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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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.
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Why businesses should be encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint

Nic Redfern, Finance Director, KnowYourMoney.co.uk discusses how businesses can reduce their operational costs by effectively reduce their carbon footprint.
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Plastic in the oceans: Five steps to reduce marine litter

Maria Spyraki MEP from the European Parliament explains the five necessary steps to reduce marine litter – Engagement, Education, Empowerment, Engineering, and Enforcement – in light of the problem of plastics ending up in the oceans of the world.
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University of Cambridge will have no carbon emissions by 2048

Cambridge is the first university globally to announce that it has adopted a 1.5 degrees Science Based Target for carbon reduction, committing itself to having no energy-related carbon emissions by 2048.
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Outdoor employees are most affected by air pollution in hot weather

British Safety Council welcomes HSE guidance on working in hot weather and looks forward to the regulator’s advice for outdoor employees working in polluted urban air.
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Open Data in global food security, climate change and the agricultural crisis

André Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), discusses global food security and what can be done to solve this ongoing, critical issue.
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How energy efficient is your local supermarket?

Here, Sarah Anderson investigates the energy efficiency of your local supermarket, touching on the urgency of climate change, global examples and what's happening in the UK.
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UK to lead global innovation in sustainable plastics

New forms of packaging and sustainable plastics made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and government investment.
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Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
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The 5G effect: A wave of climate-focussed technologies is coming

Tacis Gavoyannis, Global Head of Smart Cities at Enzen discusses what key climate-focused technologies could be supported by 5G and how public-private sector collaboration can prove key in the process.
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How can the print industry remain sustainable in the future?

The print industry faces its biggest challenge yet… how to remain sustainable. Gary Peeling, MD, Where The Trade Buys, highlights ways in which organisations can achieve this.
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What are the alternatives to landfill?

Waste management experts from Indaver explain exactly what the process is when disposing of the bin bags left outside the front of our houses
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Top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world

We explore the top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world, detailing their initiatives to get there and their future ambitions to ensure they remain pro-green
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The value of plant science in Europe today

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) reveals its thoughts on the value of plant science and the many improvements it can generate in areas such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and environmental conservation.
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Studying and advancing the field of plant pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology’s aims of studying and advancing the field of plant pathology are explored here, including the importance of advancing education in the field.
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Understanding the potato late blight pathogen: Key for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA details why an intimate knowledge and understanding of the potato late blight pathogen and its evolution are key towards sustainable control.
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Plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management

Velemir Ninkovic, Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), explores plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management.
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The complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health

Dr. Francisco Inesta-Vaquera, Dr. Colin Henderson, Professor Jonathan Grigg and Professor C. Roland Wolf from the Universities of Dundee and London discuss the complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health.
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Climate toxicology: The impact on human health

Eduardo A. González, B.S. and Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D., University of California, Davis discuss how global climate change is increasing toxicological impacts on human health.
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New York takes action to fight climate change

In this article, author Bruce Nagy discusses the recent innovations to fight climate change in New York, with a focus on clean energy.

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