A local community fighting fracking in Lancashire is taking the Government to court at a hearing in Manchester tomorrow (15 March) which could last until Friday. Preston New Road Action Group are appealing the decision by the Secretary of State … Continue reading
Every time someone switches to Good Energy and quotes “FOE fracking”, our friends there will donate £60 to Friends of the Earth, which we will use to support our campaign to stop fracking. Every switch helps us continue our work … Continue reading
Is there a story in your community that is crying out to be told to a wider audience? Is an important issue many care about not being covered in the mainstream media? Are you concerned about the increasing bias and … Continue reading
Peat is hugely important for nature and for tackling climate change and floods. But for decades it has been dug up, bagged and put in our gardens.
Budget: Chancellor silent on UK air pollution scandal – and pledges more climate-wrecking oil and gas extraction
Friends of the Earth has slammed today’s budget after the Chancellor failed to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, which leads to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. Mr Hammond also signalled the UK’s continuing addiction to climate-wrecking … Continue reading
8 March is Budget day: let’s send Chancellor Philip Hammond some positive ideas for improving transport!
The government is under pressure to remove hard-won pesticide regulations when we leave the EU. Big agribusiness is lobbying hard to weaken the safety rules. If we don’t act now, we could see toxic products in the UK that are … Continue reading
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
By Sam Harding, CPRE Litter Programme Director If you’re that way inclined, there are many places you can see the results of our bad habits with used drinks containers, largely because people aren’t selective about where they throw them. The … 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.
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.
Holidays often conjure up images of jetting off to a sunny resort. But does every holiday have to start at the airport? Flying – short or long haul – is one of the most unsustainable modes of transport. The solution … Continue reading
Trump’s attitudes to food will be increasingly important for the UK as post-Brexit Britain seeks to replace European trading partners. Hormone-treated beef anyone?
Revealed: Cuadrilla planning to start drilling without completing groundwater monitoring as required by law
A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.
A State visit by Donald Trump to the UK adds legitimacy to his ideas and actions. That’s why we oppose rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump.
Recent government cuts to the solar industry have already triggered an estimated 12,000 job losses. But now it’s been revealed the government could allow a huge new tax hike to be inflicted on the industry, one that could leave businesses … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came to our special Valentine’s meeting on Tuesday. We started with some chocolates and a couple of videos to get us in the mood, including a milky love story, a hot date night, and one that … Continue reading
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