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Home CO2 emissions higher than cars

Research carried out by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has revealed that homes in England produce around 58.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This is roughly equivalent to the C...

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Net zero target "too late"

The Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG), which is made up of climate experts, has published a report warning that the net-zero carbon emissions targets to be achieved by 2050 could be "too little...

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Breakthrough made in nuclear fusion

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are close to achieving a key goal in their research into nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility.

Nuclear fu...

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IPCC issues stark warning

According to the newest report published by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists around the world have documented changes in the climate across the whole globe and many of t...

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Early signs of Gulf Stream collapse

Scientists have announced that warning signs have been seen of the potential collapse of the Gulf Stream, the effects of which could have devastating global consequences.

The Gulf Stream is...

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New industry wood waste classification guidance published

Industry guidance on how to handle and process items of wood waste has been published, after a four-year project led by the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA).

Over 3.81 million tonnes of was...

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Race to build first commercial electric speedboat

Work by a team of former SpaceX rocket engineers has started on a 24ft 475-horsepower electric speedboat project.

Seed funding of £3m has already been raised to begin work by an LA-ba...

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New fire safety requirements in force at planning stage

All planning applications made after 1 August 2021 for high-rise residential buildings or buildings containing educational accommodation in England must now include a fire statement. This covers al...

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£2m funding for E-highway

£2m has been given to a study to investigate plans for an overhead electric cable for a 20km stretch of the M180 near Scunthorpe.

Designers are planning to fit lorries with technology...

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Company fined after worker suffered chemical burns

Granville Oil & Chemical Company Ltd was sentenced this month for safety breaches, after a worker suffered chemical burns to both arms and one leg.

Sheffield Magistrates' Court heard th...

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Study shows huge 'design deficit' in planning authority skills

Research has shown that two-fifths of local planning authorities in England do not have access to urban design advice, and three-quarters do not have architectural skills.</...

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Water policy reforms to deliver ambitious environmental agenda

The Government, Environment Agency and Ofwat have set out an ambitious programme of reform to build back greener from the pandemic through the review...

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RTPI say planning is 'essential' to children's recovery after COVID-19

According to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) guidance, planners should engage children and young people at an early stage within policies, plans and developments.

As around 20% of...

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Company's recycling failure leads to charity donation

The Environment Agency has accepted an Enforcement Undertaking from Birmingham based company Nobisco Ltd for breaking packaging legislation.

Nobisco is now working w...

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Construction company fined after worker falls from garage roof

A construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations, after a worker fell from a garage roof.

Kidderminster Magistrates' Court heard that in February...

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