Key Quotes - Environment

Key Quotes - Environment

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Last update: Sunday 22nd September
 
World leaders have been urged to take ambitious action to halt declines in nature as a major global report is set to issue a warning on wildlife losses. In the UK, campaigners have urged the Government to step up with a “huge boost” to nature and conserve threatened species from skylarks and butterflies to bees and hedgehogs.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
The Government has urged action from major supermarkets, manufacturers and suppliers to help halve food waste by 2030. Social media influencers and chefs are also being asked to sign up to a new pledge to slash food waste
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested. A team of researchers at Cambridge University programmed 16 miniature robotic cars to drive around a two-lane track and observed how the traffic flow changed when one of the cars stopped.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel - 20 May 2019
 
The UK should cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 to end its contribution to global warming within 30 years, say Government climate advisers. The Committee on Climate Change called for ministers to set a new legal target for a 100% cut in all greenhouse gases by mid-century as soon as possible, and to ramp up efforts to cut emissions.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel - 2 May 2019
 
The true cost of cheap, unhealthy food is a spiralling public health crisis and environmental destruction, according to a high-level commission. It said the UK’s food and farming system must be radically transformed and become sustainable within 10 years.
EnvironmentThe Guardian
 
The world is seeing record sea level rises and devastating floods, storms, heatwaves and wildfires as climate change impacts grow, a UN report has said.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel
 
A study of dolphins, seals and whales washed up on British shores found plastic in the digestive system of every one. Scientists examined 50 animals from 10 different species that had died from a variety of causes.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 1st February 2019
 
One person dies every 30 seconds in developing countries from diseases and illnesses caused by plastic pollution and uncollected rubbish, a new report has found.
Researchers found up to one million people are dying each year from conditions such as diarrhoea, malaria and cancers caused by living near dumping grounds for waste and plastic.
EnvironmentSky News 14th May 2019
 
The world is seeing record sea level rises and devastating floods, storms, heatwaves and wildfires as climate change impacts grow, a UN report has said.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 29th March 2019
 
The UK Government has announced increased funding for Tearfund’s work tackling plastic pollution in some of the world’s poorest countries
EnvironmentChristianity, April 2019
 
The number of animals injured by plastic debris hit a record last year, a new study finds. The RSPCA said the number of incidents it dealt with involving animals such as seals and geese becoming tangled up in plastic has risen 22 percent in England and Wales in the past four years.
EnvironmentThe i Paper, 4th February 2019
 
Cleaner power and the falling demand for energy across homes and industry have driven cuts in UK carbon emissions of nearly two fifths since 1990, analysis suggests. The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 1973 and by 2017 were 38 per cent lower than they were in 1990, research by climate and energy website Carbon Brief shows.
EnvironmentThe i Paper - 4th February 2019
 
Intensive agriculture and heavy pesticide use are a major cause of plummeting insect populations. The vanishing of insects threatens a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, the review concluded, because of their fundamental importance in the food chain, pollination and soil health.
EnvironmentThe Guardian 13th February 2019
 
Top brands including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Evian and Highland Spring are among the world's most recognisable names, but their labels are in danger of becoming symbols of our shameful throwaway society. A Daily Express investigation has laid bare the extent of pollution which is blighting people's lives, with a devastating impact on marine life. Birds, wildlife and seals are at risk as a direct result of thoughtless and, on occasion, criminal acts.
EnvironmentThe Express 12th February 2019
 
People in the UK throw away around 295 billion pieces of plastic every year, much of which is single-use and cannot be recycled, a report suggests. Campaigner Daniel Webb has revealed how little of the UK’s plastic waste is recycled after storing all the plastic waste he threw in the bin over a year, collecting a total of 4,490 pieces of plastic. Some 70% was not recyclable, the report estimates.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 29th October 2018
 
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