Two of the UK’s leading high-street banks are funding a company involved in land-grabbing in Uganda, reveals new research published by Friends of the Earth today (Tuesday 21 May).
“ Speech reveals DEFRA has cut climate change adaptation team from 38 staff to 6. Ahead of International climate negotiations and the game-changing Energy Bill vote on 3rd June, former Special Representative for Climate Change, John Ashton CBE, gave a wide-ranging … Continue reading
Abandoning UK membership of the EU, or even a partial withdrawal, would pose a significant threat to our environment, Friends of the Earth warns. (Tuesday 14 May 2013).
On Saturday 18th May, Friends of the Earth Manchester will be helping Parrs Wood High School to create a wildflower haven for local bees in East Didsbury.  This will be one of 60 ‘Bee Worlds’ springing up around the … Continue reading
8th May 2013 News Release: Campaign calls on people in the North West to protect iconic Wall Mason Bee
A new report from the University of Reading shows that the North West now supports the only English population of the rare and declining Wall Mason Bee.
Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Wednesday 1 May 2013) that the UK Government is failing in its legal duty to meet EU air pollution targets, Friends of the Earth London Campaigner, Jenny Bates said: “This is a significant … Continue reading
30th April 2013 News Release: Friends of the Earth North West: Lancashire election candidates support green power and oppose fracking
A survey of county council candidates by Friends of the Earth North West published today (Tuesday 30 April) has revealed overwhelming support for tackling climate change and renewable energy, and little support for fracking.
The decision today to introduce EU-wide restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides linked to bee decline is a significant victory for bees and common sense, said Friends of the Earth. However, the environmental charity warned that pesticides are not the only threat … Continue reading
Tomorrow (30th April) the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) will be submitting a bid to the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant. To encourage people to support the bid and call for bold and … Continue reading
The Government must take urgent action to protect declining bee populations by supporting European Commission proposals next Monday (29 April 2013) to restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee decline, Friends of the Earth said today (Friday 25 April … Continue reading