November 2016

Oil frontiers: British government uses aid money to back oil drilling in UNESCO World Heritage Site

Posted by Energydesk — 30 November 2016 at 11:00am - Comments
Boats on the shores of Lake Malawi
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Lake Malawi supports the livelihood of 1.5m people. Photo: Luke Massey

British officials are using aid money to support oil drilling in a World Heritage Site in Africa, according to an Energydesk investigation.

5 Reasons Donald Trump Cannot Ruin Absolutely Everything — and how you can help

Posted by India Thorogood — 29 November 2016 at 3:44pm - Comments
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It’s fair to say that here at Greenpeace we are not reacting well to the words ‘President-elect Donald Trump.’ Not only do we fear for all the people Donald Trump has threatened and ridiculed over the last few months, we fear he might destroy the very planet under our feet.

Reducing air pollution with an industrial strategy

Posted by Paul Morozzo — 26 November 2016 at 10:12am - Comments
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As environment campaigners, transport is a tricky issue, we want to be able to commute and travel without damaging our health or the planet. The Government approach to Transport policy has to evolve, if we want to end the air pollution fuelled health crisis and help keep global temperatures to safe levels

Writing off diesel

Posted by Areeba Hamid — 25 November 2016 at 3:25pm - Comments
Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London
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Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London

Every conversation about reducing urban air pollution revolves around how to cut down traffic, put charges on polluting vehicles to phase them out, introduce a targeted scrappage to help people get out of dirty cars into better alternatives, and put rules in place that will help reduce emissions from other polluting sources such as industry and construction. 

A rubbish truck of plastic in the ocean every minute  -  and how you can help

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 17 November 2016 at 11:09am - Comments
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With the ebb and flow of the tides, thousands of miles of coastline around the UK testify to the devastation that plastic pollution is having on the marine environment. The oceans are at their choking point, for every mile of beach surveyed there are 159 plastic bottles found washed up.

A deposit return scheme for Scotland?

Posted by alice.hunter — 11 November 2016 at 5:55pm - Comments
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Plastic pollution on a beach in Orkney

A truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans every minute.

When I first heard this statistic I couldn’t believe it. But the evidence is all around us - from tiny microbeads in our toothpaste to images of seabirds with stomachs full of plastic. Plastic pollution is out of control.

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