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Farmers to be given first targets on soil health

Tuesday - A bill will be brought before the UK parliament this year mandating, for the first time, measures and targets to preserve and improve the health of the nation's soils.

Coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Friday - Single-useplastic items such as disposable coffee cups, takeaway boxes and polystyrene packaging could be hit with charges in the UK akin to the 5p levy on plastic bags.

False emissions ratings cost UK more than £2b a year

12 Mar 18 - False emissions ratings for cars based on lab tests have cost the UK more than £2bn a year in lost tax revenue, according to the Green party.

UK carbon emissions at lowest level since 1890

9 Mar 18 - Fresh analysis has highlighted the dramatic fall in carbon emissions within the UK, reaching a new low unseen in normal times for 128 years.

How Scotland plans to meet climate change targets

5 Mar 18 - The Scottish government's new climate plan includes measures to significantly cut emissions from transport, buildings and industry to meet its target of a 66 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions.

Lloyd’s under pressure to get out of coal

1 Mar 18 - Lloyd’s of London, is under increasing pressure to back away from supporting the coal industry.

Scotland aims to be renewables powerhouse

20 Feb 18 - Scotland is making progress towards becoming a world leader in renewable energy.

Ammonia emissions rise in Britain

20 Feb 18 - Emissions of ammonia have been on the rise in the UK even while the amount of other pollutants entering the atmosphere has fallen.

ROYAL BAN: Queen says no more plastic in my houses

15 Feb 18 - The Queen has banned plastic straws and bottles from being used across the various Royal homes and palaces.

Pedals pump half-a-billion pounds into Scotland

13 Feb 18 - Pedal power is worth more than half-a-billion pounds to the Scottish economy, a report shows.

'We don't want green finance, but for finance to be green'

Alice Garton

9 Feb 18 - Industry and regulators should be given until 2020 to boost climate risk disclosure or face government intervention, Britain’s Commons Environmental Audit Committee has been told.

Edinburgh University divests from all fossil fuels

8 Feb 18 - The University of Edinburgh is dumping all its fossil fuel investments, making it the largest UK university endowment fund to be completely free of all coal, oil and gas holdings.

Carmakers could face prosecution in UK

5 Feb 18 - Carmakers who cheat emissions rules could face prosecution in the UK for deceiving environmental tests under new measures set to be introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal.

Would you host a nuclear waste disposal plant for £1m a year?

31 Jan 18 - Communities around England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be offered £1m a year to volunteer to host an underground nuclear waste disposal facility.

Britain takes another look at personal carbon accounts

30 Jan 18 - The UK is getting serious about tackling collective individual behaviour which threatens the environment.

How planting trees changed lives in a former coal town

12 Dec 17 - The UK's National Forest has not only transformed an industrial landscape, it has given people a new sense of belonging and wellbeing, created jobs and boosted wildlife.

UK sees value in rebirth of the railways

11 Dec 17 - Proposals in the UK aimed at reversing decades of decline in the rail system, have been praised as the “rebirth of the railways”.

London's new e-cabs come with all the mod cons

8 Dec 17 - Wi-Fi, USB charging and even a sunroof are among the features of London's new six-seat, battery-powered cabs.

London mayor wants to put stopper on plastic water bottles

6 Dec 17 - London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to see free water fountains and bottle refill stations across the city to reduce the use of plastic bottles.

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