The acronym MINDSPACE summarises what influences people to change: 

The latest European Environment Agency report indicates that air pollution is responsible for over 500,000 premature deaths [pdf, p9] in Europe every year. The problem is especially serious in cities. Emssions from burning fossil fuels for transport is a major cause.

The 500kW community-owned wind energy project, Resilient Energy Severndale, was approved by Forest of Dean District Council's planning committee in August 2015. This decision was then successfully challenged in the High Court by one objector. The project has been given the go-ahead for a legal appeal.

The Yorkshire campaign against fracking has raised their initial target of £5,000 before the deadline! So they can go ahead with the Judicial Review of Government decison on fracking.

Greenpeace reports big news: scientists have confirmed the discovery of an incredible coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river!

But we can’t celebrate just yet: oil companies are closing in with a reckless plan to drill for oil nearby.

An oil spill could devastate this amazing place, harming wildlife and ruining local people’s livelihoods.

Dr Vardoulakis, Environmental Change department, PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental, reports:

"More than five percent of deaths in England are attributable to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution. This makes the impact of air pollution on the public’s health very significant indeed.

Our colleagues from Friends of the Earth (FoE) report as below:-

"We're only 6 days into 2017 and parts of the UK have just broken their air pollution limits for the entire year. More places are set to follow in the coming days.  So let's make this the year that government finally takes air pollution seriously – and commits to get dirty diesel vehicles off our streets.

Greenpeace have just found out that the government is about to attack solar power yet again. Unbelievably, ministers are planning to hit schools and businesses that invest in solar power with huge tax hikes.

The divestment movement offers glimmers of hope that when people come together and get organised, we can win victories for justice and climate action. This December:

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