Posts for Environment

Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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Why your reusable coffee cup may be no better than a disposable

yenphoto24 / shutterstock Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield Is any item more symbolic of our modern, disposable culture than the single-use coffee cup? In March 2016, they were vilified in […]

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Heatwaves and flash floods: yes, this is Britain’s ‘new normal’

Hayley J. Fowler, Newcastle University “It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that we had a heatwave just last week?” Those words were spoken by a BBC news presenter, in front […]

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Sales of plastic bags down 90% since charge introduced

  Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, new figures have shown. Asda, Marks and […]

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The Love Water Campaign starts today

The British public is being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations as part of a major campaign launched today by more than 40 environmental groups, […]

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Name a storm

From the Met Office: This week the Met Office is offering people the chance to get involved with next season’s storm names by asking them to send in suggestions. Over […]

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Highest temperature in UK reached as climate change happens here, too!

From the Met Office: A recording of 38.7°C at Cambridge Botanic Garden on Thursday 25 July has become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK. The provisional value was […]

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Southampton to Shanghai by train – one climate change researcher’s quest to avoid flying

Zhu Difeng/Shutterstock Roger Tyers, University of Southampton Academics travel a lot. Whether for fieldwork or conferences, we’re often encouraged to do it. Often internationally, invariably by aeroplane. But while globetrotting […]

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The environmental cost of abandoning your tent at a music festival

Abandoned tents after a festival: definitely not going to charity. lionheartphotography, CC BY Aurore Julien, University of East London After years of depressing images of huge fields strewn with abandoned […]

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Urgent action needed on money-back recycling scheme

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has today welcomed Michael Gove’s public support for an all-inclusive money-back recycling system, or Deposit Return Scheme, but says it’s time for urgent action not […]

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