UK’s woodland cover ‘could double without impacting important habitats’

Northumberland maintains the largest potential of any UK local authority, with 77,000 hectares of woodland, according to new research

England’s ten largest landowners ‘must grow more trees’

That’s the call from Friends of the Earth, which claims some of the biggest landowners in England have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’

‘More than 1,300 locations in the UK still breaching air pollution limits’

Exposure levels up to 144% above the annual average air target, according to Friends of the Earth

‘England has enough free space to triple existing tree cover across the country’

That’s the suggestion from Friends of the Earth, which has analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found there is sufficient suitable land for an additional 3.2 million hectares of trees in addition to existing woodland

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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change

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Friends of the Earth turns to Flour Power to save the planet

The environmental activism group has teamed up with a brewer and a beer producer to create a new climate-friendly beer made of waste bread

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Friends of the Earth takes Shell to court

The environmental group claims it wants to force the energy giant ‘to cease its destruction of the climate’

Court of Appeal rules INEOS anti-protest injunction ‘was unlawful’

A judge has ordered extensive changes to the injunction to protect civil liberties and free speech

Fracking firm Cuadrilla starts drilling for shale gas

Cuadrilla has started drilling at a fracking site in Lancashire. The pilot well will be drilled 3,500 metres deep and samples will be taken at various levels within the shale rock to decide where best to drill the horizontal wells. The first two horizontal wells will be drilled at depths of between 2,000 metres and 3,500 […]

‘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 […]