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The countdown to the next general election is about to begin. With 13 months to go, the parties are busily finalising their manifestos. Meanwhile the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that we must mitigate or face the worst consequences of climate change. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! reflects on the construction industry’s frustrations, vented at Ecobuild in March, and concludes that if we don’t lobby hard now, we won’t get the manifestos we – and the planet – need. read more on 'Government sustainability policies: A manifesto for mitigation' ...
Despite the presence of a pair of high pressure gas mains which cross North Northumberland from North to South, the route of which can be identified by swathes cut through woodland and red and white striped poles at field boundaries, there are few areas which have a domestic gas supply. read more on 'Biomass versus oil in rural Northumberland' ...
This is the fifth in an eight-part series of articles examining the impact of climate change on the built environment, and the responses that can be made to those changes for both new-build and retro-fitting. Previous articles have covered an overview of the issues, excess heat and an introduction to flooding. Forthcoming articles will look at subsidence, drought and wind. read more on 'Climate change adaptation in buildings: Flooding (part two)' ...
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