Suffocating rivers exposed

Barry White

A ‘chemical cocktail’ of sewage, agricultural waste, and plastic is polluting the waters of many of the country’s rivers according to a report published on 13 January by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, see: . It points out that water companies appear to be dumping untreated or partially treated sewage in rivers on a regular basis, often breaching the terms of permits that on paper only allow them to do this in exceptional circumstances.

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After COP 26 urgent government action needed says report

In its independent assessment of COP26, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has made a series of key recommendations to the UK government for action at home and internationally. The report published on 2 December on global progress after COP26 points out that the UK has one of the most ambitious 2030 emissions targets in the world, but it does not have all the policies in place to deliver it.

The Committee is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008, advising the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets. It also reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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What is Agroecology, why is it important in debates about sustainable food, farming, and land use?

Barry White

The following summary of an article “Agroecology.” was published on 31 August 2021 by Pimbert, M.P., Moeller, N.I., Singh, J., and Anderson, C.R. in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018— at

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Conference discusses ‘Growing the Green Recovery’

Growing the green recovery was discussed on Saturday 13 March at a virtual conference organised by Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and area. Last autumn’s ACE conference ‘Making the Most of the Green Recovery’ heard presentations and discussed ideas around ‘building back better’. This conference took the next step by discussing how these and other ideas could be put into practice.

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