Supermarket heap: trolley haul uncovered during South London foreshore clean-up

Nearly 70 dumped shopping trolleys have been recovered from the River Thames in one day, according to the Port of London Authority (PLA), putative...
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CCUS: An unlikely saviour?

For a country like the UK, which has committed to generating net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, it appears that developing the technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be "a necessity not an option," to quote the IMechE's Jenifer Baxter. Many others agree, and the UK has just announced a major funding commitment for the approach. But is it enough? Envirotec reports
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Blue-sky ambition as UK government enshrines net-zero commitment in law

On 12 June legislation was set forth in Parliament committing the UK to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 .
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‘Committed’ fossil fuel emissions could jeopardize international climate goals

The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will be unable to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired early .

Plymouth is first UK city to join self-sufficiency initiative

Plymouth has become the UK’s first city to join the 'Fab City' iniative - a network of cities, regions and countries that have pledged...

Preparing for a changing climate: good practice guide published

Newhaven, October 2017: Waves from Storm Brian crash over the harbour arm sea defence wall. A new guide was published on 27 June that is...

Outdated grid regulation is standing in the way of the UK’s transition to a...

Governmental policies that provide regulatory certainty are needed to spur private investment in the flexibility technologies required to ease the transition to a high-renewable...

New investigation exposes destruction of forests to feed UK biomass plants

A new, hard-hitting investigation exposes how the UK’s demand for so-called ‘biomass’ energy is destroying valuable forests and ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast, a...

Global WWF study reveals humans ingest microplastic amounts equivalent to a credit card per...

A new study from conservation group WWF appears to find that, on average, people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week...

Hydrogen could replace natural gas to heat homes and slash carbon emissions, new report...

Leading UK engineers have assessed the possibility of using hydrogen in place of natural gas in the UK’s gas grid and concluded that there...

Winners of BlueTech innovation prizes announced

Technologies for surface water monitoring and mains assessment take awards Major global corporations and utilities share their challenges Brave Blue World documentary trailer...

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Pictures of the earth’s water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects...

Make UK Sustainability report: 71% of companies surveyed reported that the last environmental improvement...

71% of companies surveyed reported that the last environmental improvement they carried out reduced costs Half of respondents said they were taking steps...

Canary Wharf accorded “Plastic Free Communities” status by marine conservation charity

On World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June 2019, Canary Wharf Group was awarded Plastic Free Communities Approved status by marine conservation charity Surfers against...

WCEF2019 speakers: The EU needs to show global leadership on the circular economy

The World Circular Economy Forum 2019 took place in Helsinki on 3-5 June, and seemingly presented "the most advanced circular economy solutions" for governments,...

AD trade group welcomes extension of RHI tariff guarantee deadline

Deadline for tariff guarantee extended to 31st January 2021 by BEIS Major campaigning win for coordinated ADBA and industry efforts After an intensive campaign...

Leading retailers not embracing new wet wipe ‘flushability’ standard

Own-brand wipes can’t carry new ‘Fine to Flush’ logo because they’re unflushable, says marine conservation charity The UK’s Marine Conservation Society says that own-brand ‘flushable’...

We shouldn’t dismiss recycling exports because of a minority of bad apples, says industry...

The Recycling Association has said that exports of recycled materials have their place in a global economy, but these need to be high-quality materials. After...

Transition to green steelmaking vital to UK industry’s long-term future, says report

The UK steel industry must fundamentally transform if it is to remain globally competitive over the next 30 years, according to a new report...

‘Stop allowing new toxic waste incinerators in London’ Mayor tells ministers

Sadiq Khan: Another polluting plant ‘the last thing we need’ Capital currently has three incinerators – with two more set to open The Mayor...

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