Climate

Eco heating: what are the options?

Published:  11 Oct 2018    |      Last updated:  03 Nov 2020    |      10 minute read     |        |    Mike Childs
Are electric radiators green? Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth, reviews the pros and cons of everything from storage heaters to biomass boilers to heat pumps and more.

Toxic trade timeline

Published:  23 Apr 2020    |      Last updated:  13 Oct 2020    |      4 minute read
How can we stop the UK government rushing through dangerous trade deals with the US? Trade Campaigner Kierra Box highlights key moments and correspondence between government and Friends of the Earth over a forthcoming trade deal.

Is your money funding fossil fuel projects?

Published:  28 Feb 2020    |      Last updated:  08 Sep 2020    |      4 minute read     |        |    Fran Hunter
Over the past decade, a little known government agency has been using UK taxpayers’ money to finance oil and gas projects abroad. We look at what this means for local communities and climate breakdown.

Amazon fires: just one piece of the exploitation puzzle

Published:  29 Jan 2020    |      Last updated:  06 Aug 2020    |      3 minute read
A year ago, we launched an appeal to support work in Brazil following devastating fires in the Amazon. Now the rainforest is burning again and compared to last July the number of fires in Brazil has increased by a terrifying 28%. Though the situation may have faded from media focus, colleagues, communities and allies need your help.

Communities fighting climate breakdown

Published:  29 Apr 2020    |      Last updated:  14 Jul 2020    |      4 minute read     |        |    Eoin Redahan
In just one year Climate Action groups have convinced councils to declare climate emergencies, lobbied for change at a local level, and brought communities together. Could your community do something similar?

Friends of the Earth sparks moorland burning investigation

Published:  24 Feb 2019    |      Last updated:  29 Oct 2019    |      4 minute read
Following our 2018-2019 investigation into landowners breaking voluntary agreements to stop burning their moors for grouse shooting, the UK government pledged to ban moorland burning on blanket bog. Guy Shrubsole and Alasdair Cameron share their initial report.