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Survival of Bumblebee Families Linked to Flower-rich Habitats

New research involving UEA has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. Norwich, England, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results, which come from the largest ever study of its … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release

Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives.

BRUSSELS, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives. Early 2015, Belgian startup Ahooga introduces an ultra-lightweight folding, elegant and concern-solving eBike, thereby “dissolving obstacles to Happy & … Read the full press release

DEG funds biodegradable packaging and disposable tableware manufacturer BIO-LUTIONS GmbH

Product made from agricultural waste replaces plastic packaging Production plant to be built in India EUR 500,000 from the Up-scaling Programme COLOGNE, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Waste from plastic packaging is a growing environmental problem throughout the world. The Indian government … Read the full press release

Solvay Debuts New Coating Line at ECS 2017

PARIS, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Novecare, a key global business unit of the Solvay Group and also a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and specialty monomers, will feature a line of new products designed to meet customers’ unmet needs for … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

Bumblebees Use “Smelly Footprints” To Find Food Source

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that bumblebees have the ability to use ‘smelly footprints’ to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger. … Read the full press release

Local Organisations in Bristol Make Life Better for Bees

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A report which outlines how local organisations have made life better for bees and pollinating insects in Bristol and the surrounding area over the last two years will be published tomorrow [March 7] to coincide with … Read the full press release

Top CDP Marks Proves Symrise’s Reputation as Leader in Sustainability

Impressive sustainability reporting in the areas Forest and Water Leadership ratings in all three CDP programs, thus a leader in the industry Sole company in the F&F industry with reports on all three CDP programs Holzminden, Germany, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s John Anderson awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science at Umeå University

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå … Read the full press release

GRAHAM Construction honoured with Delivering Sustainable and Environmental Solutions award for its A138 Chelmer Viaduct project

GRAHAM Construction ‘Highly Commended’ by Highways England. HILLSBOROUGH, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM Construction has been Highly Commended at the Highways England Supplier Recognition Scheme event, which took place recently in Birmingham. The A138 Chelmer Viaduct project team collected the award … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

BASF’s Master Builders Solutions presents series of ads and a dedicated website on energy-efficient and sustainable construction

MANNHEIM, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential: How products from the Master Builders Solutions® range contribute to this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to produce another crop of ‘green graduates’ with its Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES) programme

LEICESTER, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APPLES programme produces graduates who combine a passion for environmental sustainability with a desire to develop their entrepreneurial skills Students and staff across the University of Leicester will help achieve a more sustainable university at Go … Read the full press release

Versalis and Genomatica bio-butadiene wins Tire Technology International Award for Excellence and Innovation

San Donato Milanese (Milano), 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) technology developed by Versalis (Eni) in partnership with Genomatica has been named winner of the Environmental Achievement of the Year within the “Tire Technology International Awards for Excellence and Innovation”, … Read the full press release

Ramboll Environ and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation to work together on sustainable development in the Arctic

COPENHAGEN, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramboll Environ and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) recently signed an agreement to engage in close collaboration in the Arctic region. Both organizations share a commitment to sustainable development in the Arctic and around … Read the full press release

Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by USDA

USDA Biobased certification extended to Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® LENZING, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® fibers including all their product families were awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The … Read the full press release

Wood Group releases new version of its real-time environmental information management software system

ABERDEEN, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wood Group has developed a new version of its ENVision software. The real-time environmental information management software system for process and industrial plants provides emissions monitoring, troubleshooting, data gathering, interpretation and complete reporting to regulatory agencies. … Read the full press release

LINKS Foundation

An institution aimed at fostering the growth of the local ecosystem enhancing the skills of the Area TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research … Read the full press release

Uppsala and Umeå University releases findings on how organic matter plays a central role for mercury methylation

In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications. Umeå, Sweden, 14-Feb-2017 … Read the full press release

Leading OEMs Meet to Discuss Electrification and 48V Architectures in Europe

70+ high-level speakers from the battery industry’s top OEMs, manufacturers, and forecasters Three days of in-depth discussions of key topics affecting the battery industry How 48V architecture can help the automotive industry tackle emission targets How Europe’s battery industry can … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to work with Seabin Project to address the worldwide littering problem affecting our oceans

HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the Seabin Project to join their global pilot programme, which addresses the worldwide littering problem affecting our oceans. The project aims at approaching the challenge from … Read the full press release

Natural England invites farmers to partake in the £5M hedgerows and boundaries grant

We are inviting applications for the Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries grant which opens on 1 February 2017. LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hedgerows and boundaries grant, individually worth up to £5,000, is designed to help farmers and other land … Read the full press release

Northumbrian Water to pay £375,000 to charities for environment breach in UK pumping station

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Environment Agency has accepted an Enforcement Undertaking which will see Northumbrian Water pay £375,000 to charities in the North East after it breached environmental permitting regulations. The offer also includes actions for Northumbrian Water to … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative

First in food packaging industry to receive SBT approval​ Tetra Pak today pledged that by 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations will be at least 40% lower than in 2015. LAUSANNE, 03-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working with the … Read the full press release

AXA, SUEZ to provide global service offer and solutions against flooding to communities

PARIS, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA and SUEZ agreed on a partnership to improve resilience of cities and territories against flood risks. By joining their competencies, the two groups will propose solutions to communities and industries to help them improve resilience1 … Read the full press release

£10m NERC investment on research programme to shed light on how life in the Arctic Ocean cope with dramatic changes

SWINDON, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A major UK research programme will investigate the impact of diminishing sea ice on the fragile marine environment of the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic is the fastest-changing environment on the planet, supporting complex yet still poorly-understood … Read the full press release

NERC science publishes Impact Report 2016

SWINDON, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 January 2017), we published our annual Impact Report which shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science awarded two main Arctic projects funded by Natural Environment Research Council

OBAN, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Major UK Arctic research projects that will help us better understand and predict the rapid environmental changes in the polar region have been awarded to the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). The Oban-based institute is … Read the full press release

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release