Tesco and WWF ‘to Halve Environmental Impact of Shopping’

Tesco and WWF have teamed up and committed to halve the environmental impact of shopper’s baskets within a year. The four-year partnership between the nation’s largest retailer and the environmental organisation aims to eliminate food and packaging waste while encouraging customers to buy more sustainable products. Research conducted by the …

Diesel Pollution Stunts Children’s Lung Growth, Major Study Shows

Pollution from diesel vehicles is stunting the growth of children’s lungs, leaving them damaged for life, a major study has found. The research, conducted with more than 2,000 school children in London, is the first such study in a city where diesel pollution is a significant factor, and has implications …

Supermarkets Still Produce Thousands of Tonnes of Plastic Bags

Big supermarkets are producing billions of single-use plastic bags each year despite charges that are designed to reduce their use by the public. The UK’s 10 leading supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and Aldi, continue to put plastic bags into their shops three years after the introduction of …

Why Are Wildfires Getting Worse?

California is currently in the grips of its deadliest wildfire while two others rage, in what has been its worst wildfire year on record. The Camp wildfire in the north of the US state has burned through more than 50,000 hectares and is the most deadly in California’s history. The …

Spain Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050

Spain has set out ambitious plans to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Under the proposals, the government aims to install at least 3GW of wind and solar power capacity every year over the next 10 years. The news comes after the government recently recently scrapped the 7% solar …

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Even More Destructive, Research Finds

Hurricane rainfall could increase by a third and wind speeds boosted by up to 25 knots if global warming continues. Climate change worsened the most destructive hurricanes of recent years, including Katrina, Irma and Maria, by intensifying rainfall by as much as 10%, new research has found. High-resolution climate simulations of …

UK Government Selects 50 Young Environment Ambassadors

The announcement is part of the 2019 ‘Year of Green Action’ aimed at encouraging more people to be involved in projects to improve the natural world. The UK Government has chosen 50 young people who are involved in green projects across the UK as environment ambassadors. The announcement is part of its …