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“Government pledges £5.7m to develop new northern forest”


Plan to plant 50m trees along 120-mile stretch next to M62 will provide habitat for wildlife as well as help manage flood risk

The government has pledged £5.7m to kickstart the creation of a northern forest that will stretch from Liverpool to Hull.



“May Declares War on ‘Scourge’ of Plastic With 25-Year U.K. Plan”


Prime Minister Theresa May will declare war on plastics as she outlines a plan to eliminate “avoidable” waste by 2042, including proposals for new taxes and funding for sustainable alternatives.

“British Ban on Microbeads to Protect Oceans Comes Into Force”


U.K.’s ban on making products with microbeads — tiny plastic particles in everything from cosmetics to shampoo and toothpaste — takes effect Tuesday in an effort to protect marine life.

“British Politicians Want to Tax Coffee Cups to Cut Waste”

Image result for starbucks cups


Britain should introduce a charge of 25 pence (34 U.S. cents) for disposable coffee cups to encourage recycling and reduce waste from retailers including Starbucks Corp. and Costa Coffee Ltd., a panel of lawmakers said.

“Dam it! How beavers could save Britain from flooding”

Have kit, will travel … Supporters say beaver power could be employed on river headwaters to protect Britain’s built-upon floodplains.


Since their trial reintroduction in Devon, the animal’s engineering skills have reduced floodwater and created a paradise for local wildlife. Should we bring them back for good?

“U.K. Braced for Record-Breaking Wet Winters Blames Climate Shift”


Changing weather patterns caused by increasing global temperatures means meteorologists can no longer rely on historical rainfall records to predict future weather events. Instead, a new supercomputer at the Met Office simulated thousands of possible scenarios using current climate patterns.

“Lynx could return to Britain this year after absence of 1,300 years”

A Eurasian lynx stalking prey in brushwood


After an absence of 1,300 years, the lynx could be back in UK forests by the end of 2017. The Lynx UK Trust has announced it will apply for a trial reintroduction for six lynx into the Kielder forest, Northumberland, following a two-year consultation process with local stakeholders.

“Quarter of England’s rivers at risk of running dry, finds WWF”

Kayakers on the River Wye in Herefordshire, where a drought has caused low water levels that threaten this year’s salmon run.


A quarter of England’s rivers are at risk of running dry, with devastating consequences for wildlife, according to data obtained by WWF under freedom of information rules.


“Consumers being misled by labelling on ‘organic’ beauty products, report shows”

Organic beauty brands in supermarket in Frankfurt


The makers of many “organic” beauty products have been accused of confusing and meaningless labelling, according to a new survey in which 76% of consumers admitted they felt misled.

According to the Soil Association’s recent market report, sales of organic health and beauty products swelled by more than 20% in 2016, with the market now worth about £61.2m in the UK.

“U.K. Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s”


The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier.