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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.

regional security

Environmental approaches to regional security

Juri Martin from EuroAcademy offers his expert thoughts on environmental approaches to regional security
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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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Opening a window into the Arctic’s true impact on the climate

Dylan Browne, Head of Maritime at OneWeb, reveals how we incentivise greater co-ordination and collaboration between researchers across the Arctic.
popular potato crop

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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Europe’s silent killer: The air we breathe

Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Governance for Health Division at the World Health Organization explains why the air we breathe is Europe’s silent killer.
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How can you reduce plastic in your business?

The experts at Safestore, self-storage providers, have shared their top 7 ways in which businesses can reduce their plastic.
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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.

How should SMEs be planning for the single-use plastics ban?

Andy MacInnes, B-Loony, discusses how the single-use plastics ban will affect SMEs and highlights the need for them to plan ahead for the future.
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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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Marine Conservation Zones: Protecting our seas

Here, Joan Edwards, Director of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts shares her thoughts on the UK government announcement of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).
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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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Why the fires in the Amazon are a global responsibility

Andre Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), dives into why the Amazon fires are a global responsibility.
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PM Johnson awards £10 million to step up efforts to protect the rainforest

Boris Johnson announces new UK funding to help tackle deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, as part of a package of announcements to combat climate change and protect biodiversity and the environment.
deep-sea science

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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Climate doesn’t wait: More ambition and accelerated action needed

Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that climate doesn’t wait but more ambition and accelerated action on it is needed in Europe.
sustainable palm oil, high quality forest

Research finds that sustainable palm oil is best for biodiversity

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through sustainable palm oil plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.

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