Archive for August 4th, 2017:

Countryside faces ‘damaging uncertainty’

Image copyright Getty Images The National Trust has weighed into the campaign to keep subsidies for Britain’s farmers at the current level. It says the countryside faces a decade of damaging uncertainty in the wake of Brexit unless the government establishes support policies soon. The Trust said affordable, high-quality food and wildlife-friendly farming can be

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Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

Image caption Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh (left) and Dylan Knight (right) A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and reduce back injuries, according to researchers. A typical budget washing machine is weighted by 25kg of concrete to stop it moving while on a spin cycle. The new

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Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Electric vehicles produce particulates from braking and from their tyres Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK do not go far enough to tackle air pollution, according to a leading government adviser. Writing in the Guardian, Prof Frank Kelly said fewer cars, not just cleaner ones, were the

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