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Pioneering projects celebrated by foundation behind water documentary

Organisations that have embraced innovation to protect and enhance water supplies have been recognised for their pioneering work by the foundation behind the recent...

Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected –...

Will Nottingham be first UK city to rewild its centre?

Wildlife Trust unveils ambitious post-Covid wildscape to replace notoriously bleak shopping mall Early December saw the launch of a bold vision to rewild the heart...

Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, suggesting a route to possible future energy sources

Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air. The findings of the international research...

Delivering pledges to net zero essential if Paris targets to be met, says IEMA

New briefing paper outlines the need for business relevance, multiple tools, planned pathways and transparent approaches On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the...

Documentary about Flint water crisis premieres on BBC

The documentary FLINT by filmmaker Anthony Baxter (You’ve Been Trumped, A Dangerous Game) aires on 1 December at 10pm on BBC Scotland and BBC...

Australasian water programme creates opportunities for European technology companies

A programme developed by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) for the Australian and New Zealand water industries will create opportunities for innovative,...

Sponsored content: Forward dive for long-lasting Landia mixers at St Andrews

Following an intricate diving operation, ESD (the joint venture involving Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black & Veatch) has completed the successful upgrade of its mixing operation at Scottish Water’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in St Andrews, Fife
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Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world's first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. The company...

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

Waste concrete to be repurposed into public furniture using additive manufacturing

Waste concrete from demolished buildings is to be reinvented and made into new custom-made outdoor memorials and public garden furniture with the help of...

Partnership to create first end-of-life supply chain for electric car batteries

A seemingly ground-breaking project to create a circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The...

UK’s first hydrogen heating demonstration takes place in Northumberland

First houses heated by hydrogen gas are showcased, with the use of innovative prototype boilers Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have installed hydrogen...
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Funding for Internet of Trees

Seed funding of 1.8million has been secured for a large-scale IoT network to detect wildfires.
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Disposal plan all at sea?

As rain and groundwater continue to pour into the site – at a rate of 180m3 per day in 2019 – the volume of contaminated water is expected to reach 1.37 million tonnes by the end of 2020
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Norilisk spill sees court

The first prosecutions have been brought in relation to a spill in Russia's Arctic region in May, which involved the release of over 20,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and subsoil near the Siberian city of Norilisk.
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In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning...

Less than half of company executives see sustainability as high priority

A new report by ENGIE Impact appears to reveal that attitudes to sustainability are lagging among company executives – only 45% of execs...

We can escape “the era of pandemics” says biodiversity expert group, but it will...

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there...

Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany is...