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.

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Japan: A glimpse into environment and energy issues

The work of the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Government of Japan are examined here.
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The popular potato crop and the major threat of blight (early and late)

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, shares his thoughts on the popular potato crop, as well as the potato blight (both early and late) which remains a major threat to production.
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Russian environmentalist faces criminal record for activism

A prominent Russian environmentalist has fled the country as criminal cases were opened against her in connection to Russia’s law on “foreign agents”.
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Can innovation and new technology tackle environmental issues in the marine environment?

Tessa Harding, Director, Aquatic Ecology, at Thomson Environmental Consultants asks if innovation and new technology can tackle environmental issues in today’s marine environment.
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The European Commission’s priorities for the environment

Here, we focus on the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, in the work of Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment.
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The priorities for domestic and international Arctic research in the U.S.

The priorities for domestic and international Arctic research in the U.S., including the work of the United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC), are detailed here.
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An introduction to earthquakes in the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) introduces what an earthquake is and what causes them to happen, plus the depth at which they occur.
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Conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have a mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, as this article reveals, with a special focus on their work to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
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Systems approaches: Making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service details the importance of multiple safeguards systems approaches - when it comes to making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests.
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What are the current reverse climate change ideas in the EU?

Here, we touch upon the purpose of EUSEW and explore some new technologies and innovations that are happening in Europe, to stop and reverse climate change.
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Aluminium drink cans hit 75% recycling rate

The UK aluminium drink can recycling rate has risen to 75%, its highest ever level, up from 54% in 2010.
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How can businesses improve their freight efficiency?

From saving costs and the importance of accurate information and measurements to the rise of containers boosting the speed of ocean freight, Jon White, MD at InXpress, highlights how businesses can improve their freight efficiency.
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The UK must cut emissions, not forests

Sasha Stashwick, a senior advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has spent years lobbying the government to reduce its reliance on burning trees for energy, here she highlights the steps we must take to avoid further ecological and environmental damage.
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As deep-sea science is out-paced by exploitation, can catastrophe be averted?

Dr Sandra Brooke, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, explores whether the over-exploitation of deep oceans can be averted as deep-sea science continues to be outpaced.
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A new vision of plastic production and plastic use

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee shares his new vision of plastic production and plastic use.
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Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050

Legislation laid today puts the UK on the path to become a major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.
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Opportunities and challenges in China’s environmental industry

In this article, Micah Hostetter discusses the next step for China's environmental industry, with a focus on Chinese government spending.

New bio-technology system to improve water quality in Devon

A cutting edge bio-technology system is being tested by Highways England to improve water quality around a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Devon.
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Climate change: Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure

Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure is placed under the spotlight here by Prof Dr Daniela Jacob at Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS).
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UK creates ‘Blue Belt’ of marine conservation zones

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (31 May) created 41 new Marine Conservation Zones, marking an expansion to the UK's ‘Blue Belt’ that is twice the size of England.

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