Emergency measures for Edinburgh’s pedestrians and cyclists

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to become one of the first authorities to introduce emergency measures to help pedestrians and cyclists.

Longest coal-free period since pre-industrial times

It has been revealed that record solar outputs have helped the UK to reach longest coal-free period since pre-industrial times.

Central London emissions down dramatically since lockdown

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a report showing the improvements to the capital's air quality following the lockdown.

Councils may need to allocate more space for walking

Experts have called for urgent action to create more space for walking and cycling during the lockdown caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Platform launched to aid stretched waste collection services

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a platform to help connect local authorities requiring support in maintaining their waste services with private operators.

Jenrick welcomes park reopening response

Robert Jenrick has praised councils for ensuring that the vast majority of parks are open, so more people can get outside for exercise safely.

Lockdown prompts improved air quality in York

New analysis of data has revealed that air quality in York has improved by an average of 30 per cent during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus likely to boost UK’s rare wildflowers

Rare wildflowers could start to bloom during the coronavirus lockdown because many councils are leaving roadside verges uncut.

Renewables powering more electricity than any other source

New data has shown that 45 per cent of electricity generation between January and March came from renewables.

Rural counties see spike in coronavirus cases

As weekly rates in London slow, new coronavirus cases in English counties have started to sharply catch up with urban hotspots.

No exercise for quarter of people at home

University College London has revealed that one in four people say they have had no exercise or even gentle physical activity in the past day.

Most waste services continuing collections undeterred

All but a few councils are still managing providing collection services for domestic residual waste as normal.

Councils warn over ‘wave of waste’

Concerns over spiralling household waste have prompted councils to issue a plea to residents to minimise the rubbish they throw away.

Newcastle provides minibus to get bin crews working

Newcastle has provided minibuses for bin crews to be transported to their collection rounds so that social distancing guidelines can be met.

COP26 climate conference postponed until 2021

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to coronavirus.


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