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.

Climate change and plants- a disaster waiting to happen?

Suzanne Sharrock, Director of Global Programmes at the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) discusses the impact of climate change on plants There is unequivocal evidence...
Air Pollution in Europe

Air Pollution in Europe

Gautham Gnanajothi, Senior Industry Analyst & Team Leader – Energy & Environment at Frost & Sullivan highlights the impact of air pollution throughout Europe…   Looking at...
EWEA calls for national renewables targets

EWEA calls for national renewables targets

The European wind industry has called for new national renewable targets to help ensure low carbon energy investment continues... The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)...
Britain banned from energy-saving VAT cuts

Britain banned from energy-saving VAT cuts

The European Court of Justice has banned Britain from cutting VAT on energy-saving materials... The energy-savings sector has been dealt a heavy blow today after...
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Addressing EU water challenges

Pavel Misiga, Head of the Water Unit at the European Commission’s Environment DG, outlines how the EU Water Framework Directive can help to ensure clean...
New UK Energy Bill proposed

New UK Energy Bill proposed

Adjacent Digital Politics examines the new Energy Bill introduced yesterday during the Queen's speech and highlights the key points of the legislation... During the state...

MK:Smart Project – Smart city

Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean at The University of Bedfordshire details how Milton Keynes is striving to become one of the UK leaders in smart...

Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

A part of Bristol’s status as 2015 European Green Capital involves becoming the UK’s most energy efficient major city. Here, the Council outline their...

BFS blue Enterprises technology

When removing CO2 is no longer a problem and becomes an opportunity According to the recent Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report presented in Copenhagen by the...

Energy challenges and the production of electricity from waste heat

The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. “for their efforts to...
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Success story on mineral carbonation of CO2

Pushing academic research towards industrial scale through advanced modelling and piloting At Aalto University’s Department of Energy Technology, Professor Mika Järvinen’s Energy Engineering and Environmental...

Climate change and the impacts on forest trees

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) identifies climate change as one of the most serious global challenges to ecosystems and societies. A crucial...

Investing in the future of agriculture

Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission details the importance of investment and innovation in agriculture  Agriculture is humankind’s primary...
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The Arctic: A global climate “canary in a coal mine”

Dr Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, explains how a dramatically warming Arctic heralds global changes to come It is a documented fact...
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Volcanic and geothermal systems on Earth

The Institute of Earth‘s Sciences and Nordic Volcanic Institute, University of Iceland The ultimate energy source of the Earth‘s interior or heat comes from the...

Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Volcanoes and geothermal and mineral resources – Exploring subsurface geology Most of the economic and energy resources are found in the subsurface. Exploration in the...
Pollution

Air Pollution in Europe – An Overview

Gautham Gnanajothi, Senior Industry Analyst & Team Leader – Energy & Environment at Frost & Sullivan highlights the impact of air pollution throughout Europe Looking at...
water

Environmental benefits of re-using rainwater

Water UK explains the environmental as well as money saving benefits of recycling and re-using rainwater It might seem difficult to believe but it was...

An innovative technology for industrial wastewater reuse

Water is one of the most important natural resources on Earth. It is not only fundamental to life but also essential to the wealth...
EA warns beachs will fail to meet water targets

EA warns beaches will fail to meet water targets

The Environment Agency has warned numerous beaches across England are at risk of failing to meet water quality standards set by the EU... New EU...

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