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.
- Fabriq Air Quality
Each time an item of clothing is washed up to 700,000 microscopic fibres make their way into our oceans, where they are swallowed by sea life and become incorporated into the food chain, potentially ending up on our plates, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announces the recipient of this year's Kew International Medal is Mary Robinson, a world-leading advocate for environmental and human rights, and the first female President of Ireland. The Medal is awarded to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work aligned with RBG Kew's mission.
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures founder and pioneer of the New Economy Movement, has put together an alternative article on Brexit on the eve of the 18th Economics of Happiness Conference, taking place in Bristol, October 19 - 21.
A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie's Highland home, as part of the single malt whisky's project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago.
Cuadrilla Resources is due to start fracking for shale gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire today.
Sunshine has become an unlikely ally in The Environment Agency's (EA) emergency flood response operations. The agency's Midlands delivery team is undertaking trials of an innovative solar lighting technology that promises to help emergency responsiveness and protect personnel safety, particularly in areas lacking mains electricity connections.
The WasteAid's charity's first ever photography competition encourages people to look at waste through a different lens, and inspire them to see the materials as a valuable resource.
Researchers are to work with business making fuel cell technology publicly available at the new Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) – a £4.1m facility opened by Lord Mandelson at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Shell has opened applications for Shell Springboard 2019: a national programme that awards £350,000 no-strings funding to support cutting-edge low-carbon UK Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The UK Parliament is introducing a new range of compostable products to replace existing single-use plastic items.