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The Society for the Environment's boss recognised for female CEO excellence and Society also gives out Honary Fellowship to university professor
The Society for the Environment has been recognised twice in the inaugural Female CEO Excellence Awards, with an award for CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, and for the Society's environmental professional register.
We all like to think we're doing the responsible thing by paying a company to remove our waste, reports James Murray – but be it building, DIY or garden debris, household clutter or an overflow of household waste, the truth is, by engaging the services of an illegal waste removal company, householders can be enabling waste crime, as well as inadvertently causing significant harm to the environment.
Feeding a world population rising to 10 billion is one of the greatest challenges society faces – but a group of students at the University of Sheffield are exploring if fish droppings could provide the answer.
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 trade body for the wood-burning stove industry, the Stove Industry Alliance, has committed its manufacturer members to start meeting stringent new green laws six years ahead of schedule for an industry sector that is basking in the heat of green glory.
A 400 per cent rise in wet wipes on beaches is putting marine life at risk and pushing up water bills, claim the Marine Conservation Society, who are campaigning to banish confusing labelling.
The massive development at London's King's Cross might grab attention for its shiny new buildings, houses, streets, parks, shops and university but behind the scenes the less glamorous issue of waste sweepings is drastically lowering the wet gritty waste going to landfill.
Visitors to Star Refrigeration's Westway factory in Renfrew near Glasgow witnessed the first built unit of the EcoDesign compliant chiller in operation, which demonstrated energy efficiency figures 71% higher than the EU Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) requirement - but the company warned over more stringent EU directives on the horizon.
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.
The European Union's efforts to create and maintain clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. The annual bathing water report published this month throws a spotlight on the the value of the legislation and the years of investment in waste water infrastructure and other pollution reduction measures.
A pioneering north of England street tree research project could hold the answer to urban flooding. Initial results from the scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.