Scottish local authorities granted £450,000 for energy efficiency

The grant is available to nine councils that have not yet piloted Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES)

Environmental lawyers threaten councils with legal action over climate inaction

ClientEarth is writing to each local authority that is developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set their carbon goals

Iceland to get UK out of sticky spot with new chewing gum

It is the first supermarket in the country to start selling biodegradable, plastic-free gum

MPs call for fracking decisions to remain at local level

They suggest the creation of a ‘one-stop shop’ for all guidance and policy documents

UK Government launches £260m package to tackle air pollution

An initial £40 million is being provided for councils to take action “as soon as possible”, including conducting targeted feasibility studies