‘Manchester will play its full part in limiting the impacts of climate change… and by 2025 will be on a path to being a zero carbon city by 2050’. This is Manchester’s latest commitment on climate change. It is based … Continue reading
Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The Campaign is encouraging Real Bread bakers everywhere to organise their own local events and activities from 1-30 September, … Continue reading
Manchester City Council Parks Team want your suggestions for parks and green spaces that need cycle parking (Sheffield Stands). Deadline for suggestions is 4pm on Wednesday 7th September. See below for details Hello, We wanted to ask for your help … Continue reading
Britain’s bees didn’t get to vote in the referendum and they are usually too busy to watch the news. But our ability to continue to protect them and other pollinators from bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides depends on the shape of our … Continue reading
The British public are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping or strengthening EU rules that protect our natural environment – including Britain’s under-threat bees – a new YouGov survey for Friends of the Earth published today reveals.
Highways England and the Department for Transport want to turn the hard shoulder on many stretches of motorway into an extra traffic lane. We say this is a dangerous madness. The hard shoulder is an important place for people to … Continue reading
An independent study backed by the government has reported on the harm caused by neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) to a range of wild bee species. The study examined wild bee populations and the impact of planting neonic-treated oilseed rape crops over 17 years.
Guests at our 10th anniversary celebration support our call for more action to improve the cycling environment in Greater Manchester. After 10 years of cycling advocacy, we shouldn’t have to wait another 10 years for a cycling city. What would … Continue reading
A YouGov survey, published today, has shown that only 33% of people polled would support fracking in their local area even if households were paid up to £10,000, while 43% ‘strongly’ or ‘tend to’ oppose fracking. 25% remained ‘unsure’. This survey suggests that … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth calls on Sadiq Khan to introduce emergency traffic restrictions on the worst air pollution days, as the London Mayor’s new system of air quality alerts go live on Monday (15 August 2016).
To Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission: Former EU Commission President Barroso just became chairman of Goldman Sachs, one of the worst banks in the 2008 economic crisis. In his new job, Barroso will know which strings to pull … Continue reading
This citizen science project aims to improve our understanding of domestic gardens in Manchester and the benefits that they provide us. We are particularly interested in finding out how much green space, including trees, shrubs and grass, exists in gardens … Continue reading
Responding to the announcement that Andy Burnham has been chosen as Labour candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor, Pete Abel from Manchester Friends of the Earth said: “We need urgent action from our regional leaders to slash greenhouse gas emissions and … Continue reading
The response to the petition to end coffee cup waste has been huge. We are piling on the pressure for action. But we don’t want to leave it at that. I’d love to know what you think should come next … Continue reading
Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that households could be offered fracking payments, Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth campaigner, said: “Communities across the UK have made it clear that they don’t want fracking. “A YouGov survey for the Sunday Times … Continue reading
On August 8, 2016, we will have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon … Continue reading
“Fuelling the Fire”: The chequered history of Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Chemicals around the world” is a new report that sets out the dangers that Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Chemical poses in terms of climate change, local environmental … Continue reading
Temporary working arrangements on Oxford Road will be commencing next week. Between the 8th August and the 4th September, Oxford Road d will be subject to one-way running between Hathersage Rd and Booth St, allowing only north-bound movements towards the … Continue reading
Nuclear power is not the answer. Renewables, energy saving, and energy storage are a much better deal for bill-payers as well as tax-payers, and renewables offer more scope to provide employment.
How many times have you heard people say they’d love to eat less meat but are worried about losing out on all that protein? It’s easy to forget that, for centuries, peas and fava beans provided us with much of … Continue reading