Environment

Police made 148 arrests in the first hours of Extinction Rebellion’s two week protest that has already brought parts of central London to a standstill. Extinction Rebellion (XR) say the action will be five times bigger than the protests in April that paralysed routes around London and saw 1,130 protesters arrested. XR organisers are expecting some 30,000 people to take part...

Police raid and arrests before Extinction Rebellion protest – as retired...

London police have raided an Extinction Rebellion building and made arrests ahead of Monday’s environmental protests in the capital. Retired senior police officers have joined the climate activist group and will also face arrest when demonstrators try to emulate April’s protests and bring parts of London to a halt. Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors said they plan to block sites around central...

Climate Change Facts 2019 – Is It Really Time to Panic?

Following last week's UN climate summit in New York and thousands of street protests across the globe, climate change appears to be an urgent issue for governments. However, the...

Queen’s wind-farm windfall as millions protest for action on climate change

As children led millions of protesters calling for action to tackle climate change around the world, the UK government hailed a major expansion of new wind energy projects and...

Climate Change Protests – See You on the Streets – Greta Thunberg

This Friday, thousands of people across the globe are set to take to the streets to campaign for action on climate change. Speaking at Washington University in front of...

Ignore climate change and you will cease to exist, businesses warned

Businesses will cease to exist if they fail to take climate change seriously, the heads of two central banks have warned. The Bank of England governor Mark Carney and François Villeroy de Galhau of France issued the stark warning in an unprecedented open letter. In it, they said climate change was a threat to the global economy and that if industries...
Supermarkets

Plastic bag levy will be doubled to 10p and include all...

England’s 5p plastic carrier bag charge is to be doubled to 10p, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today. The levy will also be extended to all shops, including smaller outlets which supply 3.6-billion single-use plastic bags to customers each year but are currently exempt. Schools in England are also going to be told to do more to cut down on their...
Healthy

New report reveals Britain’s unhealthy high streets

The health of UK high streets is declining due to a rise in bookmakers, fast-food outlets and other businesses which can have an adverse effect on people’s lives, says a new report. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) compiled a league table of 70 high streets in UK towns and cities outside London and ranked them according to the...
Rising sea levels

Rising sea levels threaten UK’s coastal communities

Homes, roads and farmland around Britain’s coast will be claimed by the sea due to climate change, a Government advisory group has warned. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says it will be ‘unaffordable’ to protect a third of the UK’s coastal property and infrastructure as sea levels rise. In its latest report, the CCC says current Government policy to “hold...

New refuse collection timetable is rubbished by residents

Refuse collections for 11,000 homes in a Welsh county have been cut to once a month. The initiative has been met with protests by residents and local councillors, who say it has attracted more vermin. But Conwy Council says it has addressed the objections raised and that the switch will save them almost £400,000. It is the first monthly collection to be...