Tag: carbon emissions

Week Commencing 19/07/2021 – In The News

The sun shining brightly in the sky among clouds.

£30K Fine For Company After Worker Injured by Forklift Truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). On 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent […]

Week Commencing 21/06/2021 – In The News

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Foundry Fined After Workers Exposed to Lead Dust A foundry has been sentenced to safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church bells at St Peter’s church in Barton-Upon-Humber. On 20th March 2019, part of the planned maintenance project involved stripping off rust and old paint […]

Looking After Our Oceans

2021 will be a crucial year for our planet, with the UN COP26 climate conference in November and the G7 Summit this month. The 8th of June also marks World Ocean Day. This important international day seeks “to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems.” […]

Week Commencing 17/05/2021 – In The News

An aerial view of a forest.

Area of Forest the Size of France Has Regrown Naturally in the Last 20 Years, Study Suggests A study by WWF suggests an area of forest the size of France has regrown naturally across the world in the last 20 years. The team led by WWF used satellite data to build a map of regenerated forests. […]

Week Commencing 10/05/2021 – In The News

A drone flying in the air above.

Royal Mail To Trial Drones In Isles of Scilly The Royal Mail is to trial the use of drones to deliver health and safety equipment, COVID-19 testing kits and other items to the Isles of Scilly from mainland UK. It will be the first time an out-of-sight autonomous scheduled drone flight has been used between the UK mainland and an […]

Week Commencing 03/05/2021 – In The News

A worker driving a forklift with products on.

Collapse of Metro Overpass in Mexico City Kills 23 On Monday, a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City as a train was travelling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children. The crash happened at around 22:00 local time in the South-East of the city. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, […]

Week Commencing 26/04/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Major Surge in CO2 Emissions Expected As World Rebounds From Pandemic In last week’s news blog we reported that the UK government has set radical new climate change targets and recent data shows it is needed more than ever. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), a surge of carbon emissions is predicted to occur […]

Week Commencing 19/04/2021 – In The News

UK Sets Radical New Climate Change Commitments The Government has announced more radical climate change commitments which will see the UK aim to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, bringing forward the current target by 15 years. Hitting the targets would require: More electric cars Low-carbon heating Renewable electricity For many, cutting down on […]