Transform Magazine February 2017
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Space – the final EIA frontier?
Steve Mustow considers whether space exploration and exploitation require impact assessments
In Boot v Elmbridge Borough Council , the High Court quashed permission for a sports ground in the metropolitan green belt.
German automotive company Volkswagen (VW) has been fined $2.8bn after agreeing to plead guilty to felonies involving the sale of approximately 590,000 diesel vehicles in the US that were fitted with a efeat device' to cheat federal emissions tests.
The Church of England has said that any development of shale gas reserves in the UK must not distract or delay efforts to expand low-carbon renewable energy or other efforts to meet the nation's long-term 2050 carbon reduction targets.
Business leaders have endorsed a plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging worldwide, up from 14% now.
Europe's regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, flooding, droughts and storms due to climate change, according to a report from the European Environment Agency.
The Earth's surface temperatures in 2016 were the warmest since records began, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the US and the Met Office in the UK.
The Environment Agency is being urged to increase self-assurance and recover more of the costs of regulation from industry.
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