Campaigning for a greener future

Environmental Politics

As the environment is high on most people’s priority lists, green issues often find their way into governmental discussions. Additionally, there are many green groups and organisations campaigning to promote environmental proposals, and we want to spread the word so more people can add their weight behind their campaigns.

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Campaigners Make A Bee Line For Whitehall

Concerns about bee populations being in decline have been in place for a while now, with research being conducted into why the populations of bees are being reduced so dramatically, and how we can act to turn this around.

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Agri-environment Schemes Could be at Risk From Budget Cuts

The government has been warned by conservationists that environmental measures in the countryside could be damaged by budget cuts.

Stoke-on-Trent 10:10 first city

Stoke-on-Trent Becomes The First City To Sign Up To 10:10

If you've not heard of 10:10, the campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010, then listen up.

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Action Group Fights Proposal To Build Eco Home Near Former Asbestos Factory

A proposal to build an eco home near to the site of a former asbestos factory is facing continued opposition from a local action group.

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Environment Agency To Integrate Carbon Emission Reducing VPO Technology

Further to a trial in 8 of their buildings, the Environment Agency will install Voltage Power Optimisation technology in a further 33 of its buildings in a bid to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions.

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Green Groups Set To Take RBS And The Treasury To Court Over Unethical Investments

In potentially the first case of it's kind, RBS and the Treasury could face court action for investing in carbon-intensive industries including coal, oil and gas as well as environmentally destructive mining.

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New EU River Quality Standards Show The UK’s Rivers Are Below Par

A report compiled by the Environment Agency has revealed that despite improvements in quality over the past 20 years, three quarters of the rivers in the UK are not up to new EU water quality standards.

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Richmond Council Recycling Scheme Loses Biggest Client

An increase in commercial recycling scheme costs has forced Richmond Council's largest client to find a cheaper alternative.

Chief scientific advisor - David MacKay

DECC Appoint David MacKay As Chief Scientific Adviser

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has appointed David MacKay as chief scientific advisor.

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Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Begins 1st September

The EU ban agreed to in December last year which will put an end to the sale of 100 watt and frosted incandescent light bulbs comes into place on 1st September 2009.

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Christian Aid Hunt For Cyclists To Join Climate Change Rally In Copenhagen

Charity Christian Aid is looking to put together a team of 50 cyclists of all levels of cycling ability to take part in a bike ride from London setting off on 9th December 2009.

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The Big Green Gathering 2009 Cancelled After Council Injunction Threat

Flagship green event, The Big Green Gathering was threatened with High Court injunction proceedings if they were unable to satisfy a number of concerns that Mendip District Council had.

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Andrew Adonis Commits To New Greener Transport System

Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis has announced government plans to improve the green credentials of the UK's transport networks.

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Friends Of The Earth Call On Government To Save British Wind Power Jobs

The day after the release of the DECC White Paper announcing the government's intention to invest more in wind power, committing to a target of 30% of the country's energy to be generated through renewable energy sources by 2020 and promising the creation of jobs in the environment sector, environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth have called for the government to safeguard the jobs we already have.