Campaigners said the World Bank’s focus on the oil and gas sectors clashes with its commitments “to help countries accelerate the transition to sustainable energy” and to support the 2015 Paris agreement goal of keeping global temperature increases to below 2C. … [Read more...] about Anger over World Bank’s $55m pledge to Guyana’s fossil fuel industry
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Emilia Hanna, air pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: "The upcoming Transport Bill must make it possible for local transport authorities to have greater control over bus operations so that buses can play their vital role in reducing air pollution and climate emissions. … [Read more...] about Figures show decline in bus usage in Scotland
Local authorities can seek government permission to limit the effects of studentification by imposing stricter conditions on the planning and usage of homes. They can spread the load across the city. Local authorities in Manchester, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton and some London boroughs have imposed tight controls, while others, including Durham, Bath and Chester, have not. Residents in parts of Birmingham are angry that, despite a student population of 70,000, there is no city-wide student housing policy. Overseas students – around 450,000 in the UK – usually prefer to live in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), the new “gold rush” for investors. In Coventry alone, there are 22 blocks of managed student rooms being built and more are planned. The rooms often cost more to rent than a house share – for example, an ensuite room in Manchester costs about £6,500 to £7,800 a year – but more British students are being … [Read more...] about Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?
There are, in fact, plenty of eco-friendly options: Roar Gill's capsules are suitable for composting and cost about £17.50 for 40. Toast Coffee's are the same price and can be thrown in your garden waste. Lost Sheep capsules, £3.95 for ten pods, are made from bark. … [Read more...] about How George Clooney’s Nespresso coffee leaves a VERY bitter taste: JANE FRYER on the troubling aspects of the trendy brew from beans picked by child labour to capsules that are an eco-disaster