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No escape by Derek Keats via Flickr

Marine Stewardship Council Announces Sustainability Fund Recipients

Funding has been awarded to six organisations by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This enables the organisations to delivery projects to support small scale and developing world fisheries to achieve MSC certification. Blue Ventures, Anchud Mud Crab Productivity Committee, WWF Japan, Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation, WWF Guianas, and...


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Climate and Energy Progress Boosted by Food Waste Inquiry

Technical Director of the REA, Jeremy Jacobs, has commented on the news that the Environmental, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a new investigative report. The report will look into the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste in the UK. “The announcement of this food waste inquiry...


Flood by Howard Lake via Flickr

Comments: CCC Report on Risk Assessment

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a report that discusses the risks and opportunities that the UK faces from climate change. A report published by the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) highlights the risks and opportunities Britain faces from climate...


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British Recyclers: the Best and Worst Revealed

It has been revealed that the best in the country for recycling their waste are farmers. They are so good, in fact, that the government should pay them to show the rest of us how it’s done. That’s the finding of a British waste and recycling company which surveyed...


Jeans Run Gorge by Nicholas A. Tonelli

Donors’ Mitigation Agenda Topped By Preserving Forest Carbon Sinks

Good governance and large carbon sinks in developing countries are likely to be the principal destination for major green donors’ climate mitigation funding, new research has found. The study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) compared the factors used to allocate climate mitigation finance to 180 developing countries by the...


Darling Wind Farm by warrenski

Carbon Trust Joins European Offshore Wind Developers To Reduce Costs Of Offshore Wind

A new European phrase of world-leading collaborative development, research and demonstration (R&D) programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) was revealed by The Carbon Trust. This programme is designed to impact the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) from offshore wind and improve efficiency, availability and reduce costs of existing...


Visible light by sweethaa

Investment Needed To Reduce Referendum Energy Risk Experts Warn

Former head of RWE npower, Paul Massara, World Energy Trilemma, Joan McNaughton, Executive Chair, World Energy Council and Hugo Chandler, Director at New Resource Partners, reveal their thoughts ahead of published reports from the National Grid. Commenting ahead of reports this week from National Grid, on UK electricity margins for...


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Generation 2050’s Mission To Send 1000 Books to Indian Charities

A Social enterprise that published a children’s booked to inspire a kinder world  is launching a crowd-funding campaign on the 13th July. Generation 50 aims to raise £1000 to send 1000 copies of their new children’s book ‘Rafi’s Indian Dream’ to four charities in India who run humane education...


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Support for Indigenous Community Fighting Amazon Dam Reaches 1m

Greenpeace International is supporting the Munduruku Indigenous People to fight a mega-dam on their lands. Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director, is in the Amazon basin. Bunny McDiarmid joins the Munduruku community this week as the global campaign to stop the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) mega-dam swells to more than one million...


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First North Sea Expedition for Oceana In A Bid To Advance Biodiversity Protection

In order to strengthen a network of marine protected areas and to help support recovery of fish stock, a two-month research cruise will gather at-sea data on habitats and species. Oceana will be launching this afternoon its first ever North Sea research expedition, to survey marine life in the...


Greepeace by carrotmadman6 via Flickr

New CCC Report on Fracking: Greenpeace and ECIU Respond

A long-awaited report written by the Climate Change Committee has finally been released, following accusations that it was being “sat on” to help the oil industry. The report written by the Climate Change Committee says that fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with the UK’s climate change...


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Action Plan to Battle London’s Toxic Air Unveiled by Sadiq Khan

On the 60th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, Sadiq Khan has announced plans to tackle the worst polluting vehicles in London. It is the biggest crackdown by any major city around the world. A £10 charge for the most polluting vehicles and an extended Ultra-Low Emission Zone will be part...


fish by Maarit Lundback

World Fish Production Dependent On Action To Counter Falling Fish Stocks

The status of fish stocks as revealed by the UN shows 89.5% are fully fished or overfished, while OECD forecasts 17% rise by 2025 in fish production. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today released its report on the state of world fisheries and aquaculture. The...


trash mountain by woodleywonderworks

Recycling London’s Food Waste: A Campaign For Change

A campaign and report that was launched today to build pressure on London councils to drastically improve food waste separation and recycling rates aiming to reduce the amount sent to incineration and landfill. The Tackling London’s Food Waste report, published by Bio Collectors, lays out the issues around food waste...


Yorkshire Moors by James Elliman

Council Taken To Court Over Fracking By Campaigners in Ryedale

Frack Free Ryedale, consisting of Friends of the Earth and members of a local residents’ group, have today applied to the High Court for a judicial review of the decision made my North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking near the North Yorks Moors National Park. The key reasons...