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Glasgow aims to be UK’s first net-zero city

Tuesday - Glasgow has committed to being the UK’s first net-zero city.

Agriculture emissions put Wales on the outer

Thursday - Wales' farming emissions have been put in the too-hard basket by the UK Committee on Climate Change.

New orchards offer new life to wild species

Thursday - New orchards are appearing across the UK to stop the widespread decline of rare insects and birds, and to slow down climate change.

Pollution research points finger at Coca-Cola

Thursday - Coca-Cola bottles and cans are the most commonly found items of packaging pollution on British beaches, new research shows.

City investors push for BP to be more open

15 May 19 - A coalition of major London investors have emerged as key players in forcing BPto be more transparent in how it fights climate change.

London to have first hydrogen doubledeckers

14 May 19 - London will have the world’s first hydrogen-powered doubledecker buses on its streets next year.

UK goes coal-free for entire week

10 May 19 - The UK has produced coal-free energy for seven days in a row - the first time since the industrial revolution.


UK ‘to end contribution to global warming’

7 May 19 - The UK will stop warming the global climate by 2050 and urge other countries to follow, under independent advice just published.

MPs endorse Corbyn call to declare emergency

3 May 19 - British MPs have endorsed a Labour motion to declare a formal climate and environment emergency,

Scotland and Wales declare climate emergencies

2 May 19 - The Scottish and Welsh parliaments have separately declared climate emergencies, just as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is expected to push Westminster to do the same for the whole of the UK.

Corbyn launches bid to declare climate emergency

30 Apr 19 - Labour will this week force a vote in the UK parliament to declare a national environmental and climate change emergency.

Greta goes for climate change general strike

Greta Thunberg

23 Apr 19 - Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate.

Crowds of climate protesters disrupt London

16 Apr 19 - Thousands of people have blocked well-known landmarks and a bridge in central London, bringing widespread disruption to the capital in a “climate rebellion” that organisers say could last several...

UK plant aims to make hydrogen from plastic waste

16 Apr 19 - Two British companies are joining forces to establish a plant which will turn plastic waste into hydrogen.

Science festival bans fossil fuel sponsorship

5 Apr 19 - The charity running the Edinburgh international science festival is to ban sponsorship from oil companies including Shell and Total after protests by climate campaigners.

ON YER TRIKE! A new way to ensure the mail gets through

28 Mar 19 - The mail must get through ... and now it's the job of e-trikes to deliver letters and parcels.

UK lines up first deep coal mine in decades

25 Mar 19 - Local councillors in Cumbria have voted unanimously to approve a new deep coal mine, Britain’s first in three decades.

Attenborough to tell us the facts in new film

25 Mar 19 - The BBC has just announced that David Attenborough, 92, will present a 60-minute film, Climate Change - The Facts, which will be screened this northen spring.

Weatherman wants climate change 'forecasts'

20 Mar 19 - A veteran UK weatherman has called on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.


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