English water companies commit to planting 11 million new trees by 2030

Water companies in England have announced plans to plant 11 million trees, part of a wider commitment to improve the natural environment, to support...
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Honour parade

THE work of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was recognised in the New Year Honours List with 48 people receiving...

Plugging the gaps

What price energy efficient buildings? Representatives from sectors like construction, social housing and renewable energy met in Edinburgh in March to consider how Scotland...

Climate and agriculture halve insect populations in some areas, warns UCL study

Climate change and intensive agricultural land use have already been responsible for a 49% reduction in the number of insects in the most impacted...

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...

Electric dreams: Innovators step up at the Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh

The UK’s first all-electric intercity bus service drove off with a top prize at the Scottish Green Energy Awards on 1 December. Ember, whose low-emission...

Commons Select Committee calls for action to address flood prevention failings

The Environmental Audit Committee published a report on 9 June which found that the Government is failing to protect communities at risk of flooding. Criticism...

Network Rail introduces coffee cup recycling points to busy stations

Coffee-drinking commuters are being encouraged to "Sip, Save and Recycle" their cups in the UK’s biggest and busiest stations, with Network Rail announcing -...
Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services for a project that will improve flood defences and drainage in coastal areas in Bangladesh and help one million people.

Flood scheme to help one million

Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services for a project that will improve flood defences and drainage in coastal areas in Bangladesh and help one...

No shortage of water as UK collects less than 2% of rainfall, insists GMB...

There is a shortage of investment to collect enough water to supply a growing population and have adequate stocks to cope with the periodic...

Scientists start selling disease-resistant “hygienic” honey bee queens to UK beekeepers

Scientists at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex have set-up a research spin off business, LASI Queen...

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...

UK sees 70% rise in public charge-points for electric vehicles over the past year​​​​​​

The UK now has one publicly accessible charge point for every 11.2 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) on the road, having seen a remarkable 70%...

Geopolitical uncertainty, trade restrictions and divergence on AI ‘biggest risks’ to growth for global...

Businesses operating across borders are facing slowing growth and an increasing battle for long-term sustainability, according to a new report from KPMG International. The findings...

Research explains how best to repower onshore wind farms

With lowest cost green energy considered the future, understanding how to ‘repower’ existing onshore wind farms supports the Scottish government and industry desire to...

Smart meters often give false readings, study shows

Some electricity meters are prone to giving false readings – up to almost six times higher than the actual energy consumed, according to a...

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...

Solar power expansion and energy efficiency drive announced by Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a £4.5 million programme of refurbishment in buildings and bus stations

UK Government announces £200k to fund research into microplastics pollution pathways

The UK Government has awarded £200k to a group at the University of Plymouth to conduct research that aims to better understand the nature...

Solar hydrogen breakthrough at Heriot-Watt University

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University are tackling the challenge of producing hydrogen from sunlight, an undertaking traditionally beset by high cost and low efficiency. Hydrogen has...