How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

Botanical gardens are not just beautiful – they can cool the city air by 5°C during heatwaves, according to the most comprehensive review of its kind led by the University of Surrey As cities face increasingly scorching temperatures due to climate change, a study led...

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

As UK housing stock faces challenges with carbon neutrality, tech entrepreneurs champion accessible retrofits.  Retrofitting, or upgrading old homes with new technology to make them more sustainable, is a critical strategy for making UK housing stock more sustainable,...

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“The Wrekin’s rivers are reekin'”

“The Wrekin’s rivers are reekin'”

Liberal Democrats call for protected status for rivers in The Wrekin after sewage dumped 544 times in 2023 The Liberal Democrats have called for a new protected status for local rivers and marine protected areas, after shocking figures reveal that Severn Trent ...

Climate scientist elected as Mexican president

Climate scientist elected as Mexican president

Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City becomes the first woman to be elected president of Mexico.  Sheinbaum’s predecessor and mentor President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed he is stepping aside from politics to retire to his...

The non-native species label is defunct

The non-native species label is defunct

Non-native species are often labelled as “invasive” and “foreign”, leading to their justified mass culling. But when do we say enough is enough? In wildlife conservation, mass culling of non-native species is seen as essential to protect native ecosystems. Labelling...

Ottawa Plastic Treaty Talks: A Round-up

Ottawa Plastic Treaty Talks: A Round-up

It looks more likely than ever that there will be a plastic treaty by the end of the year, though it is unlikely to be as comprehensive as environmentalists hoped. Representatives from 170 countries and 480 organisations met in Ottawa, Canada to develop a treaty to...

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