Government opens £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Funding will be provided for environmental charities and their partners to work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change

Wessex Water pays £35k for sewage spill at Dorset nature reserve

The Environment Agency said the pollution had a ‘severe impact’ on aquatic invertebrates over a distance of around 100 metres, which deteriorated water quality

New National Nature Reserve in Cumbria to become active carbon sink

Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses will in time capture and store carbon to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere

Severn Trent Water fined £500k for raw sewage discharge at Sutton Park

Sewage had spread across 1.15 hectares – an area slightly bigger than the size of an international rugby pitch

Coalition parties have ‘missed opportunities’ on climate change says FoE

Friends of the Earth believes the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have both “missed great opportunities” on climate change since they formed their coalition government. In a review of the government’s performance so far, FoE’s head of climate Mike Childs said that the Lib Dems should have stuck to their pre-election target of a 42% […]

Natural England set to cut carbon footprint by 50%

Leading carbon reduction expert Paul Hinds has helped Natural England slash its carbon footprint by 50%. With just a £300,000 investment budget, Natural England, an independent public body which aims to protect and improve England’s natural environment, has managed to save up to £2m on energy and travel in just three years. Mr Hinds told […]