Green House, the environmental think tank, has recently published an essay by Robert Hutchison, WinACC's founder, entitled "This Moment: The Emergency, The Opportunity".

Summer time is probably when more of us are out on the water enjoying our marine environment. John Hawthorne has developed nine tips for fun and eco-friendly boating to help us enjoy our seas and rivers whilst minimizing our impact on them. 

The results from a new report suggest that toxic air pollution is a problem in far more places than the government has admitted.

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check.  Full details are on the government website.

The government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May. Friends of the Earth (FoE) say:

"This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it."

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Katie McChesney of GoFossilFree.org writes:

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US, writes:

"Donald Trump has just announced that my country – the United States – will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. There’s no way to sugar coat the story. Trump is turning his back on the responsibilities of the US. And on the millions of people impacted by climate change.

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.

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