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climate talks, paris agreement

Climate talks: the laws and bans in place to protect the planet

Climate change is causing disasters from severe droughts and flash floods to devastating hurricanes and melting glaciers.

Hull’s £42 million tidal flood scheme given go ahead

£42 million tidal flood scheme has now had final sign off from the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
candles, landfill

Disposed Christmas candles will remain in landfill for 1000 years

A report has shown that, far from being a light-hearted stocking stuffer, candles are one of the worst offenders for Christmas-related landfill.
international development lab

Regional Development in Sweden: The story of an international development lab

At the Alexanderson Institute in Sweden, new and exciting methods are created to promote future growth, as we now discover.
environment vision, sustainability

Greater Manchester: radical environmental vision

Greater Manchester’s leaders announced bold environmental vision for the city-region, despite ongoing national Brexit uncertainty.
food and agriculture

The future of food and agriculture

Håkan Sandin explores the future of the world’s food supply and the need to reduce unsustainable agriculture, in this analysis.

Addressing uncertainty to make infrastructure safer

Arturo González addresses the need to make infrastructure safer as it continues to experience an increasing rate of deterioration.
iron-deficiency chlorosis

Plant nutrition: The design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC)

Maria da Conceição Rangel, Associate Professor at ICBAS_University of Porto and REQUIMTE-LAQV details an aspect of plant nutrition that concerns the design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC).
waste management policy

A new era of resource focused waste management policy

The Government’s resources and waste strategy provides a clear framework for long-awaited resource and waste management policy in the UK.
Clean growth innovation, Swindon and Wiltshire

Game-changing clean growth innovation in Swindon and Wiltshire

Paddy Bradley, Director of the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP gives an engaging glimpse into game-changing clean growth innovation taking place in Swindon and Wiltshire.
green technologies, circular economy,

Green technologies gearing up globally in East and West

The EU has been a pioneer in green technologies for decades, but China is rapidly catching up in eco-innovation, explains Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz.
marine litter

Commission welcomes ambitious agreement to reduce marine litter

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional agreement on the new measures proposed to tackle marine litter
vacant property management

Vacant property management: Aspiring to the highest standards

Stuart Woolgar, Chief Executive of Global Guardians Management, discusses tighter regulation and higher ethical standards in the vacant property management sector
Earth Science

Earth science: The Search for the Origin of Life

Friedemann Freund, Professor at the SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center provides a fascinating look at an aspect of earth science that concerns the search for the origin of life itself

Transformative research on cowpea: Post-harvest protection

Louis E. N. Jackai, PhD, Professor and IPM Specialist and Dr. Beatrice N. Dingha, Associate Research Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design share with discuss post-harvest protection for smallholder cowpea production using vegetable oil
Biomass sidestreams

Biomass sidestreams: Promising feedstock to achieve a sustainable bioeconomy

Hartmut Welck, Project Manager at Steinbeis 2i GmbH puts across the point that biomass sidestreams offer a high potential to achieve the goal of a sustainable bioeconomy
security measures

Brits reveal security worries amid the festive period

Brits are investing in additional security measures in a bid to keep their homes secure, according to new research.
'net-zero carbon' cluster

UK aims to have world’s first ‘net-zero carbon’ cluster by 2040

The UK could have the world’s first ‘net-zero carbon’ cluster of heavy industry by 2040, thanks to up to £170 million of new funding announced at COP24 climate talks in Poland today (13 December)
fisheries

Improving the state of the ocean and ensuring a future for Europe’s fisheries

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries charts his priorities to improve the state of the ocean and ensuring a future for Europe’s fisheries
house size

Building back bigger: House size increases after hurricane strikes

Research shows that house size is increasing by more than 50% in areas that have been hit by hurricanes

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