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The UK must cut emissions, not forests

Sasha Stashwick, a senior advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has spent years lobbying the government to reduce its reliance on burning trees for energy, here she highlights the steps we must take to avoid further ecological and environmental damage.
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As deep-sea science is out-paced by exploitation, can catastrophe be averted?

Dr Sandra Brooke, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, explores whether the over-exploitation of deep oceans can be averted as deep-sea science continues to be outpaced.
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A new vision of plastic production and plastic use

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee shares his new vision of plastic production and plastic use.
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Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050

Legislation laid today puts the UK on the path to become a major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.
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Cities proving to be the real climate champions

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES provides an absorbing insight into how cities in Europe are proving to be the real climate champions.

New bio-technology system to improve water quality in Devon

A cutting edge bio-technology system is being tested by Highways England to improve water quality around a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Devon.
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Cutting-edge life sciences and technologies: Assessing chemicals exposure toxicity

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group explains cutting-edge life sciences and technologies that assess exposure toxicity when it comes to chemicals, including novel tools to address human health and environment.
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Climate change: Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure

Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure is placed under the spotlight here by Prof Dr Daniela Jacob at Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS).
Welsh communities

Minister told to scrap old cars to create healthier, cleaner Welsh communities

Welsh communities could be healthier and less polluted if older cars were scrapped and replaced with credits to use on buses, trains and daily car or bike hire.
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Climate change: Science and scepticism

Peter Jansen – Principle Lecturer and sustainable business expert, London School of Business and Finance, explains the science behind climate change and the barriers preventing people and businesses from acting.
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The fight against climate change: We all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic

Joseph Cook, Vice President of the UK Polar Network (UKPN) Committee argues that we all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic against climate change.
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Harnessing technological advances to improve conservation management in Africa

CEO Kaddu Sebunya and David Williams of the African Wildlife Foundation, explain the harnessing technological advances to improve conservation management in Africa.
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Male and female mortality from TB in rural and urban Victorian settings

Alice Reid and Richard Smith, University of Cambridge explore the links between tuberculosis (TB) mortality, occupations, rural and urban residence and migration in late Victorian Scotland.
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How do we solve a problem like plastic pollution?

René Garello, IEEE fellow and Professor at IMT Atlantique, discusses how data analytics is being used to track the circulation of plastic in the ocean and help scientists to ensure sustainability.
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Hydrogen helping the environment, reducing carbon emissions

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association details how policies have been implemented that increase the role of hydrogen in various applications – including transportation as one method reducing carbon emissions.
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Building better oaks for the urban environment

Dr Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science explores how building better oaks will help improve the future of urban environments.

Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
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South Africa and global energy issues

After being substantially weakened by accusations of corruption, South Africa’s national energy supplier Eskom has been forced to undertake load shedding to help the country’s struggling infrastructure survive in terms of global energy issues.
130,000 trees

£10 million government fund awarded to plant over 130,000 trees

A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces.
gas and oil industry

How is the gas and oil industry using technology to be more sustainable?

The gas and oil industry has turned to technology to be more sustainable in today's environmentally conscious world.

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