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ClientEarth Comment on London’s Air Quality Divide

The British Lung Foundation have released research about the effects of air quality in London. The results found that those living in London’s most deprived boroughs are more likely to develop and suffer from respiratory diseases than those living in more affluent areas. The research highlighted that poorer communities...


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ShareAction Condemn Sorrell’s Pay Deal

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell is the highest paid CEO in the FTSE100, with a staggering £70 million pay packet. Last year the WPP plc CEO’s pay deal was £27 million less at £43 million. ShareAction, a responsible investment charity, has slammed the pay deal news ahead of the...


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International Agreement Will Help Stop Illegal Fishing

WWF-UK have welcomed an international treaty designed to tackle illegal fishing, which was unveiled last weekend. The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) will make it much harder for boats carrying illegally-caught fish to enter ports all around the globe. The PSMA will become more effective in the fight against...


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Brexit Will Damage Fishing Industry, say Greenpeace

The former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on BBC Countryfile yesterday evening. Whilst on the show he stated that leaving the EU would benefit the UK fishing industry. Greenpeace UK have reacted to Boris Johnson’s comment. Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, said: “The livelihoods of...


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EU Referendum Poll Highlights Generation Gap

Younger people are “totally disengaged” from the EU referendum debate, according to a BMG Research poll completed for the Electoral Reform Society. The poll shows there are large differences in the way different generations are receiving information about the EU referendum and it also highlights a “stark” generation gap...


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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Pay Gap is Decreasing

The pay gap between men and women working in the corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) sector is closing and more women are now employed in the top jobs. That’s according to the sixth edition of the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Salary Survey which was recently published. The survey, which...


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Solar Voters Could Change Australia’s Government

Research published by Solar Citizens suggests that in Australia the number of voters with solar panels installed on their houses is higher than the number of voters required to change the current MP in an area. Research shows that 80 per cent of Australia’s federal constituencies contain voters with...


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Christian Activists Charged with Criminal Damage

Five members of Christian Climate Action have been found guilty of causing criminal damage. In November last year the group whitewashed the walls of the Department for Energy and Climate Change and painted “Department for Extreme Climate Change” in black paint over the top. They say they were exposing...


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Chesterfield Solar Project Makes Charitable Donation

After exceeding its generation targets in its first month, Chesterfield Community Project has donated profits to a local project. The Freedom Community Project received windfall from a new solar farm in Oxcroft after the site made a surplus of energy. The Chesterfield Community Project is looking to give back...


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OTB Launch Organic Breakfast Campaign

The Organic Trade Board and Soil Association are once again rallying the independent retailers to help them promote an organic way of living. Last year the Wake Up to Organic campaign was a success and this year it’s hoped to be even bigger. The aim of the Wake Up...


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Report Shows Social Value Can Be Strengthened in England

Social Enterprise UK have released a new report showing how English councils use the Public Services (Social Value) Act. “Procuring for Good” is based on findings from Freedom of Information requests sent to all local authorities in England. The report is mostly positive, highlighting that more councils than ever...


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UK Arrival of Hospital Energy Engine

Ninewells Hospital is set to get a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine. The CHP engine has recently been transported over 1,200 miles from Innsbruck, Austria to Tayside, UK. The 4.0 megawatt electrical (MWe) engine will be a big part of Vital Energi’s £15.4 million energy solution. The...


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Greenpeace Condemn Obama’s Nuclear Double Standards

US President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima this week, just after the G7 Summit. This was the first ever visit by a US President in office. However, whilst Greenpeace Japan welcomed President Obama’s visit but they also say it was marred by double standards over nuclear weapons. Hisayo Takada, Deputy...


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M&S Wages to Increase Above Living Wage

Marks & Spencer has announced it will increase its staff wages to above the current cost of living. The retailer has said it plans to pay its staff £9.65 per hour in Greater London and £8.50 per hour across the rest of the UK, taking its wages higher than...


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Timber Trade Members Express Brexit Concern

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) conducted a survey to calculate whether its members are for or against leaving the European Union (EU). The results showed that members are overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU. Many of those who said they would vote to remain expressed their concern over...