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Global Recycling Day

Countdown continues to world’s first ever Global Recycling Day

The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling
frequent flooding

Environment Agency launch campaign to prepare for frequent flooding

The Environment Agency have warned that climate change will cause more frequent flooding in the UK and have launched their 'Flood Action Campaign' to prepare those at risk.
farming industry

Government announce new measures to support the farming industry

A £10 million Collaboration Fund has been set up to help farmers and growers compete against bigger corporations in the food supply chain 
birds of prey

New technology launched to combat crimes against birds of prey

Raptor persecution maps for England and Wales will help police to identify substantial criminal activity against wildlife and birds of prey.
prepare for floods

Environment Agency help children to prepare for floods at school

The Environment Agency are running ‘Flood Weeks’ at schools in the North East of England to help children prepare for floods in their local areas.
geovation conference

Geovation Conference to focus on ‘Greener, Smarter Communities’

‘Building Greener, Smarter Communities’ will be the focus of the first-ever Geovation Conference on Friday 16 February Designer Wayne Hemingway is the keynote speaker at the event, which takes place at the Royal Geographical Society in London and involves leaders, pioneers, start-ups, investors, sponsors, exhibitors, designers and location data experts...
free drinking water

Network Rail to provide free drinking water at stations

Network Rail has announced that it will trial drinking water facilities at London Charing Cross to help reduce plastic waste The free drinking water initiative, which seeks to encourage station users to refill their own multiple use water bottles, forms part of Network Rail’s wider ambitions to reduce the impact...
chemical spill

Environment agency work to reduce impact of accidental chemical spill

Environment Agency officers are continuing to investigate and monitor the impact on the local environment, following a chemical spill at an industrial unit on Adams Close, Heanor, Derbyshire The incident On Tuesday 6th February, a chemical spill of around 400 litres of liquid cyanide, caused a small amount to leak into...
knifefish

All about the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus

Graciela A. Unguez and Chiann-Ling C. Yeh from New Mexico State University explain that sarcomere disassembly is a naturally occurring event during tail regeneration in the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus Perhaps the most characteristic feature of skeletal muscle invertebrates is its regular pattern of striations, comprised of many hundreds of...
Global Health Needs

The role of geography in addressing global health needs

Senior Research Advisor from the American Association of Geographers, Yonette Thomas discusses the important role that geography can play in addressing global health needs, both in research and in practice The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a non-profit scientific and educational society, founded in 1904. For over 100 years...
NanoCommons

Integrating nanomaterials safety data so that it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable

Professor Iseult Lynch from University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences explores the amazing opportunities offered by nanotechnologies Nanotechnologies and the ability to manipulate matter at the nanoscale (1-100nm) have opened up amazing new opportunities for industry and consumers. Nanotechnology has been identified as a key enabling...
cellulose

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
Sustainable soil management

Sustainable soil management challenges

Dr. Robert Simmons, Prof. Jane Rickson and Prof. Ron Corstanje from Cranfield University’s School of Water, Energy and Environment sheds light on sustainable soil management (SSM) challenges, including soil degradation Sustainable soil management (SSM) is fundamental to effective soil function, particularly in intensive production systems where optimal plant growth is...
TOMRA

TOMRA – synergy in technologies

As a technology leader TOMRA continues to be a pioneer in sensor-based sorting in the food, recycling, and mining industries. TOMRA, with more than 110 years of combined sorting and industry experience, and over 85,000 units installed in more than 80 countries, has expertise that allows us to deliver high-performance solutions...
hazardous

The challenge of replacing hazardous substances

Alberto Mantovani and Francesca Baldi from the Endocrine Disruptors Project-Istituto Superiore di Sanita shed light on the challenge of substituting hazardous chemicals What happens when a substance is suspected or found guilty of adverse effect on human health or the environment? Removing a toxic chemical from a product’s ingredients is...
food policy

Member of the EESC Workers’ Group (Group II) European Economic and Social Committee

National Officer of European and International Affairs Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (the Food, Beverages and Catering Union in Germany) Never before in the history of Europe have food safety and quality been as high as they are today. More food is being produced in Europe than ever before and it has never been...
Airborne

EUFAR – Looking to the future of airborne environmental research in Europe

Philip R.A. Brown from EUFAR AISBL at the UK’s Met Office takes us on a journey to explore the exciting future of airborne environmental research in Europe today Instrumented aircraft are an important scientific tool, allowing researchers to observe the atmosphere and land and ocean surfaces in support of a...
Centre for ecology

cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes

The Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes addresses science and societal challenges. Formerly named Centre of Environmental Biology, a R&D unit based at the  Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, the cE3c - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes has evolved its vision and strategy in recent years, expanding its research...

The Oceans Protection Plan is transforming marine safety in Canada

Canada’s Minister of Transport, The Honourable Marc Garneau explores the Oceans Protection Plan and how this is transforming marine safety in Canada today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement in November 2016 of the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan marked the largest ever investment to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s...
air pollution on the brain

An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...

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