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May speaks out against Trump climate stance

Friday - Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security.

London welcomes first plastics-free shop

Wednesday - London has welcomed the opening of its first package-free food store opened In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution.

UK wind power prices reach lowest level

18 Sep 17 - Three new windfarms are to be built in the United Kingdom as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever.

Scotland sets 2032 ban on new diesel and petrol cars

7 Sep 17 - Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that the country will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032.

Parents face fines for driving children to school

7 Sep 17 - Parents across the UK face tough restrictions – and even fines – over driving their children to the school gates, in a push by councils on road safety and pollution.

Scotland claims tidal power world record

6 Sep 17 - August was a record-breaking month for Scottish tidal energy, after a power station managed to generate 700 megawatt-hours of electricity.

More carmakers launch scrappage schemes

4 Sep 17 - Five more carmakers have launched scrappage schemes as the industry tries to kickstart the stuttering UK market by offering thousands of pounds off new, less polluting models.


Big emissons savings as air passengers fly to rail

24 Aug 17 - A shift in travel from planes to trains between London and Central Scotland has helped to slash 681,064 tonnes of emissions.

Ford UK will pay to scrap 'dirty' pre-2009 cars

24 Aug 17 - Ford has announced a car and van scrappage scheme in a bid to get dirtier vehicles off the roads in the UK.

Britain launches review to cut long-term energy costs

9 Aug 17 - The Brfitish government has launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial...

E-cars not the answer, says traffic expert

7 Aug 17 - Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser.

World’s greenest soccer club kicks off in pro league

7 Aug 17 - England soccer team Forest Green Rovers kick off their first professional league campaign knowing that they are already champions of environmental sustainability.

DITCH STRAWS: How to cut plastic waste

2 Aug 17 - Marks & Spencer has redesigned and repackaged more than 140 best-selling products to cut plastic use, saving 75 tonnes of packaging a year in the process.

England and Wales record warmest winter since 1910

31 Jul 17 - The winter of 2016 was the warmest for England and Wales in records that stretch back to 1910.

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