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.
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.
Posted by Sara Ayech — 11 January 2017 at 12:39pm
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.
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.
Actors Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie take peaceful direct action against the government's plans for fracking
To say 2016 has been eventful would be an understatement - the political upheaval brought about by Brexit in the UK and the new president-elect in the United States, not to mention the ongoing conflict in Syria, are just a part of an overall tumultuous year.
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.