Blog: Climate

Fiat and Renault: An industry in crisis

Posted by Emily Randall — 14 January 2017 at 1:54pm - Comments
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The car industry is under the spotlight this week. Fiat are facing accusations of cheating on diesel emissions by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Like Volkswagen it is about using technology that hides the true impact and damage their cars are doing. The accusations came just a day after Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions tests in over 500,000 vehicles and received fines of $4.3bn.

In the era of Trump it's time to build bridges not walls

Posted by India Thorogood — 13 January 2017 at 5:02pm - Comments
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Next week, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when, around the world, the politics of hate, fear and division too often blossomed. He'll be a President that has not only denied climate change but attempted to divide our world and send a message of hatred.

5 cookery tips for a delicious #Veganuary

Posted by Sara Ayech — 11 January 2017 at 12:39pm - Comments

I was 13 when I became a veggie, much to my family’s horror. My mum dragged me to the doctor, and put chicken on my plate at every meal, then eventually stopped cooking in protest. Luckily I’m in charge now — so around 15 years ago I took the plunge and became a vegan. 

Up where the air isn’t clear

Posted by Emily Randall — 6 January 2017 at 11:22am - Comments
Mary Poppins in air pollution mask over Westminster to highlight air pollution
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Mary Poppins in air pollution mask flies over Westminster to highlight air pollution in the UK

Children’s hero Mary Poppins is back. But the air isn’t clear as she makes her descent - she has to wear an air pollution mask to cut through the toxic fumes.

5 eco-friendly ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

Posted by Richard Casson — 4 January 2017 at 6:16pm - Comments
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When a Christmas tree ends up in a landfill it decomposes and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Methane's bad news for our climate. But here's the good news -- instead of sending your old tree to the local dump, there are more sustainable ways to dispose of it now that Christmas is over.

New petition: The government must urgently rethink plans to hike taxes on UK solar

Posted by Richard Casson — 15 December 2016 at 1:09pm - Comments
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This morning I sent an email to Greenpeace's email list, explaining how the government is due to introduce huge tax hikes that could have a devastating impact on the UK solar industry. Here's the email below in case you missed it, and a link to the petition you can sign to push back.

Open letter to Sadiq Khan: we need a diesel-free London

Posted by Emily Randall — 12 December 2016 at 12:48pm - Comments
Close up of car exhaust pipe in Birmingham UK
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Subject: Diesel Free London

Dear Mayor Sadiq Khan,

2016 has been a year full of air pollution lowlights. The UK has the second highest number of premature deaths in Europe owing to bad air quality. London has suffered multiple high air pollution episodes. And the national government has been defeated in the high court for failure to deal with air quality issues. There has never been a more urgent time to take action.

How you can support the Lancashire nana who could face prison over protesting fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 8 December 2016 at 1:05pm - Comments
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Tina Rothery

Update: A judge at Preston Combined Court has ruled that Tina will not be sent to jail. Read the full report on drillordrop.com

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.

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. 

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