Will climate change transform the British landscape?

7 January 2020

Arable farming forced to move, flood plains expanding and more tree planting needed - climate change is making subtle but rapid changes to the fertile, green and often rather wet landscapes that have shaped Britain’s traditional identity, as Jon Herbert discovers.

Transport of dangerous goods exemptions

2 January 2020

In this article on the transport of dangerous goods by road, Caroline Raine discusses exemptions that may be used to reduce the requirements when transporting dangerous goods. Caroline will highlight the small load exemptions, limited quantities and special provisions.

Minimum font sizes for labels

2 January 2020

A question that many companies often ask when drawing up labels for hazardous chemicals is “Does the CLP Regulation specify a minimum font size for labels?” In this article, we address the legal obligations and other guidance available to help suppliers ensure their labels are readable and meet minimum requirements.

Climate rebellion, Brexit and more — a review of 2019 and what’s to come

27 December 2019

Climate emergencies, Extinction Rebellion and 12 years to save the planet, have dominated the global media over the last twelve months. Back in the UK, gridlock over Brexit and a general election have been the main headliners, but a crack-down on waste crime, the Environment Bill, and growing concern over air pollution have also had a fair share of media attention. In this review, John Barwise looks at some of the key environmental milestones of 2019 and what businesses might expect from a new Conservative government over the next five years.

BREEAM, LEED AND ISO 50001:2018 — what do they all mean for energy management?

17 December 2019

Energy management and the future security of energy supplies are increasingly hot topics. The demand for energy can be reduced by buildings that are designed and built to minimise energy consumption and then have a systems lifecycle that maintain their energy efficiency. In this article Alan Field explains a number of standards and specifications that can focus the efforts to achieve this.

Flooding: from resistance to resilience

17 December 2019

Research shows that global warming is increasing flood risks rapidly across northwest Europe. Jon Herbert asks how the urban environment can cope with larger and more unpredictable volumes of water.