UK farming sector ‘must dramatically change to avoid climate catastrophe’

The RSA Food Farming & Countryside Commission urges agricultural systems must be radically transformed and made sustainable within a decade

Vegan diet ‘could cut global emissions by ten billion tonnes’

A new study suggests dropping animal products from diets could also save more than a hundred thousand lives in the UK alone

You might have cut your credit card up before – but have you eaten it?

Unfortunately, the answer may be yes – a new report suggests the average person consumes around five grams of plastic every week

Half of parents ‘would move house to escape air pollution if affordable’

New research has found more than one in 10 parents of under 18s have already moved to ‘cleaner areas’

Health Secretary launches review into ‘slow and deadly poison’ of air pollution

In 2017, around 9.5 billion miles of road travel was related to patients, visitors, staff and suppliers to the NHS

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Air pollution ’causes four million children to develop asthma every year’

Researchers say around 11,000 new cases of the breathing condition occur each day around the world as a result of toxic air from traffic

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Clean vehicles ‘are needed to protect the environment’

That’s the verdict from 65% of people in the UK, according to a 2,000-adult survey conducted by Nissan

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Climate change threatens a third of Bangladeshi children

A new UN report warns 19 million children are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters

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President Trump: ‘Wind turbines cause cancer’

The US president also said wind turbines could reduce the value of nearby homes by 75%

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Wandsworth Council considers banning traffic from school roads

The scheme aims to slash air pollution at times children are on the pavement