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Deutsche Telekom installs smart beehives at its headquarters in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom gives bees a connected home IoT and sensors help prevent bee deaths Digitalization makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of the species BONN, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom now has its first two smart beehives … Read the full press release

ENGIE to reduce its global coal-fired generation installed capacity by 14% with the disposal of its 69.1% interest in Glow

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 20, ENGIE signed a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. (GPSC) for the sale of its 69.1% interest in Glow, an independent power producer listed on the Stock … Read the full press release

40 miljoen liter verdwijnt onnodig in het europese millieu | Stem op Cleanprotec | Dave Bebelaar award 2018

UTRECHT, Nederland, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autolakken zijn door milieu eisen steeds minder bestand tegen invloeden van buitenaf. Veel gebruikte autoverzorgingsproducten hebben slechts een korte werking en daardoor komt er minimal zo’n 40 miljoen liter poetsmiddel in het europese milieu … Read the full press release

WWF, Instituto Terra and KfW support reforestation in Brazil with photography and panel discussion at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin

Joint press release by KfW and WWF Photography and panel discussion: Sebastião Salgado’s commitment to reforestation in Brazil – new approaches to sharing knowledge KfW and WWF support Brazil in the reforestation of 12 million hectares Key contribution to climate … Read the full press release

Pöyry Environment President Mari Puoskari to leave the company; Kaisa Vähänen appointed acting director of the Environment Business Unit

VANTAA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mari Puoskari, President of Pöyry Environment, has left Pöyry and is moving to new challenges outside the company. She joined Pöyry in February 2017. “I want to thank Mari for her active and energetic take on … Read the full press release

U.K. home delivery business Milk & More orders 200 electric vehicles from Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter

Milk deliveries are set to become quieter and more environmentally friendly BONN/LONDON, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What do the British milkman and the German mail carrier have in common? Answer: Both are an institution in their respective countries, and both … Read the full press release

The EBRD is the first multilateral development bank to become a TCFD supporter

Ahead of landmark conference on TCFD guidance, Bank announces commitment to climate-related financial disclosures The EBRD commits to launching climate-related financial disclosure during 2018 The Bank’s Sustainability Report outlines a clear approach for transparency on climate risks LONDON, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Veolia and Suez awarded contract to design, build and operate the Gandharbpur drinking water treatment plant in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the authority in charge of drinking water and wastewater management for the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has chosen Veolia, together with Suez, for the design, build and operate contract for the Gandharbpur drinking … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain announces the 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest winners

Courbevoie, France, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the international final of its 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest following the competition held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of … Read the full press release

SUEZ NWS and Cleanaway won the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility contract in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

PARIS, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ NWS and Cleanaway1 won the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility contract in Kaohsiung, located in south-western Taiwan. The contract provides for the acquisition of the plant by the two partners for €36 million and its … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway (Bodenseegürtelbahn)

Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway MTU Hybrid PowerPack reduces emissions, noise levels and operating costs on the existing infrastructure Development is part of the Rolls-Royce electrification strategy Friedrichshafen, Germany, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The MTU … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research

Deutsche Bank has developed a unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research Helps investors ride the growing wave of responsible investing that Deutsche Bank Equity Research predicts will spread to cover all … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

UEA research aims to improve how we respond to explosive volcanic eruptions and better forecast volcanic ash dispersal

Researchers from UEA have helped provide fresh insight into how huge volcanic ash plumes, which can critically disrupt aviation and cause major impact on the ground, are transported in the atmosphere. NORWICH, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2010, the eruption of … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Buzzing Balconies project bagged the most votes in the latest round of Tesco Bags of Help

BRIGHTON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Sussex researchers investigating how bees get a buzz out of Brighton’s balconies and courtyards have thanked the public after shoppers’ votes bagged them a funding boost. The Buzzing Balconies project has received £4,000 after … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam: The greenest transferium in the Netherlands opened on 22 April

Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The greenest transferium of the Netherlands has been officially been opened on 22 April. Go and have a look at the Deutersestraat, because in a little while it will be out of site for the … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago ended the last Ice Age

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago released large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, helping warm the planet and end the last Ice Age, according to research by … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Ningbo China part of research for the removal of heavy metal from coal-fired power stations in China

NOTTINGHAM, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is pioneering research into the removal of heavy metal from coal-fired power stations in the People’s Republic of China. The initiative is part of the new China Huadian … Read the full press release

WEF: EarthTime combines dramatic images from space with expert analysis of how humans are changing the planet

New website EarthTime, to launch on World Earth Day (22 April), combines NASA satellite imagery with over 300 free, open-source geospatial datasets to show humanity’s impact on the planet EarthTime uses experts to track and connect patterns between a range of topics from deforestation … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark recognised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

COLOGNE, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, has extended its sustainability leadership with the recognition of its Green Product Mark by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This new inclusion of low volatile organic compounds (VOC) … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina to propose to its members the introduction of a certified Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate

Introducing a Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate; well-balanced milk supply based on market-driven growth Amersfoort, the NETHERLANDS, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 April 2018), FrieslandCampina has announced that it will accelerate and further expedite … Read the full press release

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list). LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid … Read the full press release

Continental Hackathon will look for creative ideas and innovative solutions in the industrial sector at the industry fair Hannover Messe

Hannover Fair: Industry hackathon with international startups from four eco-systems Duensing: “Innovations are the lubricating oil and fuel for future-proof industrial companies.” Talented young people from Hanover, Hamburg, San Luis Potosí (Mexico) and Bucharest (Romania) search for solutions to challenges … Read the full press release

Solidaridad supports sugarcane farmers in India with modern cultivation practices to enhance smallholder production

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — India is the world’s largest consumer of sugar and the second largest producer after Brazil. However, sugarcane is highly water intensive and recent years have witnessed significant droughts. Solidaridad, along with its partners, is … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of fish and their ability to communicate with each other

EXETER, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An ‘acoustic fog’ from motorboat noise, underwater construction and other man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of fish and their ability to communicate with each other, research has found. A BBC film (link below) made … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €5 million to microfinance provider MKF Partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Loan to microfinance provider MKF Partner will be invested in residential sector EBRD loan of up to €5 million to MKF Partner, a microfinance institution Energy efficiency loans to residents and vendors of green technology Increasing availability of finance to … Read the full press release

Study: 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution

LEEDS, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New research suggests that up to 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution. The study, led by the University of Leeds, also shows traffic-related air pollution could be … Read the full press release

Study: dramatic climate event with a sudden drop in average temperatures had no substantial impact on human activity at Star Carr

Pioneering early people who lived at the end of the last ice age actually carried on with life as usual despite plummeting temperatures, a study at a world-famous archaeological site in North Yorkshire suggests. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading … Read the full press release

Study: 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt sheds light on the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment

Fife, Scotland, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt provides new evidence for the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment capable of supporting life as we know it. The new study by an international team of … Read the full press release