UN steps up commitment to protect environmental rights defenders

People defending the environment have faced violence, including killings and sexual violence, smear campaigns and other forms of intimidation

Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

A new report suggests particulate matter is particular dangerous, as tiny particles can “easily penetrate lung passageways” and cause “significant cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage”

‘COP26 to be most important climate meeting since Paris Agreement’

Claire Perry MP has warned ’emissions warming our atmosphere have no territorial allegiance’ and stressed international cooperation is more important than ever before

New £3.5m fund offered to recycle small waste electricals

The closing date for applications for the first round is 18th October 2019

EDF Energy chosen to take on Solarplicity’s customers

Around 7,500 domestic customers and 500 business customers will be transferred to the Big Six supplier

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

Edible drinks capsules get splash of government funding

Notpla, which is backed by drinks giant Lucozade Ribena Suntory, will use the funding to take its Ooho product a step closer to commercialisation

WWF Scotland executive joins Big Six energy firm ScottishPower

Dr Sam Gardner will develop and implement low carbon initiatives as the company’s first Head of Climate Change and Sustainability

University of Liverpool to divest from fossil fuels by 2022

It has committed to sell its remaining £2.8m holdings in fossil fuel companies over the next three years

Catholic churches and schools put their faith in renewable energy

The deal between British Gas Business and Catholic Church’s energy procurement group is said to be one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts