Clouds now contain microscopic pieces of plastic that in turn are causing “plastic rainfall”, according to a new study. Scientists fear that these particles of less than 5mm – known as microplastics – could be contaminating “nearly everything we eat and drink”. Keep reading via Independent
The European Commission is in the process of considering whether to grant further farming exemptions from environmental measures following requests from member states, although it does not yet have a clear idea about the impact of previous derogations on food security. In efforts to counter the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU previously […]
Farming to help preserve nature, such as rewilding and organic schemes, may be worsening the biodiversity crisis, according to leading academics. In an article published on 21 June, Professor Ian Bateman of the University of Exeter and Professor Andrew Balmford of the University of Cambridge said that rewilding and organic and ‘nature-friendly farming’ measures included […]
Brentford are the only Premier League team to have made the top 10 in a report assessing the country’s most sustainably-run clubs in the top four professional divisions. This Index looks at all 92 clubs who were in the Premier League and the EFL last season, rating the performance of each on a weighted scoring system based on […]
Eating a vegan diet massively reduces the damage to the environment caused by food production, the most comprehensive analysis to date has concluded. The research showed that vegan diets resulted in 75% less climate-heating emissions, water pollution and land use than diets in which more than 100g of meat a day was eaten. Vegan diets […]
Rupert and his wife Fiona had studied holistic farming and focussed on how they could increase biodiversity and lessen the heavy workload of their current farming system. Read more via Farmers Weekly.
Scientific evidence shows that environmental risks are responsible for a major share of cardiovascular disease, which is the most common cause of death in Europe. A European Environment Agency analysis provides an overview of the link between environment and cardiovascular disease, highlighting that addressing pollution, extreme temperatures, and other environmental risks are cost-effective actions to […]
As the world scrambles to address climate change and build resilience to prepare communities for its destructive impacts, nature-based solutions are being presented as a panacea. These projects, which leverage nature and natural processes to help alleviate the effects of climate change and harmful human activity, are increasing in number and scale. In the Philippines […]
Three in five of the 12 million UK households with a dishwasher admit to pre-rinsing their dishes before loading the dishwasher. Utilita Energy, the UK’s only supplier created to help households use less energy, analysed results from a 2,000-household behaviour study to find the most common dishwasher bad habits. Read more via EURO News.
The DIY chain advocates the “no-dig” movement that has been pioneered by British gardener Charles Dowding, who says gardeners can help the soil regenerate naturally by tipping compost across the surface and leaving the worms to do the digging. Read more via Sky News.