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Meet the pilot who quit flying because of the climate crisis

9 Aug 22 - Not many pilots climbing steadily up the ranks retire their wings in the name of environmental activism. But Todd Smith did just that at great expense. He spoke with DW about this life transition.

Tata Steel faces crunch-time, professor warns

8 Aug 22 - The UK's largest steelworks is facing "crunch time" over reducing carbon emissions, a professor has warned.

Twelve angry children: young jurors call adults to account for climate crisis in The Trials

5 Aug 22 - In 2019, the playwright Dawn King was booking flights to New York for a writing residency. It was the day of the UK’s first large-scale School Strikes for Climate, a movement launched by Greta Thunberg in Sweden. Checking her news feeds, King – who had meant to join the protests – realised she had clean forgotten. She winces at the memory.

Cycling surges 47% in England as fuel price hikes bite

4 Aug 22 - Compared to 2021, cycling levels in England rose by 47% on weekdays and 27% on weekends in the five months to the end of July, according to the latest statistics from the U.K.’s Department for Transport.

Britons would rather give up meat than pay more tax to tackle global warming, poll reveals

1 Aug 22 - More Britons would be willing to cut back on meat than pay extra in taxes to tackle climate change, a new poll has revealed.

UK targets 10GW by 2030 with “world-first” hydrogen subsidy scheme

25 Jul 22 - The UK government has officially opened the world’s first national low carbon subsidy scheme for hydrogen, which will target up to 1GW of clean hydrogen production by 2025 on the way to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen capacity by 2030.

UK's hottest day sparks culture war

21 Jul 22 - “Calm down, it’s just a sunny day.” That was the refrain from a small but powerful section of the British establishment this week, as temperatures in the U.K.—where summer highs rarely reach 30°C —topped 40°C for the first time in recorded history.

Legal setback for government over net zero plan as Britain swelters in heatwave

19 Jul 22 - Ministers failed to outline exactly how their net zero strategy will achieve emissions targets, a court ruled on Monday – dealing the government’s climate change credentials a serious blow on the day...

A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week

18 Jul 22 - Two years ago, forecasters in the UK conducted an interesting thought experiment: What will our forecasts look like in 2050?

Carbon tariff needed to tackle Britain’s energy and manufacturing crisis: report

13 Jul 22 - A new carbon tariff needs to be imposed on polluting foreign manufacturers that import goods into the UK, according to a report on the energy crisis released by the John Mills Institute for...

Climate change forcing nature reserves to adapt, warns new report

7 Jul 22 - Projects to help wildlife adapt to habitats affected by climate change will become more commonplace, warned a new report.

Climate activists glue hands to Vincent van Gogh painting, other artworks in UK

4 Jul 22 - British climate activists have glued their hands to the frames of three valuable works of art — including one from Vincent van Gogh — in three separate incidents this week to protest the United...

The UK could comfortably cut energy use in half to meet climate targets. Here’s how.

30 Jun 22 - Dramatic yet feasible changes to industry, technology, and society could enable people in the UK to cut their energy use in half by 2050, according to a new study. And rather than feeling deprived by...

UK’s first ‘industrial scale’ carbon capture plant opens in Cheshire

29 Jun 22 - A carbon capture plant that has opened in Northwich is the largest such project in the UK. The £20 million facility will convert 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into food and pharmaceutical grade...

Key ways climate change is affecting UK dairy farming and agriculture

17 Jun 22 - Climate change and the public’s response to it is affecting almost every aspect of agriculture, but what does it mean for cattle farming? In this guide, Brushtec discusses a few ways global warming...

How much can e-bikes reduce carbon emissions?

15 Jun 22 - E-bikes could take the place of enough car trips to cut transportation emissions in England by as much as 24.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to a new study. What’s more,...

Alok Sharma in running to be UN’s global climate chief

9 Jun 22 - Alok Sharma, the UK cabinet minister who led last year’s Cop26 climate summit, is in the running to be the UN’s global climate chief, at a crucial time for international action on greenhouse gas...

Climate breakdown threatens economic breakdown

31 May 22 - Climate breakdown impacts could cause damage to the UK equivalent to cutting the size of the economy by at least 7.4 percent by the end of this century, unless there are stronger reductions in global...

UK’s net zero target is under threat because there’s no plan to pay for it

25 May 22 - The UK government’s plan for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is at a serious risk of sinking before it’s been fully launched. With the Treasury having rejected a request by MPs to...

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