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Severe bleaching to hit all coral when global heating hits 1.5C

According to a new study of the world's reefs, once global heating reaches 1.5C, almost no corals on the planet will escape severe bleaching.

The research suggests that the reefs in areas t...

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Millions of trees planted next to rivers with hopes to save wild salmon

In order to protect salmon from the worst effects of climate heating, millions of trees are being planted beside Scotland's most remote rivers. 

F...

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Flowers arrive ahead of time as climate heats up

A study has found that as the climate heats up, plants are flowering a month earlier in the UK.

Researchers in the study examined 420,000 recorded date...

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Analysis finds England’s poor urban areas have fewest protected green spaces

A first of it's kind analysis has found that despite the fact they are needed there the most, poorer urban areas in England are the least likely to have protected local green spaces. 

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British farmers told to cut meat and dairy output by a third

The Land of Plenty report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), acts as a blueprint for how the agriculture and land-use sectors can help fight climate change.

WWF has said des...

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"Point of no return" for extreme heat in oceans passed in 2014

According to research, 2014 marked the “point of no return” for extreme heat in the world's oceans, and has now become the new normal level. 

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UK government is failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating

A cross-party committee of MPs has warned the UK government that the current policies and lack of clear plans to end reliance on gas to address the issue of rising energy prices and the commitment...

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HSE issues safety notice for offshore crane boom hoist rope

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety notice for offshore crane boom hoist ropes following two separate incidents that resulted in the failure of a cran...

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UK Bill aims to cut retained EU red tape

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out plans to reduce the amount of red tape that is contained in EU laws retained by the UK following Brexit.

In accordance with the ...

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Regeneration programme for 20 areas in England

The government has announced that there will be a new regeneration programme aimed at helping disadvantaged communities develop more homes, jobs and beautiful areas.

Initially, 20 areas wil...

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House of Lords raise concerns over marquee permitted development rights

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has raised concerns about legislation laid before Parliament that change building regulations and planning law.

The committee&rsq...

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Focus on heat pumps over hydrogen

A new research report from the Imperial College London Energy Futures Lab suggests that the government should focus on heat pump installations instead of hydrogen in the challenge to decarbonise ho...

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Construction firm fined over unsafe roof work

A construction firm, Exquisite Solutions (Alsager) Limited, and its director Ali Wit Wit, have been prosecuted after they carried out unsafe work on the roof of a multi-storey building in Mancheste...

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Mechanical forests could be used to capture CO2

A team of scientists at Arizona State University have developed technology similar to a 'mechanical tree' that could be built in forests to capture CO2 emissions.

The structures use a comme...

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New requirements for climate-related financial disclosures

From 6 April 2022, climate-related financial disclosures will have to be made in strategic reports or energy and carbon reports by certain companies.

Since 2015, methods of increasing repor...

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