SPIE UK has devised a river filtration engineering solution within Shell's below ground areas by the River Thames, helping lower the building's carbon footprint, whilst avoiding damaging protected river species such as endangered eels.
Putting leftover fat down the plughole could be a disastrous Christmas present for our seas, says marine charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) - as millions of households, restaurants and eateries prepare to serve up a festive roast on Christmas Day, the UK marine charity is warning people not to pour leftover cooking fats and oils down the sink, or flush wet wipes down the toilet.
Jo Bradley, Market Development Manager, SDS Limited, takes a look at a neglected issue..... Rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs and car parks can carry with it hazardous pollutants. Heavy storms pose not only a risk of flooding but the danger of delivering poisonous metals and hydrocarbons to sensitive rivers, streams and groundwaters.
A 'fit and forget' golf ball sized water monitoring device lets you know when 45 litres have been used so those who take long showers can realise the error of their ways!
90 per cent of England's flood plains no longer exist with the natural vegetation that slows floodwaters from entering villages and towns, a Co-op Insurance commissioned report by Salford University experts reveals.
A chance find of a type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research could have big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint, and could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during the wastewater clean-up of nitrogen.
The organisers of WWEM 2016, which deals with water testing and environmental analysis, say that it is set to smash all previous records next week.
Northumbrian Water's Helen Allister has received the 2016 Young Environmentalist of the Year Award from environment professional's body CIWEM for her inspirational work in motivating local people to monitor their rivers and report pollution problems.
The Environment Agency's report on last year's environmental performance of water companies has been published. Severn Trent Water, United Utilities and Wessex Water emerge as good industry leading performers, whereas South West Water is shown to be a poor performing company. At the end of each year the EA look back and report on the environmental performance of the 9 water and sewerage companies operating wholly or mainly in England.
Recognising that humans are natural storytellers, researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their tales, ranging from outdoor parties to a ruined food business, for an academic climate change linked project.