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Finding space for trees in the urban environment

Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY explains the importance of finding space for trees in the urban environment. She also shares her thoughts on the value of green spaces in inner cities and how we should choose the best trees for this purpose
net zero emissions

Climate experts advise government on net zero emissions target

Climate experts will advise the government on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions target as the first ever Green GB & NI week launches
non-biodegradable materials

Taxing manufacturing businesses on plastic & non-biodegradable materials will fund better recycling

Businesses who use plastic and other non-biodegradable materials should be taxed to slash landfill use, says waste management agency
household products

Can we rethink how and when we access household products to tackle climate change?

The public is supportive of emission reduction strategies that are likely to bring significant changes to the way we access household products such as clothing, cars, appliances and furniture to tackle climate change, finds a new study led by Cardiff University

Microplastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife
street lighting

Over a quarter of UK drivers avoid driving after dark due to poor street...

Over a quarter (26%) of UK adults say that they are deterred from driving after dark by the quality of street lighting available on their local roads, according to new research, commissioned by technology company, Yotta
greener planet

Cardiff’s £7m role researching greener planet

A £7m investment in research will help Cardiff University scientists play a key role in developing cleaner, greener industrial processes
Marine biology

Marine biology and ecology research at EMBRC: A “Blue Enlightenment” era is dawning

Marine bioresources are growing in importance with the establishment of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) – a unique research infrastructure for excellence in marine biology and ecology research

Chemistry: The growing body of work on signaling within bacterial communities

Emily Weinert, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Emory University discusses an aspect of chemistry that concerns the growing body of work on the human microbiome
Climate policy

Finland: A higher level of ambition in climate policy is needed

Markku Ollikainen, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Helsinki’s Department of Economics and Management details why a higher level of ambition in climate policy is greatly needed in Finland
sustainable economy

Creating a greener, cleaner and more sustainable economy across Europe

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete is at the centre of efforts to develop a long-term plan to create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable economy across the European Union (EU), as this probing analysis from Open Access Government discovers.
Open Access Government 20 - October 2018

Open Access Government October 2018

Open Access Government October 2018 highlights a wide array of government policy issues from all around the globe, including health and social care, research and innovation, environment, agriculture, energy, transport, security, ICT, blockchain innovation, government plus HR & training
tropical weather

Warnings and forecasts of hazardous tropical weather in the United States

In this special interview, Dr Michael Brennan, Branch Chief at the Hurricane Specialist Unit within the National Hurricane Center (NHC) speaks to us about their work in issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, including hurricanes.

Climate Hazards Group: Strengthening defences against food insecurity

The Climate Hazards Group contributes to Food Security Outlooks that strengthen food security
cleaving proteins

Health research: The challenge of cleaving proteins in the membrane

Regina Fluhrer from the LMU & DZNE in Munich explains an aspect of health research that concerns how proteases embedded in cellular membranes hydrolyse other proteins and the challenges they must overcome.
recycling project

New recycling project could ensure that no plastic is left behind

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland sheds light on a new recycling project which aims to ensure that no plastic is left behind.
ocean sciences

Ocean sciences in the United States

The role of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in supporting the ocean sciences in the United States is examined here by Open Access Government

Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.
climate science

Hurricane hazards and climate science research in the U.S.

Ning Lin, Associate Professor at Princeton University’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering details her fascinating research on hurricane and climate science by refining methods in risk analysis in this in-depth interview
baltic sea action plan

The update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) beyond 2021

Susanna Kaasinen, Project Manager at the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) explains the update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) beyond 2021

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