£18bn plan to harness solar and wind power in the desert which could cut British homeowners bills

Are you ready for a blast of desert sunshine? Whitehall officials discuss a £18bn plan to harness solar and wind power in the African Sahara that could cut British homeowners bills Spectacular plans to install nearly 12 million solar panels and 530 wind turbines The generated power can be transported across the vast desert of … Read more

Govt prepares to scrap ‘Brexit bonus’ for farmers | Agriculture

The government will cancel the ‘Brexit Bonus’ that it would have received Paid for farmers and landowners to promote natureIn what wildlife groups call a “mass attack” on the environment, observer can reveal. Instead, Defra sources revealed, they are considering paying landowners a set annual amount for each acre of land they own, which would … Read more

Is hydraulic fracturing coming to a town near you? Here’s how you can fight them – and win | Tina Rothry

hThe traditional Russian-funded “Lodans” was how Jacob Rees-Mogg, in Parliament yesterday, Description of the population concerned Hydraulic fracturing opposition in England. What a slap in the face for those of us who have spent more than a decade trying to protect our communities from the dangerous and polluting shale gas industry. We have never received … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

‘Green improvement’ due to rebuilding may drive out poor communities | Access to green spaces

Poor communities can be forced out of their areas rewind Because of “green optimization,” according to a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The report found that rebuilding can lead to higher housing prices as areas become more desirable and less likely to be affected by natural disasters such as floods. New tourism … Read more