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UK lines up first deep coal mine in decades

Monday - Local councillors in Cumbria have voted unanimously to approve a new deep coal mine, Britain’s first in three decades.

Attenborough to tell us the facts in new film

Monday - The BBC has just announced that David Attenborough, 92, will present a 60-minute film, Climate Change - The Facts, which will be screened this northen spring.

Weatherman wants climate change 'forecasts'

Wednesday - A veteran UK weatherman has called on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.

UK to end of fossil fuel heating in new houses

15 Mar 19 - The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.

Former church leader backs school climate rebellion

12 Mar 19 - Former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has backed pupils who have been taking part in school strikes to protest over climate change and who are planning to join a “climate rebellion” next month.

UK aims to triple number of green-collar jobs

11 Mar 19 - The UK Government has announced an offshore wind generation deal which could triple the number of green-collar jobs by 2030.

UK emissions continue downward trend

6 Mar 19 - New analysis shows UK carbon emissions have fallen for the sixth consecutive year.


Theresa May gets a message from Moon

26 Feb 19 - Ban Ki-moon has urged Britain to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, in what he said would mark a test of Theresa May’s commitment to act on climate change.

Now it's the teachers' turn to strike for climate

22 Feb 19 - Teachers will follow on the heels of striking UK students tomorrow with a protestto demand the national curriculum be reformed to make the climate and ecological crisis an educational priority.

UK plans to make plastic producers pay

20 Feb 19 - Britain is about to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste.

BBC under pressure to tell climate story

19 Dec 18 - A pressure group has called on the BBC, as Britain's public broadcaster, to convey the severity of the climate and ecological emergency.

London mayor unveils climate change plan

17 Dec 18 - London mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined his new climate change plan, designed to protect people from floods, fires and political upheaval.

Trailblazing UK climate change act a global model

27 Nov 18 - Ten years after its creation, the landmark UK climate change legislation has many lessons for other countries as they look for ways to turn the Paris deal into national action.

UK advised to look at hydrogen heating

23 Nov 18 - Millions of gas boilers will need to be replaced with hydrogen alternatives and coupled with electric heating devices if Britain is to hit its carbon targets at the lowest cost.

Spy in the sky spots households wasting heat

16 Nov 18 - People in the UK who waste heat by failing to ensure their homes, offices and factories are leak-proof will soon have the prospect of a spy in the sky to persuade them to mend their ways.

Britain's new climate could bring wine bonanza

13 Nov 18 - Could rain-sodden Britain become the hot new wine producer?

Scientists will risk prison to get climate action

2 Nov 18 - A group of British scientists and their supporters is willing to risk a prison term to press governments to tackle climate change and environmental crises.

UK announces tax on plastic packaging

1 Nov 18 - The UK has announced a world-leading plastics tax which will apply to any business that produces or imports plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30 per cent recycled content.

How one small island showed us how to clean up our act

25 Oct 18 - In just 10 years, the Isle of Man has rid its beaches of plastic and earned Unesco status as a world leader in ocean protection. So how did it do it?


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