Scientific studies have proven time and again that air pollution causes serious health impacts and premature death. Treating it like a health emergency would also mean action on the climate emergency. So why is the UK government still lagging behind?
For nearly a decade, people across the country have stood against the companies and ministers which have tried to get fracking off the ground. That fracking has been halted across the UK is a testament to their dedication, commitment and creativity.
In a victory for grassroots activists, the government has put a stop to fracking in England following a report concluding that tremors cannot be controlled. While it’s not yet fully banned, the science suggests it’s unlikely to be revived.
Ahead of the upcoming general election campaign the UK’s largest environmental groups, as well as human rights, development, faith and health organisations have set out a series of demands for party leaders in order to tackle the climate and nature emergencies.
Palm oil is used in all sorts of everyday products from shampoo to chocolate, but it’s been disastrous for the world’s forests. Here are five not-so-fun facts about ‘certified sustainable’ palm oil, which is often anything but.
London, UK, 31.10.2019 - Analysis by Greenpeace UK has shown that the super-trawler Margiris was fishing in an area of the English Channel designated by the UK government as a Marine Conservation Zone. UK law enforcement boarded the Margiris soon after arriving in the Channel, finding no evidence of illegal activity.
Although one issue will dominate the upcoming general election, our next government will still need to get to grips with a number of urgent environmental issues. Not least of these will be action on climate change.
For this year’s Black History Month, we are celebrating the contributions of black people around the world to the global movement for climate justice. Here are three amazing young black activists, describing how they fight for our environment in different African countries.