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The EU not ready for the release of Gene drive organisms into the environment

Gene drive organisms (GDOs) have been suggested as an approach to solve some of the most pressing environmental and public health issues. Currently, it remains unclear what kind of regulations are to be used to cover the potential risks. Scientists have evaluated the options for an operational risk assessment of GDOs before their release into environments across the EU.

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Parts of England could run out of water unless urgent action taken – report

England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the impact of the climate crisis on water availability, the public spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO), in a report published on…

Track latest hydrological situation across the UK via new portal

(UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ) The new UK Water Resources Portal provides the most up-to-date available data on river flows, rainfall, soil moisture and groundwater levels from a local to a national scale. The free, interactive online tool has been developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).

‘Digital disruption’ a game-changer for climate: Future Earth report

(Terry Collins Assoc) The climate crisis requires strategic engagement of 4 powerful ‘digital disruptors’ to shift systems and mindsets obstructing adequate responses.In a new Future Earth report, over 250 international experts prescribe next steps to advance this process.Historically, the report underlines, climate and digital agendas have been approached independently but increasingly are recognized as intertwined. 

Britain’s Floods Have Nothing To Do With Climate Change

Boris Johnson’s Greenest Government Evah has come up with a brilliant new excuse to duck its responsibilities for all the floods now swamping parts of Britain: climate change ate our homework. From Hereford to Shrewsbury and South Wales to North…

Europe’s lax speed limits once appeared irrevocable. Global warming and pollution are changing that. – Washington Post

Rutte was widely considered to be a pro-motorist leader. But in May, the country’s top court ruled that the Netherlands was violating European Union law and needed to drastically curb nitrogen pollution and nitrogen oxide emissions — a source of…