Uncrewed vessel returns from volcano caldera survey in Tonga loaded with ‘astounding’ data

A plethora of data and imagery obtained using an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is filling important gaps in scientists' understanding of the HungaTonga Hunga-Ha'apai...

AI firm raises $20m to continue its fight against food waste

Tech company Winnow has announced the raising of $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Ingka Group and Mustard Seed

New pumped-storage hydro plant to be opened at Loch Ness

Community ownership to form part of Red John proposals at Loch Ness Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east of Loch Ness are...

Innovate UK report presents “50 new technologies that could shape the future”

A real-life invisibility cloak, a London-to-Sydney flight in 3 hours, manufacturing in zero-gravity space, and worm-like robotics for disaster recovery, these are just some...

Negotiations open in world’s first legally-binding treaty to protect the high seas

Treaty negotiations to conserve and protect nearly two thirds of the ocean opened on 4 September at the United Nations (UN) in what is...

Bluesky thinking

Following warnings from energy regulator Ofgem of an ‘horrendous’ energy crunch, aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping electricity firms ensure their power networks are...

WRAP calls time on confusing date labels and introduces the little blue fridge

The way food in the UK is labelled is set to change to give shoppers simpler, more consistent storage and date label advice, according...

Solar road surfacing solution to begin UK trials in 2017

Described as “the world’s first ever photovoltaic road surfacing material”, Colas’ Wattway will begin trialling in the UK next year, at up to three...

We need stricter MOT tests to eliminate air pollution, says campaign group

The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ) - a social enterprise - believes it is making progress with its efforts to lobby parliament,...

Scottish Water tops water company performance survey

A strong performance on contractual approach, collaboration and communication has catapulted Scottish Water to the top of the 2023 annual water company survey carried...

Vortex bioreactor promises low cost sterilisation of wastewater

A low cost means of sterilising waste water has been developed by researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), the work being published in the...

SEPA to end exemptions for burning farm plastics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced its next steps to stem the plastic tide by confirming it will end exemptions for burning...

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HYDRO International, which supplies products to control and treat storm and waste waters, has appointed Keith Hayward national sales and marketing manager for its...

Canadian liquid and solid waste management firm purchased for C$927.5 million

North American Environmental services firm GFL Environmental has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the solid waste and environmental solutions business of Terrapure Environmental...
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Comment: Clearer direction needed to hit net zero in construction

Simon Richards writes about how the construction industry is taking the lead ahead of the Government when it comes to setting targets to achieve...

Awards backed

Thames Water is to sponsor the 2013 Institute of Water National Innovation Awards. Now in their third year, the awards were inspired by Professor Martin...

Green day unravelled: Pundits respond to policy package

An apocalyptic “meh” seemed to greet the government’s bumper package of energy- and climate-related policy announcements and documents released on 30 March, which appeared...

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...

Observers respond to the government’s 25-year environment plan

Theresa May’s speech on 11 January, setting out a 25–year plan to improve the environment, prompted much comment from observers and leaders in the...

Reduction in embedded generator payments ‘misguided’, says ADBA

On 20 June the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) called on Ofgem to reconsider its retroactive decision to reduce embedded generator payments, saying...