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Cocaine in rivers means bad trips for eels

26 Jun 18 - Tiny amounts of cocaine flushed into rivers cause eels to become not only hyperactive but to suffer from muscle wastage, impaired gills and hormonal changes, a study has found.

UK orders probe into throwaway fashion industry

25 Jun 18 - Throwaway “fast fashion” in the UK will be investigated amid growing concerns that the multi-billion pound industry is wasting valuable resources and contributing to climate change.

UK pension funds get green light to dump fossil fuels

20 Jun 18 - Managers of the £1.5tn invested in Britain’sworkplace pension schemes are to be given new powers to dump shares in oil, gas and coal companies in favour of long-term investment in green and “social...

City of London commits to 100% renewable

20 Jun 18 - The City of London Corporation has announced plans to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables.

McDonald's bows to customer demands over straws

18 Jun 18 - McDonald’s will end the use of plastic straws in its British restaurants next year, after nearly half a million people called on the company to ditch them.

Scotland takes pride in emissions cuts

15 Jun 18 - The Scottish Government says that as of 2016 the country has managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49 per cent compared to 1990.

Investor seeks removal of eight company chairs

13 Jun 18 - Britain’s biggest asset manager wants to remove the chairmen of the board at eight companies worldwide, which it says have failed to confront the threats posed by climate change.

Scotland wants to be among first to carbon zero

29 May 18 - New targets will set Scotland on course to become one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions, the government has claimed.

Ex-coal plant to try new carbon capture system

23 May 18 - A former coal plant in the north of England will become the test site for a new way to remove carbon dioxide from electricity generation.

Brexit could wreck green agenda, says UN

22 May 18 - The United Nations has warned the UK government that the country's reputation is at risk over plans that would significantly weaken protections for the environment after Brexit.

London considering car-free days

18 May 18 - London is considering introducing car-free days in an attempt to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis that experts say is responsible for thousands of early deaths each year.

GAS BYPASS: UK could go from coal to clean

17 May 18 - The UK has been told there's no need to build large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025.

UK proposes new law to create Green Brexit

16 May 18 - The UK Government is seeking to reassure the public that environmental laws will not be watered down after the country’s planned departure from the European Union.

Lloyds Bank pumps £2b into green projects

16 May 18 - Lloyds Bank is making an extra £2 billion available to help UK businesses implement sustainability initiatives.

Green homes earn more mortgage money

15 May 18 - Borrowers in the UK will be able to take out a bigger mortgage when buying greener properties for the first time, under a pioneering scheme to encourage energy efficiency.

UK faces huge bill to get rid of North Sea oil

8 May 18 - The UK’s North Sea clean-up costs – the price to be paid for decommissioning its oil and gas industry – will probably more than double, a British group says.

Starbucks customers like reusable cups

30 Apr 18 - A survey in UK Starbucks stores shows that reusable cup usage has surged by 156 per cent since the intoduction of a 5p charge.

BP chief urges Cambridge not to divest

26 Apr 18 - BP chief executive Bob Dudley has come under fire from campaigners after he urged Cambridge University not to drop its fossil fuel investments.

Tidal power comes of age with Scottish project

19 Apr 18 - The potential for the tides to generate clean, reliable electricity has taken a significant step with the completion of a flagship project in Scottish waters.

UK seeks advice on strengthening climate goal

Claire Perry

19 Apr 18 - The UK government has announced that it wants official advice on the “implications” of aligning its climate goals with the Paris Agreement.

10 Apr 18  Abandoned collieries could be key to heating homes

10 Apr 18  Selfridges to cut single-use plastic carbonated drinks

6 Apr 18  The UK needs a more ambitious Climate Change Act

27 Mar 18  UK rejects plans for new coal mine

22 Mar 18  Oil threat looms over national park land

20 Mar 18  Farmers to be given first targets on soil health

16 Mar 18  Coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

12 Mar 18  False emissions ratings cost UK more than £2b a year

9 Mar 18  UK carbon emissions at lowest level since 1890

5 Mar 18  How Scotland plans to meet climate change targets

1 Mar 18  Lloyd’s under pressure to get out of coal

20 Feb 18  Scotland aims to be renewables powerhouse

20 Feb 18  Ammonia emissions rise in Britain

15 Feb 18  ROYAL BAN: Queen says no more plastic in my houses

13 Feb 18  Pedals pump half-a-billion pounds into Scotland

9 Feb 18  'We don't want green finance, but for finance to be green'

8 Feb 18  Edinburgh University divests from all fossil fuels

5 Feb 18  Carmakers could face prosecution in UK

31 Jan 18  Would you host a nuclear waste disposal plant for £1m a year?

30 Jan 18  Britain takes another look at personal carbon accounts

12 Dec 17  How planting trees changed lives in a former coal town

11 Dec 17  UK sees value in rebirth of the railways

8 Dec 17  London's new e-cabs come with all the mod cons

6 Dec 17  London mayor wants to put stopper on plastic water bottles

23 Nov 17  BEAN BUSES: In London, it's wake up and smell the traffic

9 Nov 17  Barclays issues €500m bond for 'green mortgages'

26 Oct 17  BBC apologises over interview with climate denier

25 Oct 17  Dirty cars must pay for using London streets

24 Oct 17  UK hints at e-bike subsidy to get people moving

16 Oct 17  UK climate masterplan – the grownups have finally won

13 Oct 17  Oxford city to ban cars in zero-emissions zone

5 Oct 17  Scotland bans fracking after public protests

25 Sep 17  London could cut waste by 60% through circular model

22 Sep 17  May speaks out against Trump climate stance

20 Sep 17  London welcomes first plastics-free shop

18 Sep 17  UK wind power prices reach lowest level

7 Sep 17  Scotland sets 2032 ban on new diesel and petrol cars

7 Sep 17  Parents face fines for driving children to school

6 Sep 17  Scotland claims tidal power world record

4 Sep 17  More carmakers launch scrappage schemes

24 Aug 17  Big emissons savings as air passengers fly to rail

24 Aug 17  Ford UK will pay to scrap 'dirty' pre-2009 cars

9 Aug 17  Britain launches review to cut long-term energy costs

7 Aug 17  E-cars not the answer, says traffic expert

7 Aug 17  World’s greenest soccer club kicks off in pro league

2 Aug 17  DITCH STRAWS: How to cut plastic waste

31 Jul 17  England and Wales record warmest winter since 1910

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