The Department for Transport must investigate how many diesel cars are driving without pollution filters says Friends of the Earth as garages are today (14 December) banned from advertising services for their removal. The environmental charity formally raised the issue … Continue reading
Whatever you’re eating this Christmas, make sure it tastes great – and is great for our environment too. Christmas is a big moment for food lovers everywhere. This year, we’ve collected up 12 incredible tips to make your festive traditions even more special – … Continue reading
Soon dirty fossil fuel company INEOS could try to start fracking in your local area. But together we can stop them and protect the climate.
A personalised children’s book from Friends of the Earth makes the perfect Christmas gift. And it raises funds for our critical bee situation.
This Human Rights Day please stand up for the rights of climate refugees – people forced to flee their homes because of the impacts of climate change. Please ask the UN Secretary General to protect Climate Refugees under international law.
A judge at Preston Combined Court has ruled today that Tina Rothery should not go to prison for contempt of court. The order against Tina has been discharged. Polly Steiner, Friends of the Earth North West campaigner, said: “It is … Continue reading
The Government is consulting on plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in 5 cities in England (Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton) to reduce air pollution. Unfortunately, Greater Manchester is not currently included – despite estimates that air pollution causes … Continue reading
This Wednesday the laws that protect our most amazing wild places and wildlife could be wrecked. But the UK Commissioner, Sir Julian King, could still help save the laws. We all need to tell him to defend nature this week.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is consulting on a new spatial framework – a plan for the region’s development over the next 20 years. This plan will define how much new development will take place in Greater Manchester, and in … Continue reading
On 2nd November 2016, ClientEarth won a High Court case against the Government over the Government’s failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK. In a damning indictment of ministers’ inaction on killer air pollution, Mr Justice Garnham agreed … Continue reading
Three years after 3 neonicotinoid pesticides were banned on certain crops in the EU, the ban is under threat. Here are 5 reasons to keep and extend the ban on these bee-harming pesticides.
Give bees a chance this Christmas with a range of bee-friendly gifts, perfect for nature lovers of all ages. It’s getting cold outside and the bees need our help all year round. Friends of the Earth’s Christmas Bee Saver Kits … Continue reading
Bees: Wildlife and environment groups call for neonic pesticides ban to be retained – and extended to all crops
Seventeen of the UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides to be retained – and extended to all crops – to protect Britain’s bees.
New NICE guidance on air pollution – “tinkering” not enough to deal with crisis says Friends of the Earth
Responding to new draft guidance on air pollution from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner said: “While NICE is rightly saying schools and nurseries must be built away … Continue reading
In this thinkpiece for Friends of the Earth’s Big Ideas Project, Professor Adrian Smith and Professor Andy Stirling explain the importance of grassroots innovation and innovation democracy that helps, rather than hinders, sustainablilty. Innovation has more of a transformative change … Continue reading
Friday 25 November is a nightmare for the indecisive among us. On one hand Black Friday means the discount-fuelled, frenzied start of the Christmas shopping season. On the other Buy Nothing Day is an invitation to pledge to escape the “shopalypse” for 24 hours.
News today that the government will provide an extra £15 million to utilise nature and manage land to reduce floods has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. Today’s announcement by Andrea Leadsom follows a campaign by Friends of the … Continue reading
Julie’s Bicycle is launching Creative Climate Leadership, a new leadership development programme. Creative Climate Leadership is a pan-European programme for artists, creative professionals and policymakers to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience.
Reacting to the chancellor’s Autumn statement today, Friends of the Earth senior campaigner Liz Hutchins said: “The Chancellor is pootling along in the slow lane, when the UK needs to be on the fast track to a low-carbon economy. “With … Continue reading
• Three major South West councils now have neonicotinoid pesticides bans on non-agricultural land Cornwall Council’s decision today to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on its parks, highways and other public land  as part of an action plan to … Continue reading