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£400,000 awarded to tech companies by UK Government

The UK Government has awarded £400,000 to tech companies to track waste through the economy, after they won the GovTech Catalyst competition.
maritime affairs, fisheries, Europe

The priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Europe

Some of the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Europe are charted here when it comes to the all-important European Commission policy around these crucial themes.
Climate change impacts

Climate change impacts and greenhouse gases in Japan: A policy perspective

The Ministry of the Environment’s ambitions in Japan are detailed here, with a special focus on climate change impacts and greenhouse gases policy.
new rules for refrigeration, fluorinated greenhouse gases

No deal Brexit means new rules for refrigeration

The UK government has launched a new system to ensure they maintain current restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the event of a no deal Brexit.
hydrogen trains

Hydrogen trains needed to eliminate harmful emissions

Institution calls for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in order to eliminate harmful emissions.
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University offers interdisciplinary approaches to diverse teaching and research themes.
building smart city, smart city sustainable

Building smart cities needs more than just technology

There are questions to be answered on building smart cities: how should people be housed? How should they travel? How should waste product be managed?

Solving the plastic problem with biopolymers

Two scientists from Teysha Technologies discuss how organic material can now be turned into a viable plastic substitute.
lessening CO2 emissions, GDPR effects

GDPR is lessening CO2 emissions by 360 tonnes per day

A new study has shown that GDPR is actually benefitting the environment 360 tonnes of CO2 is being saved every day from sending fewer marketing emails.
rail schemes

Five carbon-cutting rail schemes awarded multi-million funding

Five projects have been chosen for development funding in the Department for Transport’s (DfT's) First of a Kind (FOAK competition, which focuses on innovative rail schemes that can cut the carbon footprint of the UK’s railways.
waste disposal

Is the UK on track to hit 2020 waste disposal targets?

Every year in Britain, households throw away around 22 million tons of waste into the bin but recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020.
vehicle tracking, business sustainability goals

How vehicle tracking can help achieve business sustainability goals

Making smarter decisions to improve work efficiency is a vital aspect of any business: tools that allow making those decisions are becoming increasingly valuable.
research and development in Denmark

DKK 1.4 billion provided for research and development in Denmark

Research and development in Denmark is moving forward with investment into new technological options, environmental and climate research.
carbon footprint

Sustainability begins in the workplace: How businesses can help reduce their carbon footprint

Wulfric Blackwell, Habitats Project Manager at Thomson environmental consultants argues that sustainability begins in the workplace and reveals how businesses can help reduce their carbon footprint.
electricity system

Decarbonising the electricity system: Time to act now

The Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) examine the success rate of countries lowering emissions in order to reach new environmental and energy security goals, in a new report.
hospitality leaders

How can hospitality leaders make a sustainable difference?

Dr Stuart Jauncey, Managing Director of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, provides insight into how hospitality leaders can make a sustainable difference.
logistics industry, freak storms, climate change

How is the logistics industry responding to climate change?

Weather systems, freak storms, affected sea routes and environmental transformation are climate change factors changing the logistics industry: how will they survive?
shipping containers, affordable housing

Are shipping containers the future of affordable housing?

Millions of people need homes. Millions of shipping containers are going unused. Could this be an answer to the global housing crisis?
groundwater

Environmental ‘time bomb’ warning for world’s groundwater reserves

Research reveals over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change.
environmental chemicals

Are environmental chemicals contributing to the obesity epidemic?

A group of experts from the University of California, Davis and the University of Southern California explain the extent to which environmental chemicals are contributing to the obesity epidemic.

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