Scheme helps people grow cucumber-like fruits to replace plastic washing sponges

The initiative aims to encourage people to do their bit to reduce plastic waste

Tackling the UK’s ‘polluter elite’ is key to net zero

The wealthiest citizens must make the most dramatic changes to their behaviours to keep the 1.5°C target in sight, according to a new report

Japan to dispose of 1.2m tonnes of Fukushima nuclear power plant water into the ocean

Japan’s Prime Minister said disposal of treated water is an ‘unavoidable issue’

Morrisons to become the ‘first’ UK supermarket to ditch all plastic bags

The move is predicted to save 3,200 tonnes of plastic every year

Centrica launches UK-wide heat pump project to slash social housing emissions

Nearly 600 homes across the North, North West, Midlands, East and South West will be fitted with low carbon heating systems

Google, Samsung, BMW and Volvo call for deep sea mining moratorium

The companies have pledged not to source any minerals from the deep sea

An area of virgin rainforest the size of the Netherlands was lost in 2020 

Tropical forests lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, new report estimates

EAC urges government to seize tidal power potential

MPs suggest tidal range projects, such as lagoons and barrages, are stuck at the concept stage without sufficient funding

Google Maps to show greener and ‘cleaner’ routes

The new feature will direct drivers to routes estimated to release fewer carbon dioxide emissions

UK eyes cleaner skies and flights with ‘world’s largest’ aerospace engine

Rolls-Royce has started building a demonstrator engine with technology to improve efficiency and make aviation more sustainable