of large areas...

Blockchain set to transform quality assurance in the recycling market, suggests study

Blockchain technology will revolutionise the trade of recyclable materials by providing each part of the supply chain with vital data and assurance about the...

Resource recovery firm welcomes ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme proposal

Proposals for an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers have been welcomed by Axion as a positive move to encourage people...

Ordnance Survey involved in project to reduce traffic jams and air pollution

A partnership between Ordnance Survey, the Department for Transport, the British Parking Association, and GeoPlace, could dramatically reduce traffic congestion on UK roads by...
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Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

This inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action

Government is “passing water pollution buck to the car industry”, experts warn

The Government acknowledged the serious and growing impacts of poisonous particle pollution from brake, tyre and road surface wear on the environment and human...

Bristol announces low carbon housing development, and selection of heat pump technology

A sustainable housing development is to be developed in Bristol, featuring innovative low-carbon heating. Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being...

Improved sewage treatment has increased river biodiversity over past 30 years, says study

Improvements in wastewater treatment in the UK over the past 30 years are linked to improvements in river biodiversity, according to a study conducted...

Peat use must be banned to hit zero-carbon targets, says Veolia

It’s time to stop excavating our precious peatlands says Veolia, "the UK’s largest peat-free composter" .

Threat to terrestrial ecosystems and food security detailed in IPCC land use report

Land is under growing pressure from human activity and climate change is adding to these pressures, according to a report released by the IPCC...

English water companies commit to planting 11 million new trees by 2030

Water companies in England have announced plans to plant 11 million trees, part of a wider commitment to improve the natural environment, to support...

UK’s most sustainable cities ranked in new report

Southern cities outperform rest of UK in terms of environmental sustainability

More planning applications held up by sustainable drainage design in England than in Wales

Planning applications are twice as likely to be blocked or delayed due to sustainable drainage system (SuDS) design in England than in Wales, according...

Energy-smart companies are saving millions of dollars while driving down emissions, says report from...

  Smarter energy use has saved companies over US$55 million in the last year alone – boosting the bottom line and increasing competitiveness; Members...

Welsh rivers in urban locations still have damaged food chains and fewer species of...

Toxic chemicals from past decades could be hindering the recovery of Britain’s urban rivers, concludes a recent study by scientists from Cardiff University, the...

New IPSO report: Eight urgent measures needed in the next decade to preserve life-supporting...

Deep-sea mining ‘precautionary pause’ and closure of one-third of the ocean among eight urgent measures needed in the next decade to preserve life-supporting ocean function .
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