Air Quality Case Study Collection 2020 - read digital edition
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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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The engine-less cargo sailing vessel "Tres Hombres" returned to Brixham at the weekend to load Devon's organic ale.
By 2050, most vehicles will need to be electrically propelled, with a battery to store energy or an on-board hydrogen fuel cell to generate electricity, if emission targets set by governments are to be met.
Bede's, a day and boarding school located in East Sussex, has undertaken one of the largest biomass heating projects to date in the UK education sector to improve energy efficiency and cut energy bills.
A pioneering local student, Vincent Walsh, who has transformed an old Salford mill warehouse into a Biospheric local communty food growing and research centre, has received a prestigious creativity award from CIWEM.
A British unmanned wave propelled boat, the AutoNaut, has successfully weathered wild 70mph Atlantic storm conditions and travelled some 400 km, returning to the Isles of Scilly after 13 days of gathering environmental data from a range of scientific sensors.
Amphibians dying from viruses in northern Spain have wider significance, scientists involved in the research believe, as emerging diseases, including Ebola, are crossing the species barrier threatening all animal groups.
Vauxhall's Luton parts warehouse has joined a growing list of General Motor's facilities that have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.
A skills deficit in environment and sustainability currently facing the UK workplace is likely to limit the country's ability to compete and prosper in a sustainable economy, research has revealed - so a campaign has been set up to blow away the gathering 'perfect storm'.
A new clothing design award has been announced by waste efficiency organisation WRAP to target the environmental impact of clothes and save many billions in wasted resources.