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United Utilities targets material reuse under waste prevention drive

23/02/2014
United Utilities is looking at innovative ways to recycle hard-to-handle waste materials, such as grit, as part of its materials reuse drive. The water firm digs a lot of holes during its operations. Last year, it recycled 88% of the soil and stones...

Government launches new floods inquiry

15/02/2014
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a formal inquiry into the current floods. It will focus on the implications of the winter floods and follow up on the maintenance issues and recommendations the committee raised last...

Hydrologists say dredging would not have stopped UK floods

12/02/2014
Much of southern England is underwater thanks to a record-breaking deluge that has fallen over two months. Many of those affected complain that rivers should have been dredged to allow the water to escape faster. But hydrologists say dredging alone...

Scientist given €1 million to build UK's first biocoal plant

03/02/2014
A scientist has been given a €1million grant by the government to build the country's first plant for converting sewage to energy. Dr Dominik Peus has developed a process called Hydrothermal Carbonisation (HTC) which converts sewage, agricultural...