Calling all photographers! Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

Kevin Mcelvaney, Adam Latif, 21

Now open for entries, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. The competition is free to enter and offers an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society and a total prize money of £8,000, including awards for young photographers, film and a solo show. Read more »

Stories From Site: Reducing the Performance Gap in Reality

31/03/2015 14:00
31/03/2015 18:00

Event Description

The Green Register, in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards and Zero Carbon Hub present:- “Stories from site - reducing the performance gap in reality”

About the seminar
This session will focus on new build housing, part L and the performance gap from concept design through to site detailing. Delegates will tackle issues of thermal bridging, thermal bypass and airtightness and engage with how this is delivered on site. The session will highlight the performance gap and look at various practical solutions for architects and builders. Read more »

Building Performance Evaluation in the South West - Seminar and Site visit

15/04/2015 13:30
15/04/2015 17:15

Event Description

Do you:

  • Wonder why non-domestic buildings may not perform as designed?
  • Want to understand how to accurately evaluate your project, post completion?
  • Want to know how others have done?
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Solar power from energy-harvesting trees

Scientists at VTT have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy from its surroundings - whether indoors or outdoors - stores it and turns it into electricity to power small devices such as mobile phones, humidifiers, thermometers and LED light bulbs. The technology can also be used to harvest kinetic energy from the environment. Read more »

Sardines move North due to ocean warming

Sardines, anchovies, mackerel and horse mackerel have increased their presence in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north, as confirmed by a pioneering study analysing 57,000 fish censuses from 40 years. The researchers warn that coastal towns dependent on these fishery resources must adapt their economies. Read more »

Germany’s “energywende” threatens migratory bats

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Soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus): A small European bat species, which is presumably migrating over long distances. Photo: C.C.Voigt

Numerous bats are killed by German wind turbines. The number of such turbines, already very high, is planned to be increased further. More than two-thirds of bats being killed by wind turbines on German ground are migrants on their way between summer and winter habitats. Due to its geographical location in Europe, Germany has consequently a central responsibility for the conservation of migratory bats. Read more »

Emission of greenhouse gases has a higher impact upon Antarctic thaw than changes in the earth’s orbit

Scientific perforation in Antarctica (courtesy of CSIC)

An international research team led by the High Council for Scientific Research and with the participation of the University of Granada, has found that there is a direct relation between the changes in the earth’s orbit and the stability of the Eastern ice cap of Antarctica, more specifically, on the continental fringe of Wilkes Land (East Antarctica). Read more »

Vegfest UK 2015

28/03/2015
29/03/2015

Event Description

Returning to the shores of Brighton for the first of three dates also including Bristol and London, the UK’s premier vegetarian and vegan superfood festival, Vegfest UK, is back at the Brighton Centre in March 2015. Read more »

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