Key Quotes - Environment

Key Quotes - Environment

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Wednesday 11th December
 
Burger King is removing all plastic toys from its children's meals to save an estimated 320 tonnes of waste annually.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 19th September
 
Football clubs are being urged to adopt returnable cups at their stadium to cut plastic waste, a move campaigners say is supported by fans.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 12th September
 
Plastic pollution and rubbish are killing one person in the developing world every 30 seconds, a report backed by Sir David Attenborough suggest.
EnvironmentChurch Times, 17th May
 
Filling stations across the UK are to start using new labels to help educate drivers about the environmental benefits of biofuels. Petrol which contains up to 5% renewable ethanol will be labelled “E5”, while diesel containing up to 7% biodiesel will be labelled as “B7”. It is part of a Government campaign to encourage drivers to think more carefully about the environment.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 June 2019
 
A failure to tackle climate change will bring great “social unrest” and increased pressure from immigration, Sir David Attenborough has warned a Parliament committee as part of its inquiry into international climate change targets.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 10 July 2019
 
One person in Britain generates as much carbon dioxide annually as 212 citizens of Burundi, Central Africa, a report published on Tuesday by Christian Aid says. Burundi, with a population of about 12 million, has the lowest annual per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the world.
EnvironmentChurch Times, 9 August 2019
 
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
 
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