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.

21st Century agriculture

21st Century agriculture

AG looks at the key areas the European Commission is focusing on in regards to agriculture, and how new Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural...
Colony decline attributed to stressed young bees

Colony decline attributed to stressed young bees

Young bees are being forced to grow up too fast due to disease killing off older workers... New research has revealed that the decline of...
Reducing energy costs while cutting emissions

Reducing energy costs while cutting emissions

Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency at the UK Green Investment Bank gives an overview of how investing in energy efficiency can help...
European Environment Agency discusses air quality

EEA: Air quality in Europe

Air pollution impacts all living species and can have a detrimental impact. Dr Valentin Foltescu EEA Project manager – Air quality reporting and assessment...
The evolution of Danish pig farming

The evolution of Danish pig farming

The pig farming industry in Denmark is longstanding with 90% of pork produced exported worldwide. The Danish Agriculture & Food Council provides insight to...
Small energy companies win customer satisfaction

Small energy companies win customer satisfaction

According to Which? magazine, small energy companies achieved better customer satisfaction ratings than the big six firms. Analysis found that energy company npower achieved the...
Oil and gas union leaders hold talks in Aberdeen

Oil and gas union leaders hold talks in Aberdeen

The future of the oil and gas industry will be discussed today in Aberdeen after it was announced hundreds of workers face job losses. Today,...
A solution to combat fuel poverty

A solution to combat fuel poverty

The NIA is calling on all political parties to recognise that home energy efficiency needs to be defined as a National Infrastructure Priority to...
Global challenges facing the agriculture sector

Global challenges facing the agriculture sector

Gavin Whitmore, Biodiversity Manager at European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) sheds light on the global challenges that face the agriculture sector Farmers and an impressive...
The challenge of tackling fuel poverty

The challenge of tackling fuel poverty

Fuel poverty affects millions of vulnerable people in the UK. Chiara Vitali, Parliamentary Campaigner at the Association for the Conservation of Energy, discusses the contributing...
Exposure to air pollution linked to autism

Exposure to air pollution linked to autism

Scientists have suggested exposure to air pollution during pregnancy could be linked to children developing autism. A study of 1,767 children has revealed that high...
How Iceland is tackling climate change

How Iceland is tackling climate change

Climate change is one of humankind’s greatest challenges in the coming decades and beyond. Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources...
AHDB

EU pesticides laws could cost UK farmers £905m

UK farming could face costs of more than £905m if the European Union brings in changes to pesticides laws. A report by the Agriculture and Horticulture...
Northern Ireland offshore wind farm scrapped

Northern Ireland offshore wind farm scrapped

A £1bn plan to place 100 turbines off the south-east coast of County Down has been scrapped by an energy consortium... Plans to build the...
Treasury announces £2.3bn flood defence funding

Treasury announces £2.3bn flood defence funding

New funding from the Treasury will protect up to 300,000 homes from flood water, preventing up to £30bn of damage. More than 1,400 flood defence...
Renewable energy is Scotland's main source of power

Renewable energy is Scotland’s main source of power

New figures have revealed that renewable energy has become the main source of power in Scotland. Records show that for the first half of 2014...
global soil

A global approach to sustainable soil management

Effective action is required to tackle soil degradation for our food security and sustainable development. Moujahed Achouri, Director of FAO Land and Water Division...
sea ice

Antarctic sea ice thicker than anticipated

Researchers have discovered that the sea ice surrounding the Antarctic is thicker than previous estimations. Using groundbreaking 3D mapping, scientists analysed an area of ice...

Agriculture and biodiversity –the importance of sustainable productivity

Gavin Whitmore, Biodiversity Manager at European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) sheds light on the global challenges that face the agriculture sector. Farmers and an impressive...

Innovative Bioproducts

Viscofan BioEngineering combines natural sciences and engineering to provide innovative bioproducts as new solutions for cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Viscofan BioEngineering...

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