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“U.K. Pledge for Net Zero Fossil Fuel Pollution Is a First for G7”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-11/u-k-pledge-for-net-zero-fossil-fuel-pollution-is-first-for-g7?srnd=premium-europe

Britain is to become the first major economy to adopt laws that require a cut in fossil-fuel emissions to zero by 2050 to fight climate change.

Prime Minister Theresa May said legislation to wipe out the U.K.’s net contribution to rising global temperatures will be put to members of Parliament, endorsing a report from advisers that laid out what a carbon neutral future would have to look like. The radical move recommended by the government’s climate-change adviser has won backing from across the political spectrum even as debate about leaving the European Union roiled U.K. lawmakers.You’ve reached your free article limit.S

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“Britain’s Puffin Community Is Thriving”

Puffins.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-22/britain-s-puffin-community-is-thriving?srnd=premium-europe

While the seabird is suffering declines in most places elsewhere, the U.K. population is up 9% from last count and has gained from 25 years ago.

“Warm water is attracting bluefin tuna to Britain”

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/01/07/Warm-water-is-attracting-bluefin-tuna-to-Britain/9021546871658/

Bluefin tuna are showing up in European waters in increasing numbers.

While conservationists and recreational anglers were debating whether or not the endangered fish species should be caught, scientists in France were trying to figure out why they’re relocating.

“Britain Now Has More Green Capacity Than Any Other Power Source “

Green energy connected to Britain’s electricity grid increased to a record 42 gigawatts in the third quarter, giving it the largest share of the nation’s energy mix, according to Drax Electric Insights.

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“Chris Packham warns of ‘ecological apocalypse’ in Britain”

Chris Packham

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/11/chris-packham-springwatch-warns-of-ecological-apocalypse-britain

According to Packham, British people have normalised a “national catastrophe” and only see a wealth of wildlife in nature reserves, with the wider countryside bereft of life.

“British lawmakers want to force big companies to report on their climate-change risks”

Oil refinery at Grangemouth, Scotland

https://qz.com/1295904/british-lawmakers-want-to-force-big-companies-to-report-on-their-climate-change-risks/

A report by the British parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, published yesterday (June 4), calls for mandatory public reporting by large companies and asset managers, particularly pension funds, on their exposure to climate change by 2022.

“UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution”

Plastic bottles and other rubbish washed up on a British beach

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The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging could reduce the impact of discarded waste on marine and bird life, the Treasury has said.

“Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters”

Common Squid

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Squid and anchovies, more commonly eaten by Britons holidaying abroad, are being drawn into UK waters in large numbers by climate change, according to major new report that suggests the nation’s long-lost bluefin tuna is also returning.

“Britain faces huge costs to avoid power shortages with electric car plan”

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Britain must plough billions of pounds into new power plants, grid networks and electric vehicle charging points if it is to avoid local power shortages when a planned ban on new diesel and petrol cars begins.

“UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter”

Last month two tonnes of ivory were crushed in Central Park in New York, in a display jointly organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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The new trade analysis, which is being released ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday, will embarrass the government, after a call by Boris Johnson for “an all out ban” on ivory exports last month.