A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.
Responding to today’s (29 March) announcement that the Mayors of London and Paris are introducing a scheme to rate cars based on their real-world emissions and impact on air quality, Oliver Hayes, Friends of the Earth’s air pollution campaigner, said: … Continue reading
Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today reveals that road-building is failing to provide … Continue reading
In April 2017, MEPs have a real chance to do something about air pollution from vehicles – let’s make sure they take it. The shocking revelations from Dieselgate made headlines when the truth about emissions on our streets was exposed. … Continue reading
8 March is Budget day: let’s send Chancellor Philip Hammond some positive ideas for improving transport!
Over 50 women will join a breakfast bike ride to the Whitworth Art Gallery this International Women’s Day (8 March) to celebrate the start of safer ‘Danish-style’ cycling conditions in the city. The ride, which is organised by charities Sustrans … Continue reading
Budget: 45% of motorists say they would be likely to switch to cleaner vehicle if government provided financial incentive
Friends of the Earth renewed its call on the Chancellor to introduce a scrappage scheme for the dirtiest diesel cars after a survey it commissioned with YouGov revealed that nearly half of car-owning British adults (45%) would be likely to … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth’s citizen science project to measure air pollution hopes to become biggest of its kind, as survey reveals only 1 in 10 think their air quality is bad. Friends of the Earth has launched an ambitious citizen … Continue reading
Revealed: only 6% people in the North West think their air quality is bad despite toxic levels of air pollution in the region
Birkenhead, Greater Manchester and Liverpool are all breaching legal air pollution limits Today Friends of the Earth launch nationwide citizen science air pollution experiment Friends of the Earth is calling on people across the North West to take part … Continue reading
Stonehenge is an icon of our islands. Together with the surrounding landscape it is an archaeological treasure store without parallel in Europe. But now the government plans to build an “expressway” and tunnel through the Stonehenge UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Smog caused by cars, factories, and coal fires is shortening lives. So what lessons can we learn from the Clean Air Act of 1956? Air pollution caused around 7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation. Tens of … Continue reading