Coronavirus pandemic will drive responsible (ESG) investing ‘skywards’, says financial advisory group CEO

The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout will trigger a ‘skyward surge’ in sustainable, responsible and impactful investing over the next 12 months, affirms...

Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European...

Coronavirus causing huge difficulty for the recovered paper sector, says Recycling Association

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting the vulnerable recovered paper sector hard according to The Recycling Association. Over the past few years, the international market for...

Report highlights UK and US financial institutions’ contribution to Amazon deforestation

A report released on 12 March by Amazon Watch reveals the involvement of five American and British financial institutions in billions of dollars in...
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Climate change aggravates PM2.5

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air's latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking

Heathrow plans grounded

Plans to proceed with building a third runway at Europe's biggest airport were overturned by the Court of Appeal on 26 February, on environmental grounds, placing the future of the £14 billion project in doubt. Envirotec writes

Biomethane could deliver 30% of the UK’s 2030 carbon budget in hardest to decarbonise...

With a supportive policy environment, anaerobic digestion (AD) technology could produce 8 billion m3 biomethane/year, enough to heat 6.4 million homes, by 2030, according...

Three billion tons less CO2 emissions by 2030 possible with photonics, says study

Photonics technologies can contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by three billion tons per year by 2030, according to a new study...

Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and...

Coul Links golf snub is victory for common sense, says environmental scientist

A leading environmental scientist has hailed the ‘landmark decision’ to refuse planning permission for the Coul Links golf course - labelling it a victory...

‘Urgent action’ needed if Scotland’s transport sector is to meet net zero targets, according...

Net zero offers ‘huge economic development opportunity’ for Scotland But significant investment and urgent action is required Interconnectivity between different modes of transport...

First sustainability index published for the Drinks sector

A sustainability index for the Drinks Industry was published on 9 February, in an apparent first, with the aim of providing manufacturers and other...

Award-winning software aims to simplify the process of planning and executing underground excavation work

Utility service provider Morrison Utility Services (MUS) is undertaking a 12-month trial of Virtual Trial Hole Assistant (VTA), a software tool that the firm...

Humanity’s greatest threat: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food and water crises

Survey reveals common concern of global scientists and linkages between crises Part of a new report, Our Future on Earth, 2020, in which...

Still in the dark about targets: Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January, many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy...

Researcher creates drone system to give early warning on natural disasters and act as...

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has invented a low cost telecommunication system using drones which provides early warning on natural disasters and acts...

Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world’s fast-rising wastewater streams, says...

Enough energy to power all households in the USA and Mexico; Enough nutrients to meet ~13% of world fertilizer needs; Enough water to...

We need to go “beyond net-zero”, says circularity group

We need to go “beyond net-zero” to combat the climate crisis by tackling our huge consumption habit, said Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain...

Oxford-Cambridge rail scheme’s “net gain” commitment shows HS2 failing nature, says RSPB

Transport Secretary’s announcement of preferred route for East West Rail timely reminder of HS2’s failure to protect environment, says conservation group Responding to the Secretary...

New report reveals hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dragonflies at risk post-EU Exit

No clear plans on how regulation gaps will be plugged to protect nature A report published on 30 January – commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts,...