Pesticides: The New Plastics?

Tweet   After 2018 was dominated by talk of plastic harming our planet’s precious wildlife, could pesticides be the new crisis in 2019? Plastic was deemed to be the biggest threat to wildlife across the globe in 2018 but with a large scale campaigns to combat the problem, could a new issue arise and take centre stage. With an ever increasing amount of agriculture taking place in the UK, the amount of pesticides being used is also ballooning. This can have serious consequences for our wildlife if they are exposed…

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Scientists to develop robots to perform dangerous offshore tasks

Tweet By Adam Benfell The £36 million project is designed to have robots work in hazardous offshore environments. It is believed by experts that it will reduce the need for humans to work at offshore energy platforms. New graduates are looking for safer onshore jobs and the project leaders believe new technology is needed to keep the offshore industry economically viable. Professor David Lane, director of the ORCA (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets) Hub, said: “The offshore workforce is ageing as the new generation of qualified graduates seek less…

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