The EU has fleshed out its plans for protecting European soils from an onslaught of unsustainable agriculture, industrial pollution and development in its newly published proposals for a Soil Framework Directive.
A widely respected consultant who has the ear of Defra and other government agencies pointed out what he considers a fatal flaw in the target-driven recycling strategies employed by local government in the UK.
An impressive line-up of speakers outlined a compelling case for investing in the blossoming renewables sector at an international conference in London this week.
Responding to concerns about the lack of concrete knowledge about the potential impact of nanotechnology, Defra is inviting industry and researchers to share their discoveries with the Government.
Following pilot projects sponsored by the European Commission two continental manufacturing giants have agreed to keep up the good work.
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