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.

IPCC report climate change, IPCC UN

IPCC report says climate change puts “billions of people in danger”

The IPCC report, which took eight years to compile, finds that human activity is definitely responsible for climate change - putting "billions of people in danger", according to UN chief António Guterres.
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Researchers to make trees more resilient to climate change

Six research teams across the UK will receive a share of £10.5 million to help trees adapt to climate change and capture greenhouse gas emissions.
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Study finds overfishing still happens in Marine Protected Areas

A new study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, found that overfishing was still an issue on the little-investigated borders of a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
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UK lost over 75,000 environmental jobs in last five years

According to Labour, the UK Government lost 75,000 environmental jobs over the last five years - including jobs in solar power, onshore wind, renewable electricity and bioenergy.
marine biodiversity, environmental DNA

Scientists use environmental DNA to calculate marine biodiversity

This study, conducted across the last 20 years on the kelp forests of Santa Barbara, examined marine biodiversity via environmental DNA.
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High air pollution linked to 16% increased risk of dementia

A Seattle-based study found that people living in an area with air pollution levels of PM2.5 have a 16% increase in risk of dementia.
environmental crime enforcement

Keeping our green spaces clean with environmental crime enforcement

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement, explains why outsourcing environmental crime enforcement can not only release a financial burden on local authorities but also achieve behavioural change that delivers tangible community benefits.
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California fires decrease natural carbon absorbing effect by 9%

In California, wildfires are a horrific, regular occurrence - now, scientists warn that the natural carbon absorbing effect of the forests will decrease by atleast 9%.
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Satellite reveals six gigatons of carbon emitted from land

According to new observations by a Chinese satellite, six gigatons of carbon are emitted over land every year - equivalent to 12 times the mass of all living humans.
air pollution in indoor spaces

New projects to explore how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

Three new research projects have received a share of £9 million to investigate how air pollution in indoor spaces can affect human health.
legal mining areas, rainforest

Study finds 20% of forest space overlaps with legal mining areas

The study finds that 20% of existing forests overlap with legal mining and oil extraction areas - a space roughly the size of Egypt.
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Study reveals Amazon rainforest now releases more carbon than it stores

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest influences how much carbon is released - now, scientists reveal that damaged, not-yet-destroyed areas are releasing carbon faster than the rainforest can store it.
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Scientists use satellite imagery to predict underwater volcano eruptions

A new study by Hiroshima university uses satellite imagery to predict underwater volcano eruptions - using sea discolouration as a measurement of looming danger.
shellfish

Why shellfish has a low environmental impact

Barry Crackett, Product Designer at Brushtec, takes us through a few of the ways shellfish can lower your carbon footprint.
European citizens

Europeans consider climate change as the single most serious problem facing the world

A recent Eurobarometer survey has found that European citizens believe that climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world.
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Study finds summertime Arctic Ocean “more vulnerable to climate change”

Scientists reveal that the summertime Arctic Ocean is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, putting certain animals at risk of losing habitat.
amazon deforestation, carbon emissions

Scientists say 50% rise in carbon will harm Amazon more than deforestation

Climate change is a huge, complex issue - now, scientists say that a 50% rise in carbon emissions will harm the Amazon more than deforestation does.
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Accelerating the UK’s zero carbon agenda

The University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) with Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) launches a major new innovation hub, bringing together core partners in academia and industry to accelerate the UK’s transition to net-zero carbon emissions.
recycling to tackle e-waste

Why we need to think beyond recycling to tackle e-waste

Matthew Cockerill, an Independent Strategic Consultant, explains why we need to think beyond recycling to tackle e-waste.
implications of e-waste

The toxicological implications of e-waste

Here, Donald A. Bruun and Pamela J. Lein discuss the toxicological implications of e-waste and how to address this global problem.

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