Climate change to increase chance of flooding

As it launches its Flood Action Campaign, the Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent.

New electric street sweeper on trial in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council is trialling an electric street sweeper to create a cleaner and greener city.

£6 million fund for London’s fight against plastics

The Mayor of London has announced an additional £6 million investment to help protect the environment and improve green space in the capital.

Newcastle pursues healthier local food economy

Newcastle City Council has revealed its Newcastle Good Food Plan to build a more sustainable and diverse nutritional culture.

Over 400 Birmingham buses to get pollution busting tech

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been awarded £4.5 million to retrofit more than 400 buses with kits that tackle exhaust emissions.

Oxford to introduce fully-electric double-decker bus

Oxford City Council has won £1.7 million to introduce the first fully-electric double-decker buses to the city later this year.

Planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government's planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently.

Newcastle launches clean-up of the city

Newcastle City Council has announced a £1 million clean-up of the city to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess and erase graffiti.

Five cities chosen to pioneer drone operations

Five ‘pioneering’ cities have been selected to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs.

£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

New LED lights for Liverpool’s streets

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has revealed that a total of 15,000 street lights will be fitted with new LED lights over the next year.

Clean Air Zones failing to target biggest polluters

Greener Journeys has said that current guidance for councils on Clean Air Zones fails to promote a shift away from car use to cleaner modes of transport.

Norway bottle recycling system considered in UK

Reports have suggested that a Norwegian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is being heavily considered for adoption in the UK.

UK drivers spending 31 hours in rush-hour congestion

According to traffic data firm Inrix, UK drivers spent an average of 31 hours in rush-hour congestion last year, costing each motorist £1,168.

Newcastle outlines ‘No Time to Waste’ plan

Newcastle City Council has published a new report setting out how Newcastle could become a world leader in waste reduction.

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