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.

#AirWeShare

British Safety Council welcomes #AirWeShare campaign to tackle pollution

British Safety Council, alarmed by new research, welcomes the #AirWeShare campaign in calling for urgent action on protecting outdoor workers from air pollution.
problem like plastic, plastic pollution, plastic in the ocean, sustainability

How do we solve a problem like plastic pollution?

René Garello, IEEE fellow and Professor at IMT Atlantique, discusses how data analytics is being used to track the circulation of plastic in the ocean and help scientists to ensure sustainability.
reducing carbon emissions

Hydrogen helping the environment, reducing carbon emissions

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association details how policies have been implemented that increase the role of hydrogen in various applications – including transportation as one method reducing carbon emissions.
building better oaks, urban environments

Building better oaks for the urban environment

Dr Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science explores how building better oaks will help improve the future of urban environments.
ice caps and glaciers, summer melt season

Ways to characterise how ice caps and glaciers change

Martin Sharp, Professor at Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, explains ways to characterise how ice caps and glaciers change.

Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
130,000 trees

£10 million government fund awarded to plant over 130,000 trees

A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces.
reduce climate change

How can you help to reduce climate change?

Bio-D has listed some easy ways that you can help to reduce climate change and your individual impact on the planet.
cut food waste

£6 million government funding awarded under scheme to cut food waste

Environment Secretary Michael Gove invites organisations to apply for the second round of more than £6 million funding under government’s scheme to cut food waste.
biodiversity in UK, UK overseas territories

Supporting biodiversity in UK Overseas Territories

A 10 week Call for Evidence has been launched by the UK Government today (Friday, 10 May) to gather knowledge on safeguarding biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories.
APAC

APAC countries shifting towards sustainable environment

Asia Pacific (APAC) countries are adopting several strategies and roadmaps to achieve the renewable energy target designated by their nations.
single-use products

UK requires an immediate ban on single-use products

Single-use products should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling experts have said.
prioritise biodiversity, UN report climate change

EU must prioritise biodiversity and climate change

European Committee of the Regions President calls on EU to step up efforts in response to "profoundly alarming" UN report: The EU must prioritise biodiversity.
antarctic ice shelf, solar heat in ocean

Solar heat is melting the world’s largest Antarctic ice shelf

An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
handling food, food waste

How can we improve the efficiency of handling food to reduce food waste?

With up 90% of food wasted and lost before the product even reaches supermarket shelves Robin Travis, Managing Director at Renby Ltd explores how to improve the efficiency of handling food and erasing double handling.
net zero carbon buildings

UK Green Building Council announces framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.
uk climate emergency, climate change, extinction rebellion

UK “climate emergency”: What does it really mean?

After the vote on Wednesday, Parliament has shown that it intends to be symbolically at war with climate change with the declaration of a UK “climate emergency”.
protect amazon rainforest

Ecuadorian women face violence to protect Amazon rainforest

Ecuador will not stop attacks against Indigenous women, who are receiving death threats and physical beatings for protecting the Amazon rainforest: What does President Moreno want out of this?
food operators

2019 – The year food operators gain control of their food waste

Food operators have begun to warm up to new technology to help combat food waste; Here, Nick Hucker CEO, Preoday, looks at some of the key technologies that are driving the change.

Follow Open Access Government