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  • New energy recovery facility opened in Glasgow

    A new facility that will divert more than 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year in Glasgow has officially been opened. The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie will use the waste to generate enough electricity to power more than 26,000 homes annually. The project, which has created 250 jobs and […]

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  • Air pollution exposure ‘linked to depression and schizophrenia’

    People who grow up in areas with high levels of air pollution are more likely to develop depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. That’s according to new research, which found a “significant link” between exposure to environmental pollution and mental health, especially in childhood. Led by the University of Chicago, the research – which used a […]

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  • Wales’ first electric bus hits Newport

    The first electric bus in Wales has hit the roads in Newport this week. Newport Transport welcomed the arrival of its fully electric bus, which will go into service around the city later this month. It is one of 15 zero emission single deck buses ordered by the company, which are expected to be rolled […]

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  • Fracking: UK shale gas reserves ‘significantly lower than previous estimates’

    The capacity of shale gas reserves in the UK could be “significantly lower” than estimates previously set out in 2013. That’s according to the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey (BGS), which claim the figures that were projected six years ago were based on a “desk top study”, using data from US shale […]

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  • Dangerous levels of air pollution in quarter of England’s hospitals

    A quarter of hospitals in England are located in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution. That’s according to new research by the British Lung Foundation and UK100, which suggests around 10.5 million patients a year could be exposed to toxic air pollution when they visit hospitals in the UK. It also reveals around 248 […]

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  • Repairable and upgradable battery charges onto the market

    Battery developer Aceleron claims it has designed a circular lithium-ion battery. The UK firm says its long-life batteries are designed to be repaired, upgraded, reused and recycled, unlike most batteries which are thrown away when one component fails. It notes this is possible because its battery packs are held together by compression so they can […]

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  • Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

    High levels of air pollution can shorten life expectancy by an average of nearly 21 years. That’s the verdict from scientific data expert Antibodies.com, which has published a report highlighting that people living in countries with a particulate matter (PM) concentration exceeding an annual average level of 22 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3 PM2.5) are […]

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  • UN steps up commitment to protect environmental rights defenders

    Two UN organisations have stepped up their commitment to drive better protection of environmental rights defenders and their families who face violence. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have signed a new co-operation agreement to prioritise their efforts to promote and protect environmental and human rights. The heads of the […]

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  • ‘COP26 to be most important climate meeting since Paris Agreement’

    The COP26 conference will be the most important meeting of minds since the Paris Agreement was signed. That’s the verdict from Claire Perry MP, writing for the Scotsman – the newly appointed COP26 President says the event, due to be held in November 2020, “will be the most important meeting since 2015 as the promises […]

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  • South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

    South West Water has agreed to pay £350,000 to a charity following a “serious” pollution incident in Plymouth that wiped out the local fish population. The Environment Agency has agreed the payment, known as an enforcement undertaking, which will be made to the Westcountry Rivers Trust, as an alternative to prosecution and will benefit urban watercourses […]

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