With the eastern coast of England braced for flooding from a storm surge, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole said: “The east coast has seen terrible flooding as a result of storm surges before, in 1953 and 2013 – … Continue reading
Welcoming an independent review by former energy minister Charles Hendry, published today, which backs the development of a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Haf Elgar, acting director of Friends of the Earth Cymru, said: “This is welcome news – a tidal … Continue reading
Responding to new figures, published today [Tuesday 10 January 2017] by WRAP revealing that £13 billion of edible food was needlessly thrown away from homes in 2015, Friends of the Earth food campaigner Kierra Box said: “While people live in food … Continue reading
This report examines the difference between the official laboratory test results and real-world CO2 emissions and fuel economy of cars. It shows the current system has totally failed and explains how to fix the problems. The difference between official laboratory … Continue reading
The European Food Safety Authority has delayed its much-anticipated review of three neonicotinoid pesticides – currently subject to EU restrictions – until the autumn. EFSA had been due to publish a full re-evaluation of the scientific evidence of the safety … Continue reading
In 2013 three bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides were banned in the UK. Or were they? The truth is these bee-harming pesticides are still legally used on British farms, including on our wheat. What’s more, we now know that a lot of the … Continue reading
Just five days into the New Year Brixton Road in London has already breached air pollution limits for the whole of 2017, Friends of the Earth reveals today. EU air pollution rules say that sites can only breach hourly limits … Continue reading
Current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides must be extended to wheat to protect bees and other wildlife, Friends of the Earth warns today (Thursday 5 January 2017) in a new report published at the Oxford Real Farming Conference [1,2,3]. Three … Continue reading
After more than a year of investigation, the ASA has closed fracking company Cuadrilla’s complaint against Friends of the Earth without making a ruling. Meanwhile, evidence of the risks of fracking continues to grow.
Planning for the Climate Challenge? Understanding the performance of English local plans : report from Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). Despite the increasing intensity and frequency of climate-related impacts, local plans are not delivering on the basic standards set … Continue reading
Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of all international climate treaties, dismantle the US Environmental Protection Agency, and is on record saying that global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese to attack US manufacturing.
Carbon dioxide plays a significant role in trapping heat in Earth’s atmosphere. The gas is released from human activities like burning fossil fuels, and the concentration of carbon dioxide moves and changes through the seasons.
Global chemicals company INEOS wants to frack Sherwood Forest, an investigation by Friends of the Earth has revealed. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request show INEOS – via their land surveyors, Fisher German – to have been in correspondence with the Forestry Commission … Continue reading