More US citizens concerned about long-term threat of climate change than coronavirus

Around 35% of respondents said they now trust their government’s ability to tackle the climate crisis less than they did before the pandemic

Biodiversity ‘being destroyed at a rate unprecedented in history’

On average, there has been a 68% decrease in the population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016

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’

Microplastics found in guts of sharks off UK coast

Microplastic and other man-made fibre particles were found in 67% of the creatures studied

Greta Thunberg to donate €1m for green projects

The money comes from an award the Swedish teen activist has won and will be used to support environmental causes around the world

Government unveils £5m investment to reconnect with nature in the post-Brexit era

An addition £4 million of funding will support green spaces in four areas which have been hit hard by coronavirus

First ‘natural beauty extension’ since 1991 granted governmental approval

The plan will see the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty expanded by around 38 square kilometres

Government plugs in £40m for green jobs and nature recovery

The new scheme aims to create up to 3,000 jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environmental organisations and support their suppliers

Amazon pledges €3.75m to improve urban green spaces in Germany and Europe

The commitment forms part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge that seeks to achieve net zero emission targets by 2040

Durham deemed ‘the greenest city in the UK’

The city, which declared a climate emergency in February 2019, has already reduced emissions by 47% between 2009-2019