On 30th October Bike Friday will be having a halloween theme so why not decorate your bike (or yourself) and enjoy some free spooky cakes when we arrive in the city centre… More information on the Bike Friday website. See … Continue reading
Commenting on the report today by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which concludes that processed meat causes cancer and red meat is a “probable carcinogen”, Friends of the Earth’s senior food campaigner, Clare Oxborrow … Continue reading
U.S. Youth Climate Change delegates visit Manchester on 10,000km bicycle journey to United Nations Climate Conference
Pedaling into Manchester on Sunday 25th October 2015, Morgan Curtis, 23, and Garrett Blad, 23, are on Climate Journey, a 10,000km bicycle expedition to COP21, the twenty-first United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. As climate change negotiators, concerned … Continue reading
A Government Minister implied criticism of those opposing previous cuts to solar power. Was she right, or was she re-inventing the past?
New low-carbon electricity most cost-effective option for UK power sector – Friends of the Earth reaction.
Invest in green energy not nuclear white elephant, says Friends of the Earth ahead of expected Chinese deal
The deal is expected to lead to Chinese investment in a proposed new reactor at Hinkley in Somerset, in return for allowing China to build a new prototype nuclear power station at Bradwell in Essex.
Manchester Friends of the Earth has submitted a response to ‘Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 – Our Vision’ Response to GM Transport Strategy 2040
Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) lost an estimated £148 million over the last 18 months on its investments in coal mining , adding to concerns that its investments in fossil fuel companies represent a significant financial risk to its members … Continue reading
On Monday (12 October 2015), Paul Willis, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group UK and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will give evidence on Volkswagen Group emissions violations to the Transport Select Committee.
Barclays has just replied to the nearly 7,000 people who’ve taken Friends of the Earth’s action asking the bank not to fund fracking. Barclays has a 97% stake in Third Energy, the company that wants to frack beautiful Ryedale in … Continue reading
An environmental charity has again written to Trafford council about plans for a coal bed methane site near Davyhulme  Trafford planning committee is meeting today (Thursday 8 October, 6.30pm) to decide on an application from IGas – the company … Continue reading
Letter to Trafford Councillors on Planning Committee: Time extension for extraction of coal bed methane 81446/RENEWAL/2013
Dear Councillor, Friends of the Earth have raised concerns over a number of months over the failure to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the time extension for the extraction of coal bed methane located next to the Davyhulme Water Treatment works … Continue reading
As David Cameron’s Government announces plans to effectively end support for rooftop solar, the solar sector is looking at huge job losses – from 3,000 in Scotland to 5,000 in the South East, and everywhere in between.
Responding to news today that more than 900 jobs are to go at energy firm Mark Group as a result of the Government’s about-turn on green energy policy, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: “These huge job … Continue reading
Environment Secretary Liz Truss will speak at a farming debate at Conservative Party Conference tonight (Monday 5th October). But will she acknowledge the compelling evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees and support a permanent ban?
The 5p plastic bag tax, which is being introduced in England today (Monday 5 October 2015), will significantly reduce the billions of one-use bags handed out in England every year, but should be extended to smaller stores, says Friends of the … Continue reading
At the beginning of the summer, we kicked fracking out of Lancashire (main picture). But the frackers are back, trying their luck in Yorkshire and elsewhere. And Government is trying to make it even easier for them by allowing fracking … Continue reading
On Saturday 10th October, Manchester will host “Time to Act”, a day-long climate conference which sets the scene for international climate negotiations in Paris in December. 
Last week, environmental activist Rigoberto Lima Choc was murdered in Northern Guatemala. This happened just after a court upheld charges he filed denouncing massive pollution caused by a palm oil company called Reforestadora de Palma de Petén (REPSA).