8 Nov 2019

Street lights and timeshares – the world of the bat Locked

Red LEDs provide bat-friendly highway lights, and sensors combined with machine learning reveal that different bat species hunt at different times.

UK
8 Nov 2019

New strategy to guide IEMA’s work for next five years Locked

A number of key guidance documents and briefings are to be launched in the coming months on topics including digital EIA, climate change, materials and waste.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Environmental improvements from smart cities proving difficult Locked

EIC report finds that the proportion of smart initiatives that are focused on environmental problems (23%) has not increased over the last five years.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Cash boost for ‘construction corridor’ for modular housing Locked

Ilke Homes is set to produce up to 5,000 units a year over the next five years, which will make it one of the UK’s top ten house builders.

UK
25 Oct 2019

Full costs of biodiversity net gain revealed

Developers will be able to purchase credits called biodiversity units to offset their biodiversity obligations, with one unit costing £11,000.

UK
18 Oct 2019

Wind farm and warehouses only sectors to avoid Brexit blight Locked

Autumn forecasts from the Construction Products Association (CPA) have been lowered due to factors such as HS2 delays, Hinkley Point C cost overruns and trends in house price growth.

UK
11 Oct 2019

Climate-friendly councils revealed Locked

Wiltshire is the most climate-friendly council in England and Wales, according to Friends of the Earth research.

UK
27 Sep 2019

Environmental statements show faster decline Locked

The pace of decline in Environmental Statements submitted to local authority planning departments in England has accelerated in 2019.

UK
27 Sep 2019

Environment Agency “unable to regulate fracking” Locked

Concerns over regulator ability to regulate fracking and over its impact on climate and communities dominated much of a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference.

UK
27 Sep 2019

Chris Packham threatens court action over HS2 Locked

Naturalist Chris Packham has notified the transport secretary of legal action should it continue to permit ancient woodland clearance before the outcome of the HS2 review.

UK
27 Sep 2019

£1bn civil engineering framework for Yorkshire Locked

A major programme of works has been launched by Yorkshire Water, totalling £1bn in contracts among 18 partners.

UK
27 Sep 2019

Enzyme activity soil standard published Locked

The standard covers enzyme activity patterns in soil samples using fluorogenic substrates in micro-well plates.

UK
24 Sep 2019

Chris Fry introduces new advisory business Accelar Locked

UK
22 Sep 2019

Smart sensor held back by lack of expertise, finds study Locked

Architects are reluctant to use smart sensor technology in building design.

UK, United States
22 Sep 2019

Digital progress still patchy in infrastructure Locked

A snapshot survey of the UK’s infrastructure sector found patchy progress on digitisation vital to innovation and cutting costs as well as development of a national ‘digital twin’ of the sector.

UK
22 Sep 2019

Surrey County Council approves oil production at Horse Hill Locked

Oil production of up to 3,500 barrels a day at the controversial Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick has been approved by Surrey councillors, with objectors now looking to appeal the decision.

UK
22 Sep 2019

Sustainable SUDS solution for M56 runoff Locked

A new, efficient and compact SUDS system capable of filtering out metal pollution and fine particles has been installed along the M56 to protect a stream in Cheshire from polluted runoff.

UK
22 Sep 2019

Leadership vacuum threatens Northern Ireland infrastructure Locked

Northern Ireland’s infrastructure is facing a crunch point as existing and new, longer-term decisions are increasingly held back by lack of political leadership despite the best efforts of civil servants.

UK
20 Sep 2019

Brownfield Briefing Awards: Meridian One wins Project of the Year Locked

Fourteen winners were announced and five entries highly commended at the fifteenth anniversary of Environment Analyst's Brownfield Briefing Awards.

UK
13 Sep 2019

Aggregates plan thwarted in favour of open space Locked

A proposed aggregates development on a popular ancient woodland and former mining site near Pontypool has been refused permission by the Welsh Government following an appeal by the developer.

13 Sep 2019

Storms could cost $1t in home damage each year by 2050, says UKGBC Locked

In response to the Global Commission on Adaptation report, the UK Green Building Council says storm surges could force hundreds of millions of people from their homes.

6 Sep 2019

ES submissions fall to lowest point in six years Locked

Government statistics for environmental statements submitted to local authorities in England show submissions have hit their lowest mark since 2012/13. They also point to much higher activity in London and the east of England than twelve months ago.

6 Sep 2019

Legal costs force fracking campaigners to drop challenge to protest injunction Locked

As Friends of the Earth lost its case to reduce the scope of an anti-protest injunction covering Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool to protect three defendants, the company received a warning for multiple breaches of its environmental permit.

6 Sep 2019

Treasury launches economics of biodiversity consultation Locked

HM Treasury is seeking evidence on the links between global biodiversity, biodiversity damage and prospects for sustainable economic growth for a high-profile review to be presented at a crucial global biodiversity conference in China in 2020. 

6 Sep 2019

Environment Agency sets up client support network

The agency has contracted £80m worth of client support for flood defence, other capital and improvement works, as well as initiating or commissioning research ranging from incentivising environmental performance to impact of sea level rise.

30 Aug 2019

Willmott Dixon uses plastic in roads for Bristol scheme Locked

Non-recyclable plastic will be used on the roads of its Ashton Rise development.

30 Aug 2019

Modular housing set for ex-laboratory site Locked

Wates Residential will deliver the homes as part of the Cardiff Living partnership.

9 Aug 2019

‘Resourcing challenges’ hit Natural England’s role in planning

Natural England has prioritised response to planning applications, but elsewhere its wider statutory planning consultee role is suffering from severe budget cuts.

UK
9 Aug 2019

Permeable pavements cool cities by 30%? Locked

Rutgers University claims permeable concrete pavements both cool cities and are beneficial in terms of stormwater run-off.

9 Aug 2019

Infrastructure coalition targets Net Zero Locked

A new coalition of public and private organisations has committed to a five-pronged strategy aimed at ensuring building and engineering infrastructure is aligned with the UK’s challenging Net Zero goal for 2050, minimising whole-life emissions and avoiding carbon lock-in.