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Vote with the Climate in Mind

Vote with the climate in mind

Vote with the Climate in Mind – at the general election on Thursday 4th July. This general election, we have a choice. We can let things carry on as they are, with spiralling food, energy and transport prices… or we can use our vote to support a sustainable, greener future. It may be the most …

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Record breaking flood alerts

Record breaking flood alerts

Record breaking flood alerts have been recorded in the first four months of 2024, providing more evidence of climate change The Yorkshire Post has reported. The article highlights a recent report from the Environment Agency which revealed that Britain saw the highest number of flood alerts and warnings in the first third of the year …

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Rich Emitters

Rich emitters

Rich emitters (0.1% in Britain) according to research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) emit 22 times more from transportthan low earners, and 12 times more than average. This was just one of the finding of the IPPR report which looked at transport emissions by income, gender, location, ethnicity and age. The study broke …

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Hydrogen’s Future in Doubt?

Hydrogen’s Future in Doubt? In the latest move to shelve home heating, hydrogen’s future has been thrown into doubt The Guardian (10 May 2024) has reported revealing that a third pilot project to test the use of hydrogen heating in homes has been shelved by the UK government, indicating that households will rely on electricity …

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Plastic count – only 17% of plastic waste is recycled

plastic recycling

Plastic count reveals that only 17% of plastic waste is recycled. Greenpeace has found in crunching the numbers from its recent Big Plastic Count, based on over 220,000 supporter returns, the following key results: UK households are using almost 1.7 billion pieces of plastic every week – that’s around 90 billion a year Only 17% …

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Plastics Treaty talks close with insufficient progress

Plastics Treaty talks closes with insufficient progress Friends of the Earth International reports. The fourth session of negotiations towards a Global Plastics Treaty closed early on 30 April with disappointment and determination for the fight against plastics. Whilst there was progress on substantial negotiations in Ottawa, countries are leaving with a treaty text that is …

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Marching to Restore Nature

Marching to Restore Nature

Marching to restore nature is the focus of environmental campaigners “biggest march” to save the natural world and protest for urgent political action to “restore nature now.” Extinction Rebellion (XR), The Wildlife Trusts, WWF, UK Youth for Nature, the Woodland Trust and more will unite on the streets of central London from 12 noon on …

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Dairy farming river pollution

Dairy farming river pollution

Dairy farming river pollution is the focus of work by River Action, who report the following. Increasing intensification of dairy production driven largely by aggressive supermarket pricing pressures, failure to enforce environmental regulations, and inadequate government environmental incentives for dairy farmers are among the factors that have conspired to create one of the largest causes …

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