The U.K. government is preparing to announce plans to slash fossil fuel emissions to zero by 2050, an effort to fight climate change that would change the way Britons heat their homes and the cars they drive, officials familiar with the situation said.
An announcement embracing the so-called net zero emissions target is likely in the next two months, according to the officials, who declined to be named discussing plans that haven’t yet been finalized.You’ve
British people need to fly less, drive electric cars, eat little meat and turn their home thermostats down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in order to rein in greenhouse gases damaging the planet.
Those are the recommendations from the government’s official adviser on climate change and sketch out the toughest measures anywhere in the industrial world to rein in pollution. Drawn up by a panel including lawmakers, scientists, industry officials and analysts, their 277-page report also suggests a drastic overhaul for industry, agriculture and aviation.You
“The U.K. government’s official adviser on climate change is set to recommend the country adopt a target to drive net fossil fuel emissions to zero by 2050”
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Scientist Paul O’Donoghue and a group of conservationists are working on a plan to reintroduce the lynx, a spotted wildcat with paws like snowshoes, into Britain. They say the program could restore a once-native species and might bring a balance back to the landscape, helping to trim an overpopulation of deer. Local sheep farmers, though, worry about their livestock becoming prey.
Conservation efforts on coasts around the UK have helped rare marine life including seahorses and basking sharks make an unexpected comeback.
The UK is to review its long-term target to cut climate emissions as part of global efforts to curb rising temperatures, the government has announced.
Moving to sustainable catches of the most important species of fish would generate 5,000 new jobs and add more than £300m a year to the economy, after the UK leaves the EU’s common fisheries policy, a new report has found.
The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain, which went for a record 55 hours without its any of its power plants producing electricity by burning coal.
The U.K. promises to ban the sale of single use plastic drinking straws and cotton buds later this year in a bid to clean up the world’s oceans.
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.