Baltimore bins smarten up

A network of smart rubbish bins are to be deployed in Baltimore, with the aim of increasing collection efficiency. The US city has announced it will spend $15 million (£10.6m) on rolling out 4,000 of the sensor-equipped, solar-powered receptacles – they will let sanitation workers know if they are need of emptying via Wi-Fi. The city […]

Watch football in the pub or on tablet – it cuts ‘carbon bootprint’

Would you rather watch the nation’s favourite game in the comfort of your home in front of the big screen or with the lads in a pub? Well, if you’ve always enjoyed the latter, then you’ve been, unknowingly, doing your bit for the environment! A new report by Carbon Trust has revealed sharing a television […]

Defra offers prize fund for climate change adaptation

British scientists could win £100,000 to develop their designs to protect the UK’s transport links, power stations, water treatment plants and wi-fi networks against the threats of climate change. Defra is offering a total prize fund of £400,000 to four winners in a new competition launched by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach today. Lord Taylor said: […]