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London introduces world’s toughest emission standard

Seemingly the world’s toughest emission standard, the £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) to help tackle London’s air pollution and get older more polluting …

Security and skills the top concerns for companies investing in new technologies

CBI calls for joint commission in 2018 on impact of Artificial Intelligence Over the next five years, the top three technologies that are set to move from the …

Nature is vital to beating climate change, finds new study

Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to prevent dangerous levels of global warming – the …

EU Finance Ministers declare carbon pricing key to low carbon economy

The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) has declared that carbon pricing is one of the policies and incentives needed to drive …

WWF investigation reveals surprising extent of river pollution from sewage in England and Wales

Around 40% of rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage, according to the results of a nine-month investigation released by WWF on 16 October. The …

Observers respond to UK Government “Clean Growth Strategy” announcement

The UK Government has set out a new strategy that appears to outline how it will tackle climate change while driving economic growth. Announced on 12 October, …

Geospatial and air quality data combine to provide tool for cyclists planning urban routes

A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in …

Viewing deep shafts in the round cuts survey times and costs, reports drainage firm

Drainage specialist Lanes Group has used advanced camera survey technology to dramatically cut the cost, time and inconvenience to the public of surveying more …

UK must capitalise on “golden opportunity” to deliver future-fit infrastructure and build sustainability skills, says IEMA

Only half of Environment & Sustainability Professionals are confident those working on infrastructure projects have the right skills Sustainability Skills …

Business leaders call for government to rebalance economy by supporting leaner, cleaner manufacturing

The British Chamber of Commerce, the TUC and the North West Business Leaders Team are among the UK business organisations which have joined with the think tank …

UK leads the G20 in clean growth, says PwC report

PwC analysis shows UK decarbonising at the fastest rate among G20 countries last year The UK is strongly outperforming its peers within the G20 according to …

More than half of microplastics remain on land, says CIWEM report

Tiny plastic particles stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments, according to a study While plastics in the marine environment have received …

Automated waste collection system to be installed in Seoul

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul’s third largest district, has chosen automated waste collection system (AWCS) firm Envac to install an underground system that will span …

New RHI consultation risks further delay to crucial reforms, says ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresouces Association (ADBA) on 5 September stressed that BEIS’s new consultation on further amendments to the Renewable …

Ozone-linked respiratory deaths have been vastly underestimated, reveals new study

New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than double …

Polystyrene promising in research that could reduce the costs of next-generation solar panels

Researchers from The University of Manchester are investigating the use of polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of …

Data firm calls for adoption of more modern measurement techniques following BBC greenhouse gas data exposé

Sustainability data company Ecometrica has called on countries and governments to adopt modern direct methods to measure climate-change emissions, following …

Local communities urged to get ‘smart’ on tackling litter with launch of the Government’s Litter Innovation Fund

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle the blight of littering, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on 26 August. The …

New campaign aims to help clean up Brighton and Hove

Over the bank holiday weekend, visitors to Brighton & Hove’s beaches came across some unusual reminders to use a bin or take their rubbish home, rather …

Biffa says new strategy needed for UK waste and resource industry

The UK’s environmental strategy is at a crossroads and it is crucial both government and industry come together to fully capitalise on a post-Brexit world. …

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