Today’s government decision to give the green light to a third runway at Heathrow “makes a complete mockery of government commitments to tackle climate change”, says Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton, who lives under the flightpath in west London, said: “Expanding Heathrow would be […]

Heathrow expansion makes mockery of government commitments to tackle climate ...

Foreign Office Minister announces significant increase in UK Overseas Territory Marine Protected Areas. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan will today announce plans to double the area of ocean under marine protection around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres – greater than the landmass of India. […]

UK set to protect four million square kilometres of ocean

Just a day after a cross-party group of MPs called on the Government to ban microbeads, a new Greenpeace report lays out the science on the impact of microplastics, including microbeads, on our oceans and our seafood. The report, which collates the latest academic research, identifies the risks of these tiny plastics spreading toxic chemicals, […]

Greenpeace report identifies growing risk of plastic in seafood

Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide emissions. A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulphur dioxide (SO2) is one of six air pollutants regulated by the […]

NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution