Articles from Transform June 2018

"In court: Severn Trent fined £350,000 for chemical leak"

Utilities giant Severn Trent has been fined £350,000 for a pollution incident in the River Amber, Derbyshire.

"Quote unquote"

Challenged by a chimp? Take the factfulness test

By Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund £12.99 by Sceptre

Peter Bosshard

Unfriend Coal’s campaign coordinator, Peter Bosshard, talks exclusively to TRANSFORM about the insurance industry’s progress in cutting its ties with ...

Reap what you sow

A sustainable food project’s mission to nourish a diverse group of young leaders is harvesting it a wide-reaching reputation. Huw Morris speaks to pro...

Agricultural awakening

Richard Tipper examines how earth-observing technologies could rewrite the future of farming

Route map for Manchester

A science-based tool being used by the Manchester city region to assess its options in pursuing a zero-carbon goal could prove effective not only for ...

A legion of...Happy Feet

Satellite imagery has uncovered a ‘supercolony’ of more than 1.5 million Adélie penguins nesting among a chain of remote Antartic islands, raising hop...

Sewage leak lands church with penalty

A branch of the Church of Scientology has been fined £14,000 for leaking raw sewage into the River Medway in West Sussex.

Case law: Waste disposal firm’s appeal dismissed as judge decides lining material is liable to landfill tax

The case of Biffa Waste Services Ltd v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, a tribunal appeal, has been dismissed.

June 2018: New regulations

The latest guidance, consultations and legislation.

The angels' share

Big data has received a lot of bad press recently but its potential for more ethical applications remains, writes David Burrows

Pledges and promises

So much of what we deal with in our everyday work involves broken promises.

Crypto constructs

Shamir Ghumra and Harriet Cooper examine distributed ledger technologies and their feasibility in the built environment

Check out your choices

The new General Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25 May, placing new requirements on organisations to change the way they obtain, record...

Members vote to go for Chartership

On 15 May, over 150 members gathered in London for the most historic moment in IEMA’s history so far – the vote to secure members’ approval to petitio...

Refreshed workplace upskilling courses launched

Transforming the world to sustainability means everyone in every job needs the right knowledge, skills and opportunity to make a difference.

Join the move to #PledgeLessPlastic for World Environment Day

World Environment Day takes place on Tuesday 5 June, with the topical theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.

New phase of globalisation undermining emission reductions in industry

Carbon-intensive industries moving from China to less-developed regions like Vietnam and Bangladesh could be undermining global CO2 emission reduction...

Quarter of EU budget for climate action

The European Commission plans to increase its climate change spending by 5% to €320bn (£281bn) between 2021 and 2027, with a quarter of the EU’s budge...

London to be carbon-free by 2050

London mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined ambitious proposals to make the capital a zero-carbon city by 2050 through energy efficient buildings, clean tran...

Mandatory solar panels announced for Californian homes

California has become the first US state to announce that all new homes built after 1 January 2020 will be required to feature solar panels as part of...

Tourism responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions

The trillion-dollar global tourism industry is responsible for almost one-tenth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to an Australian stud...

Tidal stream energy could boost UK economy by £1.4bn

The UK’s nascent tidal stream industry could generate a net benefit to the UK economy of £1.4bn and support 4,000 jobs by 2030, new research has found...

One billion people still without electricity

The world will not meet the seventh sustainability development goal (SDG7) to deliver modern energy for all by 2030 if current trends continue, with o...

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