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Start your Bee World today

Create a haven to help bees and other insects thrive. Now is the perfect time to apply – you’ll get your free seeds in time for autumn sowing.

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UYL – Sourdough September

Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The original method of producing leavened bread, and some people would argue still the best. Across thirty days of … Continue reading

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The eight most stupid things about the Government’s stupid solar cuts

Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced massive, massive cuts to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) – subsidies for solar, hydro and wind power.  



	
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Breathing It In – Open Meeting on Air Quality

Manchester Friends of the Earth is hosting an evening of presentations and discussion on Greater Manchester’s air quality challenge. With rising levels of pollution and clear implications for the health of the city region’s residents, this is an opportunity to find … Continue reading

 
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Govt proposals to end support for rooftop solar slammed

Reacting to government plans revealed today that will essentially end support for rooftop solar energy, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Alasdair Cameron said:  “From California to China, the world is reaping the benefits of a solar revolution, yet incredibly … Continue reading

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Will it be Bali or Blackpool for your summer holidays in 2050? (Air Transport, Socio-economic Development and the Environment)

Join us for the first in a series of public lectures, held on the last Thursday of each month, inviting you to hear talks from our leading academics in science and engineering.  First up is Professor Callum Thomas, an expert … Continue reading

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24 September
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Scientists identify new risks to bees from pesticides – Friends of the Earth reaction

A new study by European scientists, published today, confirms that neonicotinoid pesticides applied as foliar sprays pose a risk to bees of all kinds. The new report comes in the same week that Friends of the Earth announced it was … Continue reading

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Time to Act on Climate Change

Time to Act on Climate Change: Manchester Climate Conference

Despite worsening news about climate change little is being done. As the world warms, and millions of peoples lives are threatened, politicians continue to prevaricate. Britain’s Tory government is more interested in helping its friends in the fracking industry, undermining … Continue reading

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10 October
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Bike Friday Rainbow Rides to welcome Pride : We’re ‘devoted’ to cycling for all

Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday cycle rides on Friday 28th August dressed in one (or more) of the rainbow colours to welcome the Pride Festival to Manchester and show that … Continue reading