Sunday, July 21, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

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Obtaining energy from marine currents

Obtaining energy from marine currents

Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain, have developed procedures and designs to obtain energy from marine currents in deep areas, optimising...
JRC study: Wildfires are set to increase in Europe

JRC study: Wildfires are set to increase in Europe

It was recorded that 2017 was one of the worst years for wildfires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal,...
Wind power expansion blue print

Wind power expansion blue print

With the launch of the Wind Project Development Roadmap report, Denmark and Ethiopia are working together towards a large-scale wind power expansion in East...
FoodAfrica programme trains 20,000 farmers in sustainable farming

FoodAfrica programme trains 20,000 farmers in sustainable farming

20,000 farmers have improved the security and quality of their food supply thanks to the FoodAfrica Programme, which has been funded by Finland. It...
Cut out meat to reach Paris Agreement goals

Cut out meat to reach Paris Agreement goals urges Greenpeace

A new report by Greenpeace has said the world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 to meet...
REACH: making chemicals safer

REACH: making chemicals safer

For the last ten years, the EU law on making chemicals safer has significantly improved the protection of human health and the environment whilst...
Research mission to Larsen C Ice Shelf hindered by sea ice

Research mission to Larsen C Ice Shelf hindered by sea ice

A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), have had to abandon plans to reach the Larsen C Ice Shelf as heavy...
UK’s first carbon capture utilisation demonstration plant opens

UK’s first carbon capture utilisation demonstration plant opens

Econic Technologies opens a Horizon 2020 and investor-backed customer carbon capture utilisation demonstration plant in the North of England to show customers how its...
Tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds

Tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds

By being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon-based compounds in the air, a Virginia Tech (US) professor could change the...
Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Coal industry lobbyists, and the owners of the some of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants and mines, are suing the European Commission over a decision...

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