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Game of Thrones actors team with SodaStream to end single-use plastics

As the series finale of Game of Thrones approaches, beverage company SodaStream has teamed with actors from the show to campaign against single-use plastics. Thor...
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Japanese knotweed on UK properties: lenders “overly cautious”

A government committee has found that the UK’s current approach to Japanese knotweed is “overly cautious”, particularly with regard to mortgage lending. The Science and...
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Biodiversity in Overseas Territories: UK Call for Evidence launched

The UK government has announced a Call for Evidence to gather data on biodiversity preservation in UK Overseas Territories. The Call for Evidence is set...
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UK Darwin Initiative funding to benefit international conservation projects

The UK government’s Darwin Initiative has announced the recipients of its latest round of funding, aimed at protecting nature and the environment. The 25th round...
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Scottish space sector: satellites support sustainability

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced the Scottish space sector is projected to be worth up to £4 billion (€4.63 billion)...
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Food safety standards in agriculture: a Dutch overview

Following a raft of safety scandals on Dutch farms, Member States must work together to enforce standards and provide quality to consumers. Improving food safety...
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2019 Biodiversity Eurobarometer reveals EU-wide concern

A new survey of more than 27,000 Europeans has shown awareness of and concern about biodiversity is rising across the EU. The 2019 Biodiversity Eurobarometer...
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Electrification of transport in the EU key to achieving carbon targets

Bo Normark of InnoEnergy and the European Battery Alliance spoke to Government Europa about how electrification of transport is vital to emissions reduction in...
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Scottish climate change proposals to cut emissions by 2040

The Scottish government has introduced amendments to its Climate Change Bill strengthening its approach to combating climate change. The Scottish climate change proposals, including a...
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EU carbon tariffs gain increasing approval

Representatives of politics and business in the EU have indicated they may be increasingly amenable to the introduction of a tax on carbon emissions. Trade...

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