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.

Mapping the European Climate

Per Undén, Senior Scientist, Coordinator at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Instute (SMHI) highlights UERRA – the FP7 pre-operational Copernicus Climate Change Service...
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Climate changes suffers major blow after DECC cut

The department that tackles climate change was cut in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle, leading to criticism… When David Cameron first got into power he pledged his...

Organic sector in need of improvements for animal health

Prof. Dr. Albert Sundrum, Head of Department Animal Health and Animal Nutrition at the University of Kassel highlights progress made by the organic dairy...

Creating climate solutions for agriculture and forestry

AG Editor, Laura Evans speaks to Rachel Steele, National Climate Hub Coordinator at the U.S Department of Agriculture about how they are helping to...

Tackling AMR – the Danish way

Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister of Environment and Food explains why a united Europe is needed to lead the fight against AMR… In Europe 25,000...
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IUSS launches the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024)

Following the International Year of Soils 2015, the International Union of Soil Sciences has proclaimed the International Decade of Soils to increase the momentum...

EC Commissioner Hogan provides clarity to UK farmers after Brexit

European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has provided farmers clarity in the wake of the Brexit vote… Farmers have been offered clarity regarding their circumstances in...
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What’s the return on investment in solar PV?

Ben Robinson, Business Development Manager at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems shares his thoughts on the return on investment you can expect to see when installing a...

Action plan put into place to reduce Cumbrian flood risks

The government has put into place an action plan aimed at protecting Cumbrian communities from future flood dangers… The government has set out the Cumbria...
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Danish government launches scheme to reduce food waste

A new subsidies scheme has been launched by the Danish Minister for Environment and Food aimed at tackling food wastage… Esben Lunde Larsen, the Danish...
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Is now the right time for variable surge pricing?

Bill Watts, Senior Partner at Max Fordham talks about the role variable surge pricing could have in the energy sector... By now you’ve probably heard of Uber, the...
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A softer footprint in the Arctic snow

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment details why a stronger and more focused approach is needed to protect the Arctic… If there is one...

Eastbourne promises to tackle air pollution

Eastbourne Borough Council has committed to tackling air pollution in the local area… Following a meeting with a local environmental campaign group, Eastbourne Borough Council...

Carnivore research can shape wildlife management policies

John D C Linnell, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research discusses how using large carnivore research can be used to inform wildlife management policies in Norway Conflicts...
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£2.75bn funding to aid agriculture research

European Commissioner Phil Hogan has announced £2.75bn will be made available to support agri-innovators… Speaking at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association conference in Denmark,...
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£1.5m funding for Scottish offshore wind research project

The Scottish government has revealed £1.5m will be made available to support research and innovation in the offshore wind sector… A total of £1.5m funding...
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Space heating – the blind spot of the EU energy and climate policy

Pertti Salminen, Director, EU Affairs and Antti Kohopää, Adviser of District heating at Finnish Energy highlights the benefits of district heating… Heat consumption of residential,...

From spruce to beech forests – fundamental ecosystem transformation driven by climate

Professor Line Nybakken,  Norwegian University of Life Sciences talks about the climatic potential of beech trees... Beech has a wide distribution in Europe, but reaches its...
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Oxford City Council investigates city-wide heat network

A study into how buildings in Oxford use heat and electricity is being conducted by the city council and its partners… A new study examining...

A new Sustainable Development Strategy for Switzerland

Daniel Dubas, Head of the Sustainable Development Section at the Federal Office for Spatial Development outlines the Federal Council’s Sustainable Development Strategy and its...

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