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Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland accredited as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation

COLOGNE, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland has extended its lead in the provision of chemical management solutions and services for the textile, fashion and footwear industry, following its accreditation as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial is the Industry Leader in Machinery and Electrical Equipment in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe

With a score of 89/100 the Company is confirmed as the Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices for the seventh consecutive year. CNH Industrial has also been named as Industry Group Leader in Capital Goods … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release

BMT selected to assess aquaculture sites off the coast of Dalma Island in the Arabian Gulf

Teddington, UK, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT has been appointed by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to determine the environmental carrying capacity of three new aquaculture sites off the coast of Dalma Island in the Arabian Gulf. Mohamed Hasan … Read the full press release

Sweden will invest an additional SEK 600 million in measures for clean seas

STOCKHOLM, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Robust measures are needed to tackle eutrophication, environmental toxins, littering and other threats against Sweden’s lakes, seas and coastlines. As early as next year, the Government will invest an additional SEK 600 million in measures … Read the full press release

DNV GL and UNIDO to help the textile industry manage water consumption more sustainably

OSLO, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 per cent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 per cent of that … Read the full press release

Airbus: Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor on its way to Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia

STEVENAGE, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. … Read the full press release

Covestro and UN Environment announce regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize

Public invited to rate finalists’ ideas to save the environment LEVERKUSEN, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The United Nations Environment Programme has announced a shortlist of regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize, a global competition sponsored … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: inefficient traditional fishing methods prevent overfishing

EXETER, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are … Read the full press release

The Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site now under review by the public

SWINDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have issued an open invitation to come to the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock on 5 September 2017, when plans will be unveiled for an exciting new research development proposed for … Read the full press release

Researchers described a new species of brittle star called Teleosaster creasyi

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.  CAMBRIDGE, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to … Read the full press release

Russia, Israel and Bulgaria team cleaned up Vilkitsky Island in the east of the Kara Sea supported by LUKOIL

MOSCOW, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LUKOIL supported an environmental expedition to scavenge Vilkitsky Island in the east of the Kara Sea, as envisaged by a cooperation agreement between the company and the government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. After two … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Summer Internship scheme grown to support 75 businesses with more than 105 students

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From testing cricket bats to counting nocturnal mammals of the same name, more than 100 Nottingham students are making their mark on businesses in the region as part of a University scheme. Now in its fourth … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): £4.5 million allocated to London boroughs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority (GLA) today announced that almost £4.5 million has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London’s streets. A total of … Read the full press release

NORMA Group, Plan International launch social project in Brazil

MAINTAL, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, and the children’s aid organization Plan International are launching a social project in Brazil. The objective is to improve living conditions in the rural areas … Read the full press release

Continental tests environmentally friendly synthetic fuel called oxymethylene ether (OME) in test vehicles

CO2 emissions reduced in proportion to the OME share: in the Continental diesel car, a 15 % OME share reduces CO2 emissions by approximately eight grams per kilometer Entire technology chain being optimized, from the injection system, combustion, sensor technology, exhaust-gas aftertreatment … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS): Future of the Sea: Trends in Aquaculture report

ARGYLL, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy costs and public perception are the two main factors that will affect how the aquaculture industry develops over the next few decades, according to a report by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Research Services … Read the full press release

Researchers: Noise from motorboats disrupts fish co-operation

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Noise from motorboats changes the behaviour of cleaner fish and the species they help. Cleaner fish are species which eat parasites from other fish – known as “clients” – in a relationship which benefits both. Researchers … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

NERC appoints seven new members to its Innovation Advisory Board

SWINDON, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC has appointed seven new members to its Innovation Advisory Board to replace those who have completed their term. The Innovation Advisory Board advises NERC on its strategy for strengthening the delivery of economic growth and … Read the full press release

EBRD Suma Chakrabarti met with Korean government and Green Climate Fund in Korea

Bank President holds constructive meetings LONDON, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sir Suma Chakrabarti, gained strong backing for the EBRD’s work in the green economy during a visit to the Republic of Korea. The President … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Professor Lisa Roberts: Leeds to create a research environment few other universities can match

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges … Read the full press release

Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): first time major bank requested RSPO investigation into one of its clients

Thousands of hectares of rainforest saved after HSBC triggers investigation into its own client LONDON, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Action taken by HSBC, which triggered an investigation into the subsidiary of one of its own clients in the palm oil sector, has … Read the full press release

Stara’s machines and trucks in Helsinki to use entirely waste and residue based Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces emissions of Stara’s working machines in Helsinki, Finland  ESPOO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of Europe’s largest coordinated advanced biofuels project BioSata, Neste provides Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara, with premium-quality, entirely waste and residue based Neste … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help dairy farmers in the restoration and conservation of nature

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and WNF want to reward, with innovative approach, dairy farmers with restoration and conservation of farmland biodiversity Amersfoort, Netherlands, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined forces to help dairy farmers in … Read the full press release