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Frack Free Trafford petition

Do you live in Trafford, or know anyone that does?  If you do, either you or your friends or relatives are now on the frontline of the battle against fracking.

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Panorama gets under the skin of Apple’s ethical claims

The media just won’t leave Apple alone – I almost feel sorry for them. I know I shouldn’t feel sorry for the global megabrand, but I almost do: Apple’s getting the Panorama treatment.

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Don’t scrap EU action plan on resource-use, say manufacturers and retailers

Some of the UK’s biggest businesses and trade groups – including Unilever, IKEA, Kingfisher, M&S and EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation – have put intense pressure on the European Commission [EC] not to scrap crucial plans to use natural resources much … Continue reading

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Lima climate talks end with little progress

The international community have failed to make significant progress towards securing an effective climate change agreement in Paris next year, Friends of the Earth said today, as the latest round of talks in Lima, Peru closed.

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72 hours to save 58,000 lives. EU Clean Air package under threat

On Thursday 11 December, we learned that new EU president Jean Claude Juncker, is planning to abandon two packages which could prevent 58,000 premature deaths from air pollution by 2030, save £31-110bn, and create over 580,000 jobs.



	
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Euro MPs vote to weaken the ban on discarding fish

A year ago our politicians voted to change how Europe fishes for food. One year on, MEPs are already breaking their pledge to safeguard our fish stocks.



	
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EU action on air pollution and waste under threat

Fears are growing that the EU may be on the verge of scrapping crucial plans to clean up our polluted air and cut waste.

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Energy efficiency crucial, says Friends of the Earth, following new report on energy prices and bills

In response to the new report, from the Government’s committee on climate change, which has found policies to support low-carbon electricity have already reduced emissions by the equivalent of taking 10 million cars off the road, Simon Bullock, Friends of … Continue reading

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Concerns with Metrolink tram routes: Statement to Manchester Cycle Forum

On Thursday 4th December 2014, cycle forum members were invited to a briefing meeting to look  at the proposed signage for the ‘cycling provision’ at the Southmoor Road / Altrincham Road junction in Wythenshawe which has already been built as … Continue reading

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