Environment

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Clean-up begins after 'plastic-free' Glastonbury Festival

Clean-up begins after 'plastic-free' Glastonbury Festival

An army of 1,300 volunteers have begun litter-picking at the Glastonbury Festival site.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

River Mersey more polluted than massive ocean garbage patch

River Mersey more polluted than massive ocean garbage patch

The Liverpool river is more polluted than the great Pacific garbage patch, according to research from Greenpeace.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Most Britons ‘confused’ about climate change, study says

Most Britons ‘confused’ about climate change, study says

Three quarters of the UK population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity - but many are “confused” about how they can help.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia has said it will send back some 3,000 metric tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the UK, US and Canada. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, a new study has warned.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Fracking tsar: Stop getting 'hysterical' about fracking

Fracking tsar: Stop getting 'hysterical' about fracking

The government's former shale gas commissioner said ministers had taken too much notice of the "environment lobby" when forming their fracking policies.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists will end their demonstrations in central London after days of protests.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

The deputy leader of the Green Party has said that environmental protesters, who continue to disrupted traffic in London, are “ordinary people who need to be heard”.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Shell

Environmental activists vandalise Shell's London headquarters

Environmental activists vandalise Shell's London headquarters

Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion have vandalised the offices of oil giant Shell during a day of protests across the capital.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Environmental protesters have threatened to bring London to a standstill as they attempt to disrupt some of the capital's busiest areas and force the government to declare a climate emergency.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

The Coca-Cola Company has revealed that it produces 3m tonnes of plastic a year, the first time the company has published its figures.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Wind Turbine

February sunshine prompts green energy rethink

February sunshine prompts green energy rethink

Record-breaking temperatures in February have prompted millions of Brits to think more about their carbon footprint, research has revealed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Love Island cast

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teenagers should stop “slavishly following Love Island fashion” and pick up a needle and thread, according to Environment Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea' says campaigner

Friends of the Earth are urging Michael Gove to bring environmental legislation in before Brexit happens

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Scented candle

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution, says Green Party co-leader

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, has accused Michael Gove's Clean Air Strategy of avoiding the major causes of air pollution, by focusing on scented candles and wood-burning stoves.

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Summit

Nearly 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

Nearly 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules on how countries will measure and report their carbon emissions.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Gary Lineker

Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

The brand is encouraging consumers to send their empty crisp packets to a recycling firm, who will turn them into everyday items like furniture and trays.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP Hugo Swire has left Brexit to one side in order to bring the “Government's attention” to the illegal trade of seahorses.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

A bid to bring back the lynx, which became extinct in the UK more than 1,000 years ago, has been rejected by the Environment Secretary.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Trump, there's no doubt on climate change'

George Barda, the spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, the group responsible for causing disruption to London traffic this week, has said that “unless you are Donald Trump” there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions “pumped out” by humans.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

Jamie Kelsey Fry from Extinction Rebellion, a climate change group, has said that his organisation is made up of “the 99%” not “middle-class lefties” and that they have people from “all backgrounds”.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

A number of climate change activists have been arrested after staging protests in Westminster, including trying to block Downing Street.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy over fracking

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy in call for 'rebellion' against the government

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy

A group of environmental activists have occupied the government building for the Department Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in a protest against fracking.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Carlsberg to replace plastic ring holders with eco-friendly glue

Carlsberg to replace plastic ring holders with eco-friendly glue

The brewer is set to reduce its use of plastic to package the product by more than 75%.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

Michael Graham argues in favour of plastic, despite widespread bans aimed at reducing waste and pollution

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

The shipping industry will aim to cut its emissions by 50% over the next three decades

Ground-breaking deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases

Ground-breaking deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases

Countries have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 in a bid to tackle climate change

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Climate change: Mike Graham criticises guest for being condescending

Climate change: Mike Graham calls WWF guest 'condescending'

Climate change: Mike Graham calls WWF guest 'condescending'

Mike Graham and Gareth Redmond-King were discussing the environmental impact of lamb

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Chanel accused of cutting down 100-year-old trees for fashion show

Chanel accused of cutting down 100-year-old trees for fashion show

Chanel accused of cutting down 100-year-old trees for fashion show

Chanel has denied that the trees were a century old

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

World's largest known flooded cave discovered in Mexico

World's largest known flooded cave discovered in Mexico

World's largest known flooded cave discovered in Mexico

Exploration director Robert Schmittner says more research now needs to be done in the cave

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Theresa May has vowed to eliminate plastic waste within 25 years

Friends of the Earth campaigner tells Theresa May 'we need action, not words' after plastics announcement

Eco-campaigner tells Theresa May 'we need action, not words'

Julian Kirby appeared on Mike Graham's show after the Prime Minister vowed to eliminate plastic waste by 2042

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Corbyn has previously spoken out against fracking

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to make pollution crackdown 'a national priority' after damning report

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to make pollution crackdown 'a national priority'

Corbyn was responding to a report showing nearly two-thirds of British youngsters were living in areas of illegal air pollution

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

London buses to be fuelled by waste coffee grounds

London buses to be fuelled by waste coffee grounds

London buses to be fuelled by waste coffee grounds

The buses will not have to be modified in order to use this fuel

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

'Is Brexit feeling queasy now?' - Many question why Brexit keeps changing colour after Michael Gove's green Brexit calls

'Is Brexit feeling queasy now?' - The best reactions to Michael Gove's 'green Brexit' call

The best reactions to Michael Gove's 'green Brexit' call

Twitter users are wondering why what was once a red, white and blue Brexit is now green and is it supposed to be hard or soft?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

'Reducing the use of disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport', says Natalie Bennett

Clamping down on disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport, says Natalie Bennett

Disposable cup charges could bring better housing, says Natalie Bennett

Former Green party leader Natalie Bennett says charging people for disposable coffee cups will make the public think about the resources they are using