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Tell the government to listen to the experts and halt all fracking immediately

First they hid it, now they are trying to ignore it. The government has been trying to keep an independent report on fracking by the Committee on Climate Change a secret. But they have finally published it after more than 100,000 people demanded … Continue reading

7th Jul 2016

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Updated: Please support the Oxford Road Cycle Scheme (again!)

At the Manchester Cycle Forum on Tuesday 28th June, a number of changes to the cycle infrastructure designs on the Oxford Road corridor were outlined. Ironically, these changes appear to have come about as a result of concerns raised about a … Continue reading

30th Jun 2016

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Sign up for an air monitoring kit

Air pollution is the biggest cause of early deaths in the UK after smoking. Often it’s invisible, so you aren’t even aware that you’re breathing it in.

26th May 2016

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Will you fight to keep our environment protected?

The result is in – we are leaving the EU.  This means that many of our environmental and nature protections are now at risk. Being part of the EU gave us cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution and … Continue reading


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Love Your Bike response to the Stretford Public Realm consultation

The Love Your Bike to the Stretford Public Realm consultation focussed on three main sections: 1) Air pollution in the proposed scheme area 2) Proposed cycling facilities 3) Pedestrian / cycle crossings and removal of subway crossings.

The True Cost of Consumption

The true cost of consumption: the EU’s land footprint

The European Union uses more than its fair share of global land, with high environmental and social impacts. In 2010, the amount of land used to satisfy our consumption, solely of agricultural goods and services, amounted to 269 million hectares. … Continue reading

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Our Position paper on: Nuclear Power

We do not support the building of new nuclear power plants in the UK. The UK is blessed with huge resources of renewable energy such as offshore wind, tidal and solar. According to independent experts, these can provide all the … Continue reading

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As ban on British beef is lifted, protection from US hormone treated beef must remain – says Friends of the Earth

As it is announced that the US ban on importing British red meat – which was introduced following the BSE crisis known as “mad cow” disease – is to be lifted after 20 years, Friends of the Earth argues that … Continue reading


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New study shows pesticides may act as contraceptive to bees – Friends of the Earth reaction

A new study from the University of Bern has shown that two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees. Responding to the study, Dave Timms, Friends of the Earth bee campaigner, said: “This study is yet … Continue reading


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Climate Control and Open Labs After Hours (Climate Control)

Science Lates: After Hours at Manchester Museum.  Climate change is happening all around us, but this isn’t the time to ignore it, it’s the time to get really, really, creative.

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27 July

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Uh oh. David Cameron’s record on environmental policy – and Theresa May’s first moves

The country’s shift to a low-carbon economy has stalled, industrialisation of the countryside has sped up – and last week, just hours into her new job as prime minister, Theresa May blew a chill wind over hopes of anything different … Continue reading


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13th July: Today EU countries run out of fish

From today until the end of the year, EU countries will rely on importing fish from outside of the EU to meet fish demand.  This means, as a bloc, our own production only supplies enough fish for just over half … Continue reading