Sunday, August 9, 2020

Manchester’s new ‘sponge park’ helps tackle effects of climate change

A NEW community park in West Gorton in Manchester, dubbed the “sponge park” for the way it contributes to helping tackle the effects of...

Consultation approved for Birmingham’s Air Quality Action Plan

AN ACTION plan to improve air quality across Birmingham city centre and its surrounding suburbs has been approved to go out to public consultation. Members...

Google owner issues ‘largest sustainability bond in history’

OWNER of Google, Alphabet Inc, has issued $5.75bn (£4.4bn) in sustainability bonds, in what it claims is the largest sustainability or green bond issued...

Top water saver cities of the west unveiled by Wessex Water

THE TOWNS and cities in the west of England that have the best water savers have been revealed by Wessex Water. The water company, which...

Hundreds of school improvement projects granted funding

FUNDING has been allocated for 580 building projects at academies, sixth form colleges and voluntary aided schools in England to transform facilities and improve...

Trial tech solution to safeguard UK forests and tackle climate change

VODAFONE has announced a partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Forest Research, Great Britain’s leading organisation for forestry...

Mayor seeks to offer London’s key workers affordable homes and boost social housing

THE MAYOR is asking Londoners for their views on proposals to give key workers in the capital, which could include nurses, police officers and...

‘Planning for the future’ housing whitepaper launched

AN OVERHAUL of the country’s outdated planning system that will deliver the high-quality, sustainable homes communities need will be at the heart of the...

National Grid’s hydrogen focus could boost offshore wind deployment

NATIONAL Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios, published 27 July, showed hydrogen for heating, transport and clean dispatchable thermal energy playing a pivotal role in three...

UK Government appoints Arup to make COP26 carbon neutral event

THE UK Government has selected engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup to help the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be delivered in...