SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017
Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."
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Two dolphin attacks on harbour porpoises, a rare sight to actually observe in British waters, have been recorded by local photographers, Jamie Muny and Alister Kemp, close to the shore of Chanonry Point in the Moray Firth, NE Scotland!
Construction has started of a large scale commercial carport at Bentley Motors’ manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.
A truck with a combustion engine powered entirely from zero carbon hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year. Developed by Liverpool based hydrogen fuel pioneer ULEMCo, the converted VOLVO FH16 lorry is designed to provide a demonstration of how hydrogen fuel can be deployed to decarbonise heavy goods vehicles efficiently and cost effectively.
Cornish lithium, a crucial material for electric car batteries, is being prospected for from space - an unobtrusive method of mining exploration.
A new report predicts that fuel cells are where solar photovoltaics were 15 years ago, and that Solid oxide fuel cells are close to overcoming key challenges, with a boost for renewables by converting excess electricity generated into storage.
Over two fifths, 43%, of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, surveyed over 1,000 children aged six to 15 years old about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to help clean up the air.
UK soil is being destroyed at 10 times the rate it is being created, costing £1.2 billion annually in England and Wales - but only a fraction of the cost, £10 million pounds a year in England, is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, and this would reverse the declining health of our rivers, claim a coalition of interest groups.
Stora Enso, a Finnish headquarted company who aim to replace fossil-based materials by developing products based mostly on wood, has launched 'Lineo' a bio-based lignin as a renewable replacement for oil-based glue. Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree.
Bottles made of plastic that persist in the environment for hundreds of years could become a pollution of the past thanks to the discovery of an enzyme that eats the substance, and work by scientists to further improve it by engineering.