Government urged to set 40GW solar target

Group of NGOs suggests a solar boost could bring a range of environmental benefits

Court rules Shell must pay farmers over oil spills

Shell Nigeria is liable for damages from pipeline leaks in the villages of Oruma and Goi, the Hague Court of Appeals said in a ruling

UK’s woodland cover ‘could double without impacting important habitats’

Northumberland maintains the largest potential of any UK local authority, with 77,000 hectares of woodland, according to new research

England’s ten largest landowners ‘must grow more trees’

That’s the call from Friends of the Earth, which claims some of the biggest landowners in England have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’

‘More than 1,300 locations in the UK still breaching air pollution limits’

Exposure levels up to 144% above the annual average air target, according to Friends of the Earth

‘England has enough free space to triple existing tree cover across the country’

That’s the suggestion from Friends of the Earth, which has analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found there is sufficient suitable land for an additional 3.2 million hectares of trees in addition to existing woodland

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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change

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Friends of the Earth turns to Flour Power to save the planet

The environmental activism group has teamed up with a brewer and a beer producer to create a new climate-friendly beer made of waste bread

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Friends of the Earth takes Shell to court

The environmental group claims it wants to force the energy giant ‘to cease its destruction of the climate’

Court of Appeal rules INEOS anti-protest injunction ‘was unlawful’

A judge has ordered extensive changes to the injunction to protect civil liberties and free speech