UK ethical consumer spending hits record high, report shows

UK ethical consumer spending hits record high, report shows

Market including food, drinks, clothing and energy has risen almost fourfold in past 20 years Ethical consumer spending has hit record levels in the UK, according to a new report that reveals the total market – including food, drinks, clothing, energy and eco-travel –...
130,000 trees to be planted in English cities and towns

130,000 trees to be planted in English cities and towns

As part of efforts to tackle global heating, grants will be available for planting and three years’ care More than 130,000 trees are to be planted in English towns and cities over the next two years as part of the nation’s battle against global heating. The...
Brazil records worst annual deforestation for a decade

Brazil records worst annual deforestation for a decade

Nearly 8,000sq kms lost in the year to July amid alarm new president Jair Bolsonaro will make situation worse Brazil has released its worst annual deforestation figures in a decade amid fears that the situation might worsen when the avowedly anti-environmentalist...
Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests. Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but...