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.

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...

Carbon, Capture, Conversion and Neutralisation (C3N)

According to the recent Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report presented in Copenhagen by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPCC), to face the irreversible effects...
geothermal

Silica and scaling problems in geothermal power plants

A possible profitable solution - Geothermal systems in Iceland Iceland is a volcanic island straddling the Mid-Atlantic-Ridge, a mid-ocean ridge where two major tectonic plates pull...
carbon footprint

Managing the carbon footprint

David Fatscher Head of Market Development for Sustainability at BSI explains how a new standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions at the city level,...
Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

New research has revealed that diets high in sugar, fats, oils, and meat will increase greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Scientists...
New strategy launched to support bees

New strategy launched to support bees

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced the launch of the National Pollinator Strategy, aimed at supporting bees and other pollinators. National Rail, the Highways Agency,...
Ban on pesticide could cost farmers £1.6bn

Ban on pesticide could cost farmers £1.6bn

If a EU pesticide ban comes into force, the value of British food production could fall by £1.6bn and cost 44,000 jobs in the...
Environmental challenges facing the Polar Regions

Environmental challenges in the Polar Regions

Dr Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute gives an overview of the environmental challenges facing the Polar Regions. Scientific information from the Polar...
A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

Dr Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building & Nuclear Safety in Germany gives an overview of how her country is making ‘cities...
A biosecurity and disease control partnership

DARD sheds light on poultry disease control

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland sheds light on how government and the poultry industry are working together to help...
trawl door

Poseidon Remote Controllable Trawl door

Polar Fishing Gear from Iceland, has completed a big step in their latest development of trawl doors – the Poseidon Remote Controllable Trawl Doors...

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