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.

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...
Investing in the future of agriculture

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...
Environmental benefits of re-using rainwater

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...
Saving money through energy efficiency

Saving money through energy efficiency

Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency at the Green Investment Bank (GIB) details how a street lighting revolution could save local authorities millions of...
Water in the city

Water in the city

With population growth, urbanisation and economic development, the demand for freshwater in urban areas are increasing throughout Europe. At the same time, climate change...
MEPs urged to reject biofuel law

MEPs urged to reject biofuel law

The National Farmers' Union is calling for UK MEPs to reject a draft law that will impact the production of biofuels... A new draft law...
Why we need an Energy Union

Why we need an Energy Union

Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy gives an overview of why an Energy Union is integral to the EU… Divide et impera....
Discovery of potential UK oil is 'significant'

Discovery of potential UK oil is ‘significant’

An exploratory well in Surrey could deliver up to 100 billion barrels of oil, according to exploration firm UK Oil & Gas Investments... An analysis...
A Polish agriculture transformation

A Polish agriculture transformation

Following Poland’s accession in 2004, their agriculture sector has seen a transformation in terms of growth, but the desire for improvement continues. AG outlines...
A fuel poverty crises – why only infrastructure will do

The facts behind fuel poverty

Bryn Kewley, Campaigner at the Energy Bill Revolution explores the facts behind our fuel poverty crises and calls on the next government to make...
Smart metering for smart energy

Smart metering for smart energy

Colin Pearson, Head of Condition Monitoring at BSRIA details the benefits of smart meters to customers and energy providers…  Smart meters bring benefits to both...
E.On taken to task for overcharging customers

E.On fined £7.75m for overcharging customers

Energy company E.On is in trouble for overcharging customers, and has been issued a £7.75m penalty as a result... Have you ever felt like you...
Plastic bag levy could help NI environment groupsPlastic bag levy could help NI environment groups

Plastic bag levy could help NI environment groups

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark Durkan said he would use a carrier bag levy to offer funds to struggling environment groups... Up to £1m could...
Only 17 per cent of England's rivers are in good health

Only 17 per cent of England’s rivers are in good health

Figures from the Environment Agency have revealed that only a handful of rivers and waterways across England remain free from pollution... Environmentalists have described the...
Working together for cleaner air

Working together for cleaner air

Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe details the importance of renewing efforts...
The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor at the Woodland Trust examines the Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities and highlights how guidance is lacking in useful...

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