Air Quality Case Study Collection 2020 - read digital edition
See the stories from those tackling the air quality health and environmental problem.
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Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
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Bottles made of plastic that persist in the environment for hundreds of years could become a pollution of the past thanks to the discovery of an enzyme that eats the substance, and work by scientists to further improve it by engineering.
A future where microbial factories full of E.coli bacteria could be one of the solutions to carbon capture, plus the production of useful formic acid, has been imagined by Scientists from the University of Dundee, following work with industry partners.
A British team of scientists has successfully pioneered a way to enable manufacturers to convert CO2 into polyols, a key building block of polyurethane plastic, which is widely used to make a wide range of products.
Aluminium ion batteries developed by Taiwanese and USA research could displace the lead-acid batteries commonly found in automotive applications in just two years, visitors to the All Energy event in Glasgow discovered.
University science researchers have developed a new method they say has the potential to revolutionise the search for, design and production of new materials.
British scientists will continue vital Antarctic research into major issues facing the planet, thanks to a £100 million programme commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) that will take place over the next ten years.
The UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme has kick-started a project to manage and protect 300 million hectares of tropical forests, with Edinburgh sustainability software and data company Ecometrica winning a contract worth more than £14 million.
Rising sea surface temperatures are causing marine-related tropical diseases and harmful algal blooms to spread towards the poles with recorded impact upon human health, a top marine and health scientist reveals.
Nature inspired nano-structures developed by a London university will mean smart windows can clean themselves, save energy and mimic moth eyes to cut glare.
Missile guidance technology is being provided for free by a big hearted Edinburgh firm to hopefully save Canada's last intact boreal forests. It's to help the indigenous Cree First Nation of Waswanipi by highlighting the ecosystem impact of logging affecting their livelihoods.