Smoking & power plant
Air pollution ‘more deadly than smoking’

A new report suggests damaging health implications related to pollution are “substantially higher than previously assumed”

Coal power plant
Spanish reduction in coal use saves €952m in health costs

Falling use of the fossil fuel over 2015 and 2016 led to a 40.5% decrease in associated health impacts

Flooding
Annual investment of £1bn ‘needed to protect UK from floods’

An average annual investment of £1 billion will be necessary up to 2065 to protect properties and infrastructure in England from increasing flood damage.

Air pollution triggers 33m asthma-related hospital visits every year

A new report suggests ozone and particulate matter cause a high proportion of asthma emergencies

Eleven major industries ‘highly exposed to climate risks’

Financial services firm Moody’s says these sectors have a combined $2.2tn of debt

Are this summer’s sunny skies a climate change killer?

As temperatures in the UK soar to 35°C, how concerned are the British public?

Heatwave deaths ‘to triple by 2050 without government action’

The Environmental Audit Committee says dangerous temperatures in summer could be normal by the 2040s

‘More than a third of public unaware of energy theft dangers’

Knowledge about potential risks is particularly low between 18-24 year olds

Glasto fans get in-tents poisoning warning

A new initiative aims to spread awareness about the danger of bringing lit barbecues inside tents. Glastonbury 2017 and Festival Republic have come together to help festival goers avoid the deadly effects of carbon monoxide poisoning that can arise from continuing to cook or trying to stay warm in enclosed areas. Emily Eavis, Co-Organiser of […]

‘Waste and biomass plant spells danger’ say green group

Green campaigners have vowed to fight a proposed waste and biomass plant in Pembrokeshire. Friends of the Earth have launched a campaign against Egnedol’s planned experimental gasification plant in Milford Haven. The group says the technology is unproven and all attempts to implement it in the UK to date have failed. It has serious concerns […]