Sustainable travel encouraged in West of England

People in the West of England are being encouraged to help ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work.

£1bn Greater Manchester waste contract awarded

GMCA has signed new operating contracts with SUEZ for the management of the region’s waste and resources.

41 new Marine Conservation Zones created

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has introduced 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

New electric vehicle fleet for hire in Bristol

A ten-strong fleet of 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe cars are available to rent in Bristol, following funding from the EU research project REPLICATE.

Pollution-choked cities tempting parents to move

Recent research has revealed that 59 per cent of parents would move house to escape air pollution if they could afford it.

EV charging sites outnumber petrol stations for first time

New industry data has revealed that the number of public charging locations has now surpassed petrol stations for the first time.

UK’s first 15mph region for City of London

The City of London Corporation will make the Square Mile the first area in the UK with a 15mph speed limit, subject to government approval.

West Midlands launches new cycling fund

Andy Street has announced £2 million in funding to help communities make their streets safer and encourage more cycling and walking.

Parks and green spaces need legal protection

2.6 million people in the UK live more than ten-minutes walk from a park or green space, with less than six per cent of parks legally protected.

Storm Desmond largest flood in 600 years

A new study of UK lake sediment records has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 were the largest in 600 years.

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England.

Post-Brexit transformation of land use urged

Rewilding Britain is calling for a post-Brexit transformation of farm subsidies to help deliver the UK's new zero-carbon target.

West Lothian top 'Area for a Beautiful Future'

Smart Energy GB has launched ‘Areas for a Beautiful Future’ a new index celebrating the communities across Great Britain taking action to be more sustainable.

Liverpool appoints first cycling champion

Liverpool City Council has appointed actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O’Brien to be its first cycling champion.

£10m to plant over 130,000 urban trees

Michael Gove has announced that a new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities.

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