Environment News

Open Access Governments Environment news category is full of diverse and interesting material. This section takes a broad look at environmental issues across the world and the governments tackling them. 

In this category, you will find the latest legal developments in the environmental sector from around the globe. The newest research is available to read with news such as the EU’s strategy with environmental changes and issues. We also cover marine conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on the natural world.

The process of implementing zero emission policies and the development of technology in the aid of reducing climate change and fossil fuel emissions are popular topics within this section.

protect plant health

2020: This is the year to protect plant health!

Greg Rosenthal, Communications Specialist at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, highlights why 2020 is the year to protect plant health and argues that thriving plants mean thriving people.
organic crops

Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation

Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
Supercell storms

Understanding the world’s most devastating tornadoes and supercell storms

Leigh Orf discusses his research team’s recent breakthrough thunderstorm simulations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC).
Climate leadership

Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

Lars Tveen, President of Danfoss Heating Segment, underlines the importance of connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels.
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Environmental research in Africa: The Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory

Dr Sebastian Doetterl, group leader of the Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory, discusses environmental research in the heart of Africa.
Madrid COP25, UN climate negotiations

What happened in Madrid at COP25?

As UN climate negotiations came to an end last week, we round up what really happened at the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and who the key players were.
ice caps

Firn matters: Changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland

Luisa da Cunda Fernandes and Martin Sharp Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, discuss changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland.
regenerative grazing

Sustainable agroecosystems: Regenerative grazing and cropping

Richard Teague from Ecosystem Science and Management, highlights how regenerative grazing and cropping can be used to create a sustainable and resilient agroecosystem.
conservation success stories, ecosystem

Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
pesticide risk assessment, european framework

Pesticide risk assessment: European framework shows need for safer alternatives

Here, Alberto Mantovani discusses how to balance chemical pesticides with crop-protection and food security, referring to the ever-evolving European framework.
fertility in pigs

Biosciences: Screening for reduced fertility in pigs – bright new ideas

Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Rebecca O’Connor from the University of Kent’s School of Biosciences, discuss their work on improving UK pig production and reaching out to South East Asia.
white island eruption, hydrothermal

White Island eruption: Why were tourists allowed to visit?

Following the death of five people due to the White Island eruption within New Zealand's waters, questions are being asked as to why tourists were allowed access to the crater.
Port-IoT

PIXEL: Port-IoT for environmental leverage

Carlos E. Palau, Full Professor in Telecommunication Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València, profiles PIXEL, a revolutionary European R&D project that concerns Port-IoT for environmental leverage.
autumn leaf colour, plant science

A focus on plant science: The biology of autumn leaf colour

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at Cornell University, details an absorbing aspect of plant science that concerns the biology of autumn leaf colour and deciduous trees of the northern hemisphere.
solve the climate crisis, COP25

What is COP25 and will it solve the climate crisis?

As COP25 started last week, here we examine what it is, if it can solve the climate crisis and who will be attending.
building a sustainable brand, sustainable

The importance of building a sustainable brand

Here, we explore the importance of building a sustainable brand and what you have to know to achieve one.
illegal cattle farming, deforestation

How does illegal cattle farming create Amazon deforestation?

Today (26 November) a new report exposes how deforestation is caused by illegal cattle farming in the Amazon.
air pollution in the UK

How has air pollution in the UK improved over recent years?

Daikin reviews whether air pollution in the UK has improved over the years and details how chemical compounds and matter existing in our air pose a threat to our planet.
improve global health

What are five climate ideas that improve global health?

Whilst the 25th UN Climate Conference (COP25) creates solutions to the climate crisis, let's discuss how climate policy can protect and improve global health.
importance of earthquake preparedness

The importance of earthquake preparedness, mitigation and resiliency

Several experts from the Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan share their views here on the importance of earthquake preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.

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