Last week 70,000 Friends of the Earth supporters petitioned Barclays Bank to pull out of fracking. They’ve just heard that the chairman of Barclays has told shareholders that they are planning to pull their money out of Third Energy – the company that’s set its sights on fracking Yorkshire.

What’s the most environment-friendly way to keep your baby clean and comfortable?

Three  billion disposable nappies are thrown away in Britain every year. In one year a baby will use enough nappies to fill 40 black sacks. Disposable nappies can take 200-500 years to decompose and by the time a child is two, they could have used more than 5,000 nappies.

Page 2 of the current issue of the Church Times features the launch of the Church Times Green Church Awards 2017, in recognition of a range of impressive environmental advances made by churches of all denominations in the past few years.

We’re now in a week of Global Divestment Mobilisation 2017.  Activists for carbon-free public finance are taking to the streets this week from Germany to Brazil, Ghana to Japan. 

The movers and shakers of Barclays Bank are getting together next month for their annual general meeting (AGM).

On 5 May 2017, the Government published its draft Air Quality Plan "Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities: A consultation".

'Fossil Free Uk' reports that just over 100 UK organisations have now committed to divest away from fossil fuel companies.

'Fossil Free Uk' reports:

"With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.

Greenpeace reports that recent government cuts to the solar industry have already triggered an estimated 12,000 job losses. But now it’s been revealed the government could allow a huge new tax hike to be inflicted on the industry, one that could leave businesses and schools that install solar panels with a tax bill that's up to 8 times higher.

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