Dangers and opportunities of digital transformation explored at British Water Data Conference

The sixth British Water Data Conference, which took place on 3 November 2022, kicked off with a warning from keynote speaker Oliver Grieveson on...

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...

Hydropower milestone as Shetland tidal array delivers first power to the grid

The first power has been exported to the grid from the Shetland Tidal Array project, developed by Nova Innovation, it was announced on 9...

Swedish EV maker declares intent to develop “a truly climate neutral car by 2030”

Swedish performance EV firm Polestar has declared a “moonshot goal” to create “the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.” The Polestar 0 project will...

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...

Government-commissioned report recommends fast-tracking grid updates, but rural observers urge caution and consultation

The UK’s Electricity Networks Commissioner, Nick Winser, has published his independent report setting out recommendations to halve the total development time for transmission infrastructure. Energy...

Island seeks cash for tidal testing

ISLE of Wight Council has asked for Government backing as part of its push to create a world-class tidal marine energy testing centre in...

Scots’ views sought on mandatory digital waste tracking

A consultation setting out plans for a mandatory digital waste tracking service in the UK was launched on 21 January 2022. The Scottish Environment Protection...
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‘Committed’ fossil fuel emissions could jeopardize international climate goals

The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will be unable to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired early .

New book: How to Produce a Sustainability Report

The book How To Produce a Sustainability Report is now available from Do Sustainability, providing a step-by-step guide to the constituent practices and processes...

Wildfire pollution updates: Maps give shape to spreading toxic cloud

Smoke from Canadian wildfires was still affecting many areas of the Eastern US on Friday 9 June (as indicated by the many red areas...

Activist network turns attention to coal power plants

GREENPEACE has published a report titled ‘Silent killers – why Europe must replace coal power with green energy’, which cites research conducted at Stuttgart...

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...

Growth in UK plastic packaging recycling being shipped abroad, including to non-OECD countries

By Tom McBeth, Policy & Infrastructure Manager with plastics resource efficiency group RECOUP New data reveals an increase in the amount of plastic exported for...
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£20K sewage fine for Scottish Water

Scottish Water was fined £20,000 for discharging partially treated sewage and sludge into protected wetlands. The business pled guilty to two unlicensed discharges from a...
Skyline of the Bund waterfront area in Shanghai: China is investing heavily in renewables.

Investment hits new high

RENEWABLE energy investment increased for the first time in three years in 2014, totaling $310 billion and nearly surpassing the all-time high set in...

Travelling farther away from home linked to better health

People who travel more outside of their local area feel that they are healthier than those who stay closer to home, according to a...
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Premium EVs get rare UK airing

UK media attention was drawn to the Greenfleet event in Edinburgh on 25 April, possibly by the opportunity to test drive Tesla’s Model S...

London’s air quality still within legal limits in mid-January for first time in 10...

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said on 15 January that for the first time since modern records began London was entering the third...

Climate change will lead to higher UK water costs

Britain’s water industry will face higher costs for treating and managing water supplies due to the increasing occurrence of drought and flood resulting from climate change, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers .