Friday, September 24, 2021

Foam foundation: Mattress recycling facility marks new phase in circularity project

Old mattresses made of polyurethane foam will now be recovered, dismantled and chemically recycled to create a new polyol - a key starting material...

Report reveals major climate risks to global food trade

A new report from Stockholm Environment Institute reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities – and concludes that...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK is backing an "absolute zero" target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out...

Supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable...

World’s largest direct air capture and storage plant opens in Iceland

Announced as a milestone in the direct air capture (DAC) industry, with the capacity to capture 4000 tons of CO2 per year, the world's...

EA issues effluent discharge compliance waiver to help utilities cope with chemicals shortage

The Environment Agency has published a regulatory waiver exempting water firms from the need to comply with the usual permit conditions that apply to...

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Stunning satellite images depict the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet. Last month fires burning across Siberia...

Vision set out for “digital revolution that will fundamentally change UK motorways”

A virtual twin of the road network that can predict the time and location of potholes and other maintenance issues is just one of...

Net zero by 2050 is “too little too late”: Scientists make a case for...

A report published on 26 August by an independent group of experts warns that reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is now...

Hackathon event aims to solve EV charging location puzzles

A hackathon event aims to harness programmers’ talents to create ideas that tackle the challenges around the successful roll out of electric vehicles (EVs)...

Survey identifies significant micro plastic pollution on summit of Snowdon

Geoscience technology firm CGG has conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create...

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

The recent IPCC Report confirms that global warming is picking up pace. The impact is playing out in real time as we watch villages flood and forests burn.

First-of-a-kind energy charge points go live in Brent

Electric vehicle charge points that sit flush within the pavement, with no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge, are now being tested...

The IPCC report brings the future of the climate into clearer focus

Greater clarity about the trajectory of climate change – and the need for decisive action - appeared to be forthcoming from the latest summary...

Carbon footprint a mystery to 9 out of 10 small businesses, says study

Research published on 9 August appears to find that only one in ten (11%) responding businesses, of more than 1,000surveyed  in the UK, are measuring their carbon footprint.

Camden sensor network aims to increase visibility of air pollution in urban spaces

Fixed sensor network will seemingly provide at least 100x more data points and refresh 60x more regularly than existing air quality reference stations, to show a street by street picture of air quality in the area in real time

Urgent improvements in water security needed to achieve climate resilience, warns research group

Urgent steps to improve water security are needed across the world as part of measures to increase climate resilience, the University of Oxford-led REACH research programme warned on 3 August as it published a new, interdisciplinary report.

Green light for path to UK’s first ‘electric motorway’

The Department for Transport has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to lead the UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.

Boost action and diplomacy to combat ‘clear and present danger’ to nature, says peers...

Britain can do much more to help to save species from extinction and protect nature worldwide, peers have said as countries prepare for talks...

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

The water sector is moving towards an outcome-focused approach to the way it plans and invests in environmental solutions, in the view of Phil...