Environment

The Met Office has warned of further thunderstorms and torrential downpours following weekend flooding after more than a month of rain fell in a few hours in London. A yellow thunderstorm and rain warning is in place until Thursday with Scotland and England at most risk of further flooding from a spell of low pressure bringing persistent rain. London was submerged...

World is on brink of disaster but G7 leaders fail to...

G7 leaders are set to fail on agreeing a timeline to end coal fired power stations having been been warned the world is on the brink of disaster and that their decisions are “the most important in human history”. Renowned...

One million households fear losing their home as eviction ban ends

One million households in fear losing their homes as England’s eviction ban ended on Monday with warnings from Shelter that homelessness is set to rise “significantly”. The temporary ban on...

Britain records greenest ever energy;  XR launch direct action against banks

Britain recorded its “greenest ever” electricity system on Bank Holiday Monday when 80% of the nations power was generated by “zero-carbon power sources”. Wind made up 39% of the energy,...

‘Humanity at tipping point’ warns Attenborough at UN Security Council session chaired by PM

Sir David Attenborough issued a stark warning to world leaders that humanity’s future is at a tipping point in an historic address to the UN Security Council. The nonagenarian broadcaster...

Pensioners rescued from floods as Storm Christoph batters north west

Pensioners, some in their 90s, are among thousands of people evacuated from their homes in England and Wales after flooding caused by Storm Christoph. Three “danger to life” flood warnings were still in place in...

NAO report on government’s £18bn Covid contracts; Starmer v Corbyn; and the PM’s green...

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime minister’s green plan for the...
Asda sustainable store

Asda sustainable store pilots in Leeds with value for money in mind

The well-known grocery outlet in Middleton, Leeds, has been transformed into the first Asda sustainable store. If this pilot lives up to its promise of making eco choices easy and affordable for customers, Asda...

The Dido Problem – bags of gold and an ox’s hide. Why Baroness Harding...

The UK has reached a “critical juncture” with the government announcing a three tier alert system to try and defeat the coronavirus. From the outset of the pandemic the country has been told how vital...

Government is ‘all mouth and no action’ on environment and bio-diversity

The UK government has been excoriated for its failure to hit 85% of the environmental and biodiversity targets it pledged to meet a decade ago. The government’s own report submitted to the UN, admits a...