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Row over Big Ben’s bongs

17 August 2017

The House of Commons Commission says it will “consider the length of time” the bongs of Big Ben will be silenced for refurbishment, following a row over pausing of the bells to protect workers from their high-decibel impact.

NetRegs EMS guidance updated

17 August 2017

NetRegs has updated and improved its online guidance on environmental management systems (EMSs).

EC faces Ombudsman investigation over approach to nanomaterials

17 August 2017

ClientEarth has submitted a complaint to the European Ombudsman after the European Commission was 3.5 years late in publishing a list of nanomaterials in cosmetics.

Manufacturers told to protect intelligent cars from hackers

15 August 2017

In a world where terrorists or anarchists could pose enormous threats to the safety of internet-connected vehicles, including large, potentially deadly lorries and vans, manufacturers have been urged by the Government to make plans to protect intelligent cars from hackers.

Trade bodies urge Government to intervene on Chinese waste import ban

15 August 2017

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and The Recycling Association (TRA) have written a joint letter to senior Government Ministers expressing concern over China’s proposed ban on imports of recyclable materials.

UK environmental laws need enforcing post-Brexit

14 August 2017

Enforcement of UK environmental laws could be undermined after Brexit if institutional accountability gaps are not properly addressed, new report claims.

Global action to tackle hazardous waste crimes

12 August 2017

More than 1.5 million tonnes of illegal waste have been discovered during a global operation targeting the illegal shipment and disposal of waste.

Postman Pat goes green

11 August 2017

Royal Mail has announced it will purchase 100 electric vans to be used by postmen and women on their delivery rounds across the country.

Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme launched

10 August 2017

A new Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) has been established to validate emission abatement technologies that meet requirements set out in the Government’s Clean Air Zone Framework.

Flawed greenhouse gas data undermines Paris Agreement

9 August 2017

Systems currently used to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around the world are seriously flawed, scientists say.