Tag Archives: Environment

Earlham Institute joins the DNA sequencing project, Darwin Tree of Life Project (DTOL)

SWINDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Earlham Institute (EI) will be part of the epic DNA sequencing project which aims to decipher the genetic code of 66,000 species in the UK, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as part of a … Read the full press release

Model tests of the Project Forward’s concept vessel indicate that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is well below the currently most stringent Phase III level

HELSINKI, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to … Read the full press release

UK Government intends to introduce a ban on the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. LONDON, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Government has today (22 October) set out its plan to ban the distribution and … Read the full press release

Cefic, CHEM Trust, EEB, UK CIA: We urge UK to remain within REACH and participate in the ECHA post-Brexit

BRUSSELS, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have today published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Research at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Research carried out at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly. The environmental issues surrounding plastic are well-documented, with recent headlines highlighting the … Read the full press release

Valio takes the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions with its first bio-gas distribution truck

Over the years, Valio has tested equipment that runs on various environmentally-friendly fuels. Now, Valio is taking the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Valio’s first bio-gas distribution truck took to the Helsinki region’s roads in September. HELSINKI, 05-Oct-2018 … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp won the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards in Washington

The Alliance to Save Energy recognized thyssenkrupp’s MULTI elevator with its Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category MULTI, thyssenkrupp’s groundbreaking rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, will enable architects reinvent building design and improve the business case … Read the full press release

Capgemini received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related to Rail”

Capgemini recognized for its commitment to creating sustainable solutions for its clients and its ability to execute its climate strategy PARIS, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related … Read the full press release

NORMA Group awarded Prime Status by ISS-oekom for above-average sustainability performance in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance

Above-average ecological and social performance NORMA Group among top ten percent worldwide Share qualifies as a sustainable investment MAINTAL, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has been awarded Prime Status by the rating … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

New five-year marine research programme aims to provide data, models and technology to help understand the impacts on the Atlantic Ocean environment

A new £22 million research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed. SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commissioned by NERC, the new five-year marine research programme, … 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

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

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

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

Hydro to expand the scope of SGW’s mandate and to launch an internal audit of Alunorte refinery

Hydro expands the scope of the ongoing independent review of Alunorte by Brazilian environmental consultancy SGW Services to include all interfaces with areas adjacent to the refinery operation. Hydro’s Internal Audit will conduct a full review of all licenses, complementing … Read the full press release

Inmarsat research: Internet of Things (IoT) to enable the transport and logistics sector reduce its carbon footprint and minimise any negative impact on the environment

Research suggests companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success  LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the transport and logistics sector … Read the full press release

Data intensive supercomputer JASMIN to double available storage to more than 44 petabytes

A major upgrade is being made to double the storage available in one of the UK’s national supercomputers. SWINDON, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — JASMIN is a globally unique data intensive supercomputer for environmental science. Currently supporting over 160 science projects, … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Executive Director José Manuel González-Páramo to chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Director Responsible for Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, will chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation, a non-profit body set up with the aim of fostering relations between the two … Read the full press release

Young environmentalists from Taynuilt Primary School visited SAMS’s Ocean Explorer Centre to learn about the effects of plastic in the marine environment

ARGYLL, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A TEAM of young environmentalists from Taynuilt Primary School visited SAMS to get advice on how to help address the problem of plastic pollution in our seas. The school’s Eco Committee is comprised of students … Read the full press release

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

University of Exeter led researchers to examine commonly used social science techniques

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special feature of the journal Methods in Ecology … 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

Value Added Tax (VAT) environment to be improved for e-commerce businesses in the EU

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, … Read the full press release

Designing For Circularity: Global Event Tackles Solutions For A World Where Plastic Is Used, But Without Its Current Footprint

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL & HONG KONG, 12-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th annual Plasticity Forum took place in Cascais, Portugal June 8-9, with the global event bringing together business and industry officials, sustainability experts, plastic producers and users, innovators, government representatives … Read the full press release

Fourth Annual Plasticity Forum in Cascais, Portugal to Discuss New Report on Plastic-to-Fuel

June event will highlight innovations in plastic recycling and corporate sustainability Cascais, PORTUGAL and HONG KONG, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8th and 9th in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will … Read the full press release

Voith honoured with the Dekra Award for its special achievements in the environment category

Award for environmentally compatible hazardous materials management Innovative process paves the way to pollutant-free products Stuttgart/Heidenheim, Germany, 12-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith received the Dekra Award on November 11 for its special achievements in the environment category. In the presence of Baden-Württemberg’s … Read the full press release

64th Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema to be held from February 9 to 14 2014 with the motto “We like it hot… but don’t let it burn”

Berlin, Germany, 20-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “We like it hot… but don’t let it burn” is the motto of the Culinary Cinema of the 64th Berlinale, which will be held from February 9 to 14, 2014. “The use of fire and our ability … Read the full press release