Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New publication asks: Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?

Academics and experts at The University of Manchester are calling for large-scale behavioural change in a bid to improve the UK's air quality ("the...

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off...

According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging...

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Twenty-four hour zone will drive improvements in air quality and improve the health and well-being of city residents and visitors Proven ANPR camera...

Recycling e-waste should be a legal requirement in the EU, says report

A UN-backed report funded by the EU outlines a proposal whereby the recycling of certain components and sub-systems within electronic equipment should be mandated...

Message in a bottle: Plastic tracking project launches in Cornwall

"First study of its kind" to track how plastic bottle pollution moves through the open ocean Scientific monitoring devices were launched into the ocean on...

Trash totem: ‘Mount Recyclemore’ sculpture appears on Cornish beach

A giant Mount Rushmore-like sculpture of the G7 leaders’ heads, made entirely of discarded electronics, has appeared on a beach near Carbis Bay. The...

Netherlands court rules that Shell must reduce its emissions

Environmental activists hailed a decision by a court in The Hague on 26 May, which ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by...

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes

To live up to their climate pledge under the Paris agreement, EU lawmakers must ensure all 250 million existing as well as all new...

Government proposals for business collections will wipe out recycling companies, says the Recycling Association

The proposals in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation on business waste are anti-competitive and will force successful recycling businesses into administration, The Recycling...

Scotland’s bathing waters start 2021 season with 94% achieving strict environmental standards

94% of Scotland’s designated bathing waters have been rated sufficient or better by SEPA for the 2021 season. More bathing waters (34%) have...

UK government lagging far behind G7 peers in green jobs and investment plans, says...

UK seemingly ranks sixth for investment in net zero climate infrastructure – with only Japan scoring worse Report says UK Treasury plans for...

Water industry event discusses opportunity for hydrogen

Green hydrogen - and how the water sector can engage with this ‘green, clean fuel source’ - was the focus of a recent webinar...

FMCG and retail firms join forces in a bid to stabilise the value of...

  Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever announce plans to finance and launch £1m Flexible Plastic Fund Manufacturers, retailers and recyclers...

Billions of pounds of green infrastructure investment jeopardised by GB regulations which favour EU...

Research published on 25 May appears to show that Britain’s energy regulators are putting billions of pounds of green infrastructure investment at risk by...

Environment Agency says low-carbon concrete flood defences will help it hit net zero by...

The Environment Agency (EA) has pledged to default to low-carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, provided they meet performance...

Insights from the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars

Studying the zebrafish could advance efforts to reach Mars, say researchers, by understanding how a form of hibernation, known as induced torpor (a...

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

A cyber-attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US, on Friday 7 May, is being described as possibly the most impactful ransomware event...

Salty reception for proposed New Forest desalination plant

Plans by Southern Water to build a £600 million desalination plant in the New Forest have come under fire from conservationists and other local...

‘Stressed’ trees share resources to overcome environmental challenges

A length of steel pipe and a heart monitor are the unlikely tools underpinning new research which suggests that trees may work together to...

Prototype LED demonstrates blue-light reduction without colour compromise

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles, sleep disturbances and...