Friends of the Earth won its campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow's planned third runway. Lawyer Katie de Kauwe reflects on the significance of the win – and what it might mean for other projects.
This year has seen the issue of poor water quality returning to public consciousness and highlighted at a national level. Recent reports have shown that water companies are performing consistently badly, with pollution events increasing and causing damage to local environments, wildlife, and putting human health at risk.
Offsetting. Everybody’s at it. Shell says that it offsets the petrol that its customers buy. The aviation industry has said offsetting is how we can carry on flying. Some countries even want to offset their emissions. But what is carbon offsetting and does it work?
bIn May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the …
Climate change: Aviation already accounts for about 13% of the United Kingdom’s greenhouse gas emissions. That is about 6.5% of the actual carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted, though that is somewhat underestimated, as it does not take into account the carbon on return flights to the UK.
Tree planting and climate breakdown were high up the agenda during the General Election. But we need to ramp up the level of ambition from landowners and politicians. From rewilding to agroforestry, campaigners Guy Shrubsole and Danny Gross discuss what's needed to achieve systemic change and double tree cover.
Manchester Friends of the Earth is asking all the candidates standing in Greater Manchester constituencies in the General Election on 12th December 2019 their views on key environment issues such as Climate Change, air pollution, transport and waste.
Saturday 23rd November sees the start of National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) and is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. To celebrate trees we are posting the ‘Tree of the Day’ with details of the trees you are likely to see if you are out and about in Greater Manchester.