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Eight out of every ten ships meet the northern European rules on sulphur

Mar 06, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Emissions of sulphur from shipping fell sharply when the tightened EU rules came into effect at the start of the year. This is shown by recent measurements by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, at the entrance to Gothenburg Harbour in Sweden. But not all shipping lines appear to be complying with new stricter emission requirements.

Practical Action recognised as leading example of action against climate change at COP20

Dec 10, 2014 16:18 GMT Practical Action Practical Action recognised by UN for climate change adaptation project which is scalable, innovative and replicable

Sep 24, 2014 08:40 BST Chalmers University of Technology Is it possible to transform our cities, towns and regions, to both address the challenges of today and embrace the opportunities of sustainable development for our children tomorrow? Creating a place for the urban in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is of highest priority in the urbanSDG Campaign.

Jun 24, 2014 17:01 BST Bury Council Public examination of Bury’s Core Strategy, the plan which seeks to guide and control development in Bury for the next 15 years, has been suspended.

Wind of Change Blows Through Rochdale

Apr 01, 2014 14:46 BST Rochdale Borough Council Rochdale Borough Council is confirming that a wind turbine pilot site at the former Hill Top School in Kirkholt is now fully operational and already generating electricity.

Share your memories of historic Radcliffe

Jan 28, 2014 17:01 GMT Bury Council Residents are being asked to share their memories and photographs to help bring the historic Radcliffe Tower back to life.

Recycled designs go on show in Bury

Jan 21, 2014 16:43 GMT Bury Council Young people from across Bury have been putting their fashion design talents to the test by creating outfits made from rubbish ready for a ‘Trashion Show’ this Sunday.

Jul 17, 2013 00:00 BST VisitScotland A castle in Aberdeen City and Shire that helped inspire Disney-Pixar’s Brave is riding high in an international poll to find the “8th wonder of the world”.

Stoke Park Becomes The First UK 5 Star Hotel To Offer Electric Car Charging

May 18, 2013 00:00 BST Stoke Park Stoke Park is the first 5 star hotel in the UK to offer this service. As a five star hotel, Stoke Park is used to seeing Lamborghinis and Bentleys but hopes the charging points will herald the arrival of the Tesla Roadster and its ilk. The points operate on a trickle charge and will be available for guests and members to use free of charge.

Play your part in improving your town

Sep 27, 2012 15:14 BST Bury Council Ambitious plans to bring together communities and improve each part of Bury have now been agreed.