Enough of the quick fixes, the sticking plasters that scarcely cover the wound. What farmers need now is help to get off the treadmill, and that requires a wholesale rethink of our food and farming systems - argues HELEN BROWNING
The UK government’s decision this week to allow fracking undermines its commitments to tackle climate change and reduce fossil fuel use. It came just days before the government’s own data showed renewable electricity hit a record high last year. JOSEPH DUTTON reports
The development of a new cruise ship terminal on the river Thames could undermine efforts to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. City mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed his concerns about the project, but the decision rests in the hands of the local council. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
Frack Free Greater Manchester campaigners joined human rights defenders from as far as Argentina and Colombia in May to protest outside British Petroleum (BP)’s first ever shareholder meeting in Manchester, UK. HELENA COATES - a local resident - environmental campaigner and mum of two, explains why she took part
The UN climate summit, which took place in Germany this month, saw slow but steady progress on setting up the rules to implement the Paris Agreement. ARTHUR WYNS provides a comprehensive summary of the technical UN climate talks
The green washing of Theresa May’s Conservative government appears to have reached its end following a week of environmentally regressive policy announcements and the collapse of UK renewable energy investment, writes JOSEPH DUTTON
This week the UK government announced a consultation on introducing a tax on single-use plastics, as part of its pledge to reduce plastic waste. But earlier this month ministers stepped back from plans to introduce a charge for non-recyclable coffee cups - putting the government’s war on plastic and promise of a Green Brexit under scrutiny. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
The idea of the UK setting its own fishing limits post Brexit is welcomed by many fishermen. But it could be detrimental to fish stocks as countries put their own interests ahead of the collective good, argues GRIFFIN CARPENTER
A leaked government document has confirmed many of the claims of anti-fracking protesters. The government's expectations are shown to have been lower than industry forecasts. Questions are now being asked about how realistic the initial forecasts were. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates.
London-listed copper giant Antofagasta has been entangled in scandals in Chile involving water depletion, dangers to local communities, corruption of national politics and environmental contamination, write Ali Maeve & Liam Barrington-Bush. Yet the London Stock Exchange remains silent. Following the company's AGM last week, a new London Mining Network report puts their actions and operations into the spotlight.
Ecuador is the latest country to tear up 'free trade' agreements that have so far cost the country $21 billion in damages awarded to foreign companies by 'corporate courts', and yielded next to nothing in return, writes Nick Dearden. So the outgoing President Correa did the only sensible thing: in one of his final executive acts this month, he scrapped 16 toxic trade and investment treaties.
When Prime Minister Theresa May went to Brussels to hand in her 'Article 50' Brexit notice, she was also pursuing a separate, covert objective, writes Zachary Davies Boren. Leaked papers show that the UK was lobbying to gut new EU rules and targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency - even though they will only come into force after Brexit.
The UK government claim that fracking is a 'clean' energy source rests on the conclusions of a single scientific paper, writes Paul Mobbs. And now that paper has been conclusively invalidated: it uses misleading figures that understate the methane emissions from fracking, and subsequent findings have left it totally discredited. Yet the paper is still being quoted to justify fracking, and the fool the public on its climate change impacts.