North Yorkshire County Council gave planning permission for frackers Halliburton - while having shares in ... Halliburton. The council argues the decisions were made by different committees, avoiding a conflict of interest. JAN GOODEY investigates
Campaigners are rallying against two proposed new salmon farms as a Scottish parliamentary report concludes the industry as it stands could cause “irrecoverable damage” to marine ecosystems. ALEXANDRA HEAL and ELLIE O'DONNELL visit the Isle of Skye to investigate
A planning application to build thousands of new houses on Lodge Hill, one of the last strongholds for nightingales in the UK, has been withdrawn. More than 12,000 people objected to the application to build on the Site of Special Scientific Interest, leading to a Public Inquiry being scheduled for March 2018. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Sajid Javid's decision to allow shale gas wells to go ahead in Lancashire marks a new phase in the industry's development, writes Michael Bradshaw. But it will also trigger a new phase of organisation, protest and resistance among impacted communities. Cuadrilla, IGas and other companies may just find the 'social licence' they thought they didn't need is essential, after all.
Britain's countryside must be protected from a host of threats, says Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate and President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Lose our countryside and we all lose a piece of our soul.
New research shows that European forests are 'peaking' in terms of their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. If this is true, writes Alan Simson, it's time to embrace some novel landscape-scale solutions ...
Planning - a dull subject that has a direct impact on some of the most important areas of our lives. One proposal to speed up planning has just been scrapped by the new Government. What will replace it, asks Bibi Van Der Zee
International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion
When do Friends of the Earth and the Campaign to Protect Rural England want to build an incinerator? When they’re part of a new protest coalition called ‘Planning Disaster’ which yesterday filed a planning application to build an incinerator on the site of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.