Air Quality Case Study Collection 2020 - read digital edition
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Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
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Scientists working with the charity Salmon & Trout Conservation UK have discovered the non-native demon shrimp Dikerogammarus haemobaphes in both slow and fast flowing UK rivers, and they fear this could be disastrous for the future of our native aquatic wildlife.
Students can now study coral reefs in real time from the perspective of a diver's mask without even getting wet!
Oceana research has revealed a surprisingly high biodiversity in the British waters of the North Sea, but it is at risk if current fishery, pollution and development practices continue.
A study of wrasse in Italian waters has provided the first evidence of ocean acidification's impact on the reproductive behaviour of wild fish.
Scientists believe they may have discovered that opportunistic but risky wandering is the reason why common starfish are prone to mass beach strandings during strong wind and tide conditions.
Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago - and their findings also provide an insight into how climate change can impact on deep ocean life.
A Scottish logistics firm, Eagle Couriers, is helping the conservation of birds of prey, including the golden eagle, by working for a reduced rate with wildlife researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) has unveiled plans to restore the native oyster, a creator of clean filtered water, to the Solent, the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England and which once supported the biggest oyster fishery in Europe.
Over-hunting of large mammals such as woolly monkeys, spider monkeys and tapirs in tropical forests could make climate change worse because of their role in the dispersal of trees, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The plight of blue whales whose vital communications are affected by the noise from shipping could be eased thanks to the work of a tireless Icelandic scientist, Dr Marianne Helene Rasmussen.