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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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • EDF Energy chosen to take on Solarplicity’s customers

    Ofgem has appointed Big Six company EDF Energy to take on the customers of recently collapsed supplier Solarplicity. It comes after the regulator announced the small energy supplier ceased to trade earlier this week. Solarplicity’s 7,500 domestic customers and 500 business customers will be transferred to EDF Energy, which will ensure all outstanding credit balances […]

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  • New £3.5m fund offered to recycle small waste electricals

    A new fund worth £3.5 million has been launched for the reuse and collection of small waste electricals across the UK. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund is inviting applications from waste collection authorities and reuse organisations for the funding. Up to £3 million has been allocated for small electrical waste kerbside collection […]

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  • World’s longest turbine blade arrives for testing in the UK

    An offshore wind turbine blade claimed to be the longest in the world has arrived in the UK for testing. LM Wind Power, part of GE Renewables, will put its 107-metre turbine blade through its paces at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland. The Haliade-X 12MW offshore turbine blade is bigger […]

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  • Audi e-tron becomes first EV to score maximum safety rating

    The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first electric vehicle (EV) to score the maximum safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The large passenger vehicle managed to earn the 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award by maintaining ‘good’ ratings across six different crash tests while equipped with standard equipment. Introduced this year, the […]

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