We expect to update you with items of international and national news about Climate Change and the Environment, and also any local news and events, at least once a week, on these pages. If you know of something you think… Read moreUpdates and Articles
Handforth Woodland Group has provided trees for both of Handforth’s primary schools. . With help from Handforth Grange’s children (in the rain!) they planted fourteen mixed fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. And sixty leylandii trees and twelve mixed fruit… Read moreTrees at Handforth’s Primary Schools
Microsoft, which already had plans to go carbon neutral, has now committed to become carbon negative by 2050. That means it intends to remove carbon from the atmosphere to the extent it will cancel out ALL the carbon it has… Read moreMicrosoft to go Carbon Negative !
The Forestry Commission reports that the amount of land given over to woodland and forest is now back to levels it had reached in the Middle Ages, after centuries of clearances. The total area devoted to woodland in the UK… Read moreLevels of UK woodland are improving
In a preliminary ruling in a case of unfair dismissal, the judge ruled that veganism fits the description of a protected belief, like a religion, as it meets the standards of being serious, worthy of respect in a democratic society,… Read moreJudge rules that ethical Veganism is a “protected belief”
Airbus plans to test two planes flying in a V formation during 2020 to test the concept, whereby planes would fly in a “flock” like geese do. The following plane(s) “surf” the airflow of the leading plane at a distance… Read moreAirliners could fly in formation in future to save 10% fuel
On 2nd January 2020, the water off western Norway was the warmest ever recorded. It was 19 degrees C, compared to the norm of minus 8 for this time of year.
Opening the COP25 conference on Climate Change in Madrid (2nd December 2019) the head of the UN, Secretary-General Antonion Guterras, asked delegates “Do we want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled… Read moreUN Secretary-General warns “The Point of No Return is no longer over the horizon”
This TV programme centered around the campaign by the Woodland Trust requesting donations of £1.50 per tree, with the aim of planting 100,000 trees in the UK. The Government aims to plant 1.5bn (1,500,000,000) trees by 2050. That’s 24 for… Read moreChris Packham and the Woodland Trust – Plant a Tree to Save the World
Battery-powered mini diggers are now being used by Electricity North West as part of a plan to go carbon neutral as soon as possible. They’re almost silent, so can be used at night, and they’re safer because the driver can… Read moreJCB’s new battery-powered digger
The UK discards over 200 million tons of waste every year – that’s three tons for every man, woman, and child. We recycle less than half of it – but it’s estimated that we COULD recycle 80%, so we’ve all… Read moreWhat a Waste: 200 million tons a year
David Attenborough’s latest series, Seven Worlds One Planet, begins on Sunday 2nd November 2019, running for 7 Sundays – one continent’s wildlife is portrayed in each episode. Probably the most beautifully photographed wildlife epic ever created. No doubt this will… Read moreDavid Attenborough – 7 Worlds, One Planet
BBC TV June 2019 – presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani There are two main items presented in this programme. The first is a campaign organised by all the residents of a single street to reduce their single-use plastic,… Read moreWar on Plastic