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18 October 2018 - Free saplings for your garden

The Mayor of London is giving away 24,000 free tree saplings as part of a scheme with the Woodland Trust and the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

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4 October 2018 - LEGAL CHALLENGE TO HEATHROW EXPANSION

Heathrow third runway legal challenge gets the go-ahead

 

Following the appearance in the High Court to challenge Heathrow’s third runway, Mr Justice Holgate has ordered that Friends of the Earth and all 4 other claimants go forward to a full trial.

 

A ‘rolled-up’ hearing will now take place in March 2019.

 

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NB. Several EFoE members were at the rally outside the Royal Courts of Justice. One of the speakers was Maggie Thorburn from Hounslow and Brentford FoE.

 

8 August 2018 - Is Fracking doomed in the UK?

by Jeremy Leggett

With fracking about to recommence in the UK after 8 years, a review of progress and prospects is in order. To understand why this latest fiasco in British energy policy and wider society has come about, it is necessary to go right back to the beginning, around 2006, when fracking began in earnest in American shale ….and a multi-hundred-billion-dollar doomed-to-burst debt bubble began to build.

 

To read on see:


https://jeremyleggett.net/2018/08/08/history-of-oil-and-gas-production-
from-shale-in-pictures-and-charts-why-american-shale-is-heading-for-a-
crash-and-fracking-in-the-uk-is-doomed-to-costly-failure
 

3 August 2018 - HEATWAVE

Climate change now a matter of life and death

 

MPs on Parliament’s Environment Audit (EAC) have warned

“higher temperatures which caused 2,000+ deaths in 2003 will be summer norm by the 2040s, making adaptation to heatwaves a matter of life and death.”

 

The Met Office has projected that

UK summer temperatures could regularly reach 38.5°C by the 2040s.

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2018/jun/27/timelapse-footage-shows-huge-fire-at-saddleworth-moor-video

 

 

4 August 2018 - HEATWAVES AROUND THE WORLD

US

https://www.voanews.com/a/intensity-of-fires-in-us-west-threatens-to-push-firefighters-to-the-brink/4510327.html

 

Portugal

https://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2018/0804/983100-europe-heatwave

 

Greece, Spain & France

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9488070/Forest-fires-in-Greece-Spain-and-France.html

 

Click here for photos.

The authorities in Britain and elsewhere are keen to talk about the role of arsonists in these fires. But the fact of the matter is that fires would not have spread unless the forests were tinder dry. And tinder dry forest is exactly what we expect with climate change. Perhaps they should talk about climate change!