Brighton Permaculture Trust are Scaling Up the Scrump - and need your help to make it happen!

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For several years Brighton Permaculture Trust have been turning waste fruit from local orchards and people’s homes into delicious produce such as jam, chutneys, and juices at pop-up scrumping events.

But now, they're building a straw bale Fruit Factory in an old tractor shed in Stanmer Village, just outside Brighton. Read more »

Finalists announced for Ashden UK and Travel Awards

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One of Reading Buses’ biomethane-powered fleet. Picture: Ashden

The shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Ashden UK and Travel Awards. The Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and celebrate the organisations that Ashden considers to be leading the way in this field. Read more »

Non-hooked birds: how to avoid seabird bycatch in the Mediterranean?

Seabirds are the most endangered bird species in the world due to fishing practices, predation and the loss of breeding habitat (image: Vero Cortés, UB-IRBio)

Night setting; bird scaring lines; weighted branchlines that sink rapidly; fish offal and bait covered on board so it doesn’t attract seabirds to the boats; deck lights kept at the minimum level, and discards not thrown back into the sea. Read more »

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 »

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 »

EVOLUTION Scotland 2015

11/04/2015 09:00
11/04/2015 16:30

Event Description

The EVOLUTION Motor Show 2014 was such a resounding hit last year… And now it’s back, bigger, and even better, in 2015!

We are delighted to bring Edinburgh the next step in motoring… The Motor Show with a difference… EVOLUTION Scotland!

This is your chance to check out and even try some of the best and most efficient motoring technology the electric and low emission world has to offer… There will be around 70 different makes and models for you to see. These vehicles are not the future, they are the now! 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 »

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