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Britain's first zero emission zone launched in Oxford

Oxford has launched Britain's first zero emission zone in a pilot scheme that came into effect on 1 March 2022.

The scheme forces daily charges for all drivers on non-zero emission vehicles...

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Climate change most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland

A survey carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency has shown that for the fourth year running, climate change is perceived as the most pressing environmental issue...

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Solar charging point can charge 100 cars a day

The Rushcliffe Borough Council in Nottinghamshire is opening a new electric car-charging facility that will be able to charge up to 100 cars every day which will be largely powered by sunlight.

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Kwarteng sets out case for clean energy

UK's secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, has posted the intentions of the government for development for clean energy.

His tweet comes after a p...

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Fruit and vegetables bagged in plastic packaging increases food waste, study says

A recent publication by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) charity calls for the end of unnecessary plastic packaging and the Best Before labels on fresh fruit...

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Provisions included in Climate Change Bill to address methane emissions

The Northern Ireland Assembly has passed an amendment to the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill that aims to limit the production of methane by 46% to meet...

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Calls for right to nature to be legislated

Campaigners are calling for the government to enshrine the provision of equal access to nature-rich green and blue spaces for everyone into law.

In response to the government's recently pub...

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UK to build its greenest ever road

Government-owned, National Highways, has announced that they are exploring the use of carbon-neutral road construction technologies in order to make its Lower Thames Crossing project, the "greenest...

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IPCC publishes latest climate report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the second instalment of their Sixth Assessment Report. The Working Group II report looks at the impacts of climate change on natu...

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How 'headline anxiety' impacts workers mental health

Since news broke of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, images of bombings, wrecked buildings, wounded citizens and families fleeing for safety have been spread across social media, news prog...

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HSE warn of the risks from emergency tree work

Following the after effects of Storm Dudley, Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are reminding people that emergency tree work is dangerou...

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Possible REACH restrictions on the use of PFASs in the EU and UK

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be launching a consultation on 23 March 2022 which will seek views on whether the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs...

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Thousands of 'ghost flights' have left the UK since the start of the pandemic

Almost 15,000 'ghost flights' have departed from the UK according to official figures.

Ghost flights are those with no passengers or less than 10% of passenger capacity. The flights operate...

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Government's plan for living with Covid announced

Boris Johnson has confirmed the next steps for living with Covid-19, including that vaccines will remain the first line of defence against the virus and that all remaining domestic regulations rest...

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UN warns wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050

According to a new report wildfires like those that devastated California, Australia and Siberia will become 50% more common by the end of the century.

The report, by the UN Environment Pro...

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