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...
£60m ‘greenery drive’ to plant 10m trees in England

£60m ‘greenery drive’ to plant 10m trees in England

Conservationists say money is step in the right direction in tackling climate change. More than 10m trees will be planted across England with the injection of £60m of new funding over five years, as part of what the government billed as its “drive to preserve the...
There is no oak left’: are Britain’s trees disappearing?

There is no oak left’: are Britain’s trees disappearing?

England is running out of oak. The last of the trees planted by the Victorians are now being harvested, and in the intervening century so few have been grown – and fewer still grown in the right conditions for making timber – that imports, mostly from the US and...