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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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